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  1. #1 Purchasing Vintage Lenses best practices for beginners 
    Senior Member Brian Bradley's Avatar
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    I’m about to purchase my first set of used vintage lenses (Canon FD’s w/SSC Coating). The focal lengths I’m interested in are 55m, 85m, 100m spherical and the 24m aspherical. Which I’m going to have Simmod Cine-Modify them. Other than fungus, smooth movement from the Focus Ring, Image Shift, and researching the seller, what other things should I know or ask the seller before making my purchase?

    Also as I’m piecing together my set, so how close should each lens serial numbers be?

    Thanks in advance
    Last edited by Brian Bradley; 10-30-2019 at 12:50 PM.
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