While the silly season had put a definite stop to me grabbing the camera I have been watching the FD glass selling on ebay with the intention of scoring some eventually and an FD to EOS adapter when the chance arises (at around $130 for a good one with a focus and aperture chip in it).
I threw a line out for a FD 200mm 1:2.8 lens in fair cosmetic condition but with great glass, it was $100 and had been in for a few days.
I offered $55 and said that was all I had unless he had an FD to EOS adapter on it.
He came back to me this morning and said he didn't have an adapter
" but would take the $55 "
I just picked it up and to my delight when I got it home found an adapter on it
It works to infinity with a focus glass but is not chipped
as a bonus I have a friends
FD 300 1:4
FD 75-200 1:4.5
FD 50 1:1.4
FD 35-70 1:3.5-4.5
Canon A-1 with a roll of 100 iso film (24 shots) and a roll of B+W 100 iso also in 24shots
starblitz 2000btz flash
canon speedlight 177a
and a small arsenal of polarisers and full/half filters/colours etc
battery pack handle
several diff length remote triggers
along with my newly aquired FD 200 1:2.8
I am beside myself and think I will cancel work on monday and go play for a day
Im also itching to run a roll of the B+W film through the A-1 and think Ill save that for Xmas
Sorry to go on and on but I just had to tell someone
I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can't see from the center.