X. Canon FD

Information Related to everything Canon FD –

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[•] Canon FD

Some Info on this page will come from the Canon History Lens Museum.

Definitions :

FD = Fully automatic Diaphragm.

L = “Luxury” in combination with the Red Line/Ring on certain lenses that were created for the professional photographer seeking perfection. They provide superior optical performance and have carried this signature look through to their lenses today.

S.S.C. which means “Super Spectra Coating” (multi-coated) Canon introduced new lens coatings which reduce flair and more.

Fluorite – is a naturally occurring crystal that has three special properties that make it eminently suitable for use in lenses − it transmits infrared and ultraviolet light well, has a very low refractive index and low dispersion.

Aspherical – lens elements designed to compensate for distortion in wide-angle lenses, and compensate or eliminate spherical aberrations with a large maximum aperture. This allows Canon to produce more compact lenses than was previously possible using only spherical lens elements.

Ultra low-dispersion (UD) glass –

I want to put some emphasis on fitting these lenses to your camera’s. “DO NOT” I repeat “DO NOT” alter the lens to fit a DSLR.

Preserve your lenses and they will hold their value. Destroying them from original manufacture has to be the stupidest thing I have seen done. As soon as you alter the lens their value greatly decreases and on re-sale you will find it harder to find another buyer. Mirror-less camera’s are the way to use the FD lenses and costs less to just purchase an adaptor.

On a side note you can still experience shooting on many of the beautiful film cameras that are still available. DO NOT RUIN YOUR LENSES.

This page will be an ongoing project of investigating the performance of vintage Canon FD lenses. This is a rediscovery of quality and performance on the FD mount. Many were discarded by photographers with the introduction of the EF mount lenses that are widely used today in the photographic world. Recent camera trends have changed the use of FD especially with the introduction of mirrorless camera’s and they offer great opportunity for you to be uniquely different from other photographers.

Mirrorless cameras like the Panasonic GH5 and Sony A7 Series are known as MSLR (Mirrorless Single Lens Reflex) camera’s and have unique advantages over the common DSLR. These mirrorless camera are a cost effective way to build a complete professional photographer’s kit.

Mirrorless Adaptors

Adaptors like Metabones help expand the use of lens selection making mirrorless the best way to use FD lenses.

[•] Sony A7II with Canon FD 50mm F1.2L

Personal preference will come down to if your prefer full frame or MFT (Micro Four Thirds) camera’s. Just take into account the FD lenses are designed for full frame sensors and smaller sensors you must calculate the crop factor with what lens you choose to use.

My top three camera brands to use with Canon FD are Sony, Panasonic and Fujifilm. They all have advantages and disadvantages. Out of those manufacturers some camera’s perform better for video while others are better suited for photography. This will come down to some research to find what suits you as a photographer or videographer.

GFX50S 35mm Mode

Keep in mind FD lenses are manual focus lenses but don’t let that deter you as digital view finders can make using the FD lenses just as fast as using a newer auto focus lense on a DSLR. And for video most professionals prefer to manually focus with a follow focus on a video rig set up.

The chrome Breech lock bayonet on the older FD lenses are dominate on this page as I preferred them to the NewFD. They are generally a better build quality. Canon designed them that way because the lens mount did not cause friction between the camera and the lens. This  reduced the wear when fitting the lenses to the camera.  The older version FD lenses are over looked in design and I believe Canon got it right at the time but ultimately the chrome breech lock was fazed out as photographers preferred what Nikon offered so the design was changed. This ultimately added more plastic and lowered the cost of manufacture. Canon became more competitive with the NewFD lens design.

CANON FD LIST:   Please be patient. On my Flickr page some test photographs are uploaded and will be added below.

Canon nFD 17mm F2.8 (Unicorn),

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Known as “The Unicorn” for being a rare lens. The other 17mm has a max aperture of F4. This is a special lens at F2.8 and more likely a prototype. The focusing ring on the 17mm F2.8 spins only as the F4 version the entire outer barrel turns when focusing. The F2.8 takes very sharp images and up there as one of the best FD lens made by Canon.

