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May 13, 2012 01:45 as a reply to  @ post 14423288 |  #31

ahh I forgot about that legendary fd to eos converter.


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May 13, 2012 07:23 |  #32

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #14417628 (external link)
The 50mm f/1.0 is also scarce by most people's standards.

Didn't they also make an f/.95 ?


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May 13, 2012 11:33 |  #33

There was a genuine canon fd-ef Converter on eBay for a while this year, they wanted $1200 BIN only for it though. Now that all the big canon FD telephotos can be easily converted to EF with the EdMika adapter for a couple hundred dollars I can't see much or a reason to buy it for that kind of coin any more.

Canon also made a rare glassless FD-EF converter for their macro lenses (you could attach most any FD lens to it I imagine, but you would lose infinity focus).


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May 13, 2012 11:44 |  #34

For macro you can use a glassless generic FD-EF converter, though. But I guess the genuine canon one would be quite rare indeed.


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May 13, 2012 13:26 |  #35

alex.hondsmerk wrote in post #14421301 (external link)
Oh wow, never even knew these existed! I would totally buy the 150-600 though...

There's one on UK ebay right now: http://www.ebay.co.uk …enses&hash=item​27c6be1f6c (external link)
I hope you noticed it's FD fitting though, so won't go on an EOS body.


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May 13, 2012 14:27 |  #36

The original FD-EF adapter is sometimes on Ebay. Last one I watched selled at 800 Euro.


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May 13, 2012 14:35 |  #37

Madweasel wrote in post #14425379 (external link)
There's one on UK ebay right now: http://www.ebay.co.uk …enses&hash=item​27c6be1f6c (external link)
I hope you noticed it's FD fitting though, so won't go on an EOS body.

I meant if they made it as an EF mount, but thanks for looking! :D


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May 13, 2012 19:57 |  #38

fotoworx wrote in post #14424123 (external link)
Didn't they also make an f/.95 ?

Indeed they did, but it was a C-mount.
I happened to have one to hand 10 years back and coupled it to an image intensifier. It was quite astonishing to see what f/0.004 looked like. :)


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Jun 01, 2013 12:18 |  #39

I have a 35-105 f3.5-5.6 which used the AFD type motor for focus. I guess it's not rare per se but they were only in production a year or so before being replaced with the USM version. It doesn't have a zoom ring. You push/pull it to zoom.




  
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Jun 01, 2013 19:36 |  #40

tkbslc wrote in post #14421739 (external link)
There aren't a ton of them, yet you could easily find one within a couple weeks of looking.


I'm surprised nobody mentioned the 35-80 power zoom! That's a rare beauty...

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The 100-200 f4.5 A might be upt here with the rarest lenses. I've never heard of anyone using it. Note the lack of a focus ring - it's AF only. (of course there are 3 on ebay now that I check...:))

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Jun 01, 2013 19:41 |  #41

Brandman wrote in post #14417621 (external link)
What are the rarest canon lenses with an eos mount?

The 50mm f/1.8 Mk I seems like a rare bugger.. i been trying to get my hands on one for awhile, the mostly metal version.


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Jun 01, 2013 19:43 |  #42

bent toe wrote in post #15990178 (external link)
The 50mm f/1.8 Mk I seems like a rare bugger.. i been trying to get my hands on one for awhile, the mostly metal version.

They're quite common on eBay. And even on here they pop up at least a few times a month.


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Jun 02, 2013 00:32 |  #43

bent toe wrote in post #15990178 (external link)
The 50mm f/1.8 Mk I seems like a rare bugger.. i been trying to get my hands on one for awhile, the mostly metal version.

KEH seems to have them in somewhat regularly.

I have two.


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Jun 02, 2013 00:40 |  #44

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #14422466 (external link)
C'mon Tom...

Don't think the OP was looking for the Terminator arm in a vault at Cyberdine Systems. :lol:

Watch your spelling...


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Jun 02, 2013 00:52 as a reply to  @ CyberDyneSystems's post |  #45

Well the 50 f1.0 and the 200 1.8 are quite rare but do pop up on he second hand market from time to time. Strangely I saw a 200 1.8 for £3k yesterday, only the third I've ever seen "in the flesh". First had a scratched front element, second I bought and third has pride of place on the second hand shelf.

So these things do turn up if you are willing to wait.

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