Upload & Sell: On
My time with this 5D/FD85L combo was short lived as you can see from this photo:
Pardon the blur, as the photo was taken at 1/10 second, and I was shaking with apprehension at how much the repair will cost.
So expecting the unfortunate event to cost money and the tooling costs I am facing for a new 303 stainless EF back for FD and Leica R lenses, I bailed. That fav 85L is going to a new home.
So, will I return to FD85L land? Probably, as I believe the lens is as good as the EF version. Erwin Puts thinks so, too, if that means anything. There is also that absolute joy in shooting this lens, provided the viewfinder is accurate. The deal breaker is the 5D mirror.
Canon doesn't sell just the mirror, but the mirror assembly for $217, plus tax and shipping, and minus instructions for install. So, I'm asking myself, Is there any other comparable alternatives to this lens, save the EF version, for a stock 5D mirror?