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Every time I take a photograph the joy has to be knowing no one else in the world will produce the same image as its the only lens I know of in existence. Shoots wide and when I hold the camera out must make sure my feet are not in the shot. Its a tack sharp lens when focusing. My thoughts are that this lens design was and is the precursor to the EF mount lens design. The design operates the same way as the EF lenses are today without auto focus. Performance is just stunning the photograph was taken in a dimly lit underground parking lot. A little vignetting at F2.8 and disappears when closing down the aperture. A truly beautiful one of a kind lens.

Canon nFD 17mm F4,

Canon 17mm FD F4

 

Marketed December 1979
Original Price 67,500 yen
Lens Construction (group) 9
Lens Construction (element) 11
No. of Diaphragm Blades 6
Minimum Aperture 22
Closest Focusing Distance (m) 0.25
Maximum Magnification (x) 0.1
Filter Diameter (mm) 72
Maximum Diameter x Length (mm) 76.5 x 56
Weight (g) 360

Canon FD 17mm F4

I find the 17mm an excellent wide angle for street photography. The colour have nice punch and lens flare beautiful. Minimal distortion on the Sony A7II.

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Photo taken indoors with no flash at F8 and a different take using the lens to shoot a portrait. Do you know any other photographers that shoot a wide angle lens for portraits. Vignetting as shown and colours render beautifully with this lens but that’s what I love about this 17mm .

Canon nFD 20mm F2.8

Canon New 20mm FD F2.8

Marketed December 1979
Original Price 59,000 yen
Lens Construction (group) 9
Lens Construction (element) 10
No. of Diaphragm Blades 6
Minimum Aperture 22
Closest Focusing Distance (m) 0.25
Maximum Magnification (x) 0.13
Filter Diameter (mm) 72
Maximum Diameter x Length (mm) 76.5 x 58
Weight (g) 305

Released December 1979. Excellent for landscapes. Generally I set the aperture at F11 for most landscapes with ample light. Colours are great and image render with a classic Canon look and feel to an image.

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Photo: Fujifilm GFX50S with Canon FD 20mm – Adaptor Fotodiox – with camera in the new 35mm Format Mode. The beauty of using older lenses like the 20mm Canon FD works exceptionally well as you can see in the photograph. The bokeh is beautiful.

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[•] Wet footprints in the sand.

Canon FD 20mm F2.8,

Canon 20mm FD 2.8

Marketed March 1973
Original Price 47,200 yen
Lens Construction (group) 9
Lens Construction (element) 10
No. of Diaphragm Blades 6
Minimum Aperture 22
Closest Focusing Distance (m) 0.25
Maximum Magnification (x) 0.126
Filter Diameter (mm) 72
Maximum Diameter x Length (mm) 75 x 58
Weight (g) 345

Released March 1973 This is a lens that has taken operability and performance to the next level in response to strong demands from users, such as a mechanism for locking the position of the mount tightening ring, a mechanism for locking the position of the diaphragm ring, reduced weight and active adoption of multi layer coating.

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Sony A7II with Canon FD 20mm lens. Aperture: f4 Shutter 800, ISO 1600

Despite an ultra-wide angle of 20mm, this lens was the brightest in the world in the 1970’s at F2.8, and is a retrofocus type that offers sharp image from short to long distances through the use of a floating mechanism.

Canon NEW FD 24mm F1.4L

24mm F1

Marketed December 1979
Original Price 180,000 yen
Lens Construction (group) 8
Lens Construction (element) 10
No. of Diaphragm Blades 8
Minimum Aperture 16
Closest Focusing Distance (m) 0.3
Maximum Magnification (x) 0.12
Filter Diameter (mm) 72
Maximum Diameter x Length (mm) 76.5 x 68
Weight (g) 430

There’s a reason Canon added the signature “Red Ring” and “L” letter type on their high end lenses.  Canon had truly cemented their reputation in the photographic world as a formidable force and easily rivalled the godfather of photography Leica. The value of the 24mm F1.4L speaks for itself and been consistent for years. I can only see this lens go up in value. Fast with an aperture at F1.4 will render a subject with a 3D look adding depth. Colour, contrast and sharpness is spot on.  This lens will not disappoint and is worth its weight in gold.

GFX50s 24mm Canon FD

Photo taken with the Fujifilm GFX50S with 24mm FD 1.4L shot wide open and show the performance of the lens. Renders with a 3D depth as shown. Evident that this lens is an excellent performer. On medium format vignetting is typical will update later with examples from Sony A7II for comparison.

