Anybody using Canon FD-lenses?

Started Sep 23, 2009 | Discussions thread
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Jouko Senior Member • Posts: 1,429
Anybody using Canon FD-lenses?

I happened to get some old Canon FD-lenses in very good condition: 50mm f1.2, 35mm f2 and 100mm f2.

But I don't have a body for them - using "standart" FT-bodies (E3, E330)...

So, I'm wondering how good are these lenses with a mFT-body. Is it worth to buy an EP1, G1 or something, or should I sell these and get something wiser to the primary system.

So the questions are:

1. Are the lenses worth using

  • Will they give enough resolution for portraits etc?

  • Sharp? Soft? Full open / stopped down a bit.

  • How about contrast?

  • What will the bokeh be like?

2. How will the metering work

  • I know they have to be used in M or A-mode, but is the metering (usually) accurate? Any compensation needed?

3. Focusing with mFT-bodies and MF-lenses... Easy?

There seems to be some threads going on about FD-> mFT -adapters, no need for that in this thread, thanks.

My primary interests (with these lenses) are portraits, events, low light shooting, travel and landscapes, in this order. And I have some similar old Zuiko-stuff in my bags already. But are these lenses worth a special body?

'The best camera in the world is the one you have with you when you need it'

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