Canon FD 50/1.4 Takumar 50/1.4 Canon 24/2.8 on nex-5n shots anyone?

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alitech
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Canon FD 50/1.4 Takumar 50/1.4 Canon 24/2.8 on nex-5n shots anyone?
Nov 18, 2011

Noob here and have been reading up on this forum and asking advice for some prime lenses. I have been trolling the internet to find the best possible, cheap used lenses that were recommended to me as a starter.

I am in the UK and I have bought all three from the US and their adapters from Hong Kong, so it might take a while before I can start using these.

I was however interested in peoples experiences with these lenses and some shots that they have taken with these. Any good shots to show how good these lenses are?

Perhaps this is an opportunity to showcase the beauty of some of the less expenses lenses that are readily available online. I can't even think of getting those CV, Lieca, Contax lenses, cannot afford those and might not have to either if I am sufficiently satisfied with my purchases so far.

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KM Legacy
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Re: Canon FD 50/1.4 Takumar 50/1.4 Canon 24/2.8 on nex-5n shots anyone?
In reply to alitech, Nov 18, 2011

I am very interested in seeing your results with the Canon FD 24mm f2.8. Like you, I find the Leica and Zeiss lenses too expensive, so I am shopping for a 24mm which is better than the kit zoom.

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Re: Canon FD 50/1.4 Takumar 50/1.4 Canon 24/2.8 on nex-5n shots anyone?
In reply to KM Legacy, Nov 19, 2011

Here are a few from the 24/2.8 SSC and a few from the nFD50/1.4. Mostly OOC JPEGs, and most of the 50/1.4 shots are wide open.

24/2.8:

50/1.4:

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Re: Canon FD 50/1.4 Takumar 50/1.4 Canon 24/2.8 on nex-5n shots anyone?
In reply to alitech, Nov 19, 2011

alitech wrote:

I have been trolling the internet to find...

Did you try searching?

I am sure, at least 'radioactive' TAK was covered here a few times, including posts on (more and less effective) ways to remove the 'yellowing' of the supposed active element;-)

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Re: Canon FD 50/1.4 Takumar 50/1.4 Canon 24/2.8 on nex-5n shots anyone?
In reply to SQLGuy, Nov 21, 2011

These shots are amazing, thanks so much for enlightening us all.

Any shots with the Takumar 50 1.4

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In reply to SQLGuy, Nov 21, 2011

By the way, should I expect a difference in quality of the following 2 lenses?

Canon FD 24mm f2.8 SSC
Canon FD 24mm f2.8

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In reply to alitech, Nov 21, 2011

The FD 50mm 1.4 is amazing. I have the SSC version.

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