Are there any serious users of MF lenses on this forum?

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Tom Caldwell
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Re: Focal reducers and focus peaking assist
In reply to G1Houston, 8 months ago

G1Houston wrote:

Tom Caldwell wrote:

Eric

There is no real reason why the FD 50mm f1.4 should not take great images. One of the things

These old 50 mm lenses were designed as a cheap all purpose kit lens back in the SLR days. Compared to their modern counter parts, such as those native m4/3 lenses, the old ones are usually prone to flare, soft wide open, and have harsh bokeh.

The FD 50mm f1.4 was hardly "a kit lens". Try again:

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53038855

Not my images, but an example of what can be done with old thought to be kit lenses.

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