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drindrin

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Canon FD 28mm-85mm F4 Zoom Lens
« on: February 14, 2012, 08:50:13 AM »
hey guys just wondering what you guys think about this lens? I'm new to the camera world, and just want a wide lens to take some cool photos is this a good lens, i have a 600d.

thanks

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Canon FD 28mm-85mm F4 Zoom Lens
« on: February 14, 2012, 08:50:13 AM »

ghosh9691

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Re: Canon FD 28mm-85mm F4 Zoom Lens
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2012, 09:06:22 AM »
hey guys just wondering what you guys think about this lens? I'm new to the camera world, and just want a wide lens to take some cool photos is this a good lens, i have a 600d.

thanks

This is an FD lens - i.e. for old Canon manual SLR cameras, pre-EOS. These lenses will not work with the EOS cameras.

You should purchase an EF-S lens that starts around 18mm to get that wide-angle look that you are wanting. Example: EF-S 15-85mm, EF-S 18-55mm, EF-S 17-55mm, etc.
« Last Edit: February 14, 2012, 09:08:37 AM by ghosh9691 »

cx1

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Re: Canon FD 28mm-85mm F4 Zoom Lens
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2012, 09:57:06 AM »
hey guys just wondering what you guys think about this lens? I'm new to the camera world, and just want a wide lens to take some cool photos is this a good lens, i have a 600d.

thanks


You would need an FD to EF adapter http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=FD+to+EF+adapter

But as ghosh9691 said it would not be that wide on your camera.


ghosh9691

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Re: Canon FD 28mm-85mm F4 Zoom Lens
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2012, 10:08:23 AM »
hey guys just wondering what you guys think about this lens? I'm new to the camera world, and just want a wide lens to take some cool photos is this a good lens, i have a 600d.

thanks


You would need an FD to EF adapter http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=FD+to+EF+adapter

But as ghosh9691 said it would not be that wide on your camera.


Yes, with the adapter you could make it work. There are two types of adapters - with glass or without glass. Without glass, you will not be able to focus most of the FD lenses to infinity. With glass, depending on the quality of the adapter, you will most likely get image degradation.

Also, with all FD lenses on EOS cameras via adapters:
  • You will need to focus manually. This will be difficult because the EOS cameras are not setup for easy focus determination. There are techniques that can be used to focus manually, but most take time to achieve.
  • You will need to set aperture manually. You will have to focus with a wide open aperture, and then just before pressing the shutter, you will need to close the aperture down to your selected aperture
  • Metering will need to done in stopped down mode - i.e. with the aperture set to what you want.

Overall, I would recommend that you purchase one of the EF-S lenses that start around 18mm based on your budget. :)

Tijn

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Re: Canon FD 28mm-85mm F4 Zoom Lens
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2012, 10:39:39 AM »
The Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM will give you the same short tele range, but it will give you the wide range as well (15mm is very wide) that you mentioned you were looking for. 28mm is not wide on a crop sensor camera (such as the 600D or 60D or 7D). This 15-85 lens also has image stabilisation and is also very sharp. I think it is the best all-round main lens for a Canon crop sensor camera, with the single exception of the Canon EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM lens for those that require a large constant aperture, for example to shoot in low light conditions.

For anything else, the Canon EF-S 15-85 f/3.5-5.6 IS USM is the most versatile option with the best image quality on a crop body in that zoom range.

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Re: Canon FD 28mm-85mm F4 Zoom Lens
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2012, 10:39:39 AM »