Canon FD 24mm F2.8,

Canon FD 24mm F2.8

Marketed June 1979
Original Price 40,000 yen
Lens Construction (group) 9
Lens Construction (element) 10
No. of Diaphragm Blades 6
Minimum Aperture 22
Closest Focusing Distance (m) 0.3
Maximum Magnification (x) 0.11
Filter Diameter (mm) 52
Maximum Diameter x Length (mm) 63 x 43
Weight (g) 240

This is an extraordinary well balanced and sized lens that can be purchased for about $100 starting price on eBay. With the popularity of Micro 4/3 this lens is a hot little item for any photographers or videographers kit. The 24mm easily out performs most zoom Lens’s. Having a fixed lens like this one is great for panoramics or shooting video for a nice clean cinema feel and look to your video.
You can’t go wrong for value for money when it comes to performance for this 24mm FD.

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Canon nFD 24-35mm F3.5 & 24-35mm F3.5  

Canon FD 24-35mm F3.5

Marketed December 1979
Original Price 122,000 yen (w/case and hood)
Lens Construction (group) 9
Lens Construction (element) 12
No. of Diaphragm Blades 6
Minimum Aperture 22
Closest Focusing Distance (m) 0.4
Maximum Magnification (x) 0.11
Filter Diameter (mm) 72
Maximum Diameter x Length (mm) 76.5 x 86.6
Weight (g) 495

Released April 1984 as an upgrade to the FD24-35mm f/3.5L that was released in February 1978, which was a popular high-end zoom lens. Through the effective use of aspherical optical systems, an ultra-wide angle of 20mm has been achieved while maintaining image quality equivalent to a single lens.

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By making the surface of the first lens element aspherical, the various aberrations such as distortion occurring with a wider angle of the zoom lens can be corrected. Furthermore, the use of a movable flare stopper for cutting unnecessary incident light flux that reduces image quality by linking with the movement of the optical system and a floating mechanism for reducing aberration resulting from shooting distance provide uniform brightness, high contrast and a high degree of expression.

 

Canon FD 28mm F2,

28mm CanonFD F2

Marketed November 1975
Original Price 62,000 yen
Lens Construction (group) 8
Lens Construction (element) 9
No. of Diaphragm Blades 8
Minimum Aperture 22
Closest Focusing Distance (m) 0.3
Maximum Magnification (x) 0.135
Filter Diameter (mm) 55
Maximum Diameter x Length (mm) 66 x 61
Weight (g) 343

28mmCanonFD

Marketed in 1975 This 28mm F2 is considered a rare lens. Not many are available and do command a higher price than the F2.8 version. Known as a superb lens which produces bright, contrast and vibrant images. Very sharp at wide open aperture and rivals Leica’s 28mm where toe to toe would both fight it out for 15 rounds like Rocky Balboa. Not much is written about this F2 version because its the type of lens that is an enigma in the photography world.

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As the compensation of aberrations occurring in large aperture and wide angle conflict, larger apertures were considered to be difficult at wide angles. However, the spread of system cameras has led to wide-angle lenses being used as standard lenses, which increased demand for the development of a bright wide-angle lens with high performance.

Canon was already providing the market with a 24mm f/1.4 ultra-wide angle lens by adopting an aspherical lens optical system, but this FD28mm f/2 S.S.C resolves the issue of conflicting aberration compensation by actively adopting new types of glass and appropriate power distribution achieved through new optical design technology. This results in sharp definition at high contrast from an aperture of f/2.

By incorporating a compensation mechanism (floating system) for preventing deterioration of images in close shooting, this high-performance large aperture wide-angle lens offers uniform definition throughout the entire frame from infinity to the close distance of 0.3m.

Canon FD 28mm F2.8,

Canon FD 28mm F2.8

Marketed March 1975 April 1977
Original Price 35,000 yen 35,000 yen
Lens Construction (group) 7 7
Lens Construction (element) 7 7
No. of Diaphragm Blades 5 5
Minimum Aperture 22 22
Closest Focusing Distance (m) 0.3 0.3
Maximum Magnification (x) 0.134 0.134
Filter Diameter (mm) 55 55
Maximum Diameter x Length (mm) 64.6 x 49 65 x 47.2
Weight (g) 280 230

Release March 1975. The 28mm is a wide-angle FD lens developed with emphasis on high performance and ease of use such as resolution, contrast and color balance.

