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Good FL lenses?
« on: July 02, 2013, 08:00:19 PM »
So, looks like I'll be getting a Canon FT QL from my friends father that was found while cleaning out stuff. Might need some work, not sure, but I don't plan on putting a lot of money towards fixing it up. If it can be done cheap, then I'm off shooting with it :)

So, assuming it's more or less working for little to nothing, what FL lenses would it be worth my while to keep my eye out for? Has a 50/1.8, and supposedly a "wide angle" which I'm guessing is 28mm, but don't know.
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Re: Good FL lenses?
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2013, 11:58:33 AM »
I'll keep an eye out then, although I'm going to hold off on any purchases until I get it in hand. But if I happen to see one at a flea market or garage sale, I'll grab it if it looks good.
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« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2013, 03:22:21 PM »
The FT QL was my first Canon SLR way back in the 1960's.  One of the issues with the old cameras that used 1.3v mercury batteries that are no longer available.  I buy and sell a lot of the old cameras.
You can use either FL or FD lenses with the camera, there are tons of 50mm f/1.8 lenses available for under $50, and f/1.4 lenses don't break the bank.
 
There are few good alternatives, Silver Oxide works ok, but the voltage fluctuations mean potentially inaccurate light meter readings.  Air-Cell batteries are expensive and don't last long.
 
A separate light meter is the best solution.
 
Its also pretty likely that the shutter speed is no longer accurate, its impractical to do anything about that, just try it and see.
 

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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2013, 04:09:08 PM »
The FT QL was my first Canon SLR way back in the 1960's.  One of the issues with the old cameras that used 1.3v mercury batteries that are no longer available.  I buy and sell a lot of the old cameras.
You can use either FL or FD lenses with the camera, there are tons of 50mm f/1.8 lenses available for under $50, and f/1.4 lenses don't break the bank.
 
There are few good alternatives, Silver Oxide works ok, but the voltage fluctuations mean potentially inaccurate light meter readings.  Air-Cell batteries are expensive and don't last long.
 
A separate light meter is the best solution.
 
Its also pretty likely that the shutter speed is no longer accurate, its impractical to do anything about that, just try it and see.

Thanks for the tips. Yea, I have a lightmeter (Luna Pro FTW!), so I'll just have to see what kind of condition it's in when I get it. 3 weeks or so, and it's been in storage for quite a while from what I understand.
5D mark 2, 5D mark 3, EF 17-40mm f/4L,  EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, EF 135mm f/2L, EF 85mm f/1.8
Film Cameras: Mamiya RB67, RB-50, RB-180-C, RB-90-C, RB-50, Perkeo I folder, Mamiya Six Folder (Pre-WWII model)
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Re: Good FL lenses?
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2013, 04:09:08 PM »