Wednesday, October 20, 2010
New Love for Canon FD lenses
For the last couple of weeks, I have been cycling through my Canon FL/FD lenses and trying them out. They are discounted by most people as useless lenses, except on film and Micro 4/3 or NEX. I used to have a larger collection, but couldn't use them on my Canon digital bodies so I got rid of most of them, except a few fast ones. They are actually very excellent lenses, and some of them are as good, if not better than the AF equuivalent. My favourites are the 55mm/50mm f1.2s, but I also like the 100mm f4 macro and even the cheap 28mm f2.8 is very respectable, not to mention the much better built quality than the mostly plastic AF versions of today.
The FD and the MD lenses have made me a bit crazy lately, because I really want to use them on a digital body that can provide a wider view than the m4/3. The only choice is the Sony NEX, and they are on sale right now which makes it even harder for me to control the urge to buy one. But I must resist. The full frame NEX can't be far away now, can it?