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  • Canon FL 58mm f1.2 Review

    Canon FL 58mm f1.2 Review

    Canon FL 58mm f1.2 is an early fast lens from the 1960s. It is relatively soft at f1.2, exhibits many aberrations, and is radioactive – just how I like it. Nonetheless, it delivers sharp images when stopped down even a small amount, has lovely colours, and produces artistic vintage-looking pictures. I got more out of…

  • Canon FD 35mm f2 S.S.C. Review

    Canon FD 35mm f2 S.S.C. Review

    Canon FD 35mm f2 S.S.C. is a highly rated medium-wide-angle lens for the Canon FD system. It was initially released in 1971 and still offers excellent performance today. Canon made six slightly different versions, some more sought after than others.  Details about Canon FD 35mm f2 Canon FD 35mm f2 lens is a collection of…

  • Canon FL 50mm f1.4 Lens Review

    Canon FL 50mm f1.4 Lens Review

    Canon FL 50mm f1.4 is a classic lens from 1966. I wanted to try this lens because the early Canon OM 50mm f1.9 gave me excellent results, and I wanted to see if these slightly later lenses would provide similar results. Due to their age, they fly under the radar of most vintage lens hunters,…

  • Canon OM 50mm f1.9 Lens Review

    Canon OM 50mm f1.9 Lens Review

    Canon OM 50mm f1.9 is an unusual, rare lens – created through a unique collaboration between Mamiya, Canon, and Osawa – resulting in a Canon lens for the Exakta mount sold only alongside a Mamiya 35mm SLR camera body.  Build, Ergonomics and Radioactivity Canon OM 50mm f1.9 is built like a tank. I have used…

  • Canon FD 55mm f1.2 S.S.C. Lens Review

    Canon FD 55mm f1.2 S.S.C. Lens Review

    Canon FD 55mm f1.2 S.S.C. is a great performer! I bought this lens along with a few other FD lenses and a Canon A-1 camera. I did not specifically seek it, nor was even aware that such a lens existed before I had it. ‘Best manual lenses’ lists or reviews rarely mention it, so I did…