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    Quote Originally Posted by photomem View Post
    I am not sure if anyone has mentioned this. If you see any cheap non-Canon or even Canon EOS lenses, NO!

    I will go over today or tomorrow and see if I can flush out any FD lenses that are duplicates of mine. If so, Ill send you a box.
    Thanks, but I actually ciphered that from all the info I've read. Sounds like an easy enough mistake though.

    If you found A lens, you would be my new best friend.

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    So, apparently I just won
    1)Vivitar 70-210
    2)Canon 135 mm
    3)Canon 50mm and a 2X Teleconverter
    And on a side note, it came with an AV-1. Still cheaper than I got the body for.

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    Score!

    Sounds like you are set then, I do not have to go dig around in the dusty rooms after all!

    Can't wait to see some of your images.

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    Haha. I can't wait to see them either. I just hope it was good timing rather than bad judgment that won this auction. The seller just said everything is in working order and could use a good cleaning. I got all 4 items for $21. Again, thanks for the offer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pumalite View Post
    I think the squeak is more akin to the A-1. Nevertheless all these old cameras deserve a CLA before you start using them. They'll last another 50 years.
    The squeak happens with the AE-1, too. I was given an AE-1 Program about 20 years ago with 50mm lens. I found it to be a very nice machine; after using it I could see why they were so popular. I had no other Canon stuff, so I only used it occasionally. When it developed the squeak, I stopped using it and offered it for free to a Canonite (multiple F-1's) co-worker. He said it was a minor problem, easily rectified by a CLA. He insisted on paying me, as it was in great shape, so I took $25. He was one happy guy.

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    I still have my A-1 and F-1 (old), along with two 50mm (f/1.4 and f/1.8), 100mm f/4 macro and 300mm f/4 (non-L). I tried to sell them a couple of years ago but no one was interested. I'm kind of glad they didn't sell. I might have to break them out an shoot a few rolls of 35mm.

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    Have fun with that.
    Can anyone give me a rough idea of the differences in the lenses I got?
    1)Vivitar 70-210
    2)Canon 135 mm
    3)Canon 50mm and a 2X Teleconverter

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    Canon FD lenses have always had a very good reputation with their consistency of their ability to give excellent shots. I have about 5 different Canon FD's which I have no complaints about . There has also been many posts about the Vivitar lenses as well. Check out the serial # on your Vivitar and compare it to the ones that are listed. I found that one of my Zooms was made by Kiron # 22314..........

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    Just remember one thing about the 2X Teleconverter. Usually when you use it, you will lose about 1 stop of light. Considering that your AE-1 should meter correctly considering that there is no interconnect between the lens and the camera (unlike modern camera/lens combos), it should not be a problem.. just thought you should be aware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by photomem View Post
    Just remember one thing about the 2X Teleconverter. Usually when you use it, you will lose about 1 stop of light.
    You'd lose 2 stops with a 2x converter. One stop with 1.4x converter.

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