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Re: Canon FL 55mm f/1.2 (Ed Mika Conversion)
« Reply #30 on: January 20, 2012, 02:34:03 AM »
Fremont Bridge, 1/2 sec exposure, hand-held.
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Re: Canon FL 55mm f/1.2 (Ed Mika Conversion)
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« Reply #31 on: February 18, 2012, 03:44:59 AM »
Long exposure night shots at f/16...
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Re: Canon FL 55mm f/1.2 (Ed Mika Conversion)
« Reply #32 on: February 19, 2012, 05:47:58 PM »
Wonderful pics! I have a 55 1.2 aspherical FD. I am waiting for Ed's adapter to use it. Anyone have any thoughts on how it compares to the fl? Thanks!

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Re: Canon FL 55mm f/1.2 (Ed Mika Conversion)
« Reply #33 on: February 19, 2012, 06:50:40 PM »
Wonderful pics! I have a 55 1.2 aspherical FD. I am waiting for Ed's adapter to use it. Anyone have any thoughts on how it compares to the fl? Thanks!
Thanks!  I haven't had any experience with the FD 55mm Aspherical but would love to find one. 
The FL is great though and they can be found for a reasonable price -- I got mine on Craigslist for under $100.  Plus, the lens has such a nice build quality.  It's become my favorite lens. 
I recommend getting a lens hood for times when you want to control flare -- the standard FL hood works (S-60), but if you're shooting on APS-C you can use the deeper telephoto lens hood (T-60-1) without it showing up in the corners of the frame.  I have both.
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Re: Canon FL 55mm f/1.2 (Ed Mika Conversion)
« Reply #34 on: February 19, 2012, 08:16:49 PM »
Enjoying my 55 1.2, still waiting on a Katzeye split focusing screen so I don't have to use Live View on my 50D; that thing eats batteries like they're popcorn





Taken while watching a movie on a projector. The light from the movie and his phone are the only light sources


Hand held at night


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Re: Canon FL 55mm f/1.2 (Ed Mika Conversion)
« Reply #35 on: February 19, 2012, 08:59:35 PM »
Enjoying my 55 1.2, still waiting on a Katzeye split focusing screen so I don't have to use Live View on my 50D; that thing eats batteries like they're popcorn

Nice shots.  That Katzeye screen and the FL 55mm are a fun combination, aren't they?
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Re: Canon FL 55mm f/1.2 (Ed Mika Conversion)
« Reply #36 on: February 20, 2012, 01:50:27 AM »
Enjoying my 55 1.2, still waiting on a Katzeye split focusing screen so I don't have to use Live View on my 50D; that thing eats batteries like they're popcorn

Nice shots.  That Katzeye screen and the FL 55mm are a fun combination, aren't they?

Just got myself an FL 55/1.2 off ebay, as soon as I can afford it i'll be getting the edmika conversion kit (maybe tonight, just can't check netbanking right now to see my balance).
It was that or the katz-eye, i'm hoping to get the katz-eye eventually anyway, but the lens was a bargain I couldn't pass up (so i'll just live-view it, got a spare battery anyway).
Was only $250 shipped, one of the cheapest 50-58mm f/1.2 lenses of any mount on ebay recently. Adding on the edmika kit it's still under $380, i've seen pentax, nikon, and olympus-mount 50 f/1.2 lenses go for $500+ (which wouldn't need a fancy adapter to EF).
But I've even seen a few FD 55 f/1.2 SSC/Asph go for up to $700. Either some people are stocking up in hope of a conversion kit, or it's film, m4/3, or NEX users driving those crazy prices...
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Re: Canon FL 55mm f/1.2 (Ed Mika Conversion)
« Reply #36 on: February 20, 2012, 01:50:27 AM »

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Re: Canon FL 55mm f/1.2 (Ed Mika Conversion)
« Reply #37 on: February 20, 2012, 02:08:55 AM »
as soon as I can afford it i'll be getting the edmika conversion kit (maybe tonight, just can't check netbanking right now to see my balance).

ah, what the hell, paypal didn't reject my payment so looks like there's still space on my card (hope I can afford groceries for the week, but meh, shallow DOF > eating). I could afford to lose a few kgs anyway.

Ed, i'll let you know how long it takes to get to Aus (with any luck, at the same time as my new FL55...)
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Re: Canon FL 55mm f/1.2 (Ed Mika Conversion)
« Reply #38 on: February 20, 2012, 02:17:35 AM »
Enjoying my 55 1.2, still waiting on a Katzeye split focusing screen so I don't have to use Live View on my 50D; that thing eats batteries like they're popcorn

Nice shots.  That Katzeye screen and the FL 55mm are a fun combination, aren't they?

Thanks. I'm sure the Katzeye will be great; I'm starting week two of the 2-3 weeks they are backordered in manufacturing right now. That stock screen is just not meant for manual focus
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Re: Canon FL 55mm f/1.2 (Ed Mika Conversion)
« Reply #39 on: March 17, 2012, 09:43:07 PM »
Been using it a lot in the last few weeks since I got it, so many performances at night in low-light, f/1.2 is very well usable for iso800 handheld on my 7D.

But those aren't processed yet, this is one from yesterday morning, f/8 with a 430EX and softbox pointing at his face...


(Not bad for a 40-year-old lens bolted to a hunk of brass cut down by some canadian guy in his back shed  :P )


(also, katz-eye is ordered and on its way within a month, I hope).
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Re: Canon FL 55mm f/1.2 (Ed Mika Conversion)
« Reply #40 on: March 17, 2012, 11:03:20 PM »
(Not bad for a 40-year-old lens bolted to a hunk of brass cut down by some canadian guy in his back shed  :P )
Ha!  Yeah, what would we do with out Canadians whittling brass...  Nice shot! 
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Re: Canon FL 55mm f/1.2 (Ed Mika Conversion)
« Reply #41 on: March 18, 2012, 12:49:57 AM »
UPDATE:
I recommend getting a lens hood for times when you want to control flare -- the standard FL hood works (S-60), but if you're shooting on APS-C you can use the deeper telephoto lens hood (T-60-1) without it showing up in the corners of the frame.  I have both.
The T-60-1 telephoto hood works great to control flare but I have noticed occassionally that it affects the light metering, so I have switched to using the standard S-60 hood more often.
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Re: Canon FL 55mm f/1.2 (Ed Mika Conversion)
« Reply #42 on: April 19, 2012, 10:23:23 AM »
My photo is in the Gura Gear World of COLOR contest:
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This is shot with the Ed Mika adapted FL 55mm f/1.2 lens.  It is a 15 sec exposure of the MAX train in Portland, Oregon.  I discovered both Ed Mika and Gura Gear here on Canon Rumors. 

Please "like" the Gura Gear page and vote for my photo!  Voting is allowed once every 24 hrs thru April 22nd.  Thanks!
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Re: Canon FL 55mm f/1.2 (Ed Mika Conversion)
« Reply #42 on: April 19, 2012, 10:23:23 AM »