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    Cool lens collection, Duncan!

    Yes, the f/4 max aperture made me avoid the FD 17mm f/4 for decades. I often used the 20mm f/2.8 hand held indoors at 800 EI where an extra stop down would have made the 17mm less useful.

    But then I bought the 17-40mm f/4L in EF mount so go figure; I don't use it indoors handheld obviously though with 3200 EI it would probably work. The lens is a bit squishy in the corners until you stop it down a lot, vignetting too but I still like it and use it a lot on my EOS cameras. Great color and contrast and very sharp if stopped down.

    I have a Peleng 8mm f/3.5 circular fisheye which I can use on FD or EF mount. It is fun but I don't use it much.
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    I ended up buying the Tokina RMC 17mm 3.5 (Vivitar rebranded) on eBay. It's much cheaper than the FD 17mm f4, half a stop brighter and conveniently takes 62mm filters. It is reported to be a very good lens optically, I'll find out if that's true soon. Thanks for your suggestions everyone!
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    Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
    The FD 17mm lens Jeff is a semi-fisheye that produces curvo-linear perspective which is why I bought the FD 20mm f2.8 as an ultra wide lens in preferance , the Tamron SP is also a recto-linear lens that produces more conventional ultra wide angle images .
    Might be right but I do have the 15 fisheye!

    Jeff

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