Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Quick Test Photographs with Canon FD 400mm 1:4.5 S.S.C.


I used a FotoDiox FD-to-NX adapter to fit this monster Canon FD 400mm 1:4.5 S.S.C. lens on my NX1.  I was combing through vintage lenses at a pawn shop in Tucson, Arizona and was just about to walk-out after not finding anything of interest.  The guy behind the counter said: "Hey, did you see this one".  He reached behind a pile of old cameras and pulled-out this lens.  It looked in excellent shape for a 1975 lens, so then I looked at the price -$30!!  Are you kidding me?!  

I now call this my M.O.A.L. (Mother of All Lenses) 

 This wider angle photo shows the points of interest for the two photographs below

 Photo of high-rise at 400mm

Crop showing decent-sharp detail

Church tower at 400mm 

Here's a few links to read further about this lens and photographer's comments:

https://www.photo.net/discuss/threads/canon-fd-400mm-f-4-5.117744/
https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53569225
http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/companies/canon/fdresources/fdlenses/400mm.htm#f4.5

2 comments:

  1. OMG! Only $30.00, Sweet
    The pictures taken with it look so sharp, I wonder if any additional lenses are available on line for sale...

    This lens is something I would purchase.

    Thank you for sharing

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  2. Jorge: This lens is a keeper. I think you should be able to find it online (eBay), but at what price will be the question??

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