Increasing the performance of a wide angle lens generally leads to an increase in overall length, but the FD28mm f/2.8 S.C. resolves this issue through appropriate power positioning of the optical system. This offers high performance satisfying requirements for enlargement of highly magnified images and detailed definition, while also succeeding in reducing size.

(I) and (II) are different in their locking mechanisms of their aperture levers. In (I), the aperture lever is fixed in position after it is rotated counterclockwise to its maximum. On the other hand, in (II), the aperture lever is fixed after it is rotated counterclockwise to its maximum and further the clamp is set at the “L” sign.

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Canon FL 35mm F2.5,

Canon FL 35mm F2.5

Canon FD 35mm F2,

Canon FD 35mm Concave F2 S.S.C

Marketed March 1971
Original Price 32,000 yen
Lens Construction (group) 8
Lens Construction (element) 9
No. of Diaphragm Blades 8
Minimum Aperture 16
Closest Focusing Distance (m) 0.3
Maximum Magnification (x) 0.194
Filter Diameter (mm) 55
Maximum Diameter x Length (mm) 64 x 60
Weight (g) 420

Released April 1976 the 35mm concave known for its front glass element. Just by holding the lens up to the light and looking at the light reflection the design is so well crafted that for a moment as light shimmers off the glass surface of a diamond.

CanonFD 35mm F2

Super sharp glass when focused on target and shoots the most beautiful bubble and a mix of swirl bokeh at open apertures. Signature FD colours are produced from this lens. I find taking many close up photographs will give you some great insight into lens performance. The 35mm F2 is a quality lens and a must have in a photographers kit bag.

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Canon FD 35mm F2.8 Tilt Shift

Canon FD 35mm Tilt Shift F2.8 S.S.C

Marketed March 1973
Original Price 147,000 yen
(w/case, hood, and tripod adapter)
Lens Construction (group) 8
Lens Construction (element) 9
No. of Diaphragm Blades 8
Minimum Aperture 22
Closest Focusing Distance (m) 0.3
Maximum Magnification (x) 0.192
Filter Diameter (mm) 58
Maximum Diameter x Length (mm) 67 x 74.5
Weight (g) 550

35mm Tilt Shift

Was the world first “tilt and shift” wide angle lens for 35mm SLR cameras. Truly a remarkable lens from Canon. The “tilt and shift” mechanism changes relation between the lens optical axis and the film plane to obtain special effects. “Tilting” is used to swing the plane of focus so that it is not parallel with the film plane. You can adjust focus using the tilt mechanism to a very shallow or a very deep zone without change of aperture. “Shifting” is used to correct or enhance perspective distortion, shifting the optical axis from the centre of the film plane. The tapering off of the building in the picture can corrected by “shifting” the TS lens easily. The “TS” stands for “tilt and shift”.

Canon FL 50mm F1.8,

Canon FL 50mm F1.8

This is much older than the FD version. Vintage and collectable and this lens look classy and classic with a beautiful silver aperture dial on the nose of the lens as the FD version is closer to the base of the lens mount. Image results on par with the new FD version.

Canon nFD 50mm F1.8,

Canon nFD 50mm 1.8

Marketed June 1979
Original Price 22,000 yen
Lens Construction (group) 4
Lens Construction (element) 6
No. of Diaphragm Blades 5
Minimum Aperture 22
Closest Focusing Distance (m) 0.6
Maximum Magnification (x) 0.1
Filter Diameter (mm) 52
Maximum Diameter x Length (mm) 63 x 35
Weight (g) 170

I can pretty much say that lens like this 50mm is the start of everyone’s photography journey. A budget lightweight performer and all round classic and joy to use. I can say they don’t build like they used to and rotating the focus ring is a joy.

Just beautiful little keeper for anyone starting off or the astute collector to enjoy and use on special occasions.

Canon FD 50mm F1.4,

Canon FD 50mm F1.4 S.S.C

Marketed March 1973
Original Price 25,500 yen
Lens Construction (group) 6
Lens Construction (element) 7
No. of Diaphragm Blades 8
Minimum Aperture 16
Closest Focusing Distance (m) 0.45
Maximum Magnification (x) 0.145
Filter Diameter (mm) 55
Maximum Diameter x Length (mm) 67 x 49
Weight (g) 350

Lens focus fall off  as shown with the BFGoodrich lettering with open aperture F1.4.  Will do some more test photographs across all apertures.

