Showcase Canon FD 50mm f/1.4

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by Electric Shepherd, May 21, 2012.

  1. Electric Shepherd

    Electric Shepherd TalkEmount Regular

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    May 12, 2012
    Leicestershire, U.K.
    Ben
    Not very exciting, but I've just got my FD-Nex adapter so couldn't resist a quick couple of shots in the garden:

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    Bluebells at f/1.4 by Pam & Ben, on Flickr

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    Aquilegias by Pam & Ben, on Flickr

    The first, taken at f/1.4, is pretty soft, the second is at f/2.8 and is getting really sharp.

    Looking forward to digging more of my FD lenses out!
     
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  2. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    While I like the flowers in the first shot better, the second one is a bit better shot.
     
  3. Hyubie

    Hyubie TalkEmount Rookie

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    Jul 19, 2012
    Weymouth, MA
    Herbert
    First shots with C3

    I only have the Canon FD 50mm f/1.4 for use with my C3 (not even native lens), but it's the first time I really had fun with manual focusing. I am planning to add a lens (or two!) soon. Here are some shots.


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    Love the focus peaking here!
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    Tried the camera + lens outside - I think this was on Vivid? Didn't notice that slight reddish cast on the face. Anyway, this was a quick edit. :smile:
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  4. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    i agree the last one,is the best.....I like the clarity, sharpness, I like the DOF
     
  5. Yohan

    Yohan TalkEmount Veteran

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    May 21, 2012
    Vancouver, BC
    Yohan
    nice images! seems like another good 50!
     
  6. Janne303

    Janne303 TalkEmount Regular

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    Jan 15, 2013
    Uppsala, Sweden
    Janne Eriksson
    I like my canon 1.4

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  7. izTheViz

    izTheViz TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    May 10, 2013
    Paris
    Yannis Marigo
    Like mine too !!! ImageUploadedByTalkNEX1374077272.698587.
     
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  8. Janne303

    Janne303 TalkEmount Regular

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    Jan 15, 2013
    Uppsala, Sweden
    Janne Eriksson
    It also seems that CA is present some times hehe

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  9. NRV

    NRV TalkEmount Regular

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    Jun 18, 2013
    Brooklyn, NY
    Got mine today. Lovely lens.



     
  10. NRV

    NRV TalkEmount Regular

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    Jun 18, 2013
    Brooklyn, NY
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  11. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    ^^Very nice work there NRV :thumbup:
     
  12. Mathieu Decodts

    Mathieu Decodts TalkEmount Veteran

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    Aug 5, 2013
    Here is a shot I took at a recent judo competition (one of my family's hobbies). I really like the subject separation at 1.4, picking out one trophy. No sure about the bokeh though. This is with the standard canon fd 1.4 but I have the super old chrome nose too. I think I prefer it despite it's weight, something more dreamy about it.
     

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  13. dsiglin

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    Apr 23, 2013
    Greenville, SC
    Hopefully this will be useful, just to show how sharp this lens can be wide open (compared to other 1.4 lenses) here's a 100% crop from a test shoot I just did.
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    Here's the uncropped version, not original size.

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  14. Mathieu Decodts

    Mathieu Decodts TalkEmount Veteran

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    Aug 5, 2013
    It is sharp yes, but it's dreamy too, lovely bokeh on the old chrome nose. This was shot a few moments ago.
     

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  15. Mathieu Decodts

    Mathieu Decodts TalkEmount Veteran

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    Aug 5, 2013
    Oops double post.
     
  16. Mathieu Decodts

    Mathieu Decodts TalkEmount Veteran

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    Aug 5, 2013
    Same lens stopped down to F4 and razor sharp hand held. I have two of them, the chrome nose I shot this with and a more "modern" 1.4. The chrome nose is my favourite but it weighs a ton, I got the newer one because it half the weight, but it's not so dreamy!
     

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  17. Mathieu Decodts

    Mathieu Decodts TalkEmount Veteran

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    Aug 5, 2013
    Was out tonight doing some planning for a big shoot in a few weeks, this was taken with the FD at f2 or so. Such lovely bokeh and colour rendition.
     

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  18. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Love the highlights in the reflection.
     
  19. Mathieu Decodts

    Mathieu Decodts TalkEmount Veteran

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    Aug 5, 2013
    Basically going to put a model right here leaning on the rail, background will be intense and model will be silhouetted by colourful bokeh. I tried the same composition with a modern sigma lens and while it was sharper the bokeh was no where near as good. I think this is the best lens I own, just performs exactly how I want for portrait work :)
     
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  20. jrincon

    jrincon New to TalkEmount

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    Aug 16, 2013
    Spain
    Javi
    My flowerpot

    love the fd 50mm:cloud-9-039:
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