I’ve been reading the photographic fora lately for advice and such. I posted a question about relative IQ between older FD lenses with converter and newer EF lenses. A pompous asshole answered.
He said, “Why are you trying to use old FD lenses? They’re crap on EOS cameras.” I said, “I have them and can’t afford EF lenses. Look at my options for a 50mm: (1) my current FD 50mm f/1.4 with adaptor, (2) the EF 50mm f/1.8 for $120, (3) the EF 50mm f/1.4 USM for $360, or (4) the EF 50mm f/1.2L for $900. I could maybe afford the $120 lens if I had to but is there really that much IQ difference?” He said, “Option one is crap because of the adaptor. Option two is crap because the lens has a plastic barrel and no USM. Option 3 is crap because the AF quits working after 3 months. Clearly option 4 is the right answer.” I said, “Right but $900 is not in my price range.” He said, “Then why are you in photography? Try stamp collecting – it’s cheaper.”
Dismissive assholes like this really don’t help me to want to take more pictures. I was looking for advice on whether or not I should be concerned about using FD lenses on my EOS camera from an IQ perspective, not whether or not I was worthy to own a camera. 😦