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    Hey Hunter,

    I've converted a couple of lovely Minolta f1.2 58mm lenses to EOS, as they were also a shorter flange distance, similar to FD. I bought a couple of EOS to M42 adapter and used them as the mounts, detached the Minolta mount and used JB weld, but also drilled & countersunk holes through the new adapter and into the original lens mount holes on the lens.

    If, as is usually the case, you don't quite hit the perfect infinity at the end stop of your focus scale, it can be adjusted by loosening the helicoil, repositioning and re-tightening in perfect collimation. The helicoil connecting screws are usually the three screws under the rubber focusing grip. You can get it perfect by doing that, in case you don't hit the spot next time. I hope that helps. Nice job! Lucas


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    Thanks for the tips Lucas! How is that Minolta, got any pics?
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    please make a tutorial!

    Which mounts did you purchase for the eos ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter richards View Post
    Thanks for the tips Lucas! How is that Minolta, got any pics?
    Sold them, I'm afraid.

    You may have some trouble if you plan on converting lenses wider than 35mm focal length from FD to EOS - that's the case with the Minoltas, and even some of the Contax lenses which have a deeper flange distance. The rear element protrudes further on wide-angle lenses.


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    This is fascinating.

    Keep it up, Hunter! I might try this with one of my old FD's I don't use.


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    Im just waiting on some more mounts so I can convert my other ones, I think my friend will let me convert his 50mm fd too so maybe I can do a complete tutorial on that (given I dont completely mess up my 50mm).
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    Great job!!!!
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    Congratulations, sir. You are either brave, or foolish. Since it worked, I think we should stick with brave.

    Nicely done, I'm impressed


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    Mounts just showed up, im going to do the 50mm now- hopefully it will be ready to shoot in the morning.
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    Hunter, after buying an anamorphic lens from you and now this so i can mod all my old FD lenses. You could be my favorite person of the week...


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