Showcase Canon 100mm f2 FD

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by datagov, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. datagov

    datagov Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2012
    New York
    I love this lens. It is sharp at f2, super sharp at f4-f11, with fantastic bokeh. Very light weight and no CA. Probably one of the best short telephoto lenses ever made.

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  2. Just Jim

    Just Jim Mu-43 Top Veteran

    941
    Oct 20, 2011
    Wow... haven't seen one in years. Nice find, one of favorite lenses to borrow from my mom when I was a kid. Looks like it holds up quite well too.
     
  3. silver92b

    silver92b Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    You have a good copy. Mine is a bit rough and I don't think quite as sharp. I might have issues with the adapters. What adapter do you have?
     
  4. datagov

    datagov Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2012
    New York
    I have a fotodiox adapter. Got the lens on ebay last year as a surrogate O75. Tell you what, I love this lens so much I don't think I need an O75.
     
  5. RnR

    RnR Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    Hasse
    Whoa! That is awesome. I would hate to see what an FD Speedbooster would do to the sharpness of that lens... I'm getting cut just thinking about it :biggrin:
     
  6. RDM

    RDM Mu-43 All-Pro

    Was this taken at F4?
    Speed boosted.. . .Mmmmm :smilie:
     
  7. datagov

    datagov Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2012
    New York
    I shot that one at f2.5

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  8. datagov

    datagov Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2012
    New York
    Took this one today @f2.5

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  9. datagov

    datagov Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2012
    New York
    Monkey. Taken in McRitchie Park, Singapore with the E-M1 and FD 100 f2 @ f2.5

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  10. pellicle

    pellicle Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 10, 2010
    Southport, OzTrailEYa
    pellicle
    Fantastic, been wondering about this lens for a while. I did have a OM100f2.8 but recently sold itmas I have given up on full frame. I might look at picking this one up
     
  11. DigitalD

    DigitalD Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 10, 2014
    Miami
    David
    This is the one of the sharpest legacy lenses I have ever used to be honest. I usually shoot this lens on my Sony A7 but wanted to add my comment here for anyone interested in this lens. Prices are usually low on this one too. Now you guys got me thinking about a speed booster again ;)
     
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  12. datagov

    datagov Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2012
    New York
    This lens is my favorite portrait lens. Sharp at f2, it is magnificent at f2.8 and the bokeh is sublime.

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  13. ijm5012

    ijm5012 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 2, 2013
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Ian
    I received my copy of this lens today, and am yet again impressed with this FD glass. Below are a couple shots I've taken this evening once getting home. All are shot at f/2, wide open. I also have an RJ Lens Turbo/Focal Reducer, but have yet to try it with the lens (maybe this weekend).

    I own this lens and an FD 50mm f/1.4 along with the Lens Turbo, and it gives me some great versatility of manual focusing lenses.

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  14. ijm5012

    ijm5012 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 2, 2013
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Ian
    The three below shots were taken with an RJ Focal Reducer shot wide open, yielding a 72mm f/1.4 lens.

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  15. ijm5012

    ijm5012 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 2, 2013
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Ian
    Both shot wide open with an RJ focal reducer, becoming a 72mm f/1.4. It's a fantastic lens, even on a cheap "speed booster"

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  16. ijm5012

    ijm5012 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 2, 2013
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Ian
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  17. datagov

    datagov Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2012
    New York
    Pretty special lens

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  18. datagov

    datagov Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2012
    New York
    Taken today at f2.5

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