|Closest Focusing||1.5 m|
|Max. Magnifcation||1:9.1 (0.11x)|
|Filter Size||58 mm|
|Diameter x Length||71.4 x 125.4 mm|
|Weight||650 gr (1.43 lb)|
This is a very rare and thus hard to find zoom lens with a quite weird but very useful zoom range from standard to moderate tele lens. With f/3.5 at all focal lengths and an eight bladed diaphragm, the Canon New FD 50-135mm f/3.5 can produce nice bokeh at longer focal lengths, resolution, and contrast are extraordinarily high at all apertures and focal lengths, rivaling fixed focal length lenses throughout the range. On the other hand, chromatic aberrations are visible but easily manageable in a good Raw converter, vignetting is pronounced wide open and distortion only disappears in the middle of the range. Images have a very modern rendering, crisp with high contrast and sharpness. The construction is as sound as the optical performance: heavy but very smooth. Unfortunately, the minimum focal distance is at 1.5 m only and the"macro" setting only reestablishes "normal" conditions (0,6 m) at the 50 mm setting. All in all, the Canon New FD 50-135mm f/3.5 is a real gem, overlooked because of its rarety and the strange focal range. It would be worthy of a Leica or Zeiss label!
Normal imperfections in the images from a lense 30-40 years old , other than that it’s very good , Sharpe , contrastie, nice results , build is great ,nice balance , tested on a Sony A7 .. it’s fine Bought for 80 quid on eBay UK ...