Canon FD 35mm F2.8 TS How good is it?


Registered: Feb 24, 2011
Total Posts: 328
Country: United States

The green numbers might have come in 1981 when the shift adjustment knob bracket was changed to not interfere with the New F-1 camera. If so, then there might not be any optical difference. Quote from the last link below:
"The early version of the lens will not rotate without the shift
adjustment knob hitting the AE finder Unless you put something like a
M5 or M10 extension tube between the lens and the body. Which of
course would effect your focusing range. The later version with green
Feet numbers has a slightly different braket to move the knob forward
on the lens ending this interfearance."

Registered: Aug 03, 2009
Total Posts: 5425
Country: Canada

Not worth the price difference IMO, unless you think the knob will get in the way on your camera.

Registered: Oct 13, 2009
Total Posts: 336
Country: Canada

lenticular11 wrote:
I bought one from Eastern Europe on eBay at a relatively good price. It was and is in mint condition. The EdMika brass adapter is not cheap but makes conversion very straightforward for those of us with less mechanical skills (he supplies a 2nd ball bearing for good reason - don't ask me how I know). in the UK also convert this lens to EOS

I love the lens and haven't used it enough but will do so more in the future (too many lenses, too little time).

I used this site to help convince me of the IQ of this lens -

That is my lens.
Highly recommended

Registered: May 21, 2011
Total Posts: 927
Country: United Kingdom

Found one at a reasonably reasonable price , (440), and supposedly excellent condition, later version, on it's way to me now. Just the expensive EdMika adapter now!