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Archive 2013 · Canon FD expert help needed! Len stuck wide open
  
 
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Canon FD expert help needed! Len stuck wide open


Hey guys,

I recently picked up a 50 1.4 S.S.C. which I am trying to use with my Sony NEX-6 using a ebay FD-NEX adapter.

I've tried adjusting the aperture when mounted to the adapter and to the sony body, but nothing seems to have an effect.

I filmed myself attaching the lens to the adapter to show you guys how I'm doing it (incase I'm doing it incorrectly).

Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuHM8sB00HY



Apr 28, 2013 at 07:38 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Canon FD expert help needed! Len stuck wide open


try sliding the adapter to on instead of off before you put the adapter on lens


Apr 28, 2013 at 07:58 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Canon FD expert help needed! Len stuck wide open


Yup - I did the same thing when I purchased my first FD - there is a lever thingy that has to be on the correct side of a post, else the one can't move the other. I sold my FD's so I don't have one to hand to explain it in proper detail. Experiment a bit before you put the adapter on the lens and you will get a feeling for how the mechanism works, then it all makes sense.


Apr 28, 2013 at 08:54 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Canon FD expert help needed! Len stuck wide open


With the FD's (silver nose & SSC's) you can push the aperture lever up till it stops, and push it some more till it reaches the end of the slot, it should stay there, now the aperture should open and close as you turn the aperture ring, if it doesn't, a previous owner may have opened the rear up and not put it back together correctly, I so I can help if needed.

Edit:
This should help you fix it if it was put together wrong, I've done it a few times when doing a full clean & relube.
FD 50/1.4 assembly



Apr 28, 2013 at 11:51 PM





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