„Bodies go, Glass stays“ – using a Canon FD 24mm f/2 lens on a Fuji X-Pro1

Canon FD 24mm f/2

If you have been using cameras with interchangeable lenses for a while, you might have bought several camera bodies over time but usually one thing stays: the glass. If handled properly good lenses can be used over decades.

With the rise of the new EVIL (electronic viewfinder interchangeable lens) cameras, especially old lenses become interesting again for several reasons:

  • they can be used on EVIL cameras with adaptors
  • they were created for full frame, so they usually deliver decent quality on crop sensors
  • they are affordable
  • they are a perfect match to the new retro trend cameras like the Fuji X-Pro1 or others in that market sector

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Since there is no 35mm equivalent lens for the Fuji X system, yet (crop factor 1.5) I was looking for an alternative. I decided to narrow down my search to Canon FD lenses, because my main camera System is a Canon EOS system.

On ebay I finally found a Canon 24mm f/2 lens in good shape which equals a 36mm lens on the Fuji X System. I haven’t had much time to test it, yet but I already fell in love with the bokeh and the sharpness of this 34 year old lens.

Here are some preliminary samples – more to come:

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