Legacy FD macro lens comparison

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BradJudy
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Legacy FD macro lens comparison
Mar 29, 2010

I did a quick round of comparison shots with four different FD macro lenses (three true macro lenses and one regular with close up filters) shooting one bit of one of my "new" cameras (bonus points for guessing the camera).

The lenses are Vivitar 55mm Macro 2.8, Canon 50mm Macro 3.5 (with extension tube for 1:1), Canon 50mm 1.8 with stacked +4 and +2 diopter close-up filters, and Vivitar 90mm Macro 2.8.

Vivitar 55mm Macro at f16:

Vivitar 55mm Macro at f2.8:

Canon 50mm Macro at f16:

Canon 50mm Macro at f3.5:

Canon 50mm with close up filters at f16:

Canon 50mm with close up filters at f2.8:

Vivitar 90mm Macro at f16 (pulled back to get closer to the other images):

Vivitar 90mm Macro at f2.8 (pulled back to get closer to the other images):

Vivitar 90mm Macro at f16 (as close as it can get):

Vivitar 90mm Macro at f2.8 (as close as it can get):

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