First outing with "new" lens (Canon FD 135mm f3.5 on A6000)

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  1. Chris2500dk

    Chris2500dk SC Top Veteran

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    Dec 22, 2011
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Today I got my very first legacy lens, a Canon FD 135mm f3.5 (from 1981 no less!).
    Since it's a lovely day I decided to take a walk through Copenhagen Zoo and see how I'd get along with it.

    I have to say it was a complete joy to use, I definetely had some misfocused shots, but I got a nice set of keepers, and the focal length is just about perfect for this Zoo, it would have been too long if I had used the lens on a m43 body.

    Focus peaking/magnification and exposure zebras work like a charm, I wouldn't mind a better eyecup and in body stabilization, but I guess that's something to make me upgrade to a potential A7000 later.

    All shot as jpeg/standard with +1 contrast and auto DRO, cropping and minor adjustments in Lightroom.

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    Rhino and calf by Christian Hass Jensen, on Flickr

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    But I'm not done playing! by Christian Hass Jensen, on Flickr

    The whole set is here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/christianhass/sets/72157656152017156
     
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  2. Chris2500dk

    Chris2500dk SC Top Veteran

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    Dec 22, 2011
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Here's the little devil, took me a bit to figure out I had to use the adapter to set aperture instead of the aperture ring.
    The red stickers mark f5.6, the "lock - open" text has to fit between the stickers. I measured it by opening up to f3.5 and then watching the auto ISO change as I closed the aperture.

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  3. Matero

    Matero SC Veteran

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    Dec 25, 2014
    Helsinki, Finland
    I "recognised" the rhino and fence and thought: this must be Zoo at Copenhagen before I read the text :)

    Sorry hijacking your thread, but here's my proof :)

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    Copenhagen 2012-07-26 14.44.47 SLT-A55V DT 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 f7.1 1_320s ISO800_DxO by Matero, on Flickr
     
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  4. Chris2500dk

    Chris2500dk SC Top Veteran

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    Dec 22, 2011
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    You have great rhino recognition skills! :bravo-009:
     
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  5. Looks right at home on the A6000.

    Why the hesitation to use the Aperture ring on the lens? I personally enjoy it.
     
  6. Chris2500dk

    Chris2500dk SC Top Veteran

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    Dec 22, 2011
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Had another go today. I fiddled with the adapter ring and now I can control the aperture on the lens, huzzah!

    3 shot panorama of napping rhinos.
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    Napping rhinos by Christian Hass Jensen, on Flickr

    Prairie dog bokeh
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    Curious prairie dog by Christian Hass Jensen, on Flickr

    Baboon family
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    Baboon family by Christian Hass Jensen, on Flickr
     
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  7. Another nice set
     
  8. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    Wow thats sharp! Wonderful rendering too!
     
  9. hannahntilly

    hannahntilly SC Regular

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    Apr 13, 2012
    Surrey, UK
    Peter
    Enjoyed the photos. I've got one of those in a cupboard somewhere that I paid about £35 for new in the mid-eighties. I must have a play with it.
     
  10. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer [email protected]@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    LOvely photos, Especially the baboon family :)