Any of these Canon lenses worth saving for my m4/3?

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by qball, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. qball

    qball Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 19, 2010
    Picked up a Canon AE-1 and 3 lenses today on CL.

    Canon 100mm/2.8 S.S.C
    Canon 28mm/2.8
    Canon 50mm/1.8

    I currently don't have a Canon FD to m43 adapter, so I'm wondering if any of these are worth getting an adapter and messing around with?

    I know the 50/1.8 is the basic lens. I had an AE-1 Program as my first SLR years ago and had the 50/1.4 which was a nice upgrade to the basic lens. Don't have any experience with the 28mm or 100mm


  2. riveredger

    riveredger Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 30, 2010
    Northern NJ
    I'd keep them all, personally. :)
  3. qball

    qball Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 19, 2010
    Yeah, I'm starting to amass a huge selection of lenses from Craigslist and various older 35mm bodies. LOL

    My wife thinks I'm nutz.
  4. walt_tbay

    walt_tbay Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 24, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    I would definitely keep these! I have a Cirrus adapter for Canon FD lenses with the 28mm f2.0, 50mm f1.2, and 85mm f1.8 (the 135mm f2.5 is on its way too). I use mine for low light situations. Yours should work well for those situations too.
  5. everythingsablur

    everythingsablur Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 4, 2010
    Toronto, ON
    Adapters are really pretty cheap anyway, and would be worth getting to at least give those lenses a try and see how they act in a digital world.

    As for the lenses, I would keep them. The 50mm f/1.8 might be the weakest of the bunch since that was essentially the kit lens back in the day. The 50mm f/1.4 (both versions) and f/1.2 are much sharper and better built. All however will give you something you can't find in native m43 lenses though; a portrait length prime with a sub f/2 aperture.
  6. zettapixel

    zettapixel Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 12, 2010
    I would definitely keep 100/2.8, in fact I'm considering buying one as I'm not entirely happy with my OM 100/2.8. It's compact for a telephoto and should be very decent optically.
    50/1.8 I would try to see if it's good enough (after all it uses the same adapter).
    Don't see much sense in 28/2.8 as it seems a bit large for m43, not very fast and FL is not ideal. But then again, it doesn't hurt to try if you decide to keep one of the other 2 :)