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TS 35mm 2.8 EOS
July 29,2013 update: I've switched my worldwide shipping service from all Canada Post to all FedEx Priority because too many international shipments were taking 4 weeks or more to get delivered. I sent a package on Friday to Germany by FedEx Priority, the usual slowest international destination besides Russia and it arrived on Monday so only 1 business day instead of the normal 4-5 weeks so it is worth the switch.
June 23,2013 update: I will no longer be including a rear lens cap or any screwdrivers with my kits anymore. The reasons for not including caps are the standard EOS caps are too tall to send in letter mail and I am told the reason there is often a delay in international customers getting the kits is that the extra thickness is causing jams in automatic letter sorting equipment and extra customs attention. For a while now I have been sending wooden rear lens caps that are less tall but they take as long for me to machine as the adapter and this is really slowing down my limited production time on my personal garage vertical CNC mill. Plus the wood makes a real mess of my garage and quickly causes a fire hazard with all the dust. The reason I am dropping the screwdrivers is that the small inexpensive ones I have been sending with some kits are not very good, this causes a greater risk of screw heads stripping than using a high quality larger grip phillips 0 or 00 drivers that can be found at any worldwide local hardware store. A larger grip allows more downwards force to be applied which is very important in minimizing screw head damage. Another reason I am dropping the small sharp screwdrivers is that I think it will again help minimize customs inspection slow downs and reduce risks of package damage. I am sorry for any inconvenience this causes anyone but I am just trying to put my limited time and focus on developing and producing the highest quality EOS conversion kits I can and help make sure they can arrive to my worldwide customers as safely and quickly as possible.
They are finally here!
100% designed, developed, in-house computer machined and tested in
Ontario Canada by Andrew Sajczyk, Renata and Ed Mika. We bought and commissioned our own equipment (cutoff band saw,
lathe, Tormach CNC vertical mill) because professional machining shops were not
interested in the low volumes and high tolerances we required at the price
points needed. On top of this
proper product development work could not easily be done before when you had
just one day to get a fixture developed and all production completed. For this new FD mount tilt shift EOS
conversion we spent 3 weeks fine-tuning the design and I can honestly say it
really is perfect. THIS LISTING IS FOR THE EOS CONVERSION KIT ONLY, NO LENS OR CAMERA IS INCLUDED (I keep getting asked this question over and over so I've answered it in capital letters at the beginning of the listing now).
Released in 1973, the Canon TS 35mm 2.8 lens itself is a
real gem, it was the first 35mm tilt-shift lens ever produced and built like a
cross between a fine Swiss watch and a tank.The all-metal body and compact size are a joy to use
especially compared to the modern EOS mount TS L lenses that have plastic
bodies, are twice the size of this lens, still only manual focus and cost over
2,500 dollars to buy.Optically
this fast 2.8 lens is as sharp in the corners as it is in the center because
the image circle it throws is much larger than the 35mm full frame sensor area
required for tilt shift function.
There are two slightly different generations of this lens
and both work with this same mount replacement kit. The only difference between
the two is the earlier one uses more orange lettering and has a slightly
different bracket holding the shift knob, the newer one has more green
This was a very difficult design to engineer since both
faces of the adapter are dynamic rather than static, meaning they both have to
interface in a moving way driving extreme high tolerance requirements.We had to use a formula 1 angled
suspension inspired design for the spring and ball stop click feature since the
new EOS side did not have space to copy the original FD design vertical spring
orientation.Also newly developed
is the EdMika eye-on-the-target lens alignment system that allows you to see
the red camera mount dot during the entire lens to body mounting
operation.You have never mounted
a lens on an EOS body with as much ease as this.
The kit comes with a dedicated brass tool for mount swap and
comes installed with the EdMika standard Gen4 Dandelion programmable AF-Confirm
chip that reports a programmed focal length, aperture value, emulation for
autofocus switch on/off, and lens focus point micro adjustment. Please note, there have been issues with Dandelion chips with intermittent momentary signal loss that can cause metering problems when filming video with the 7D body, this can be overcome by metering in manual or taping over the chip for video. If you would like to buy the adapter without a chip so that you can glue on your own favourite chip brand or use the adapter without one, please make a note on the paypal payment and I will refund 10 dollars and send the kit to you without a chip installed.Unlike with some
converted Canon FD/FL vintage manual focus lenses, this one is 100% compatible
with all EOS bodies, film and digital.The larger mirrors on the 5D series of bodies do not interfere with the
rear most lens element and infinity focus is retained.
The mount swap takes just minutes from FD mount to EF and
back again.Use the included brass
tool to unscrew the center ring, remove the FD mount, transfer the original
ball and spring into the EdMika brass adapter and use the included tape to hold the ball and spring in to assist in new mount assembly but make sure you pull the tape out before fully tightening. Using the same center ring screw the EdMika EOS mount
in by finger since the tool will interfere with the Dandelion chip. At the end
of finger tightening, rotate the EdMika mount enough so that both holes in the
tightening ring are visible and use the tool for the final tightening. Please note, on some lenses the centre ring is screwed in really tight. The best procedure we have found for this is to hold the brass tool with pliers or a vise, and have a second person using two hands, rotate the lens. The thread loosens counter clockwise so make sure you are twisting it in the proper direction. Here is a video of the conversion:
Again, pictures are for illustrative purposes,
what you are purchasing is a single EdMika brass adapter + brass installation
tool. No lens
is included in the purchase.On 05-Dec-11 at 19:06:13 EST, seller added the following information:
Would the Would there be any issues with using this adapter, with a TS 35mm f2.8 on a canon 6D body? Would it hit the mirror or anything like that?
No issues, works great and mirror clears on all bodies.
Dec 04, 2013
Awesome! I'll be looking out for it. Will the 5d mkI mirror need to be shaved down for it to work?
Unfortunately it will have to be shaved to work. I'm actually looking into developing a 5DClassic and 5D2 mirror replacement kit.
Nov 30, 2013
I just received the kit today- thanks for the fast shipping!!
I'm having some trouble installing tho. The brass tool is a tad but short and doesn't quite got into both holes. But I'm trying and the ring... Continue reading A:
My father-in law machined about 400 of those little tools and after we found out there was a bit of variation in the field on hole spacing. Just take a metal file and file either the inner or outer edges of the fingers and it... Continue reading
Nov 26, 2013
you may have this in the listing, if it is please consider highlighting the information. This brass adapter is to adapt a canon EOS EF mount to accept the older canon FD mount lenses. correct. It is mechanical, not... Continue reading A:
It only converts the Specific lens to EOS, no other lenses nor camera bodies. It has no optical correction so no image quality loss nor is there any change in focal length.
Nov 22, 2013
I am interested in buying this for my FD 35mm TS lens to mount on my EOS. Is it possible to fit a AF focus confirmation chip to the mount?
This is my first lens adapter of any kind so I am not familiar with what... Continue reading A:
My TS 35mm 2.8 kit already comes with an AF focus confirmation chip. For now I only do FD/FL lens conversions to EOS, mostly because the EOS mount has the shortest DSLR flange focal distance.
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