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Canon FD 50mm f3,5 macro s.s.c.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 12:29 pm    Post subject: Canon FD 50mm f3,5 macro s.s.c. Reply with quote

I haven't bought a lens in a while (because really I have enough lying around) but at 25 I could not resist this little macro lens.

Will be taking the lens with me this afternoon so pictures to follow!

Front, it's the S.S.C. version


MFD is 23,2cm


At infinity


PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is one of the very best 50-55/3.5 macro lenses that serves equally good from close focus to infinity.Great buy. Smile


PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had it, a nice lens indeed! For 25 bucks impossible to resist Wink


PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This one is quite the neat performer!

Most, if not all pictures, of the flowers are wide open, cats stopped down to F5.6 as they wouldn't sit still I needed more DOF Very Happy
Barely any PP needed



100% crop
http://i61.tinypic.com/9rrf2o.png













PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice pictures. Smile


PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think there was much change from the SSC 50/3.5 to the FDn 50/3.5, the FL has fewer elements then the 2 FD's(3/4 vs 4/6) but I believe the FL design was the starting point for the FD version.


PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Edited

Last edited by bernhardas on Tue May 10, 2016 7:42 am; edited 1 time in total


PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this lens is insaaaanely good Shocked
all wide open on a6000

Canon FD 50mm macro SSC (1) by K a r 3 n, on Flickr

Canon FD 50mm macro SSC (2) by K a r 3 n, on Flickr

Canon FD 50mm macro SSC (3) by K a r 3 n, on Flickr

Canon FD 50mm macro SSC (5) by K a r 3 n, on Flickr

Canon FD 50mm macro SSC (6) by K a r 3 n, on Flickr

Canon FD 50mm macro SSC (7) by K a r 3 n, on Flickr

Canon FD 50mm macro SSC (Cool by K a r 3 n, on Flickr



Did anyone say 100% crop? Wink



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW............ Cool


PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice photos.
How close do you have to hold the lens to the subject to get those shots?
I should buy a macro lens.


PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool mushrooms! Very Happy The monochrome variant was special Wink


PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That depends, some of these mushrooms are rather big. Some had a diameter of 15-20cm. For those I was about half a meter away. For the smaller ones like 30cm? You don't really need a macro lens to shoot these. A 135mm would work just fine as well. Today I am going back to search for smaller kinds.


PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you!


PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

love the shoot with the flying bug


PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great series !Karen you have a good eye for composition.
If you get a chance to buy/use the FD 35/2.8 Tilt/Shift, do try it, I'm sure you'll love it.


PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you,
I have never used a tilt shift lens before, the prices of them always go so high.

I thought I had fixed the infinity issue with my adapter but still the lenses do not reach it. I'll have to buy a new one.

Still I want to share these







PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A couple more mushrooms from today Wink

Canon FD 50mm macro SSC (12) by K a r 3 n, on Flickr

Canon FD 50mm macro SSC (4) by K a r 3 n, on Flickr

Canon FD 50mm macro SSC (11) by K a r 3 n, on Flickr

Canon FD 50mm macro SSC (10) by K a r 3 n, on Flickr

Canon FD 50mm macro SSC (9) by K a r 3 n, on Flickr


PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last bunch very good, especially first.


PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful pictures, I like the fungi ones especially.


PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

!Karen wrote:
Thank you,
I have never used a tilt shift lens before, the prices of them always go so high.

I thought I had fixed the infinity issue with my adapter but still the lenses do not reach it. I'll have to buy a new one.

Still I want to share these

Thanks for the sharing, I'm already dealing with snow Sad

Yes T/S lenses are not cheap, nor compact, but the IQ from them is just breathtaking, I do have a few shots online with mine, it renders so smoothly and with such resolution. https://www.flickr.com/photos/lightshow-photography/tags/canonfdssc3528tiltshift/

Too bad about your adapter is there no way to remove any thickness/length from it? FD adapters should have a fairly simple connection between the adapter body and the mount for the lens, mine was too thin, which let the lenses focus past infinity, it was relitivly easy to shim it.
One shot I have online with my SSC 50/3.5 on my NEX-7


PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I already filed the adapter a bit, I can't take off more, it is already super tight now Razz

Images of the t/s are looking very good !


PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. Smile
There is this adapter, looks amazingly solid, but there is no way to shim should it be too thin.
http://en.foto-akcesoria.com.pl/index.php/shop/product?idproduct=278&productname=canon-fd-fl-nex

So, you removed the mount off the adapter and filed some material away?
How many FD lenses do you have? if you have many, are they all too short of infinity? It's possible the lens was adjusted to reach infinity on a short adapter, Have you checked the adapter's thickness?


PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My FD adapter is super cheap like all of my adapters
I was given some instructions by pdccameras http://forum.mflenses.com/sigma-mini-wide-ii-28mm-f2-8-t65782,highlight,%2Bsigma+%2Bmini.html
That is how I did it. I thought the problem was fixed but after some more testing my lenses still don't reach infinity. I have a lot of FD mount lenses so a new adapter is a must, it is on my wish list for christmas Very Happy


PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ive been happy with the big_is adapters I've been using, no vignetting or reflection issues.


PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just throwing these in quickly. It was snowing yesterday (already gone again today Sad) and I had some fun. All on a6000 and wide open.

Also, the photo I posted a couple of messages above, the one with the 2 figurines and the mushroom was chosen as one of the winners of a contest on phlearn. My first win of anything, supercool, haha. http://youtu.be/fwmidC9dcdo (my photo pops up at around 3:35)

Happy Holidays by K a r 3 n, on Flickr

Happy 2015 by K a r 3 n, on Flickr

Snowman by K a r 3 n, on Flickr

Snowy Day by K a r 3 n, on Flickr