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Oct 17, 2013 23:06 |  #1

http://milwaukee.craig​slist.org/pho/40823427​56.html (external link)

Are these lenses worth me trying to purchase and mount onto my t3i. I'll mainly keep the 100mm and then probably sell the 50mm to a friend of mine who has a t3i also. I just dont' know if that 100mm is worth it or not ;P

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Oct 17, 2013 23:12 |  #2

They are FD mount lenses. They will not fit right away. You need to buy an adapter. On top of that, if you do manage to attach it to your t3i, you don't have AF as both are manual focus only lenses. Just want to make sure you're aware of that.




  
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Oct 17, 2013 23:15 |  #3

Yeh I figured it's manual focus and aperture (I think they are manual aperture). I would use it sparingly and hopefully use it for some portrait shots. Is it good glass at all? Is it worth my time and money (time being waiting for the adapter and then getting it on there ;P). I'm obviously on a super budget...The only lenses I have are the 50mm, the kit lens and then a sigma 35-80mm F4.5-5.0 which is difficult to use due to errors it gives.


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Oct 17, 2013 23:53 |  #4

i wouldn't bother...the 50mm is of no use to you...the 100mm is probably going to just cause more headaches than it's worth...if you want to spend money...buy a yongnuo flash, and some cheap triggers


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Oct 17, 2013 23:55 |  #5

FD lenses don't adapt well to EF mount bodies, they either require an adapter with optics that destroy IQ or w/o the optics they can't focus to infinity(would be fine for something like a macro lens).




  
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Oct 18, 2013 00:04 |  #6

First, the FD-EOS adapter will cost you an additional $40.

I am a fan of manual-focusing lenses.

Here are my 2cents:
1) the SSC coating is better - I do not have the FD 100mm f/2.8 SSC, but this lens may be ok because of the SSC
2) As in the previous post, with these MF lens, you can only work in Av mode
3) I have the FD 50mm f/1.4 and FD 300mm f/3.5, and these lenses are OK
4) People who use MF lenses only purchase the selective MF lenses known for their superior optical quality
5) To help you with manual focusing, you may need to spend another $40 for a split-screen focusing screen

So, using MF lenses may not save you money

Here are a few MF lenses that I own:
1) Canon FD 50mm f/1.4 SSC used with FD-EOS adapter
2) Canon FD 300mm f/3.5 SSC used with FD-EOS adapter
3) Nikon 50mm f/1.4 AI used with Nikon-EOS adapter
4) Nikon 80mm f/2 AI used with Nikon-EOS adapter
5) Helios 50mm f/2 - M42 screw mount - used with M42-EOS adapter


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Oct 18, 2013 02:56 |  #7

Short answer = NO.


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Oct 18, 2013 15:10 |  #8

Lol thanks fellas! I was at a thrift shop and found another big load of these lenses. I have received a list of lenses that will fit with adapters, but is there a list of recommended good older lenses? There were just too many lenses at the thrift shop for me to take them all down. Some yashica, tamron, canon, pentax, sigma, tokina and probably a few other brands. Some 35mm bodies and an old EOS film camera. I'm not sure what any of it was worth or if it was any good but most were bayonette mounts for old Canon 35mm bodies (I believe)


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Oct 18, 2013 15:11 |  #9

DreDaze, looking into it now :)


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Oct 18, 2013 16:25 |  #10

xarik wrote in post #16381246 (external link)
Lol thanks fellas! I was at a thrift shop and found another big load of these lenses. I have received a list of lenses that will fit with adapters, but is there a list of recommended good older lenses? There were just too many lenses at the thrift shop for me to take them all down. Some yashica, tamron, canon, pentax, sigma, tokina and probably a few other brands. Some 35mm bodies and an old EOS film camera. I'm not sure what any of it was worth or if it was any good but most were bayonette mounts for old Canon 35mm bodies (I believe)

for the most part you don't want to waste your time with FD lenses...look for M42 lenses, as they are easily adaptable...all the same you can get a lot done with budget EF lenses, instead of spending a bit of money on older manual focus lenses that you don't know much about...even if something is cheap it doesn't always mean it's worth it...


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Oct 18, 2013 17:04 |  #11

Aside from 50's and 135mm primes, any decent manual lens is not going to be that cheap. I agree with Dre, just use the EF lenses. The 18-55 IS and 55-250 IS lenses are sharper than 99.9% of the manual zooms out there and not much more expensive. Tamron and Sigma have decent 70-300 lenses for like $50 on ebay.


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Oct 18, 2013 18:05 |  #12

Alright cool! I think I'm going to pass on that flash set up DreDaze, it just wasn't practical and I don't know enough about flashes to do that :P As for the FD lenses, that's good help to me to know to not even bother really! Is it even worth the adapter to do it if I have one? I have an old lens that fit on a Yashica and I was looking into just getting the adapter just to try out the lens. If it's not worth it I'll save my $14 on the adapter. I'm pretty happy with my 50mm and other lenses, just always looking for something new to play around with :).


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