Showcase Canon 20mm f/2.8 FD

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Canon new FD 20mm f2.8 bayonet mount on Olympus Pen E-P1

Sadly the lens I had was not a particularly representative sample of this model. It had some internal fungus which gave it a bit of a vaseline-on-the-lens kind of look with very poor contrast out-of-camera. The following pictures were 'rescued' as much as possible with some post-processing to make them presentable.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/55915417@N08/5232871795/" title="PC050859-PPR4 by Lucky.penguin, on Flickr">https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5006/5232871795_6b103f0444_z_d.jpg"alt="PC050859-PPR4" /></a>

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<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/55915417@N08/5248438343/" title="PC050854-PPR2 by Lucky.penguin, on Flickr">[ATTACH=full]154086[/ATTACH]"PC050854-PPR2" /></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/55915417@N08/5248440243/" title="PC070892-PPR2 by Lucky.penguin, on Flickr">[ATTACH=full]154087[/ATTACH]"PC070892-PPR2" /></a>


Quite a shame really because otherwise it was a very sharp lens and would have made a nice 40mm full-frame equivalent MF lens for m4/3.



More [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/55915417@N08/sets/72157625531028984/with/5248440031/][SIZE="2"][B]Canon nFD 20mm f2.8[/B][/SIZE][/url] photos
 

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Lens and camera combination used to take the pictures above for your reference

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super8man

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Picked up my 20mm f2.8 FD lens and really like it. I did not stop down enough in the early morning sun to get enough depth of field. But, like I said, I love the lens on my E-P2.
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A really nice lens in just about every way. The 180° focus-throw gives you great control over focus, it'll close-focus to 25cm (10 inches), the bokeh is very fun when you're shooting something up close, and the 40mm FOV on µ4/3 is a great all-around focal length. If I weren't so in love with my FD 24/2 it'd get a lot more time on the camera, but the time that it does get makes me happy. CA seems to be its biggest weakness and when wide-open it can create some very strange out-of-focus highlights that aren't lovely.

From tonight's walk:

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Speedboosted, this'll become a 14mm f/2 which I think could be very interesting to play around with too.
 
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