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Daniel D. Teoli Jr.

Canon FD zoom lens on Sony E

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Was looking for cine' zoom options for Sony E. Had no idea they were $10,000 to $40,000 per lens. Has anyone tried old film era Canon FD zooms on the Sony? Does the FD have constant focus along the zoom range ?

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I bought a zoom from Japan to try. Not much $$. I've used lots of adapted FD prime lenses on the Sony. But they were all superwides. With superwide FD's the corners are fuzzy on the Sony, so gave up on them. But maybe little longer FD lenses would fly with short film clips where fuzzy corners would not be that noticeable. The longer the lens, the less the fuzz!

Being underground I'm always experimenting and working outside of the mainstream. We will see.

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Stills zooms are almost never parfocal, so they won't maintain focus as you zoom in and out.

It's a very expensive problem to solve, as you've found. There isn't really a good solution.

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