FD to M43 focal reducer problem, also which FD lens do you suggest ?

Started Apr 19, 2014 | Questions thread
OP adygadam Junior Member • Posts: 29
Re: FD to M43 focal reducer problem, also which FD lens do you suggest ?

MFiftysomething wrote:

I have that same FD50mm lovely lens, but plain M43 adaptor. I went for the Minolta MD focal reducer as simpler mount and nice choice of lenses. Trouble is now I keep getting old MD ones with fungus from a well know auction site! Grrr.

Before I decided on going the FD lenses route I had researched the web for the best reserved legacy lens in regards to dust, scratches and fungus. I had found narrowed my options to:

Canon FD: I might get a Canon 5d Mark IV in the future so maybe this is a good choice with an adapter

Nikon G: like this option but confused the hell out of me

M42: offers cheaper lens for telephoto range

I found that I can get decent near perfect condition considering their age in the Canon FD range, M42 lenses tens to rarely get sold free of all the three annoying imperfections.

There is a nice FD zoom 35-70 F4 constant option.

This lens could with the focal reducer become 25-50mm F2.8 which I already got the range 12-35mm covered with my Panasonic G X lens F2.8.

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