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Canon fd 50mm f1.4

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by CarlB, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. CarlB

    CarlB Mu-43 Veteran

    My favorite legacy glass:

    https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5244/5294580256_58d853f94d_z.jpg" >
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  2. 0dBm

    0dBm Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 30, 2011
    Western United States
    What adapter are you using?

    I have the same lens. It has been collecting dust along with my AE-1 since 1982. I have been looking to resurrect it.
  3. Bugsi

    Bugsi New to Mu-43

    Oct 5, 2011
    This was my first lens. I went to a pawn shop and they had an AE1-P with the 50mm f/1.8, and an AE1 with the 50mm f/1.4. I forget what the price was, but I demanded the AE1-P body with the f/1.4 lens that was on the AE1. The proprietor didn't mind swapping the lenses, and I've used that f/1.4 ever since. I did pick up an f/1.8 for around $20 somewhere along the way, but the f/1.4 remains one of my favorite lenses, and I'm thrilled to be using it again with micro 4/3. I did just pick up an FD 24mm f/2.8 for normal lens work on my G2. It's a little slower, but nice and sharp, seems like a keeper.
  4. CarlB

    CarlB Mu-43 Veteran

    0dBm, I'm using the Fotodiox fd-m43, works well. Definitely get an adapter and try it out.

    Bugsi, thanks for the tip on the 24mm f/2.8. I've been debating on getting the 25mm pana-leica - auto focus would be nice ...
  5. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    Yep, the Canon FDn 50/1.4 is among my favorite legacy lenses as well.



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  6. 0dBm

    0dBm Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 30, 2011
    Western United States
    Thank you for the tip.

  7. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    The very modestly priced Fotodiox adapter is working well for me, also.
  8. Willabeast

    Willabeast Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 8, 2011
    I'm enjoying this lens as well
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  9. Willabeast

    Willabeast Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 8, 2011


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  10. Hyubie

    Hyubie Unique like everyone else

    Oct 15, 2010
    Although there is a sample image thread for this somewhere in the Adapted Lenses thread, I still want to join the lovefest :smile: I tried a few non-native glasses, and this is the only lens I keep as part of my kit. It's not a "gimmick" (for want of a better term) to use on m43 bodies (unlike the CCTV lens which sometimes tend to produce swirly bokeh or lensbaby-type images).

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  11. VinVin

    VinVin Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 7, 2010
    GTA, Canada
    These pictures make me wish that my adapter would come in quicker! My girlfriend just got this lens a few weeks ago at a historical camera convention and we ordered an adapter right away!
  12. CarlB

    CarlB Mu-43 Veteran

    Yup, all these are very "signature" of what this lens can do.

    Here's another recent one with it:

  13. ahson

    ahson Mu-43 Rookie

    Nov 24, 2011
    Looking to purchase a legacy 50mm F1.4 lens but I am not quite knowledgeable on them. It seems like there are different versions of them like the SSC, mark I, mark II....which one will be the better choice out of the 50mm F1.4 line?
  14. CarlB

    CarlB Mu-43 Veteran

    I think all will be pretty darned good. Mine is not the SSC, nor the silver ring variety. The adapter I use is the Fotodiox FD-M4/3, which operates the "open/lock" aperture mechanism for the lens perfectly.
  15. dtchan

    dtchan Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 24, 2010
    Here are two that I took recently with this lens and a macro tube. Pretty cool if you ask me.


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  16. tardegardo

    tardegardo Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 3, 2012
    Rome, Italy
    Hi everybody,
    I have this lens too and I am planning to mount it my e-m5 when I'll get it.
    I am also considering to buy a 45mm 1.8, but am pretty unsure….
    how does it compare to the fd 50mm 1.4?
  17. tedd_jr

    tedd_jr New to Mu-43

    Jan 5, 2011
    I love this FD lens, it was my first legacy lens. What is everyone running for ND Filters?
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