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Canon fd f3.5 macro 50mm

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Deadbear77, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    So I just purchased one of these off of the bay.
    Interested to see how the 1:1 macro works and the peeking on this lens.

    Anyone with experience with this lens feel free to chime in.

    If it does not suit my fancy I will be offering this among other lenses for sale up on the board in a bit. I have some 28mm, 50mm and zooms coming soon.
     
  2. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    Buler,,,,,
     
  3. Orange

    Orange TalkEmount Veteran

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    Jan 4, 2013
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    It's not Orange!
    anyone?...

    lol

    No experience of it here, but I'd be very interested in how it performs once you've had some time with it :)
     
  4. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    Lol. For sure will post review and pics.
     
  5. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    Also pulled the trigger on the minolta mc 50mm 3.5 macro. When they arrive I will try to post some side by sides.
     
  6. eno789

    eno789 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Brian
  7. Orange

    Orange TalkEmount Veteran

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    England
    It's not Orange!
  8. Orange

    Orange TalkEmount Veteran

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    It's not Orange!
    Cheers Deadbear
     
  9. eno789

    eno789 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Brian
    The focal length of the lens itself, together with minimal focus distance and magnification ratio, remain the same, but the field view would be different because of the crop factor.
    In other words, 50mm SLR lens has field view equivalent to 75mm when used on NEX, has field view equivalent to 100mm when used on micro 4/3.
    See also Crop factor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
  10. Orange

    Orange TalkEmount Veteran

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    It's not Orange!
    That's what I meant cheers ;)
     
  11. gio

    gio TalkEmount Veteran

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    on a 4/3 a 50mm is still a 50mm,it does not enlarge the subject. if you take a photo from a 50mm full frame and a 50mm 4/3 frame/ APS-C and crop the full frame the photos will be identical, it alters the field of view not the reach/size of the subject in the frame. IMHO 50mm is not a good portrait lens especially for head and shoulders as it gives a distorted effect and also you have to be about 1 1/2 feet away from your subject which is way too close for comfort,even if you know the model well, do a comparison between a 50mm and a 90mm or 135mm and see the difference for yourself.
     
  12. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    So the canon came in the mail yesterday and wow, it seems to be tack sharp at the widest 3.5. Have not tested it yet outside but last night I did and this is what I got. No crop

    ehu9u2eb.
     
  13. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Love the patina on that penny. Nice job. :)
     
  14. Orange

    Orange TalkEmount Veteran

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    It's not Orange!
    Nice! Cheers for posting ;)