Canon FD 500mm f/4.5

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by hodad66, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. hodad66

    hodad66 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 27, 2010
    Indialantic, Florida
    Just picked one up.....

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    and first few shots in the back yard....... ;-)

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    guess that I might have to sell some of my other long glass...... :eek:
     
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  2. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Where did you shoot these from, your neighbor's house? ;)
     
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  3. hodad66

    hodad66 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    too funny Ned!! Actually about 20' away...... ;-)
     
  4. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

    Wow! Nice shots. In between reading all the threads I could find on the subject I shopped all day yesterday for a 300 or 350 or 400. Frustrating as all get out. Evidently the old tele glass is being vacuumed up by the likes of us m/43 and 4/3ers. Probably mirrorless in general.

    When one looks at the price of new OM, F etc mounts however The $1k prices for excellent+ super teles becomes somewhat bearable.

    I'm so lacking in knowledge about adapting these lenses however it makes the whole process somewhat daunting. I guess one wants a lens with an aperture ring, correct?

    Have you gotten yourself a cable release yet? I've actually tried using the 2 second shutter delay on wildlife. It CAN work. Probably work on that turtle. :biggrin:
     
  5. hodad66

    hodad66 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    The adapter is no big deal.... think of it as a hunk of aluminum made to
    attach your camera to the lens. The Canon adapter is a little complicated
    to attach but once you understand it, it's a breeze.

    I"m not a "motordrive" kinda guy but I have found that the 2nd or 3rd frame
    is often more sharp than my initial one.

    The reason for the crop of this shot was that the pelican had flown out of
    my frame BUTT it was the sharpest.
     
  6. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

    It's interesting how a good bird shot with a proper lens looks so razor sharp but not over sharpened. Or is that your post processing knowhow? :thumbup:
     
  7. tanngrisnir3

    tanngrisnir3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Bah! I'm withholding judgement until I can see some results from hand-held street work. ;-)
     
  8. hodad66

    hodad66 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 27, 2010
    Indialantic, Florida
    wait..... let me get back into the gym......
     
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