Canon FL 58mm f/1.2 (mkI)

Year 1964
Lens Groups 5
Lens Element 7
Aperature Blades 8
Minimum Aperture f/16
Closest Focusing 0.6 m
Max. Magnifcation 1:8.5 (0.117x)
Filter Size 58 mm
Diameter x Length 64.5 x 52.5 mm
Weight 410 gr (0.9 lb)
Hood -


Closest I've found to the famous 'dream lens'
A little on the heavier side and low smallest aperature

This lens... wow. This was the first serious lens I have ever bought for my FD cameras. I had some fun with the common 50mm 1.8 and a 28mm 2.5. But looking into the options for an upgrade from the 50mm, I stumbled across this. THIS IS THE BEST KEPT SECRET OF FL LENSES period. It's super well built, an absolute tank of steel and glass, it has a crazy aperture of 1.2, the closest you can get to the .95 dream lens for the money. I picked mine up for $150 on eBay and I don't regret it at all. This lens gives a golden glow to everything it shoots, whether that's on my Canon EF or A-1, or on my mirrorless m50 with an adapter. This lens has buttery smooth focusing, a clicked aperture, a massive front element that not only works well, but looks great too. Speaking of the glass, this lens flares unlike anything I've seen, sublty, but beautifully. My only complaints are that it's a little heavy. which I guess can be explained by the stelar build (with this and my EF it comes in just over 6 pounds), and the minimum aperture is 16, which is enough, but leaves something to be desired. All in all, amazing lens