Tele photo lens – big and long

 

 

FD 135 mm 1: 2 newfd
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Another sacred monster of the FD system.
It exists only in the newfd type.

 

Lens construction: 6 elements in 5 groups
Aperture: 8 blades.
Minimum distance of focusing: 1.30m?
Angle: 18 °

Lens hood: Built, sliding
Filter size 72mm

Put on sale: May 1980. Price in 1996: 1,870,000 lire

ebay Current price: 300 € (version newfd) Example

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 FD 200 mm 1: 4 macro newfd

FD+200+macro.jpgA lens extremely rare.
There is only newfd type available. It reaches the RR = 1 without additional accessories.Support stand included.


Lens construction: 9 elements in 6 groups,
Aperture: 8 blades.
?Minimum distance of focusing: 58cm
Angle of Field: 12 °
Lens hood: built-sliding.
Filter size: 58mm.


Put on sale: April 1981.Price in 1996: 2,987,000 lire

current ebay: 400/500 € Example 1 Example 2Example 3

 

 

 

 

 

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FD 200 mm 1: 4 SSC 
FD 200 mm 1: 4 newfd
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This is a lens I snubbed long, misled by the opinions of false gurus around on the internet.
Intrigued by a review read on All Photographers March 73, where Paul Pellegrineschi called it “one of the best 200 tested in recent years”,

I decided to get one (I thank the owner of the shop Mauri store on ebay, for sending me the wonderful example that you see in the picture).

Well, after trying it I had to revise my judgment.


It ‘just another masterpiece of Canon 70’s: contrast medium (which is an advantage), excellent resolution and very good in the center to the edges

until F / 5.6, passing excellence after F / 5.6 to F / 11 from center to edge, excellent correction of chromatic aberration and color rendering,

with cool neutral tones (a characteristic of the entire system FD).

 

On the newfd version I don’t have a exemplary so cannot vouch for.

 

Lens construction: 6 elements in 5 groups, (7 elements in 6 groups, rigid version newfd)
Aperture: 8 blades.
Minimum distance of focusing: 2.5m (1.5m version newfd)
Angle: 12 °
Hood: Sliding built
Filter size 55mm (breach), 52mm (newfd version).

Put on the market: March 1973. Version newfd: June 1979.

Example 1 Example 2 Example 3 (backlight) Example4 Example5 (color) EXAMPLE6 (color)

 

(Examples all refer to the version breach: note the detail high despite the use of a film 400 asa) Current price ebay: 50/110 euro, depending on the status and version.

 

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FD 200 mm 1: 2.8 SSC 
FD 200 mm 1: 2.8 newfd 
FD 200 mm 1: 2.8 newfd IF
There are three versions, but the last two are easily confused with each other for lack of documentation.
Breach version has 5 elements in 5 groups and focus with helix.
The first newfd version is substantially identical to the breach version apart mounting frame.
Both do not shine particularly for their gifts.
The second version of newfd is far superior, it was produced after October 1982 (datacode W), has 7 elements in 5 groups and internal focusing.
The magazines of the time compared it to yield to the giants of the time. Spectacular its ability to erase the background with a blurred wonderful.
Obviously you pay dearly, still remains at around 300 euro, when earlier versions the price is halved.
To recognize at a glance the two newfd versions, examine sliding lens hood: the latest version is equipped with rubber ring, while the previous version
of the horizontal grooves.
DSC00960.jpgBreach version SSC: 5 elements in 5 groups,
Aperture: 8 blades.
Minimum distance of focusing: 1.8m
Angle: 12 °
Hood: Sliding, built.
Filter size : 72mm.
Put on the market: in March 1975.?ebay Current price: 150 €

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Newfd version: 5 elements in 5 groups
Aperture: 8 blades.
Minimum distance of focusing: 1.8m
Angle: 12 °
Hood: Sliding built.
Filter size: 72mm.
Put on sale: June 1979. Example ebay Current price: 200 €

 

 

 

 

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Newfd internal focus (IF) latest model: 7 elements in 6 groups, internal focusing. 
Aperture: 8 blades. 
Minimum distance of focusing: 1.5m 
Angle: 12 ° 
Hood: Sliding built. 
Filter holder: 72mm. 
Put on the market: October 1982. Sample Price in 1996: 1,920,000 lire ebay Current price: 300 €

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FD 200 mm 1: 1.8 L newfd
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The best piece ever produced by canon, by far, produced in only

200 units two years after the termination of the FD system.
Only after trying it you can talk about it, who does it by hearsay

chatter vain.