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Canon FD 50mm F3.5 Macro,

Canon FD 50mm F3.5 Macro

Marketed March 1973
Original Price 40,000 yen
Lens Construction (group) 4
Lens Construction (element) 6
No. of Diaphragm Blades 6
Minimum Aperture 22
Closest Focusing Distance (m) 0.232
Maximum Magnification (x) 0.5
Filter Diameter (mm) 55
Maximum Diameter x Length (mm) 65.8 x 59.5
Weight (g) 310

Released June 1979 this is a full-fledged macro lens enabling shooting from infinity to half life-size of the photographed object (life-sized when using a life-size adapter) without accessories.

The newly designed optical system completely compensates for faults such as aberrations and reductions in marginal illumination that tend to occur in close-up shooting, enabling sharp and high-contrast expression throughout the entire frame from life-size to infinity.

This lens also provides excellent operability by incorporating an information mechanism for full-aperture metering and stop-down metering in addition to a fully automatic diaphragm control mechanism.

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I love the macro lens. Where else would you get a lens for $100 that produces quality close ups like these. Has to be one of my favourite lenses in the FD lineup.

Canon nFD 50mm F1.2L –

Canon FD 50mm F1.2L

Marketed October 1980
Original Price 90,000 yen
Lens Construction (group) 6
Lens Construction (element) 8
No. of Diaphragm Blades 8
Minimum Aperture 16
Closest Focusing Distance (m) 0.5
Maximum Magnification (x) 0.13
Filter Diameter (mm) 52
Maximum Diameter x Length (mm) 65.3 x 50.5
Weight (g) 380

Released October 1980.

The infamous Canon 50mm F1.2L with signature “Red Ring”. Probably the most talked about lens in the Canon line up and same applies to the new EF EOS version. Folks argue about the sharpness at F1.2 which can be hit and miss but this can be with most any lens’s when opened up to the aperture value of F1.2.

Overall it is a nice performer and does compete with many others in the 1.2 category. Works best on full frame and is a really nice portrait lens for any professional. The image render is a beautiful blur. Everyone has a favourite fast 50mm and this is up there. Holding this lens in your hand you can feel the quality and produces a fine depth of field and stunning bokeh. Has a dense weight with the glass considering the size of the lens.

Having or owning a 50mm is a must even if you get the other version of F1.4 or F1.8 you cannot go wrong. The beauty of a 50mm lens is what you see and photograph is equivalent to the human eye.

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Canon FD 55mm F1.2 S.S.C,

Canon FD 55mm 1

There are three versions in the 55mm Aspherical, AL and regular produced 55mm.

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Marketed March 1973
Original Price 50,000 yen
Lens Construction (group) 5
Lens Construction (element) 7
No. of Diaphragm Blades 8
Minimum Aperture 16
Closest Focusing Distance (m) 0.6
Maximum Magnification (x) 0.109
Filter Diameter (mm) 58
Maximum Diameter x Length (mm) 75.8 x 52.5
Weight (g) 565

Canon FD 55mm F1

Canon FL 55mm F1.2,

Canon FL 55mm F1.2

 

Canon nFD 70-150mm F4.5,

Marketed June 1979
Original Price 45,000 yen
Lens Construction (group) 9
Lens Construction (element) 12
No. of Diaphragm Blades 6
Minimum Aperture 32
Closest Focusing Distance (m) 1.5
Maximum Magnification (x) 0.13
Filter Diameter (mm) 52
Maximum Diameter x Length (mm) 63 x 132
Weight (g) 530

 

Canon nFD 70-210mm F4,

Marketed October 1980
Original Price 59,000 yen
Lens Construction (group) 9
Lens Construction (element) 12
No. of Diaphragm Blades 8
Minimum Aperture 32
Closest Focusing Distance (m) 1.2
Maximum Magnification (x) 0.23
Filter Diameter (mm) 58
Maximum Diameter x Length (mm) 72.2 x 151
Weight (g) 705

Canon FD 80-200mm F4,

Marketed June 1979
Original Price 100,000 yen
Lens Construction (group) 11
Lens Construction (element) 15
No. of Diaphragm Blades 8
Minimum Aperture 32
Closest Focusing Distance (m) 1
Maximum Magnification (x) 0.29
Filter Diameter (mm) 58
Maximum Diameter x Length (mm) 67.9 x 161
Weight (g) 765

