I finally had a few minutes today to run out and try out the FD mount with the Epic! I had a Soligor FD 28mm f/2.8 prime lens on it. This is a pretty nice off-brand lens for the FD mount, and I usually love taking photos with it on my AE-1 Program 35mm film camera. It's sharp when stopped down by at least a third stop, but even wide open, tends to give nice results. It has really pleasing bokeh as well. This is hardly a lens test by any means, but just a sample of a fairly neutral image combining some great old school still photo glass with the Red Epic!
Below is a Full Frame scaled down image from the 5K 5:1 Compression image of the Red Epic. The second image is a 1:1 pixel to pixel crop of the same image. Neutral color settings were used, with no post-sharpening. Enjoy!
I'm extremely excited to go out and do some more tests using my 35-70mm, and 70-200mm Canon lenses, as well as see some footage in motion. I'm also super excited to add some new glass to my lineup, hopefully such as the 50mm f/1.2. Or maybe even the 55mm Tilt-Shift if I'm feeling really lucky. Anyone else using FD lenses for their old film cameras, please comment and share some of your favorite glass that I should keep an eye out for!
Last thing, this was just a super-quick, not-so-informative test, but I was just too excited to not share anything yet. As soon as I get a chance to go out and do some more exciting photos and video to share with these awesome lenses, I will. Stay tuned!