Canon FD lenses?

Fiddler

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Excuse me if this has already been discussed.

I've been offered some Canon FD lenses very cheap. Can anyone tell me if they are good lenses? At the moment I am using natives and Oly lenses. The Canon FD's are like new. Are they worth buying?

Thanks in advance for any advice.

Colin
 

deirdre

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I've been offered some Canon FD lenses very cheap. Can anyone tell me if they are good lenses? At the moment I am using natives and Oly lenses. The Canon FD's are like new. Are they worth buying?
They are!

Though like with any lens mfr, there's better ones and worse ones. I bought mine from a local seller -- paid more, but I have a better sense of what I'm getting.

What got me started on the FD was this page from Jim Radcliffe. Based on that set of photos, I picked up a Canon FD 50mm f/1.4, not really knowing what to expect.

Here's a couple of photos I've taken with that lens:

View attachment 150712UCSC Arboretum 8/22: - 20 by Deirdre Saoirse Moen, on Flickr

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walt_tbay

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Scoop them up! I've been using Canon FD lenses with a Cirrus adapter and they are very good to work with. I have the 50mm f1.2, 28mm f2 and 85mm f1.8 I use my Pany 14-140mm lens 75% of the time, but these are my go to lenses when I'm working in low light situations.
 
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