I still shoot FD

Discussion in 'Film Photography' started by Seacapt, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. Seacapt

    Seacapt New Member Site Supporter

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    I shoot other brands for digital and medium format but still love to break out my A1 with the 35-105 for a walk around shoot! How about you?
     
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  2. Richard V

    Richard V New Member Site Supporter

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    Oh yes, and what a fine piece of equipment the A-1 is. I had one a few years ago, along with a fixed 200 f4. a 135 f2.8, and a 50mm. Your 35-105 would be a dandy. The A-1 is all metal and a joy to shoot.
     
  3. Marcus Rowland

    Marcus Rowland Member Site Supporter

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    Sony A100, Sony 18-70 3.5-5.6
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    The best film camera I ever owned was an F1 with the old sports viewfinder (the one that swivelled so it could be used at eye level or looking down) and a 50mm 1.4 - cost me an arm and a leg but I had a lot of fun with it. But I'm all digital these days.
     
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  4. Mistral75

    Mistral75 New Member Site Supporter

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    I have very fond memories of my A-1 in the '80s...
     
  5. merlin

    merlin New Member Site Supporter

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    My first SLR was a Canon FTb. No longer have it, but recently acquired several used Canon film bodies and lenses. All good.
     
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  6. Robert Shears

    Robert Shears Active Member Site Supporter

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    Various OEM and 3rd party lenses in Pentax, Minolta and Canon.
    I am a fan of the T90, not being able to use my FD lenses on Canon EOS digital lead me to buying a Pentax K100D Super when I might have gone for a Canon 400D. I still have my T90, plus another that I picked up (with the screw cap cover to the remote connection missing). I should really get them out and use them. I hopefully have incorporated an image of my original investment in Canon, cost many weeks wages then. IMGP1391 (1024x683).jpg
     
  7. huibgeselschap

    huibgeselschap New Member Site Supporter

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    I learned to photograph on an Exacta Varex with a 58mm Zeiss Biotar from my father. I got back into photography later in the digital area now with a 100D but still mainly manual lenses from Zeiss, enjoying the best from both worlds :) Recently bought a Zenit EM for the lens on it; a Helios 44M (Russian Biotar copy) and although this lens has a nice character on digital, I might purchase a film roll and try it out.
     
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  8. Old Film Bloke

    Old Film Bloke Member Site Supporter

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    A-1, AE-1, FTbn, FD lenses: 28mm f2.8, 35mm f3.5,50mm f1.8, 50mm f1.4, 100mm f2.8, 200mm f4, 75-150mm f4.5 zoom Tokina FD fit 300mm f2.8, extension tubes
    I have some great Canon FD gear --- one evening at Barking PS a member said to me he was fed up as he never 'won' anything and would sell ALL his Canon gear to anyone who offered £150 -- so I offered and got FTBn+ 24mm f2.8, 50mm f1.4, 100mm f2.8, 200mm f4. FD SSC lenses, extension tubes, Canon 'booster' ( since broken) , lots of Filters . I have won many awards with that gear ! I have since been GIVEN a good A-1 outfit but the Motor Wind 'A' packed up working and it had the infamous 'Canon Squeak' which took me a long tome to fix.
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  9. Dominick Chiuchiolo

    Dominick Chiuchiolo New Member Site Supporter

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    Hello, I have been getting into shooting film and developing my own. I have acquired a few FD lenses over the years to shoot with mirroless but just recently picked up a T-90 that came with the 35-105mm. I haven't shot with it yet but was wondering how good that 35-105 is?

    Thanks, Dom
     
  10. EnFoco434

    EnFoco434 New Member Site Supporter

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    When i do its gonna be with a t90!
     
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  11. Robert Shears

    Robert Shears Active Member Site Supporter

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    Various OEM and 3rd party lenses in Pentax, Minolta and Canon.
    You might like to check out the Canon Classics website, if it is the new FD 35-105mm, they rate it.
     
  12. Old Film Bloke

    Old Film Bloke Member Site Supporter

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    I handled a T-90 once - a Lady Member of my Club had one --she didn't know how to use it ! I had to clean out the corroded battery compartment as it had not been used for so long -- I read there is a 'Hidden' Lithium Battery inside that needs to be changed but only by a Canon Service Centre.
     
  13. kneemeister

    kneemeister New Member Site Supporter

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    On a wim a year ago I decided to buy a few old Camera's, first I started with the ones that I had owned. Well now I have the vast majority of Pentax Manual focus bodies and 9 Pentax AF bodies. I also have a growing Canon Collection and I cant decide which is my favorite. The Pentax MX, The AE1p, or my ME-F. (my Sears KSX-P is in the running too) The biggest problem with a big collection is always having several cameras with film in them and deciding which to take along with The Digitals when I leave the house. When I go on a trip I usually pick 3, One is loaded with TriX or HP5 another with FP4 or Kentmere 100 and the third with Ektar 100.
     
  14. cauhai

    cauhai New Member Site Supporter

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    I recently got an FTb and some FDs (50,85,15) doing BW and developing at home with caffenol. Great fun.
     
  15. Craig Sherriff

    Craig Sherriff Active Member Site Supporter

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    I have a T70 and lenses with the FD and Fl mounts they range from 28 to a 600mm zoom and I use them on a 10D, 60D and 1d mark3 via an cheap adapter I purchased from ebay. Put the camera in manual or AV mode. I have had excellent results without any hassles.
     
  16. kameratiks

    kameratiks New Member Site Supporter

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    Just tested out a Canon FT. Just sold a Canon FTB. Currently have an F-1 (old), AE-1 Program, and some point and shoots.
     
  17. Sony Kusumo

    Sony Kusumo New Member Site Supporter

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    Got my EOS 30 E with eye control (it's a film EOS, not digital with D ).
    Really love this camera. It's like having a full frame digital camera....
    And it can accept all my Canon gear (the speedlite, the remote + timer, waist level finder).
    Got a 20D and then 7D, but I feel like picture on film have more soul in it....
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  18. Vasile Guta-Ciucur

    Vasile Guta-Ciucur Active Member Site Supporter

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    Here you can download a service manual for it. Probably there are many other places where you can download it. This is what was on the first page of Google search results. I am interested only in the shutter and mirror circuits and mechanics...
     
  19. Robert Shears

    Robert Shears Active Member Site Supporter

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    Various OEM and 3rd party lenses in Pentax, Minolta and Canon.
    Oh boy, having a service manual available sounds great. Luckily both my T90s were working last time I tried them and am worried that looking prematurely might just hex one or both of them, it might just be my luck.
     
  20. Craig Sherriff

    Craig Sherriff Active Member Site Supporter

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    A cheap adapter off of ebay will allow you to use your fd lenses with the camera set to manual or AV. This setup works fine as I use fd lenses on my 10d, 60d and 1d mark 3 with no problems
     

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