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    Sony A7r with Canon FD lenses

    I would like to hear from anyone using a sony A7r with canon FD lenses, especially the 17mm f/4, 20mm f/2.8 and 35mm f/2 lenses

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    Re: Sony A7r with Canon FD lenses

    I have the 20mm and find it to be quite good. Here's a shot from one of the 'fun' threads - http://www.getdpi.com/forum/575737-post410.html

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    Re: Sony A7r with Canon FD lenses

    I like the way it renders

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    Re: Sony A7r with Canon FD lenses

    The 20mm is marvelous on my A7r. The 17mm does not have a very good reputation (I don't have it) but I saw some reasonable examples on FM but not the quality of the 20mm.
    The 35 is fine as well.

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    Re: Sony A7r with Canon FD lenses

    I took the word of the posters here and bought an FD. I got the 400mm 2.8. Might as well start big. I guess my A7R will look like little more than a lens cap on it. What is the best adapter to get?

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    Re: Sony A7r with Canon FD lenses

    I've been shooting with a 20mm f2.8, 50mm f1.4 and some zooms with no problems. Check out this thread: http://www.getdpi.com/forum/sony/50435-wedding-a7.html

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    Re: Sony A7r with Canon FD lenses

    I've commented on a number of the Canon FDn lenses on the Sony A7/R on my blog (Canon FDn & Olympus Zuiko OM Lenses on the Sony A7/R: Part 1)

    In short, the 35mm f2.8 and 50mm f1.4 are spectacular and the 20mm is very good. The 20mm cannot match my 16-28mm Tokina EF on a metabones adaptor (stunning), but then again few primes of any vintage can match that zoom.

    If manual focus is all you need (landscapes), I would consider nothing other than the FDn 50mm 1.4 and 35mm f2.8. They are that good.

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    Re: Sony A7r with Canon FD lenses

    The 20/2.8 and 35/2 are very good. I have both and should take them out more often. Plenty of users over in FM.

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    Re: Sony A7r with Canon FD lenses

    I just got my my FD 20mm and 24mm f2.8 lenses.

    I've uploaded a bunch of test files if anyone is interested (warning 500mb+ file). Shots at all apertures working from f2.8 to f22. Focus on the tree trunk at f2.8 then not touched. I included a refocused shot at f11 to test for focus shift.

    Ok first the lenses. The 24mm is tiny and very pleasant to use. With the FD flange distance being shorter than most SLR's, the lens mounted to the A7r is really small and comfortable. Manual focus is a dream. The 20mm is larger but still a very neat package on the Sony. The entire front of the lens rotates with focus which threw me somewhat, will be a pain for using a polariser, in fact as only the very rear of the lens stays stationary, bit annoying when trying to mount the lens. Other than that it's just as nice to focus.

    I have the 24mm f2 lens on the way, going to test the two against each other and keep the one I prefer. To be honest I'm hoping it's better than the f2.8 version which although much better than the Pentax K 24mm I had, is still lacking somewhat IMO.
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    Re: Sony A7r with Canon FD lenses

    I've just done a comparison between the FDn 50mm f1.4 and Sony Zeiss 55mm f1.8. The results might surprise some...
    Zeiss 55mm FE vs. Canon 50mm f1.4 FDn

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