My most used adapted Canon FDn lenses on an NEX-7 (using a CIECIO7 adapter)

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by roundball, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    With my interests being outdoors / nature / wildlife, if I could only have a few lenses, these would be the ones I'd keep.
    In spite of being all manual, they've proven to be solid performers for my needs on the NEX-7 and cover a wide range of focal lengths from 24-400mm.
    Have never enjoyed the photography hobby, or the quality of the results, as much as I have since getting back into it last year with the NEX-7, and particularly so by being able to reengage whatever Canon FDn lenses I already had, that I'd saved all those years from the '80s.


    CANON FDn 24-35 / 3.5-L

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    CANON FDn 35-105 / 3.5

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    CANON FDn 80-200 / 4.0-L

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    CANON FDn 300 / 4.0-L

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    CANON FDn 400 / 4.5

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  2. shaolin95

    shaolin95 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Jul 3, 2013
    I need a mop...too much drooling!
    Wow, I dream of having most of those...specially those red liners...so sexy! Great collection. :)
     
  3. izTheViz

    izTheViz TalkEmount Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    May 10, 2013
    Paris
    Yannis Marigo
    Wow ! Have a faulty 35-105. Blades would not close nor open. Have to open it and try to fix it by myself. Any experience so far with FD zooms ? Asked for repair in a shop but this will cost me even more than the lens itself...


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  4. shaolin95

    shaolin95 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Jul 3, 2013
    I sold one 35-105mm on ebay that was stuck wide opened as I could only find one youtube video but the guy told me it will not be the same for the Zoom and yeah, the local stores wanted more than I paid for it. :/
    Still, the good thing about the 3 versions of that lens I got before is that they all 3 looked fantastic so I was lucky at least in that regard.
    Good luck with it. :)
     
  5. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    No, sure don't...and I know my limitations...I'll tear down / rebuilt an engine and have it pop off first time...but getting inside something like a camera lens, I would leave to somebody that knows what they're doing or buy a replacement.
     
  6. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    And the good news is the 35-105mm and the 400mm both produce "L" class IQ as far as I'm concerned...both are outstanding lenses.
     
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  7. shaolin95

    shaolin95 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Jul 3, 2013
    Indeed! I bought the 35-105mm because of those same comments I read, many people calling it a collection of prime lenses :)
    I still would love to get that 24-35mm although having a 24mm F2.8 already I am not so sure if I should and how it will compare in IQ. And of course the legendary 80-200 f4L is a no brainer.
     
  8. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    IMO, the 24-35/3.5-L is at least as good as the 80-200-L...it's just blown me away and is why I'm also starting to sell off some other lens in the 24/28/35 range...too many that I simply no longer use.
     
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  9. shaolin95

    shaolin95 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Jul 3, 2013
    Thats all the recommendation I needed! Thanks :)
     
  10. MAubrey

    MAubrey TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Just think: the 20-35mm that replaced it is even better.
     
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  11. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    I think you have things pretty well covered:)
     
  12. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Took a lifetime to get here but I'm getting done in retirement !
     
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  13. izTheViz

    izTheViz TalkEmount Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    May 10, 2013
    Paris
    Yannis Marigo
    Got that 35-105 because of its reputation but saddly fell on a cheap copy...sometimes I'm fed up
    carrying so many primes ! Could get another one for 109€ from a shop to be sure it works fine this time. Hesitating...


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  14. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Maybe that shop or a repair shop would at least give you a little something for it on trade-in...then they could use it for parts, or fix it and resell it, or something
     
  15. izTheViz

    izTheViz TalkEmount Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    545
    May 10, 2013
    Paris
    Yannis Marigo
    good idea !


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