Canon nFD 85mm F1.2L

Canon FD 85mm F1.2L

Marketed March 1980
Original Price 113,000 yen
Lens Construction (group) 6
Lens Construction (element) 8
No. of Diaphragm Blades 8
Minimum Aperture 16
Closest Focusing Distance (m) 0.9
Maximum Magnification (x) 0.12
Filter Diameter (mm) 72
Maximum Diameter x Length (mm) 80.8 x 71
Weight (g) 680

Released March 1980

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Canon FD 100mm F2.8

Marketed March 1971
Original Price 27,000 yen
Lens Construction (group) 5
Lens Construction (element) 5
No. of Diaphragm Blades 8
Minimum Aperture 22
Closest Focusing Distance (m) 1
Maximum Magnification (x) 0.13
Filter Diameter (mm) 55
Maximum Diameter x Length (mm) 67 x 57
Weight (g) 430

CanonFD100mm

Canon nFD 100mm F4 Macro

Canon nFD 100mm F4 Macro

Marketed September 1979
Original Price 75,000 yen
Lens Construction (group) 3
Lens Construction (element) 5
No. of Diaphragm Blades 6
Minimum Aperture 32
Closest Focusing Distance (m) 0.45
Maximum Magnification (x) 0.5
Filter Diameter (mm) 52
Maximum Diameter x Length (mm) 70.3 x 95
Weight (g) 455

Released September 1979

Canon nFD 100-300mm F5.6,

 This is an affordable high magnification zoom lens covering the continuous range of focal lengths between 100mm and 300mm which are frequently used among telephoto lenses.

By using a new aberration compensation method, well-balanced compensation is performed on various aberrations including astigmatism, coma aberration and chromatic aberration, providing excellent image quality at all focal lengths from maximum aperture, while also being made compact to a telephoto ratio of 0.81.

Moreover, while having a high zoom ratio of 3x, the lens adopts a 1 focusing ring system in which zooming and distance adjustments are performed using a single ring, offering excellent operability.

Marketed May 1980
Original Price 59,000 yen
Lens Construction (group) 9
Lens Construction (element) 14
No. of Diaphragm Blades 8
Minimum Aperture 32
Closest Focusing Distance (m) 2
Maximum Magnification (x) 0.18
Filter Diameter (mm) 58
Maximum Diameter x Length (mm) 72.2 x 207
Weight (g) 835

Canon nFD 135mm F2.8,

Canon FD 135mm F2.8 Lens

Marketed June 1979
Original Price 35,000 yen
Lens Construction (group) 5
Lens Construction (element) 6
No. of Diaphragm Blades 8
Minimum Aperture 32
Closest Focusing Distance (m) 1.3
Maximum Magnification (x) 0.13
Filter Diameter (mm) 52
Maximum Diameter x Length (mm) 63 x 78
Weight (g) 395

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CanonFD135mm

Would you believe the 135mm F2.8 lens was just $125. Photograph taken at F11 is super sharp when analysing the image at 100% crop in photoshop. Excellent and stunning. No interlacing artefacts proof in the quality of the glass working with the Sony sensor. Why would you purchase a brand new Sony 135mm f2.8 Smooth Trans Focus Lens for $1500 when the FD is phenomenally that good a lens. This is a secret lens I shouldn’t be telling people about.. oops too late. A must own lens in a photographers kit bag.

What surprises me is how small this lens is.. Snug little thing fits in the palm of my hand and will be perfect on the GH4 as a 270mm lens to get in tight on subjects with a little bit of distance..

Canon nFD 500mm F8 Relfex,

 The reflex lens has the reflecting optical system with mirrors. Therefore the aperture of this lens is f/8

Marketed March 1980
Original Price 82,000 yen
Lens Construction (group) 3
Lens Construction (element) 6
No. of Diaphragm Blades *
Minimum Aperture *
Closest Focusing Distance (m) 4
Maximum Magnification (x) 0.14
Filter Diameter (mm) 34
Maximum Diameter x Length (mm) 90 x 146
Weight (g) 705

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I’m in the process of building an Adobe Lens Profile correction for Sony A7 series for Canon FD lens when you RAW edit. So keep following as it is one big epic project that I think many Sony mirrorless and Canon FD users would love to have.

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