9.2
8.8
9.1

Canon New FD 100mm f/2.8

Year 1979
Lens Groups 5
Lens Element 5
Aperature Blades 6
Minimum Aperture f/32
Closest Focusing 1. m
Max. Magnifcation 1:8.3 (0.12x)
Filter Size 52 mm
Diameter x Length 63 x 53.4 mm
Weight 270 gr (0.6 lb)
Hood BT-52
2017-10-20

Alsatian2017

IQ
9.5
Build
8.5
9.2
sharpness and aberration control, compacity and lightness
none

Hardly biggerand heavier than a standard lens, this little "portrait " tele lens delivers sharp and aberration free images (distorsion, vignetting and chromatic aberration) at all apertures, with just a tiny hint of softness fully open. Even though the minimal focussing distance is only 1 metre, it is possible to add an achromatic macro lens like the Canon 500D to get closer - with good to very good results.

In terms of build quality, this lens is, like most New FD lenses, nothing special but nethertheless perfectly adequate.

2012-06-18

Guest

IQ
9.0
Build
9.0
9.0
Tiny!
No major problems.

This is a good lens for when you want a bit of reach but don't want to put something long on your camera. It looks like a large normal lens, it's quite short. I find this focal length a bit awkward compared to 135mm, which I'm more comfortable with. Maybe it's just me though.

2009-09-19

Guest

IQ
9.0
Build
9.0
9.0
Tack sharp, ultra-compact, light, low distortion
none

My first fixed-focal tele and here to stay. It's what I take when I don't need the extra speed of the 85/1.8 or want to travel extra-light. It's so short few people believe the focal length when I tell them... makes it ideally suited for discreet street shooting.