Here's my word of honor - if I see f / 1.8 on the lens, then I'm already ready for an average result. True, there were exceptions for Nikon, Pentacon, Carl Zeiss. But with Canon it seems to be a generic sign - if you only have money for f / 1.8, don't expect miracles ...
Canon FD 50mm f / 1.8 SC produces an average picture in terms of sharpness, contrast, and hips, and color rendition. As for the backlight, then you put the mark “satisfactory” with a stretch.
The Canon FD 50mm f / 1.8 SC is a C grade that seems to be trying to please the teacher, but he still can't do it. And therefore it is impossible to be angry with him. He will clearly say that twice two is four and the Volga flows into the Caspian Sea. And do they scold for this? Of course not. But they don't praise either. As, for example, a student who, answering the same question, will tell with enthusiasm about the Volga delta, its channels, branches and small rivers, turning the standard answer into an exciting story of the end of the great river path ...
- Author: Krasnoyarsk photographer Artur Mikhanev
- Photographer, consultant, teacher, candidate of historical sciences
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