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Canon New FD 100-300mm f/5.6

Year 1980
Lens Groups 9
Lens Element 15
Aperature Blades -
Minimum Aperture f/32
Closest Focusing 2. m
Max. Magnifcation
Filter Size 58 mm
Diameter x Length 71.4 x 172 mm
Weight 705 gr (1.55 lb)
Hood BT-58
2016-02-05

Guest

IQ
6.5
Build
7.0
6.7
Looks pretty on the outside
Mushy focus and zoom ring, Unimpressive image quality at 300mm, lacks sharpness

Not much for me to like with my copy. Image quality isn't great at 300mm compared to any modern lens. Focus and zoom ring is mushy with zoom and focus creep when holding. Even the divots on the grip are kind of sharp and prickly feeling on my hands making it uncomfortable to hold. Even at F5.6 it's not a lot of light for a lens of this class.

2012-08-16

ProfHankD

IQ
8.5
Build
8.5
8.5
Good sharpness, color, modest CA
PF and glow around 300mm, long

As is common with such lenses, IQ drops visibly approaching 300mm, but is quite good overall. Sharpness is very good, with pixel-level detail on my 24MP APS-C NEX-7 even wide open, although contrast isn't great and PF and glow show around 300mm. Color is both very good and consistent across focal lengths and apertures. The relative lack of CA is impressive, but the harder-to-correct PF largely removes that advantage. In summary, what this lens gains in sharpness and color are largely lost by the PF around 300mm, but if you can avoid NIR-heavy bright lighting....

This lens is 8" long and still perfectly smooth and free of play, which is very impressive, but lack of a tripod collar brings it down to 8.5 build. Length doesn't change during zoom, but does during focus.

2011-05-22

Skysaxon

IQ
8.5
Build
9.0
8.7
sharp even at open aparature - creamy bokeh
limeted aparature

got this lens a few week before and I´m fascinated from the carakter - very interessing lens with a creamy bokeh.