Is this FL 55/1.2 worth the price ? I guess so...

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by izTheViz, Apr 12, 2014.

  1. izTheViz

    izTheViz TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    May 10, 2013
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    Yannis Marigo
    To all FL55 owners. Found one in mint condition in a photo shop here in Paris. It comes with the body but I don't care. 199€ seems to be cheap.
    The vendor told me it is the thorium one. ImageUploadedByTalkEmount1397327739.485363.
     
  2. quezra

    quezra TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    I think 199€ with the body is a great price. This is a very consistent lens - almost everyone I see posting pics with it make me think I could also shoot the same with my copy - and is the best entry level lens to superfast lenses without compromising quality.
     
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  3. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
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    Kevin
    I have two copy's of this lens... Both are wonderful.
     
  4. izTheViz

    izTheViz TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    All right, thanks. How does it compare to the FD 50/1.4 ? Could sell this one to get the 55...
     
  5. quezra

    quezra TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    They're really quite different. FD 50/1.4 (I've only used the FD new one, not the original FD) is relatively sharp and somewhat sharper at f1.4 than the FL55. But the FL has much better bokeh and can give wondrous rendering that the FD can only dream of. Two very different lenses - I'd say they both have a place on a photographer's shelf. But if you need to sell to justify getting the FL then you will probably find you can get by too :)
     
  6. izTheViz

    izTheViz TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Yannis Marigo
    Good to know. Thanks
     
  7. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

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    Kevin

    Your right on with that statement!
     
  8. sam

    sam TalkEmount Regular

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    sam
    I just picked up the FL 50 1.8 on the weekend. It's living on the camera right now.
    Testing phase. Loving it so far.

    Taking it to work to measure its radioactive level.
     
  9. sam

    sam TalkEmount Regular

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    sam
    I forgot to mention, I got the FL 50 with the same camera, paid $40 canadian.
    The vendor and I trade old equipment, so I saved $40.
    He normally would sell this to students for $80.