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Old January 15th, 2006, 05:57 AM   #1
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Ok ... so far I've bought;

28mm 2.8 Canon FD for 20

and

50mm 1.8 Canon FD MK1 for 12

I'm gonna look for some longer lenses and possibly a zoom lens. I'm also bidding on a 50mm 1.4 at the moment.

What lenses have you lot bought? and how much did you pay? Are there any particular lenses really worth having?
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Old January 15th, 2006, 06:32 AM   #2
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i bought the same lenses... and i hope we're not bidding against each other for the 1.4
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Old January 15th, 2006, 06:56 AM   #3
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Nice Daniel,
Will you be bringing these lenses with you when we meet at the end of the month?
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Old January 15th, 2006, 08:24 AM   #4
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Yeah Wayne thats fine. By the 31st I want to have all my FD's bought and ready with focal ranges going from 28mm-300mm.

The 1.4 went for £47 + 6.50 P&P. A little more than I'm planning to pay. I've seen one go for £25 in the past so I'm gonna sit tight.
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Old January 15th, 2006, 08:26 AM   #5
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Yeah patience leads to a bargin on ebay.

I have an FD F1.8, works pretty well but my Nikon F1.4 is simply alot brighter.
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Old January 15th, 2006, 10:36 AM   #6
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The 55mm 1.2 is a godsend...I shot with it yesterday in a dimly lit high school hallway and it was fantastic. But of course you're lucky to see it under $200...but keep your eyes peeled. I nailed one for $70 a while back.

There was a search program designed for ebay that you could run on your desktop. It would search hourly for auctions with the keywords you specified and alert you when one showed up under a certain price. I can't remember for the life of me what it was called though.
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Old January 15th, 2006, 11:05 AM   #7
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I have a spare 50MM

Dan i have a spare FD 50mm1.4 for sale.. 40 inc next day delivery

let me know if ya interested (or anyone else)
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Old January 15th, 2006, 12:43 PM   #8
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I just picked up on the "lens thread" pun/double meaning...anyone else get that? I...ok well I thought it was funny.
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Old January 20th, 2006, 06:07 AM   #9
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Does anyone know of any FD's which wont allow you to trip the aperture?

Just bought -

50mm 1.4 + 70-210 f3.5 Vivitar FD's for 37
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Old January 20th, 2006, 09:41 AM   #10
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They all will allow you to control aperture.
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Old January 20th, 2006, 09:58 AM   #11
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Hey Ben, I just watched the ace romano trailer.

Now, that was funny.


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