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Hey, this is a new image thread, cool! ;) I picked this glass up a few weeks ago but due to slow shipment and busy schedules I just got a chance to try it out. I didnt even know this focal length existed in FD until about a month ago! I think this lens and I will get along great. Great weight, easy focusing (after 10ft its infinity). Good stuff.

Here it is on my A7.

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And here is something I grabbed yesterday morning.

 

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Thanks guys!

Here's a few more. I'm normally a 35-85 range kind of shooter but this lens is a lot of fun. More fun then than the 24 ;) We have had strange skies here as of late. Its grey and cloudy but not raining which is odd for south Florida. I pushed the colors all over the place on these.

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Looks great on the A7. Was thinking of looking for one too or maybe the 20-35 to go wider than 24.
 

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Looks great on the A7. Was thinking of looking for one too or maybe the 20-35 to go wider than 24.
It's nice too for the f2.8 speed. I haven't used any FD zooms yet tho. The primes are too much fun ;)
 

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I just picked up one these 20mm lenses, intending to use it mainly for astrophotography, but since it fits neatly between my SEL1018 and SEL2470, I thought I'd give it a go during daylight hours.

It seems fairly useable for landscapes.


FD 20mm f-2.8-1.jpg
by Holzwerk, on Flickr


FD 20mm f-2.8-8.jpg
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FD 20mm f-2.8-6.jpg
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And its distortions are easily corrected using Lightroom's built-in corrections for Canon's EF 20mm lens.


FD 20mm f-2.8-3.jpg
by Holzwerk, on Flickr


FD 20mm f-2.8-7.jpg
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Works close-up too.


FD 20mm f-2.8-4.jpg
by Holzwerk, on Flickr


FD 20mm f-2.8-5.jpg
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FD 20mm f-2.8-2.jpg
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I'm thinking it's a keeper.
 

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Uh... What did that last shot look like before the corrections? :daz:

Looks good David, well worth keeping in the bag. :)
 

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Well, found one for 160€. Gonna test it tomorrow. If it is good on my A7 I'll buy it and bring it for sure with me to Cape Town !


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I just picked up one these 20mm lenses, intending to use it mainly for astrophotography, but since it fits neatly between my SEL1018 and SEL2470, I thought I'd give it a go during daylight hours.

It seems fairly useable for landscapes.


FD 20mm f-2.8-1.jpg
by Holzwerk, on Flickr


FD 20mm f-2.8-8.jpg
by Holzwerk, on Flickr


FD 20mm f-2.8-6.jpg
by Holzwerk, on Flickr

And its distortions are easily corrected using Lightroom's built-in corrections for Canon's EF 20mm lens.


FD 20mm f-2.8-3.jpg
by Holzwerk, on Flickr


FD 20mm f-2.8-7.jpg
by Holzwerk, on Flickr

Works close-up too.


FD 20mm f-2.8-4.jpg
by Holzwerk, on Flickr


FD 20mm f-2.8-5.jpg
by Holzwerk, on Flickr


FD 20mm f-2.8-2.jpg
by Holzwerk, on Flickr

I'm thinking it's a keeper.
Got one today ! Nice piece of glass. Tried Canon EF 20 profile in LR. It partially does the job, I added a minus 8 distortion to get less outward curves. Just my taste so far but I am keen to get your feedback.
 

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Got one today ! Nice piece of glass. Tried Canon EF 20 profile in LR. It partially does the job, I added a minus 8 distortion to get less outward curves. Just my taste so far but I am keen to get your feedback.
Thanks for the info. I just tried your suggestion on the hotel and bridge images above, and I honestly can't say that it made a significant difference to my eye. But perhaps it might on other kinds of images.
 

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Maybe not. But there is a lack of verticals with this profile. It is easily corrected manually.
My only concern with this lens so far is the 72 mm diameter, all my filters are smaller...


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You could always try to do your own profile. It's not that difficult, though it is a bit laborious. The filter size is a non-issue for me. You can't really use a polarizer on a lens this wide, and I guess I can live without a ND filter on this particular lens (or use welder's glass). I never use filters for "protection."
 

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I'd like to know this as well. How is the distortion of the lens straight from camera?
I'm afraid I don't have any brick walls handy, so I hope that my garage door will do. Straight out of the camera (raw image/Lightroom default settings)

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And after applying the Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 lens profile:

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It is great. Canon EF 20 profile is indeed pretty accurate. All that I can say. Used it a lot these days in Cape Town and frankly speaking 20mm wide is needed with such landscapes...good companion for the A7


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