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Showcase Canon FD 20mm f2.8

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by DigitalD, Mar 28, 2014.

  1. DigitalD

    DigitalD TalkEmount Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2014
    Miami
    David K Fonseca
    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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  2. MAubrey

    MAubrey TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Excellent texture in the sky!

    I love it when ultrawides get used in portrait orientation.
     
  3. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Nice results!
     
  4. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Well done. Seems like this would be a popular range.
     
  5. DigitalD

    DigitalD TalkEmount Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2014
    Miami
    David K Fonseca
    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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  6. izTheViz

    izTheViz TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    May 10, 2013
    Paris
    Yannis Marigo
    Looks great on the A7. Was thinking of looking for one too or maybe the 20-35 to go wider than 24.
     
  7. DigitalD

    DigitalD TalkEmount Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2014
    Miami
    David K Fonseca
    It's nice too for the f2.8 speed. I haven't used any FD zooms yet tho. The primes are too much fun ;)
     
  8. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    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.

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    by Holzwerk, on Flickr

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    by Holzwerk, on Flickr

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

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

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    by Holzwerk, on Flickr

    Works close-up too.

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    by Holzwerk, on Flickr

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

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    by Holzwerk, on Flickr

    I'm thinking it's a keeper.
     
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  9. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    All awesome.

    Love the dog tounge
     
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  10. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    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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  11. izTheViz

    izTheViz TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    May 10, 2013
    Paris
    Yannis Marigo
    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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  12. izTheViz

    izTheViz TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    May 10, 2013
    Paris
    Yannis Marigo
    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.
     
  13. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    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.
     
  14. izTheViz

    izTheViz TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    May 10, 2013
    Paris
    Yannis Marigo
    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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  15. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    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."
     
  16. ilovehatephotography

    ilovehatephotography TalkEmount Regular

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    May 30, 2014
    Los Angeles, CA
    Ed
    I'd like to know this as well. How is the distortion of the lens straight from camera?
     
  17. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    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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  18. ilovehatephotography

    ilovehatephotography TalkEmount Regular

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    May 30, 2014
    Los Angeles, CA
    Ed
    Not bad straight out of camera. I was concerned that it would be more moustachioed, but it's decent. But god bless Lightroom :)
     
  19. izTheViz

    izTheViz TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    May 10, 2013
    Paris
    Yannis Marigo
    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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  20. ilovehatephotography

    ilovehatephotography TalkEmount Regular

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    Los Angeles, CA
    Ed
    Just won an auction on the FD 20mm. Can't wait to try it out next week. :)