Canon FD 50mm f1.4, M 240

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by carlb, Apr 26, 2014.

  1. carlb

    carlb Leica Place Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    May 1, 2013
    Like Brian's FL 50mm f1.4, I also find the FD 50mm f1.4 to be just a gem of a lens. I've always shot it on m43 and APS-C (Fuji X mount), and loved the field of view and qualities it captures.

    I was a bit worried that it might lose something when mounted to a full-frame camera. But that's what this lens was designed for, so it deserved a shot. Here it is on the M240.

    <a href="" title="do see dew by Carl B, on Flickr"> 14027170193_7fcf1b4ff8_c. "534" height="800" alt="do see dew"></a>

    <a href="" title="rain to resume shortly by Carl B, on Flickr"> 14020759353_a4300c0671_c. "534" height="800" alt="rain to resume shortly"></a>

    <a href="" title="early daffodil by Carl B, on Flickr"> 13997589862_461ed86631_c. "599" height="800" alt="early daffodil"></a>

    <a href="" title="puddle vision by Carl B, on Flickr"> 13977655836_76c32ef5c4_c. "534" height="800" alt="puddle vision"></a>

    For me, these two really gel together. It's lost nothing in the translation.
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    VINCETAN Leica Place Top Veteran

    Aug 19, 2013
    really like the last one
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  3. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    The Canon 50/1.4 is a great lens- and looks great on the M's.

    The great advantage of the M Type 240 is using with a wide variety of lenses, not sure how many owners take advantage of that feature.
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  4. carlb

    carlb Leica Place Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    May 1, 2013
    Magnify with focus peaking works quite well on the M 240. I have a Zeiss 25mm M mount coming soon, I'll be able to compare focusing electronically versus with the rangefinder.
  5. Captmatt

    Captmatt Leica Place Rookie

    May 2, 2014
    Homer, AK
    Matt Wilkens
    Nice photos, love using old Canon lenses as well!
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  6. carlb

    carlb Leica Place Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    May 1, 2013
    Hey Matt, look forward to seeing your pics with the old Canon glass.

    Haven't had a chance to head out again, but hopefully tomorrow. :)
  7. Christilou

    Christilou Leica Place Veteran

    Apr 5, 2013
    Love the first and last Carl, the delicacy and that background blur in the first are superb. I'm really pleased with my Zeiss 25 Biogon on the M. It's so small and light compared with my other lenses :)
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