So I stumbled across this video of a very enthusiastic American chap who raved about buying dirt cheap Canon FD lenses and then, with the help of an adapter, using them on a modern day Canon EOS DSLR. As he says in the video; although these lenses are manual focus only, they are perfect for filming with a DSLR and their build quality is second to none. And to top everything off the price of these lenses is immensely low! I picked up the following from ebay, all in excellent condition:
Vivitar 28mm 2.8 FD fit - £19
Canon FD 35mm 3.5 - £20
Canon FD 50mm 1.8 - £15
The fotodiox adapter (which I'm still waiting to arrive because it's being sent from America - doh!) costs £30 and enables me to use all manner of old Canon lenses.
The current Canon 35mm is £240 and the 28mm is £150. The 50mm 1.8 is actually pretty cheap, retailing at about £70, but it is about as rugged as a pair of paper swimming trunks. So to get 3 very good quality lenses to knock about with for under £100 is a pretty sweet deal! Cannot wait for the adapter to arrive so I can start messing around - will definitely post up some sort of filmic creation to show off what they can do.