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Showcase Canon 100mm f/2 FD

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by scott, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. scott

    scott Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 15, 2010
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  2. hamadiscool

    hamadiscool Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 23, 2011
    Nice pics! Lens looks nice too. This lens was probably attached to some type of video camera. Maybe it is a macro lens?
  3. gscara

    gscara Mu-43 Regular

    Classic Canon FD professional glass

    The 100mm f2 Canon FD lens was focused on the professional photographer in its day. The lens is sharp wide open and when closed down one or two stops provides amazing results.
    The following pics are wide open at ISO 2000 and were taken at the Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver BC.

    The Saw Whet owl was taken at ISO800 and wide open.

    The following Raptor portraits were taken at F4 and ISO 160
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  4. mpg01

    mpg01 Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 21, 2012
    Gives new meaning to 'wide open' :biggrin:
  5. ijm5012

    ijm5012 Mu-43 Legend

    Oct 2, 2013
    Pittsburgh, PA
    @datagov@datagov, how to you find using the lens? Have you used it on a speed booster (essentially making it a 70mm f/1.4)? I have a speed booster coming (RJ lens turbo, a cheaper Metabones) to use with a 50mm f/1.4, but I'm considering picking this up as well. I have a normal adapter as well to keep it a 100 f/2.

    I see they are going for $250-300 on eBay, so roughly $250 cheaper than an Olympus 75mm f/1.8. I'd be curious to get your thoughts on using the lens.
  6. kurtwist

    kurtwist Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Feb 6, 2011
    Southern Calif.
    The Canon is a lovely lens, but the 75 Oly is autofocus, lighter, sharper at all f stops, gives EXIF data, etc. No comparison.
  7. ijm5012

    ijm5012 Mu-43 Legend

    Oct 2, 2013
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Yeah, I sold my FD 100 f/2. When using it with a Lens Turbo, it would become a 72 f/1.4, but the CA was pretty sever wide open and needed to be stopped down to f/2, which at that point why not get the 75mm?

    And that's exactly what I did, and I don't regret it for one second. The 75mm is a fantastic piece of glass.
  8. edmsnap

    edmsnap Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 20, 2011
    Edmonton, Alberta


    Olympus E-M5 with Canon FD 100mm f/2.0
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