FD to EOS adapter and a FD 200 1:2.8
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    FD to EOS adapter and a FD 200 1:2.8

    by Eden » Sat Nov 30, 2013 6:23 pm

    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

    :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

    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


    :paparrazi: :paparrazi: :paparrazi:

    cheers

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    Re: FD to EOS adapter and a FD 200 1:2.8

    by W G » Sat Nov 30, 2013 6:27 pm

    Sometimes life can be just bloody fantastic! I am happy for you.
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    Re: FD to EOS adapter and a FD 200 1:2.8

    by Doug » Sat Nov 30, 2013 8:05 pm

    Deep breaths................:)

    Exciting news indeed, much to explore, where to start?
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    Re: FD to EOS adapter and a FD 200 1:2.8

    by Plays with Light » Sat Nov 30, 2013 11:32 pm

    Score! 8)
    Feedback and honest, constructive criticism is greatly appreciated.
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    Re: FD to EOS adapter and a FD 200 1:2.8

    by Eden » Sun Dec 01, 2013 1:21 am

    All the other stuff is a loan , but an indefinite one as it took 3 months of politely asking to have the owner find it in their shed in the country. (one of the sheds)

    none the less , it will all get a flogging

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    Is either of the flash units mentioned suitable for the 550d ? (basic shooting only)

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    I loose a f stop with the adapter but I don't mind for the privelege of using the old glass on the camera

    Im going for an early morning walk if I get my act together in the morning and taking the 50mm 1.4 (1.8 with adapter) and heading down the beach along with the 200mm in the backpack.

    I feel like a kid in a candy shop

    :)
    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.
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