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Canon FD 70-210mm F-4

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by CWL, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. CWL

    CWL TalkEmount Regular

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    Jun 16, 2012
    Cumbria UK
    Chee
    Brother gave me the above lens last week and received the adaptor today. Took a couple of quick shots, a little tricky to handle due to weight, and being handheld the shots are not brilliant but shows promise. With a little practise, hopefully achieve some good results.

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    C3 Pentax 50mm F-1.7

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    Taken with Ipad

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    Canon 70-210mm

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    Canon 70-210mm
     
  2. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Nice lens. Expect some nice pics.
     
  3. Phoenix

    Phoenix TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Aug 25, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Phoenix Gonzales
    I usually shoot in Anti-motion blur mode when I'm shooting with a telephoto handheld
     
  4. Bugleone

    Bugleone TalkEmount Veteran

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    Aug 21, 2011
    This was always a quality lens,..the best way to use without tripod is an impromptu beanbag and rifle shooting seating with lens on raised left knee...

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  5. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Can't complain about those shots. :)
     
  6. Bugleone

    Bugleone TalkEmount Veteran

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    Aug 21, 2011
    I've not used the 70-210 a lot with the NEX however it's useful for certain views such as drawing distant elements together by shortening the perspective as here in this shot which brings both sides of the valley into the one shot,..the vegetable ground on this side and the church across the valley;

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  7. CWL

    CWL TalkEmount Regular

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    Jun 16, 2012
    Cumbria UK
    Chee
    Good tip, tried it out just now and works a treat.

    Took a few more shots this afternoon with a tripod this time, composed the shot, set on self timer and bingo. A little tricky to focus in macro and to tell what's in focus, need to review each pic carefully after.

    These photos are straight out of the camera.

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    So far really impressed with the quality of the Canon lens. Now I have a FD adaptor, looking to get a 50mm f/1.4 to replace my Pentax 50mm f/1.7.
     
  8. Bugleone

    Bugleone TalkEmount Veteran

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    Aug 21, 2011
    I have both the FD 50mm f1.4 (also 50 f1.8) & Pentax 'A' 50mm f1.7. All are good lenses but the FD is substantially heavier than the much smaller/lighter Pentax lens. The FD tends to make the NEX very front heavy but the Pentax fits neatly. Considering that the differentce between the two lenses is a fraction of a stop, the Pentax is a much better lens and is also sharper.
     
  9. CWL

    CWL TalkEmount Regular

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    Jun 16, 2012
    Cumbria UK
    Chee
    Thanks for the info, sounds like not much point replacing an already decent lens. I've had mixed results with the pentax but probably just me, however I've had some very good results too. Money saved can go towards an autofocus e mount lens :)