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Canon FD 35-105 GH3 Thoughts and Test

I recently picked up a Canon FD 35-105. Overall I’ve been happy with the lens except that the copy I found was not in the condition as listed on Ebay. It has some slight fungus inside along with what appears to be a slightly loose focus ring. Needed a good basic zoom lens to add too my bag for video. Especially for the meetings I’ve been shooting (I’m shooting one next Tuesday) Hopefully getting the speed booster I ordered by then. Up until now I’ve been shooting with a 12-50 kit lens or a 85mm prime.  Yea I need to invest in a good basic camcorder.

Things I like

  • Good basic range.
  • Good build quality
  • Decent macro
  • Very sharp for the price
  • 72MM filter thread (I can use my existing set of nd filters)

Things I Dislike

  • The macro switch is kinda hard to engage
  • It’s maximum aperture is 3.5 (2.5 would have been awesome)
  • The FD mount (Never been a huge fan of it)
  • My copy has what seems to be a slightly loose zoom ring

Heres a test I shot a few months ago.

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