Showcase Canon 50mm f/3.5 FD

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by richie15, May 17, 2010.

  1. Vidar

    Vidar Mu-43 Top Veteran Charter Member

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    Thats good macro, nice pictures!

    Is that lens expensive?
     
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  2. klythawk

    klythawk Mu-43 Veteran Charter Member

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    Smashing shots richie. :thumbup:

    How do these shots compare to the Pany/Leica 45mm Macro lens ???

    Cheers, John
     
  3. richie15

    richie15 Guest

    Thanks, £75 inc extension tube and case
     
  4. richie15

    richie15 Guest

    John

    I prefer it to the PL45mm, I think the BOKEH is better and dare I say it it is sharper. The AF on the PL does hunt a bit but is suitable for both macro and portrait whereas this lens is only really good IMO for macro. Macro on the PL was a bit of a pain as there was loads of play in the focus ring and because of no markings you never really knew where you were.

    With any mf lens I find easier to use on the G1 rather than the GF1 because of the viewfinder.

    Have you tried any other mf lenses?

    IMO the PL does not merit £570 and I have sold mine.
     
  5. flyby

    flyby Mu-43 Regular Charter Member

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    Richie15 Just bought Canon 50mm Macro Hints Please

    Richie
    I just purchased a Canon FD 50mm F/3.5 Macro with the FD 25 adapter on EBay. Although, it hasn't arrived yet since I just purchased it today..I was wondering if you have any hints/tips for making this lens perform in the hands of someone who has never used a macro but has been inspired by your photo's above to give it a go?

    Anything about this lens and it's use would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
    Karen
     
  6. richie15

    richie15 Guest

    Hi Karen

    Thanks for the comments.

    I would ignore the extension tube for a start and just use the lens, practicing on flowers. That would you have a stationery subject and you can change the aperture and explore how this impacts on depth of field. Once you have mastered big flowers, try smaller ones.

    Then move on to using flash with the lens and see what difference that makes

    Finally apply the extension tube.

    In all cases I would hold the camera by hand and not use a tripod, make sure the shutter speed is at least 1/150 of a sec. (With a flash this max. out at 1/160 anyway).

    Hope this helps.
     
  7. flyby

    flyby Mu-43 Regular Charter Member

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    Richie15 thanks for the info..here's my 1st effort with the lens.[​IMG]
     
  8. richie15

    richie15 Guest

    Good start but slightly ooof. Have you got any others?

    Here is one, no crop

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  9. eno789

    eno789 Mu-43 Regular

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    Flowers.

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/bzhou/5233113765/" title="P1020624 by bzhou, on Flickr">[​IMG]"640" height="480" alt="P1020624" /></a>
     
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  10. alipapa70

    alipapa70 Mu-43 Regular Charter Member

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    Hang in there...

    Panasonic GH2 with Canon FDn 50mm f/3.5 Macro

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    Just moss... von Albi70 auf Flickr

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    Carl Zeiss Contax Planar 50mm/1.4 | Carl Zeiss Contax Planar 50mm/1.7 | Pentacon Auto 135mm/2.8
    Canon FL 35mm/2.5 | Canon FD 35mm/2 (Thorium element) | Canon FD 50mm/1.4 S.S.C. | Canon FD 85mm/1.8 S.S.C. | Canon FD 100mm/2.8 S.S.C.| Canon FD 300mm/5.6 S.S.C.
    Canon new FD 35mm/2.8 | Canon new FD 50mm/3.5 Macro | Canon new FD 50mm/1.2 | Canon new FD 85 mm/1.8 | Canon new FD 100mm/2 | Canon new FD 135mm/2 | Canon new FD 135mm/2.8
    Canon new FD 200mm/2.8 | Canon new FD 200mm/4 Macro | Canon new FD 300mm/4
     
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  11. zettapixel

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  12. Lauzers

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  13. raviliousness

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    Ladybug on rose bud...

    GF-1 handheld at 1:2 (ie without the 25 extension), probably f8 or 11, 100th or 160th I think... the forum's auto resizing to "medium" has produced artifacts in the bokeh of the jpg shown here :frown:
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  14. raviliousness

    raviliousness Mu-43 Rookie

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    Hoverfly on rose

    Another one, with the GH-2 :wink:

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  15. edmsnap

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    Meant to take my 1.4 with me to Jasper but accidentally packed the 3.5 instead. Not sorry though :)

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  16. wanderenvy

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    This lens works well even in non-macro settings.

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    All of the above pictures are hand held, no flash and mostly wide open. Very little post processing, mainly crop and increase contrast a little. There's some loss in clarity due to down scaling.
     
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  17. edmsnap

    edmsnap Mu-43 Veteran

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    From the Alberta Legislature grounds, August 17, 2012.

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  18. chuenmasiello

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  19. chuenmasiello

    chuenmasiello Mu-43 Regular

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    Summer Roses

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