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    Canon New FD Lenses on A7R?

    I am looking at long telephotos, 300mm or more. Is there an adapter that will work using anything other than stop down metering?

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    Re: Canon New FD Lenses on A7R?

    No not really, but why? Focussing is quiet easy with the EF magnification. Do you need AF?

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    Re: Canon New FD Lenses on A7R?

    Hi Thomas

    I use 135,200 and 300mm FD lenses on the Sony A7r.

    You really don´t need to open and close the aperture (if you have stopped down a lot) as the EVF is so bright and enhancing that you can focus and view the focus area by peaking very exactly.

    And nearly all adapters have a fullopen/close ring so you can choose your aperture- turn the ring, do fine focus- turn back the ring to the preset aperture.

    But auto aperture - no.

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    Re: Canon New FD Lenses on A7R?

    I'm not sure that auto aperture is not a two edged sword. On one hand it's easier to focus, especially compared to when stopped down significantly. On the other hand you have to deal with focus shift.
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