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    Canon FD lenses were on a par with Nikon, Pentax, Olympus & Minolta lenses, they re only cheap now, they were not when they were manufactured.

    Otheres have stated why their incompatability with modern Canons means there's a smaller demand for them. So as Ben says he can buy great lenses at bargain prices now

    Ian

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    Buy a Canon FD body and take advantage of them, they are great optics that are in many cases the exact same optical design as the current EF auto focus lenses without the A/F chip at a fraction of the price.
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    Shhh! You all are letting the cat out of the bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msbarnes View Post
    I checked Keh.com, and they seem to be consistently lower-priced than its competitors.
    They are all trash.

    I'm running a free disposal program. Just send them to me and I will handle them from there. Don't worry about them.
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    Those f/1.4s and f/1.8s are really weak. Total garbage... You can sell about 10 for a cup of coffee... I'll take 'em off your hands if you don't want to clutter up your garbage can with them.....

    No, I'm totally serious....

    I'd be doing you a favor! Anything for an APUGer, right?


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    I won't be surprised however if the micro-4/3rds format conincides with a leveling off of the price discrepancy between Canon FD lenses and say, older Nikons.
    If you are the big tree, we are the small axe

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    I wouldn't be surprised if Canon enters the 4/3rds market with an adaptation of the G11 or something and allows an FD mount. Everyone else is doing it and Canon has never been shy about waiting for the market to emerge and then dominate late in the game.
    K.S. Klain

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    There's some very good third-party FD glass as well as Canon's own lenses. It takes some decoding to figure out who made what---is that Vivitar lens made by Kiron or Cosina or Bob's Sandwich Shop And Lens Grinder?---but the good ones can be very, very good and practically free. I paid $9.99 on eBay for a Kiron 80-200 that's one of the sharpest SLR lenses I own.

    -NT
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    Even though the Canon FD lenses are inexpensive still good glass.

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    Same reason I'm unloading most of my Canon lenses, you're stuck with FD cameras. With say, M42, you can adapt that same set of lenses to all kinds of camera bodies.

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