The specimen pictured, bearing 187 number, It was sold by

Marco Cavina in November 2009.

 

Lens construction: 11 lenses in 9 groups, floating.

The front glass is a protective element.

Aperture: 8 blades.

Minimum distance of focusing: 2.5m

Angle Field: 12 °

Lens Hood ET-123.

Filter holder: drop-in 48mm.

Dial focusing system of limitation of movement.

 

Put on the market: November 1989

?Price in 1996: 13,860 .000 lire

 Current price ebay: 2400-4000 euro depending on the state.

Example Item Marco Cavina

 

 

 

 

 

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FD 300 mm 1: 4 SSC
FD 300 mm 1: 4 newfd 
FD 300 mm 1: 4 L newfd
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SSC version is very difficult to find
the most common version is newfd L
Support stand included.


Lens construction: 7 elements in 7 groups, internal focusing.

The front element is a protective glass.
Diaphragm: 9 blades.
Minimum distance of focus : 3m
Angle: 8 ° 15 ‘
Hood: Sliding built.
Filter holder: Pull out drawer drop-in 34mm; supplied clear glass.
Available separately filters red, yellow, ND2, gelatin filter holder.


Put on the market: December 1978. Version newfd: May 1980.

Price in 1996: 3,810,000 lire

EEbay Current price: 600 euro. Article by Marco Cavina 

Example 1 Example 2 Example 3

 

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FD 500 mm 1: 4.5 L SSC 
FD 500 mm 1: 4.5 L newfd
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It was the first lens of the Canon to bear the red line that identifies

the series L.

Lens construction: 7 elements in 6 groups, L2 fluorite
The front element is a protective glass.
Diaphragm: 9 blades.
Minimum distance of focusing: 5 m
Angle: 5 °
Lens Hood: Sliding, built + additional extension cable EH-123.
Filter holder: Pull out drawer drop-in 48mm with neutral element

can be unscrewed and replaced with any other filter of the same

diameter.
Available also operated by rotating polarizer outer wheel and gelatin

filter holder.
ring focus system with limitation of movement.
Support rotating tripod shots every 90 ° with lock button.

Put on sale: May 1979. newfd version: December 1981 
Price ebay: 1000-1500 Euros. Example 1 Example 2 Article by Marco Cavina

 

 

 

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FD 500 mm 1: 8 Reflex SSC 
FD 500 mm 1: 8 Reflex newfd
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A compact catadioptric objective of excellent quality.

 

Lens construction: 6 elements in 3 groups, mirror.

Aperture: absent.

Minimum distance of focusing: 4m

View Angle: 5 °

Lens Hood: Sliding, built.

Filter holder: Pull out drawer drop -in 34mm; supplied clear glass.

They were available in the filters red, yellow, ND2, gelatin filter holder.

90mm front thread.

Support rotating tripod shots every 90 ° with lock button.

 

Put on sale: September 1978. newfd version: March 1980

Price ebay : 300-400 euro (breach).ebay Price: 200-300 Euros (newDF).Example 

 

Note the blurred typical reflex lens usually are known for poor quality.

This, however, can compete with the much more expensive 500 / 4.5L. Of course, it is much less

bright and has a fuzzy characteristic, but it is also much more compact, lightweight and discreet.

Used with fast films (400ASA) on a bright day is an excellent alternative to super-telephoto in white.

Example 1(telephoto 500 / 4.5 L) Example 2 (catadioptric 500/8 SLR)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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