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A short walk with a Canon FD 50mm f/1.8

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by AdamSF, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. AdamSF

    AdamSF Shutterbugger

    Oct 13, 2013
    San Francisco, CA
    Adam
    ...on my E-M5

    A ghost sign:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50689195@N02/10896123925/" title="&quot;Hunt's Quality Donuts&quot; by aweiss.sf, on Flickr"> 10896123925_06e57ca0a9_o. "1000" height="758" alt="&quot;Hunt's Quality Donuts&quot;"></a>

    In a shop window:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50689195@N02/10896124345/" title="Buddha with elephants by aweiss.sf, on Flickr"> 10896124345_277d681e61_o. "743" height="1000" alt="Buddha with elephants"></a>

    Stitched from 6 shots:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50689195@N02/10896411673/" title="63 cents by aweiss.sf, on Flickr"> 10896411673_4a490dd134_o. "1000" height="933" alt="63 cents"></a>


    Graffiti detail:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50689195@N02/10896159786/" title="PB160225 by aweiss.sf, on Flickr"> 10896159786_8d97b78398_o. "604" height="1000" alt="PB160225"></a>


    Graffiti detail:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50689195@N02/10896158896/" title="Fishy by aweiss.sf, on Flickr"> 10896158896_8dd0f19983_o. "1000" height="745" alt="Fishy"></a>


    Graffiti detail:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50689195@N02/10896408583/" title="Evil grin by aweiss.sf, on Flickr"> 10896408583_314e960cdb_o. "750" height="1000" alt="Evil grin"></a>
     
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  2. wlewisiii

    wlewisiii Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 16, 2011
    Hayward, WI
    William Barnett-Lewis
    Far better lens than people give it credit for. The 50/1.4 (especially the SSC version) and the old rangefinder 50/1.8 are better but it's such a small difference that most people can't see it. The FD 50/1.8 is stupid cheap and exquisite. I really need a FD->m4/3 adaptor for my mother's 50/1.8.

    Love the shop window shot. Thanks!
     
  3. AdamSF

    AdamSF Shutterbugger

    Oct 13, 2013
    San Francisco, CA
    Adam
    Thanks. I'm new to m4/3 and adapted lenses. I can see its a pretty deep rabbit hole to fall into!


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  4. wlewisiii

    wlewisiii Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 16, 2011
    Hayward, WI
    William Barnett-Lewis
    Oh, yeah. FD has some really great glass but only us m4/3 people are able to use it ;) IF you ever can the FD 28/2.8, 35/2 (especially the one with a chrome filter ring - it's called the "chrome nose". Killer lens. Best 35 ever made by anyone. That will cause me guff with some but I've owned Nikkors, Canon RF, Canon FD, Canon EF & Leica Summicrons. It's still the best. SSC but black filter ring is still great but not quite as great) 50/1.4 (SSC) and the 85/1.8 SSC are the FD lenses to do anything to get your hands on and because most people think they're still film only, they're all relatively cheap.
     
  5. mazg

    mazg Mu-43 Regular

    96
    Aug 20, 2013
    I love the 50 1.8 too. It spends more time on my camera than anything else right now.