|Closest Focusing||1.5 m|
|Max. Magnifcation||1:7.7 (0.13x)|
|Filter Size||52 mm|
|Diameter x Length||63 x 132 mm|
|Weight||530 gr (1.17 lb)|
The Canon New FD 70-150mm f/4.5 is a compact and lightweight, push-pull zoom lens which was meant to be a reasonably priced alternative to the more popular and versatile 80-200 or 70-210 mm zoom lenses. Limited by a mediocre luminosity (f/4.5), a minimum focal distance of 1.5 meters and a limited focal range, the lens doesn't seem of much interest for nowadays photographers. Nethertheless, it has its strong points as well : a very low market price (well below 50 euros), a very appealing optical performance with excellent resolution and contrast even wide open, lack of chromatic aberrations and vignetting and a small filter diameter of 52 mm. Construction is just as solid and robust as you would expect from other Canon nFD lenses and the hood is built-in. Note that the lens gets longer as you zoom from 70 to 150 mm - thus, on my Sony A7, i use an adapter with a built-in tripod collar to obtain better balance. All in all, the Canon New FD 70-150mm f/4.5 is a interesting lens, especially given the very low prices compared to other FD lenses. But i have to admit that i use my 80-200 much more frequently, even though its performance may be slightly inferior...
This is sentimental for me as my first lens I bought at a thrift store while adapting to my E mount camera.
For the price, it is a great lens in terms of IQ and it even has a constant aperture. It is pretty small but long and has a built in filter.
Even though I like this lens because it was my first, I have to admit it's faults. It's not a big focal range and it's more flimsy feel may discourage serious photographers for tougher assignments. Also it's a push pull which can be an issue for video.
It's a great lens and I don't want to say it because it's my first, but because for the cheap price it makes good photos.