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Showcase Canon 200mm f/2.8 FD

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by hodad66, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. hodad66

    hodad66 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 27, 2010
    Indialantic, Florida
  2. BillN

    BillN Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    SW France
    these must have been taken with your (Canon) DSLR - too good for the MTF

    eeeee youv'e got strong arms
     
  3. hodad66

    hodad66 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 27, 2010
    Indialantic, Florida
    the 200/2.8 is not too bad to hand hold... I purchased a manfrotto
    lens support just in case I wanted/ needed to put it on a tripod.
    So far I haven't found it necessary. Like my dad, I even have a
    slight tremor that comes and goes..... so I'm not the poster boy
    for solid lens handling.

    Once you cradle the lens in your hand (the balance point) the
    handling is easy. I'm sure that most of these shots were at 2.8.
     
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  4. ahuyevshi

    ahuyevshi Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 9, 2010
    Berkeley, CA
    Hodad, great shots... I just got this one... Haven't had a chance to use it yet...
     
  5. Eirik

    Eirik Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 20, 2012
    Oslo, Norway
    Eirik
    Here are some pictures taken with the Canon FD 200mm f2.8 IF on the E-M5, first some taken at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, most of them were stopped down to f5.6 or f8 to get some DoF and longer shutter speed, then pre-focused and the drive mode set to 9fps...

    First a picture of John Surtees, the first and so far only driver/rider to win world driver's titiles on both motorcycles and F1 (1964)
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    Ferrari F1 car from 2011, driven by one of the test drivers...
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    The 2011 McLaren F1 car driven by one of the test drivers:
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    The 1977 Renault F1 car, the first ever turbo charged F1 car...
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    1998 McLaren MP4-13 driven by Nick Heidfeld
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    1990 Leyton House Judd, the car that made current F1 designer/engineer Adrian Newey famous...
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    1985 Arrows A8 with the insane BMW Turbo engine
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    1991 Jordan 191, Michael Schumacher's debut car:
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    The 1986 Lotus 98T, which Ayrton Senna drove to victory in som races that season:
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    A chapman era Lotus, the brilliantly simple 72..
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    And now for something completely different, went on a trip with Hurtigruten (Norwegian Coastal Voyage) The first of these is from Vesterålen, where we met a fishing boat:
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    An other Hurtigruten vessel, MS Richard With
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    On the way out to the archipelago of Vega
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    One of the seaside villages out on Vega:
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    The famous Norwegian mountain of "Torghatten", just south of Brønnøysund.
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    A different Hurtigruten ship, Finnmarken:
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  6. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Oregon
    Great photos Eirik!
     
  7. Rick B.

    Rick B. New to Mu-43

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    Jun 26, 2013
    Canon FDn 200mm f/2.8 at close range

    I tested this lens against a 200mm FD f/4 SSC model and found that the f/4 SSC actually had a slight advantage in contrast and resolution at most apertures, and was also a little better at controlling chromatic aberration. But the f/2.8 has the extra stop at each end of the aperture range, half-stop settings, and a closer focusing distance, which are nice attributes. Where the 2.8 really shined, however, was at its closest focusing distances, where is seemed to have a sweet spot. Here's one shot I liked taken with Lumix GH2. I ended up selling the f/4 SSC and keeping the f/2.8.
     

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  8. super8man

    super8man Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 17, 2013
    Wide open, f2.8. Lens has a some fungus stars inside, but otherwise is bright. Sadly, it can't stop down from f2.8.
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  9. edmsnap

    edmsnap Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 20, 2011
    Edmonton, Alberta
    You don't want anything growing fungus inside it near your other lenses or attached to your camera. Fungus bringeth spores and spores like to spread! Dirt in a lens just affects itself, but fungus is a growing, spreading threat to the rest of your equipment. :eek:

     
  10. kurt1968

    kurt1968 Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 30, 2012
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    this FD 200mm f2.8 or the Nikon 180mm f2.8 ED , that's my question.
    They go for the same price here?
    Which one?