The New Canon FD 50mm f1.4 lens

Discussion in 'Canon FD' started by david_mcewan, Oct 29, 2020.

  1. I took up amateur photography in the early 1960s and used a Voigtlander Prominent rangefinder until the early 1990s when I switched to the Canon EOS system, thus missing the mechanical SLR camera experience. I then moved to the Canon digital range about 2008.

    In 2010 curiosity got the better of me and I bought a FTbn body fitted with the subject lens. I used 4 rolls of kodak 200 over several weeks of summer, had them developed and put them in a box with other photos without checking them as my curiosity had waned by then.

    Over the years I have owned/used many of the EOS L lenses including several primes.

    Several weeks ago while in Covid lockdown here in Melbourne I took the opportunity to browse my many prints. For the first time I viewed the developed rolls and found to my amazement that the photos just stand out with a pop, depth and clarity not matched by any other lens I have used.

    I now have a newfound enthusiasm for photography and I will be putting this lens to good use in the coming summer months.
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  2. The FD 50mm f/1.4 is a superb lens

    a MIR list of FD 50mm lenses
    Canon FD 50mm standard lenses

    Just for fun, here is an image with the lens on a Canon T90

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