2009 August 25th, 00:02
What lens type to choose! AHHH input??
so i cant decide between the CANON FD mount or the NIKON mount for my 35mm adapter...
been looking and cant find any good input about this..
2009 August 25th, 01:07
try Pentax. Pentax have very high quality lenses which can be picked up at lower prices than Canon FD and Nikon. I have a 50mm f1.7 which is supposedly called one of the greatest 50mm lenses ever. Also, there are some nice Super Takumar lenses with M42 mounts which can be picked up cheaply.
2009 August 30th, 13:28
Well, any mount will do on your 35mm. I have my adapter with EOS mount, so when I buy lens from another brand, I just need to buy a that brand -> EOS mount like M42 -> EOS or Pentax -> EOS, so, I have a EOS mount but I can use any lens I want. Never use Pentax before but I can tell you that M42 lenses are nice, you can try some Carl Zeiss, it gives sharp image with a very reasonable price. And more important, M42 mostly are MF lens, so we don't have to pay extra money for AF stuff. And as I know, old lenses are very well built: made from steel, have mc or ssc with excellent lens quality e.t.c. unlike nowadays fast lenses. For example, you can buy a Canon MKII 50mm 1.8 for 80-90usd and it's a piece of lalalala compare to M42 Carl Zeiss 50mm 1.4 which cost you the same.
If you seriously going to invest in lenses, you can go L or better Carl Zeiss T*. Price range is about 600 - 1500usd depends on type of lenses. Some guy who use CZ T* with Brevis adapter told me that Canon L is good but CZ give you more filmy look.
2009 August 30th, 13:34
Every brand has good lenses, and bad lenses. Old minolta MD lenses are pretty good and very cheap, as someone else mentioned Pentax has good lenses, Nikon and canon both have good lenses but are generally the most expensive.
2009 August 31st, 11:36
I don't know my friend and co -director/DP has a Pentax series of lenses and they seem to come out very soft. I never tried the CZ though I may look into that.
2009 August 31st, 14:03
try nikon. there are a ton of lenses out there...you can buy a camera on ebay just for the lens.
2009 August 31st, 18:01
Go EOS (Canon EF). This will give you the broadest compatibility. Besides Canon EF, you can add Nikon F, M42 and Pentax K lenses via adapters.
You can mount FD lenses on EOS via an adapter, too, but the thing is that such adapter has an additional lens in it, which IN THEORY slightly deteriorates the image. I doubt that such minute loss will be visible with 1080 image, however.
Note that there is no vice versa compatibality, you CANNOT stick an EOS lens on Nikon F mount via some adapter - there isn't any.
2009 September 1st, 04:00
i went with nikon...
this is only for the meanwhile to be doing music videos till i make enough money to get better cameras / camera equipment.. :]