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corycross
07-27-2011, 09:38 AM
I am very interested in the fs100 & using the older Canon FD lenses.. Has anyone shot with these lenses? What are some pros and cons of using these lenses? Are they sharp and clear? What adapter are you using? Do you have any footage online that I could view?

Thank you :)

jetswing
07-27-2011, 11:33 AM
FD lenses are very sharp. They're also very light and small compared to EF lenses.

I'm using a Kipon ($60 on ebay) adapter without the built-in aperture ring.

Here's video with some shots with FD 35-105mm f/3.5 -- this is very sharp lens.

http://www.vimeo.com/25851138

corycross
07-27-2011, 03:20 PM
ahh dude I love that video you made! The lenses you used all looked very sharp and nice.

Do you have any other videos with other fd "fast" lenses on it? I would love to purchase nice fd lenses to put on the fs100.

Great video, thank you for sharing it!

corycross
07-27-2011, 03:22 PM
if you have the time, could you tell me which shots were used with the fd lens? Thanks again for sharing! :)

jetswing
07-27-2011, 09:11 PM
I have a couple of fast primes but I haven't used it on any shoot yet.

These were all shot with FD 35-105mm f/3.5

:26 - :29
:35 - :55
1:02 - 1:06
1:19 - 1:25
1:36 - 1:40
1:47 - 1:53
2:15 - 2:23
2:55 - 3:11

corycross
07-28-2011, 08:54 AM
ooh ok!! Awesome stuff man. Yep, that lens is awesome.. When do you plan on shooting with your fast prime lenses? I will keep a look out on your vimeo page for some new stuff! Thanks for sharing again and your time!

AndyInBuffalo
07-28-2011, 09:21 AM
How do you like the quality of the Kipon adapter ? Is the aperture operation de-clicked and quiet enough to use with an on-board mic ? Also, do you see any vignetting or other problems that its iris introduces ? I bought the Sony A-E adapter and am really disappointed that I can't use a still lens (during shooting) while adjusting the iris through the on-camera wheel because of the flashing aperture and the loud clicking sound that's produced.

jetswing
07-28-2011, 11:00 AM
How do you like the quality of the Kipon adapter ? Is the aperture operation de-clicked and quiet enough to use with an on-board mic ? Also, do you see any vignetting or other problems that its iris introduces ? I bought the Sony A-E adapter and am really disappointed that I can't use a still lens (during shooting) while adjusting the iris through the on-camera wheel because of the flashing aperture and the loud clicking sound that's produced.
I'm not using the Kipon adapter with built-in aperture ring -- I was never sold on that.

cuervo
07-28-2011, 11:23 AM
Can I jump in here with a comment about the Kipon adapter? I have one for a slew of Canon FD lenses. The Kipon is very well made and constructed. Unfortunately, the built in aperture does NOT work. I've found that it vignettes on every single one of my lenses(50mm, 55mm macro, 135mm, 200mm) So, I use it only in wide open mode.

Kyle McConaghy
07-28-2011, 08:17 PM
What about Canon FD lenses with manual aperture control.... like a 50mm 1.4 ssc. I assume that will work when connected to a Kipon adapter?

jetswing
07-28-2011, 08:23 PM
All FD lenses have manual aperture. All you need is a dummy adapter without the built-in aperture ring.

Kyle McConaghy
07-29-2011, 06:42 AM
Cool... i was a little concerned when i clicked my aperture ring (without the adapter) and it didn't look like hte aperture was closing. Does it need to be mounted to work?

cuervo
07-29-2011, 07:49 AM
well, yes and no. the large metallic "spade" protruding from the mechanical end of the lens needs to be rotated along the slot it's mounted in. If you rotate it far enough, it will lock into place so the aperture ring is always active.
Cool... i was a little concerned when i clicked my aperture ring (without the adapter) and it didn't look like hte aperture was closing. Does it need to be mounted to work?