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Canon FD 70-210mm F-4

CWL

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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
 

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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.
I usually shoot in Anti-motion blur mode when I'm shooting with a telephoto handheld
 

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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...

DMC-FX150    ---    6mm    f/2.8    1/30s    ISO 200
 

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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;

NEX-3    ---    0mm    f/1.0    1/640s    ISO 200
 

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I usually shoot in Anti-motion blur mode when I'm shooting with a telephoto handheld
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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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 :)
 
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