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Lenses for Canon FD mount
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  • thanks, I've been toying with getting the lumix 35-100mm f/2.8 but price wise is pretty damn high, and wondered sharpness wise how would the 80-200 canon fd compare ti it Vitaliy_Kiselev ?

    atm I own a 50mm f/1.4 , 135mm f/2.5 and a 35-105 f/3.5 and a 300mm fl /4.0 , I prefer the zoom for video work but read the 35-135 is no true parfocal is the 80-200 true parfocal ?

    thanks btw I'm a total newb when it comes to lenses so forgive any ignorance.

  • Regarding parfocality, it's a hit and miss with still lenses since you can't adjust back focus. One unit of the same lens may keep better focus than another. In my experience manual focus two-touch zoom lenses tend to be more parfocal than modern af-lenses. I have a copy of FDn 28-85 f4 which is near parfocal, but not perfect.

  • Normally it's the adapter which makes it parfocal or not. I have three MD/MC adapters and one makes both my 24-50mm and the 35-70 Minolta parfocal.

    With my FD 35-105 I was lucky, it is parfocal on my adapter.

  • thanks for that, would you say the 80-200 f/4 L is sharper than the lumix 35-100mm f/2.8 ?

  • I'm looking at the Zeiss 80-200 FD fit, any advice on that compared to the canon? Thank you.