Canon 500mm f/4.5L FD Lens 35mm Primes

Canon 500mm f/4.5L FD Lens 35mm Primes 

DESCRIPTION

This version of Canon's FD 500 mm f/4.5L lens features Canon mount which enables mounting with a simple twist. The lens incorporates BOTH Fluorite and Canon's UD (Ultra-low Dispersion) glass for performance that is not only superb, but extremely fast for a lens of its focal length, In addition, this surprisingly lightweight and compact lens features a plano-parallel glass protective flat used as a protective front element. It also features a built-in focus pre-setting mechanism which enables very rapid operation. The tripod mount has been changed to a built-in permanent type design. For sports, nature and surveillance photography, this is an ideal lens even under difficult lighting conditions.

USER REVIEWS

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[Apr 03, 2020]
rukussukur


Strength:

This is a very sharp lens wide open. It can produce some gorgeous images if it can be found in good condition. It is worth shopping for a good example as many are 35 years old+. Alternatively if you find a beaten up version with clean glass for a good price it can be worth having it CLA’d.

Weakness:

This lens is big, heavy and, obviously, manual focus. It is wise to plan on using it with a tripod with a gimbal head and a measure of patience. It can be handheld with some muscle and at least a 1/500 shutter speed along with a practiced hand at focusing.

OVERALL
RATING
5
[Oct 12, 2010]
Markus
Expert

Strength:

- Sharpness and contrast are very high
- Very good build quality
- Even good at 1:2 at open iris! Needs lot of extension tubes

Weakness:

- It is a long and big lens - but I do not know much shorter ans smaller telephoto lenses with this focal length and f-stop

I got this Canon super telephoto to convert it to Canon EF mount. That took a while, but I managed to do some test shots afterwards. I was realy impressed as I saw these pictures on the monitor at 1:1.
Photos taken with an EOS 5D.

This lens is very good for nature photographers - but I think others can use it too, for city landscapes, news,..
It is not good for photographers who won´t or can´t manual focus.

Some images and German conversion description here:
http://www.4photos.de/camera-diy/Canon-FD500-EF-Bajonett.html
(Please delete link if not allowed).

Customer Service

- do not need customer service

Similar Products Used:

- Canon FD 300/2.8L
- A lot of manual lenses like Minolta Rokkor 58/1.2, Canon FD 100/4, Canon FD 50/1.4, ...

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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