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Old February 3rd, 2011, 01:31 AM   #31
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550D is great, with Magic Lantern it's very powerful.

The Tokina is a grat wide angle lens. You will get it in canon mount.

m42 is an old manual focus mount and there are hundreds of cheap used lenses on ebay with that mount.
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 07:14 AM   #32
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Can some one suggest a cheap fd lens for low light and an adapter for it as well for 550d from ebay.co.uk, preferably in wide angle.
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 07:29 AM   #33
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Canon FD lenses as well as Minolta MD lenses are not recommended because these lenses have different mount-to-sensor distance and need adapters that have an optical element to correct this. That makes these adapters more expensive and the final image quality depends on the quality of the optical element on the adapter. Nikon mount, M42, Pentax k mount, Olympus OM mount are some of the most common mounts that work.
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 07:36 AM   #34
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ebay links plzz !!
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 07:48 AM   #35
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There are very few wide angle lenses with f2.8 or lower.

The cheaper options are the 16mm Zenitar fisheye Lens Zenitar-K f/2.8/16mm Pentax Fish-Eye FREE SHIPPING on eBay (end time 25-Feb-11 12:04:40 GMT)
and the 14mm Samyang http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=350344487536.

Other than those two the tokina 11-16 is a better and wider lens and that would be my choice.

Other options are the Sigma 20f1.8 (32mm equivalent) and the Tamron 17-50 2.8 with VC (Vibration Control, Tamron's Image Stabilizer) http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=330515454792 or without http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=360231511867
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 09:33 AM   #36
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Shahzad, it would behoove you to do some of the leg work on your own when people make suggestions on where to find stuff. Otherwise, you're not going to know where to go in the future when you are wanting other items. The lenses you need are all over ebay and can be found by a simple search on your own. I have purchased some really good used FD mount lenses on ebay for as little as $30 and they were in great condition. Just make sure you are buying from someone who has a good history and has sold a lot of stuff in the last 12 months.

Spiros, I have some FD lenses and have been using them for quite some time. They can provide very good picture quality for people, such as myself, who don't have a lot of money to spend. In the end you're spending less money for the adapter that goes with it. I would just urge that people know they have to use the adapter with the glass in it, not the one that is without glass. Otherwise, you can't focus to infinity.
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 10:44 AM   #37
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Russ my head aint getting round this m42 and fd stuff most probably cause am working on so many projects right now. There are many items on ebay and dats the reason i am asking which ones r better. All i need is a cheap lens for low light use, will be buying the tokina 11-16mm after 2-3 months for wide angle use. So if i can get a gud lens for around 100$ for low light use immediately that would make things easy for me for the next few months until i get the tokina. So i will be very thankful if u or some one explained briefly wat should i be looking to buy.

I hope i am clear !!
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 01:42 PM   #38
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I think that depends on what you plan to film with the camera. I personally use mostly prime lenses. I've found actual Canon FD 50mm and 100mm lenses. Of course, you have to buy the adapter. I am basing this off of what sounds like a limited budget for you:

Here is a link to a 50mm lens I would consider:
CANON FD 50MM F1.8 S.C. PRIME LENS EX CONDITION - eBay (item 290529517529 end time Feb-03-11 15:50:30 PST)

Here is a link to a 135mm lens:
CANON FD 135mm F.3.5 PRIME LENS *EXCELLENT* - eBay (item 190493678515 end time Feb-21-11 03:54:13 PST)

And here is a link to a good adapter to use for those lenses (you have to get this if you're going to use FD lenses):
Canon FD Lens to EOS EF Adapter Infinity Focus Japan - eBay (item 320560553232 end time Feb-06-11 16:59:21 PST)
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 02:01 PM   #39
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I've also read that Zenitar and Helios make good lenses. I've never used these, but hear they do very well. So, I'm including some links to some of those. You would need an M42 adapter, which I will include here as well. The only thing is, these lenses come from Russia. So, it will take some time for them to get to you:

Zenitar 50mm:
New MC Zenitar M2S 2/50mm + adapter M42-Canon EOS. - eBay (item 160519722312 end time Feb-13-11 02:53:01 PST)

Helios 58mm:
Lens "Helios 44-2" f/2/58mm. M42. FREE SHIPPING - eBay (item 160519722300 end time Feb-13-11 02:53:01 PST)

M42 to EOS adapter:
2ndGeneration AF confirm M42 to Canon EOS EF adapter 7D - eBay (item 280559884614 end time Feb-05-11 22:12:14 PST)
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 02:37 PM   #40
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Alright so which road to take? some says that the correction lens inside the adapter for fd lens make the image quality bad etc so should i be looking into m42 then?
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 02:56 PM   #41
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I think it's clearly a matter of preference. However, if you want avoid the FD stuff, then yes, go with the M42 setup. That will be the cheapest route. Otherwise, you'll need to start looking for the high dollar EOS lenses. Also, I'm assuming you're planning on getting the kit lens with the camera? If so, then you'll have a zoom lens to work with too.
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 03:50 PM   #42
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Ya i will be getting the 20-50mm kit lens. Later on will be getting the tokina 11-16mm f2.8 but before that i need a f1.4 or f1.8 lens cause i have lots of shots in low light. Am gona go the m42 route and see if i can find some cheap ones.
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 03:56 PM   #43
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I think it's clearly a matter of preference. However, if you want avoid the FD stuff, then yes, go with the M42 setup. That will be the cheapest route. Otherwise, you'll need to start looking for the high dollar EOS lenses. Also, I'm assuming you're planning on getting the kit lens with the camera? If so, then you'll have a zoom lens to work with too.
I would avoid FD. The image quality loss is not as major as some people make out from the glass in the adapter, but it is definitely there.

There really is no point when good old m42 lenses can give spectacular results for similar amounts. FD lenses are not even as cheap as they were a year or two ago when you could get a 50mm f/1.4 for £15. The reason for the price going up may be to do with the fact that the new micro four thirds cameras can sport an FD lens without a glass adapter.

Just search ebay lenses for m42, look for the faster glass, then google the model / numbers. You will find a ton of information. Avoid buy now auctions, avoid zooms.

Here is a search for fast primes, from 28mm to 85mm with all the crap filtered out:

m42 -adapter -adaptor -confirm -eos -zoom 28,35,50,85 items - Get great deals on For 35mm SLR items on eBay UK!

Here are the 'completed listings' which will give you an idea of how cheap you can get this stuff.(you'll need to have an account to see this one):

http://completed.shop.ebay.co.uk/Cam...|f%252F1%252E8

Always check the feedback, ask questions and check the return policy. I have bought about 25 lenses from ebay, and only one has ever had to go back.

Good luck!
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 04:19 PM   #44
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hmmm thanx so all i have to do is find something btw 20-55mm with f1.4 or 1.8. Still though which models are better to get, some are praising the takumar and helios. Will any of these lenses be any better then this one
Canon Normal EF 50mm f/1.8 II Autofocus Lens 2514A002 B&H Photo
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 04:47 PM   #45
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hmmm thanx so all i have to do is find something btw 20-55mm with f1.4 or 1.8. Still though which models are better to get, some are praising the takumar and helios. Will any of these lenses be any better then this one Canon Normal EF 50mm f/1.8 II Autofocus Lens 2514A002 B&H Photo
Hmm indeed. Ah, I remember a quote from somewhere:

"Iím trying to free your mindóbut I can only open the door; you have to walk through it. Load the jump program"
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