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    Can anyone tell me what the FD stands for in the description of some canon lenses? im looking for a 28mm lense for my canon eos 300v, and i have seem some with FD appended to the model, and some of those say NOT FOR EOS.

    Are the two related ?

    Olly

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    FD lenses are for earlier manual focus cameras. They do not work on EOS cameras, so you can't use them on your 300V.

    (There is an FD-EOS adapter, but it doesn't work with a 28mm lens, and it's costly and hard to find).
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    so its only the EF range of lenses that I can use ? Bugger, thought they were a bit cheap

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    Theres a wide spread to the quality of EOS lenses. Theres some that are made with special glasses, have metal mounts, have bigger aperture, etc. and are intended for professional level photography. They also cost a minor fortune which is why I don't have any. I don't remember of the top of my head what that class of lenses is called.
    Gary Beasley

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    Yes, you can only use EF lenses with an EOS system. The top-line Canon lenses, both EF and the later FD lenses also have the "L" designation, but many non-L lenses are still fine lenses. They just may not be as fast or may not have other advanced features.
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