I still shoot FD

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

  1. Craig Sherriff

    Craig Sherriff Well-Known Member Site Supporter

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    I use 5 yongnuo 603 c2 wireless units with my five crappy flash units I purchased from a thrift shop. This has allowed me to setup a home studio at very low cost with-out cords going every-where. Using home made soft boxes and filters has allowed me to control the light going on my portrait shots. Of all the Chinese and Korean camera gear I have used or come across the yonguno wireless unit have been the niftiest of them all.
     
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  2. BBzone28

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    I used to use two Sunpak 422 flashes with my Canon A-1 and F-1. They worked great. Now days I like using Sunpak 622 (and 555) handle mount flashes with both Pentax & Canon DSLRs. They have lots of power and modular versatility.
    I had a student in one of my flash photo classes using a Yongnuo on her Nikon DSLR. It had great performance compatibility for a much better price than the brand name SB flashes.
     
  3. Craig Sherriff

    Craig Sherriff Well-Known Member Site Supporter

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    I work in at St Vincent De-Paul, a opportunity shop and I handle all the camera gear that comes in and most of the flash units that come in are Sunpak but now and again something more worth while comes in such as two minolta flash units one of them can be used at one eight thousandth of a second
     
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  4. timw4mail

    timw4mail New Member

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    I have only FD-mount Canon stuff. Because it's a 'dead' mount, the lenses and bodies tend to be inexpensive, while still being very usable.

    Sometimes it does seem a bit wrong that I'm using a 55/1.2 on an AV-1, though...
     
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  5. Craig Sherriff

    Craig Sherriff Well-Known Member Site Supporter

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    How can you say the FD-mount canon stuff is dead when there is a vibrant community of people world wide who love to use and collect these fine pieces of camera gear. Next minute you will be saying you want to come out of the closet and say you are a Nikon user. all joking aside, the 55/1.2 is a great low light lens plus other fine qualities combined with the AV-1 is a pretty sweet setup so enjoy because things could be worse, you may be stuck using a Mobil-phone.
     
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  6. timw4mail

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    Dead, as in not in production.

    I'm not really a brand elitist. (I've got Pentax, Nikon, Canon, etc.) That said, I find the relative weirdness of the breech-lock FD mount fascinating.
     
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  7. Craig Sherriff

    Craig Sherriff Well-Known Member Site Supporter

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    Neither am I as I have Nikon, Canon and Pentax and a Olympus OM2 if I ever get around to getting it to work, all purchased cheap. Film photography can be a little addictive, since I volunteer in a opportunity shop I have access to a lot of cheap gear. I teach a small photography class and I have gotten some of my students from talking to the customers. I also have digital cameras such as Nikon D70, Canon 10D, 50D, 60D and a 1D mark3 and no wife to clamp down on my passion. Life is good!
     
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  8. ComfortablyBlind

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    I too have digital cameras, but when I walk out the door to shoot, I grab my Canon bags. My fav lately is the T70 I received the other day. I do have other Canons as well as Olympus, Pentax, Nikon, and a couple of Yashikas. Love the FD mount lenses and look for them where ever I thrift. Got some sweet ones just last Saturday (see new thread). I am thinking seriously about buying an FD to EOS adapter so my wife can enjoy them as well.
     
  9. Craig Sherriff

    Craig Sherriff Well-Known Member Site Supporter

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    I have a FD to EOS adapter on my 60D. My results have been very nice with only a small problem is with no focusing screen you have to put the camera in live view and use the + button to zoom into the image to achieve fine focus, In purchasing a adapter make sure it the one with the glass in it as this aids focusing to infinity, I purchase one without and it did not produce the results advertised and had a very hard time getting my money refunded
     
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    "Next minute you will be saying you want to come out of the closet and say you are a Nikon user" :):):):):):):) - thats too funny.

    Actually I find the biggest headache of FD lenses is the scarcity of good ones - the 'New' FDs I have seen have all been dreadful - full of dust they look like they were made in cotton mills plus they are nigh impossible to take to bits.

    Walk round cams - for me its either my FTb with the bonkers Tamron lens on it (see my other post) but if weight is likely to be an issue I take my OM-1 with an Olympus 35-70. If weight is going to be seriously big issue or I simply can't be bothered to lug a 35mm around with me its the baby Lumix happy snappy in full auto all the way.

    I have a lot of cameras to keep exercised so they all get rotated through - on a monster hike in Japan earlier this year I took my Konica S2 rangefinder for lightness. It helped me negotiate in camera stores as well :) provided a talking point over the green tea and negotiation for yet more old cameras.
     
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