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Canon FD lenses?

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Fiddler, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. Fiddler

    Fiddler Mu-43 Veteran

    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.

  2. deirdre

    deirdre Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 9, 2010
    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 150712 UCSC Arboretum 8/22: - 20 by Deirdre Saoirse Moen, on Flickr

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  3. Fiddler

    Fiddler Mu-43 Veteran

    Thanks very much Deirdre - I love your photos!
  4. walt_tbay

    walt_tbay Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 24, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    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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