$19. Orphan. The unloved lens....

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Alanroseman, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    This is one of the lenses I posted in my Bargain Bin Lens FS. It's a Canon 50mm FD f1.8. Not a soul wanted this lens for a whopping $19.00.

    I neglected to mention that $19.00 is exactly what I paid for it, for the sole purpose of listing on MU-43 to give folks a shot at some inexpensive glass...

    I decided, since I was sort of stuck with it, I'd buy an adapter and shoot it so you can see what you missed for a paltry $19.00. I bought an el cheapo adapter on eBay from my favorite el cheapo adapter sales company... Rainbowimaging, $22.00 shipping included.

    I know, I know, your busy saving for a much more expensive lens.... I maintain any mainstream legacy lens is just dandy if you know how to use it.

    Here you go.... adapter came today, stuck it on the GF1... blasted away in the rain...

    On the GF1 -

    P10202801.


    P1030786.



    P1030801.



    P1030793.


    P1030798.


    P1030785.


    P1020282.


    P1030787.


    P1030788.


    P1030789.



    P1030781.


    P1030792.


    P1030777.
     
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  2. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    In my opinion you can't really beat a 50mm F2-ish.
    My first one cost £4.
     
  3. Photorx12

    Photorx12 Mu-43 Regular

    143
    May 11, 2011
    Those are awesome Alan. Do you you a tripod? because my pics come up blurry when I use my nikon 50mm f/1.8
     
  4. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Hi Ulfric,

    This lens is hideous isn't it? Poor resolution.... bad bokeh.... what you can you expect for $985. less than a Nokton? :smile:
     
  5. And it's a chromenose, which I think makes it about 40 years old. Not too shabby, eh?
     
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  6. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    I do not use a tripod.....

    Alan
     
  7. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Hi Nic,

    I told you what I was going to do..... how'd it work out so far?
     
  8. A lens like this in good condition has no more reason to produce blurry pics than a native lens. Until I bought the 17mm pancake I used my E-P1 almost exclusively with old film lenses for about six months, and even now I still use them more than 50% of the time.
     
  9. Price bump to $50 + adapter??? :wink:
     
  10. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Not for sale... Eventually I'll give it away...
     
  11. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    On Blurry Photos with Legacy Lens

    If you're getting blurry legacy lens photos here are a few things to consider.

    1. Are you using a camera with an EVF?

    2. Does it have a diopter?

    If yes...

    1. Place an µ43 lens on the camera. Use the auto focus to get good focus using the LCD screen

    2. Now check your diopter to make sure it's set for your vision correction.

    3. Now, you can use the legacy lens with the EVF and be sure you're actually focused.

    Cheers, Alan
     
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  12. crsnydertx

    crsnydertx Mu-43 Top Veteran

    995
    Dec 31, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Chuck
    Alan, I have a newer version of that lens, which is all black and doesn't appear to be as well constructed as your older lens. Wonder if they're optically equivalent?

    You've prompted me to put my lens on my GF1 and give it a more thorough shakedown. Thanks!
     
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  13. SMaturin

    SMaturin Mu-43 Veteran

    243
    Apr 30, 2011
    New York's Backyard
    Alan,

    You are the Mother Theresa of photographers.

    Giving wayward and orphan lenses a home in this digital world that can be so cruel to analog equipment.

    I worship your state of photographic grace!

    Based on your phenomenal work with this poor abandoned lens, I nominate you for the "Noble Piece" prize.

    -Steve
     
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  14. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Go in peace my son, may the light of the EV system be with you....

    Alan
     
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  15. Lauzers

    Lauzers Mu-43 Regular

    62
    Jan 6, 2011
    I'm one of the lucky person who took advantage of Alan's generosity, now looking forward to the 35mm.

    Alan, maybe you should advertise with some of your fantastic pictures! however it is almost no brainer when there are members asking for good, cheap prime lens with good bokeh, while this lens is starring right at their faces with puppy eyes saying, "adopt me, adapt me!"

    Orphan or not, I think Alan you are doing a great job in keeping the price right within our MU43 community, i second to that Nobel Piece award!
     
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  16. sLorenzi

    sLorenzi Mu-43 Top Veteran

    586
    Sep 15, 2010
    Brazil
    Sidinei
    I really thought on getting these one together with the Ricoh, but as I have already purchased this month a Praktica and a Chaika camera my wife will kill me or worse... ask divorce :rolleyes:
     
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  17. SMaturin

    SMaturin Mu-43 Veteran

    243
    Apr 30, 2011
    New York's Backyard
    Just get lots of flattering shots of her to convince her of how useful these toys, er, tools really are!
     
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  18. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Did the Ricoh get there yet?
     
  19. sabrelli

    sabrelli Mu-43 Rookie

    14
    Apr 4, 2011
    Sydney, Australia
    Those are really crisp looking photos!!!i like!
     
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  20. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    Trade you my beloved Vivitar 28-210 f/3.5-5.6 for your orphan.