Nostalgia

Jameel Hyder

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Back when I used film, my most used lens was a FD 50mm/1.4. My last film camera is the venerable Canon T-90. I really liked that 50/1.4. When I moved to digital I naturally bought the EF 50/1.4 but never ended up liking it much. Eventually sold it and the 24-70 became my go to lens, later replaced with the 24-105. I still have the T-90 with 50/1.4 (I sold off other FD lenses). I came across a FD-RF adapter the other day and picked it up for $17. I put this combination on my R5 and so far liking the results. Just received the adapter today and fired off a few test images. Looks good so far.


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Jameel Hyder

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Those old manual focus lenses with smooth long throw focus rings are a joy to use. I wish I had kept some of the older FD lenses.
 

Mike Lewis

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Those are very cool! Fun to look back too. My 'photography experience' is in 2 parts. Initially as a starving student running around with a Canon AT-1 and a 50mm f/1.8. The costs and constraints of using film eventually did me in. Then much later in 2006 when I bought my first DSLR the Rebel XT (350D). Reallky fun to look back on those old days with the AT-1, a 50mm, and zooming with one's feet though :)

These are nice images - looks like that old optic still has some life left in it!

ML
 

Jameel Hyder

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Those are very cool! Fun to look back too. My 'photography experience' is in 2 parts. Initially as a starving student running around with a Canon AT-1 and a 50mm f/1.8. The costs and constraints of using film eventually did me in. Then much later in 2006 when I bought my first DSLR the Rebel XT (350D). Reallky fun to look back on those old days with the AT-1, a 50mm, and zooming with one's feet though :)

These are nice images - looks like that old optic still has some life left in it!

ML
Thanks Mike. I know exactly what you mean.
 
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