In this post abuot manual focus lenses on DSLR cameras, we’ll again look at a M42 mount and a FD mount lens. (be sure to check out the first and second post). The M42 mount will be my Miranda 28mm f/2.8 lens, while the FD mount lens is Mogens’ 35-70mm f/2.5 FD lens. Again, notice that these are very fast lenses that have cost less than $40 a piece.
The 28mm lens has a little issue, it’s supposed to be stopped down with a lever on the mount-side of the lens that the camera will push. This needs to be jammed, or it’ll be f/2.8 all the time. I haven’t gotten around to jam it properly, so all the following pictures are at f/2.8:
Mogens brought his 35-70mm f/2.5 lens on a family trip to Turkey, leaving his auto-focus lenses at home. He found that it was a great companion:
To wet your apetite, we’ve got hold of a 2x FD-mount converter, bellows, macro rings and colour filters to toy with, and we’ll be posting photos with them as well
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