FD mount goodness
It’s the first of June today, the first day of Winter. This time my awesome magical powers that enable me to make things I want materialize at my favorite shop when I am hunting have failed me. Instead of some tasty Nikkor glass (see my last post), my magic has brought forth the following:
- Canon FD 70-210mm f4 zoom in nigh-on perfect condition;
- Super Albinon MC 28mm f2.8 prime (in FD mount);
- Zykkor Super Wide 0.42x wide angle converted, already fitted with a series VII to 52 mm adapter, complete with original caps and case; and
- half-a-dozen original FD mount end, body and lens caps, and some quality 52mm filters including a Hoya polarizer.
The zoom and the prime are both “macro” lenses, with close focusing abilities. They all have their JCII inspection stickers in place and intact too. Oh well, I guess I will have to try harder for Nikon next time.
Look at the condition of the glass – simply beautiful. The Zykkor makes a 28mm a circular (weird) fisheye. All this for twenty bucks. I already have a beautiful condition AE-1 with a gorgeous 50mm f1.8 FD waiting to mount these beauties. This classic cost me $10 for the lens and body a year or two ago from the same place. I’ve said it before and I’m going to say it again – I’m just a lucky guy.