Ckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 530 posts, RR: 18 Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1326 times:
You'll need an FD mount lens, which pretty much rules out buying a new lens these days.
The good news is that there are some real bargains on 2nd hand FD glass to be had, and this can be very good indeed. Zooms in the 70-200 range should be readily available at a good price. I would avoid zooms with a greater range than this, because the design technology simple wasn't up to it in the FD era, however, long primes are worth looking at
Ckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 530 posts, RR: 18 Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1254 times:
The 100-300 is certainly worth looking at - in referring to the range of the zoom I really meant the range of focal lengths covered. 100-300 is a fairly modest 3x range, and in an "easy to design" focal range. Lens ranging beyond 3x get a bit dodgy.
F5.6 is a little on the darkside by current standards, but this is offset by smaller size and price.
Having said all that, if I were re-equipping with FD glass, I think I would go for the 70-210 zoom, and look at a prime 300mm or 400mm - Sigma made some excellent long primes for FD, and these should be a real bargain second hand.
This is an area where scanning the local smallads can reap rewards - I've often seen entire FD outfits being sold for stupid prices (probably the result of an attic clearout by a non-photographer).