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Canon FD 50mm, 28mm.. next?

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by m43baby, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. m43baby

    m43baby Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 1, 2011
    I own a 50mm and a 28mm Canon FD lens for my GH1 and really like them. I shoot lots of video but also some photography. I want to have a range of lenses and not sure what else I should get. A zoom lens maybe? or are these 2 lenses enough for almost every shot?
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  2. agoglanian

    agoglanian Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 23, 2010
    Laguna Niguel, CA
    Abram Goglanian
    The 100mm f/2.8 is really compact and very sharp. (the f/2 version is even better!)
    The 135mm f/2.8 is also supposed to be pretty good.
    The 35-105 f/3.5 is one of the best zooms they made.
    The 17mm f/4 and the 20mm f/2.8 are great wide angles with minimal distortion.

    Check out FD Review | Canon FD mount lenses and camera reviews for some more options.
  3. pellicle

    pellicle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 10, 2010
    Killarney, OzTrailEYa
    except of course that 17mm and 20mm are more or less standard angles of view on the 4/3 cameras (although 17mm will be slightly wide equalling something like a 34mm lens on full frame) for the price of either of these FD lenses I'd strongly recommend you look at the m4/3 offerings such as the Olympus 17mm which was made for the PEN series or the Panasonic 20mm. Both will give you more compact and light weight lenses.

    Unless you're planning to use them also on an FD 35mm camera.
  4. qball

    qball Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 19, 2010
    I really like my Canon 35mm FD lens, although they are a bit harder to find than the 28 or 50
  5. pellicle

    pellicle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 10, 2010
    Killarney, OzTrailEYa
    hard to know what you like, but personally I would say they are fine for almost every shot ... but then I am pretty tempted to do some stuff in more telephoto areas too.
  6. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    Not sure if you want something long and fast-ish, but I think the 85/1.8 or 84/1.4 and the 135/2.8 are wonderful. I have an 85/1.4 Zeiss Planar T* and a 135/2.8 Canon FDn. Both awesome, but the Canon is a lot more affordable.

    Here's an image with my GH2 and Canon FDn 135mm f/2.8 @ f/2.8

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