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Canon FD 24 / 28 mm - good/bad/avoid

Discussion in 'Canon Conflab' started by Scphoto, Feb 12, 2017.

  1. Scphoto

    Scphoto Well-Known Member

    I'm looking to get a wide angle FD lens for my Canon AV-1. I currently have a Kiron 28mm which is a bit soft, so was looking at the Canon options. As a few here might have used them the first time round just wondering if there's anything to look out for.

    There is a distinct price increase for between the 24 and the 28. Is the 24mm that much better?

  2. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

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  3. Scphoto

    Scphoto Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info.
  4. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    Both are decent lenses, but I've always much preferred the angle of view of the 24mm - it's one of my favourite focal lengths. It's still a very compact lens. Mine is also sharper than my 28mm, but not by enough to make me care. But I think this is one of the gems of the FD system; my favourite FD carry about kit would be body (ideally A-1), 24mm, 50mm f1.4 and 100mm f2.8.
  5. Scphoto

    Scphoto Well-Known Member

    Thanks Nick, I've noticed ffordes have a stock of 'new' 24mm lenses - but I'll hold off for a month or so to see if i can find anything cheaper at the photography show.
  6. Loose_Canon

    Loose_Canon Well-Known Member

    I have an early 24mm FD breach fitting (type with a ring) that is incredible for its time. As a film lens it provides a "Leica" quality producing wonderful tonal graduation.
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