Affordable FD Lenses For HDSLR Use

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FD lenses are old manual Canon lenses that became almost completely obsolete by the EOS mount Canon cameras. What is so great about these lenses is their crazy low price. I picked up 3 lenses (50mm F1.8, 135mm F2.8, 80-200mm F3.9) for $50 on ebay.

To use these lenses with your Canon EOS camera you will need an adaptor. I had heard bad things about the cheapo adaptors so I picked up the Fotodiox FD to EOS for $30 which works great. I have already dropped it and it took it well.


Cons:

  • Soft image when wide open
  • Loss of .6 stops of light
  • Crop factor of 1.26
  • Manual Lens

Pros:

  • Quality of lens body
  • Crop factor (can be useful)
  • Price of lenses

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