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Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by roundball, Sep 3, 2014.
Canon FDn 50-135/3.5 Macro
Anyone have any experiences they can share about this lens?
Well, got some experience of my own today...ran about 100 shots through the FDn 50-135/3.5...decent lens, Macro is surprisingly sharp not to be an actual Macro lens. Really not much more compact than the 80-200/4.0-L at only about an inch shorter, and both are the same diameter at 58mm.
The problem is, given choices of primes & zooms I have, particularly the outstanding 70-150/4.5 and 80-200/4.0-L lenses that I now have, to be honest I can't imagine a situation where I'd leave the others home and take the 50-135 instead…suspect this will go the way of the FDn 200/2.8 that I rarely ever used.
Thanks for the information. I was not very familiar with that lens other than most people preferring the 35-105mm over it. I got curious about your 70-150 4.5 and how it will compare to the 70-210 F4 though now.
And course, that GEM 80-200mm F4 which I will eventually own
Well, the main difference between the 35-105 and 50-135 is more reach of course...then the 35-105 has that big 72mm front end.
There's apparently something unique about the FDn 70-150/4.5...it has simply outstanding IQ / color rendition.
I've spent whole trips with it at the Arboretum shooting colorful flowers on bright sunny days as I'm stopped down to the 4.5/5.6/8.0 range anyway. You'll see others who have it make similar comments, ie: a recent one on that other forum we check in on occasionally. Don't know what it is but something abut the lens elements used / build quality back during that era or something...I've also had a couple of 70-210's, sold them both...but the 70-150 isn't going anywhere, LOL.
Oh yeah, I actually used the 70-210 during the Rodeo and was surprised of the IQ I got and since the Turbo gives it an extra stop, is one damn nice lens at 70-210 F2.8!
70-150 is a much better ratio of zoom thus so I am assuming the quality will be better for sure...but my savings are going for the 80-200mm next !