FD 1.2 lenses (55mm and 85mm) for R6: experiences ?

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smith-jones Forum Member • Posts: 54
Re: FD 1.2 lenses (55mm and 85mm) for R6: experiences ?

Be careful with FD lenses.

Some of them and especially some of the more expensive L lenses have bearings that have rubber coatings over brass rollers and the rubber disintegrates making the focus throw very loose.

Unfortunately, my 85 1.2 L has that issue. It still works (Do not have an R camera yet) but not something I can use often out of frustration.

I am selling a FD 24 1.4L as soon as I can travel to buy an R (maybe). The FD 24 L now goes for ridiculous prices (ten grand or more form mint copies, $3000 and more for user copies that have had fungus).

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