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clyde villegas
Canon 50mm FD 1.4 lens on 60D and GH2
on Jun 29, 2011 at 5:55:44 am

I have an old Canon 50mm 1.4 FD lens. On which camera will I get a shallow depth of field using that lens: on the 60D or on the GH2? Also, I have read somewhere that when using the that lens on the 60D with a mechanical adapter (with no optics), you can only use it for macro shots? Is this true? Does the GH2 share the same problem with this lens?

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Noah Kadner
Re: Canon 50mm FD 1.4 lens on 60D and GH2
on Jun 29, 2011 at 8:04:35 am

DOF would be identical on either camera. Not sure what you mean about the macro only. If it's an older mechanical lens it will work equally on either camera as long as you have the right mount adapter.

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clyde villegas
Re: Canon 50mm FD 1.4 lens on 60D and GH2
on Jul 1, 2011 at 10:42:53 pm

I've read somewhere that since the Canon has a bigger sensor, the DOF will be shallower.

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Phil Balsdon
Re: Canon 50mm FD 1.4 lens on 60D and GH2
on Jun 29, 2011 at 9:11:32 am

The FD - EOS adaptor needs an optical element.

This probably why you can only get restricted focus with a mechanical only adaptor.

I seem to remember reading somewhere the results weren't perfect and images were a little soft.

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clyde villegas
Re: Canon 50mm FD 1.4 lens on 60D and GH2
on Jul 1, 2011 at 10:48:50 pm

How about if I mount the canon 50mm fd lens on the GH2, can I get by with the mechanical only adapter (without the optical element) and still be able to focus to infinity?

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Albert Solan
Re: Canon 50mm FD 1.4 lens on 60D and GH2
on Jun 29, 2011 at 3:17:59 pm

Hello,
this thread might be of your interest:
http://forums.creativecow.net/thread/280/5521


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clyde villegas
Re: Canon 50mm FD 1.4 lens on 60D and GH2
on Jul 1, 2011 at 10:50:16 pm

Thanks for the link, Albert. Do you know of a similar thread for the GH2 with FD lens?

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clyde villegas
Re: Canon 50mm FD 1.4 lens on 60D and GH2
on Jul 2, 2011 at 12:43:30 am

According to Wikipedia as it talks about the GH2, "The format, with its crop factor of two, is capable of shallow-focus effects (desirable for the 'filmic' look where backgrounds are deliberately made out-of-focus with good bokeh, but compared to a 'full-format' camera such as the EOS5D it requires lenses with twice the aperture (half the f-number) for the same depth of focus."

The link is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panasonic_Lumix_DMC-GH2

So if this is the case, then the 60D with it's larger sensor will have a shallower depth of field than the GH2 given the same lens. However, it looks like the FD lens will lose quality with when used with an adapter (with optical element inside). What do you guys think?

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Phil Balsdon
Re: Canon 50mm FD 1.4 lens on 60D and GH2
on Jul 2, 2011 at 7:15:46 am

Canon FD lenses

Avoid the Canon FD lenses. You need an adaptor with glass in it to make it work with the EOS cameras and they simply do not work well. Soft am afraid! A real shame as there are lots of affordable FD lenses out thereā€¦


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clyde villegas
Re: Canon 50mm FD 1.4 lens on 60D and GH2
on Jul 2, 2011 at 7:44:06 am

How about the performance of the FD lenses on the GH2, instead of the EOS cameras. Are they sharp on the GH2?

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Ryan Orr
Re: Canon 50mm FD 1.4 lens on 60D and GH2
on Aug 5, 2011 at 8:31:03 pm

You must understand. With a mechanical only adapter, you are sacrificing infinite focus. You may be getting 'softness' and 'lack of infinite focus' confused and using the two terms for what you think is the same thing.

To get that infinite focus back, you'll need an adapter WITH the corrective glass built into it.

FD glass is great, and you can find some awesome deals out there. However, they won't be tack sharp as the newer lenses, and you will always have to work with the limitations of the adapters. It won't matter which camera you are using. Both the 60d and GH2 are supreme cameras with nice video options, with nearly identical features and settings.

Either camera will not get you better performances from the lens...it's the lens that will get you the better performance.


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clyde villegas
Re: Canon 50mm FD 1.4 lens on 60D and GH2
on Aug 6, 2011 at 4:09:54 am

I thought that since the GH2 has no mirror, the lens would be closer to the sensor which could have an effect that is not present in the 60D, whatever the effect may be. Will the difference in the distance affect infinite focus or sharpness?

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