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Canon FL 200mm f/3.5 35mm Primes

4/5 (1 Reviews)


Product Description

Out-of-production manual focus Canon lens produced in the 1960's.


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Carl Ingling a Intermediate from Chicago, IL USA

Date Reviewed: February 15, 2000

Strengths:    Crisp. Built-in depth of field preview button. Excellent feel to aperture and focus. Sturdy. Built in telescoping sunshield. Focuses down to 2.5 feet. Takes nice 400mm pictures with a 2x teleconvertor, although you lose two F stops.

Weaknesses:    Big, heavy. (6.5" long by 58mm diameter) Aperture setting does not feed through to camera- can only use camera's light metering while holding down the depth-of-field preview on the lens. This makes it slow. Obviously, the last thing this lens is is versatile.

Bottom Line:   
A good-old classic big-ass Canon lens that looks great and very intimidating on the front of my monster old F1. Also happens to take sharp pictures. Slow and manual, without a single fancy feature. I highly recomend this sort of thing for old cameras that can't use fancy lenses anyway. Old Canon stuff can take as good a picture as anything, it's just harder to use and slower.

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Similar Products Used:   None

Type of photography:   Landscapes



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