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    Senior Member Giles Harvey's Avatar
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    Hello All,

    I bought a canon FD 85-300mm from ebay with a EF mount replacement many years ago. I recently dug it out and put it on the monstro and was blown away with the sharpness and quality. I am now going to get the 50-300mm and need to convert to either PL or EF. I note all adapters require an optical element to hit infinity which is not needed on the converted lens I already have. SO does anyone have a cost effective solution for me?

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    You need to get an FD lens mount. https://www.pstechnik.de/en/ims-2-ca...carlet/a-1475/ There are less expensive ones, but for the Monstro?
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    Thanks Barry. I have seen this is an option but would rather get the mount changed if possible so i can partner with other lens during the shoot. Also I wonder if the next round of cameras will have the same fitting in terms of mounts?!
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    I use the FD mount on my monstro quite a bit. Works well, got a full linup of FD primes. But if you want a EF mount on there the best option is

    https://www.simmodlens.com/?fbclid=I...4qYEUPWK6hmYkQ

    As Im told. Have not done any EF mounts there but bought both his focus gears and lids etc. His EF conversions should also be very nice and does not cost much.
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    Senior Member William Long's Avatar
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    I have that 50-300 in PL and it is a really useful lens, surprisingly sharp. But it does have quite a bit of CA.
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    If you really want to do it... www.syndicate.se/glas/
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    ... now you're just showing off! :))

    They look fantastic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Björn Benckert View Post
    If you really want to do it... www.syndicate.se/glas/
    They look great, however i have a rehoused set of Leica R's for primes. I need the 50-300mm for a specific type of work i get. Thank you very much for the advice. Seems like a mount is becoming the best option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by William Long View Post
    I have that 50-300 in PL and it is a really useful lens, surprisingly sharp. But it does have quite a bit of CA.
    I have the 85-300mm but need it to be wider. I don't find the CA too bad and as you say the sharpness is lovely
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