Showcase Canon 135 f/2.5 FD

CD77

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Great lens!
Unfortunately my copy is broken, seriously decentered, so it works almost like tilt-shift lens and I cannot obtain infinity focus. Because of that I don't use it too much but even with this handicap it's beautiful lens sharp from wide open.
Only real drawback are older anti-reflective coatings but if one isn't shooting directly to the lights it's without problems and contrast is pretty good.
All images were taken with E-M10II and Camdiox focal reducer.
First two images are at f/2.5 (f/1.8) and third one is at f/5.6 (f/4).

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How is your experience using the Camdiox focal reducer? I’m in the market for a focal reducer and was looking at this one as a cheap option but wasn’t sure about the optical quality.
 

Machi

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I'm quite happy with it. I'm using it mostly with Canon 50 f/1.4 without problems.
It works also nicely with Canon 135mm f/2.5 as ~100mm f/1.8 lens for few bugs.
There is one known flaw and that's blue bright spot visible against darker parts of scene when one is shooting against light source but I'm not doing this very often so I haven't problem with this.
Cheapest better alternative to Camdiox/Roxsen reducers is Lens Turbo II whis doesn't produce central bright spot if I remember it correctly.
 

Machi

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Few images from Zoo Zlín.
All images with E-M10II and Camdiox focal reducer. Most of them at f/2.5.

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Machi

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Rosette Nebula with EPM2 and Canon FD 135mm f/2.5 + Camdiox/Roxsen FR at f/4 mounted on Mini Track LX2.
361× 30sec exposures and 33 darks at ISO800.

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