Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/08

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Slightly OT: Canon FD Optics
From: Johnny Deadman <>
Date: Mon, 08 Jan 2001 20:10:55 -0500

on 8/1/01 9:38 pm, Douglas Cooper at wrote:

> Okay, I did it.  Bid on a Canon F-1 (the Lake Placid model, ie. the second
> version of the old F-1 -- completely mechanical, with mirror lockup).  Got
> it for about $180, with 50mm, which I take it is a good deal.  Now I have to
> know:  how about those FD lenses?  Which ones are good, and how do they
> compare in general to Leica, to Canon LTM, to new Canon stuff?  I take it
> they're much more Leica-like than Zeiss-like...

I love Canon FD stuff. The 24/2 and the 35/2 and the 85/1.8 or 85/1.4 are
great lenses. Especially on my T90!
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Johnny Deadman