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Birna Rørslett

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Re: Overhauling Canon FD 50mm f1.8
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2020, 17:36:11 »
I've actually seen a Canon 35mm f/1.4 FD thus the lens does exist :)

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Re: Overhauling Canon FD 50mm f1.8
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2020, 17:40:41 »
Ok....then the video must be correct…...he used a Canon FD 35/1.4   …...so a lens to find....somewhere…..

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Re: Overhauling Canon FD 50mm f1.8
« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2020, 18:00:45 »
They made a 24/1.4 then probably also a 35/1.4.

https://www.ebay.de/itm/CANON-LENS-FD-24-mm-1-1-4-S-S-C-ASPHERICAL-Mount-Canon-FD-TOP-Zustand/264703003731?hash=item3da1874c53:g:ZD0AAOSwKb1emVY6

…..but this one looks like a newer version......


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Re: Overhauling Canon FD 50mm f1.8
« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2020, 21:11:05 »
The 24/1.4 Asph is a very nice lens, but I didn't use mine often enough and sold it for a substantial amount of money - it is very sought after at the moment.. I have never seen a 35/1.4 FD though, nor any mention of a production 35mm FD lens faster than 2.0. I wonder if the lens Birna saw was one of the cinema line of Canon lenses, IIRC there was a 35/1.4 in that series. One of the reasons the 24/1.4 Asph is so expensive is that these have the same glass as the cinema line (CN Series?) and are bought by cine rental businesses to rehouse in I think PL barrels.

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Re: Overhauling Canon FD 50mm f1.8
« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2020, 22:17:17 »
Maybe the 35/1.4 can be recognized in the video....even that it has been adapted?
What I think I could see was that the aperture ring was at the top like a preset aperture lens.

Now that these FD lenses can be used on must mirrorless cameras may have caused a price jump up. As I remember many was quite cheap years ago but of course not the rare ones.
I did not know the 24/1.4.

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Re: Overhauling Canon FD 50mm f1.8
« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2020, 22:42:23 »
I don't think Canon FD or New FD 35mm f1.4 lens exists.  Here are links to Canon's own web lens museum:

FD:

https://global.canon/en/c-museum/series_search.html?t=lens&s=fd

New FD:

https://global.canon/en/c-museum/series_search.html?t=lens&s=nfd

There are 24mm f1.4 lenses (yes, I have seen ones), but no 35mm f1.4 (I've never been aware).  The fastest 35mm FD lens was of f2.0.

Here is the Canon FD mount page in the Wikipedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_FD_lens_mount
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Re: Overhauling Canon FD 50mm f1.8
« Reply #21 on: May 11, 2020, 23:02:33 »
There are also FL lenses. It seems the lens he has in his hands in the video has the aperture ring like this lens?

https://global.canon/en/c-museum/product/fl100.html

Looks like nice built quality.

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Re: Overhauling Canon FD 50mm f1.8
« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2020, 04:50:16 »
Another sample from FD 50 f1.8

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Re: Overhauling Canon FD 50mm f1.8
« Reply #23 on: May 12, 2020, 04:54:03 »
Another one taken at 1.8, almost in darkness :)

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Re: Overhauling Canon FD 50mm f1.8
« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2020, 19:44:41 »
The Canon 35mm f/1.4 wasn't produced commercially as an FD lens, there may have been prototypes though. The series of cine lenses that did include a 35/1.4 is called K35, not CN as I guessed earlier. Other lenses in that series appear to have the same optics as FD series lenses, the aspherical versions of the 24/1.4, 55/1.2 and 85/1.2, but not the 35/1.4.

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Re: Overhauling Canon FD 50mm f1.8
« Reply #25 on: May 12, 2020, 22:22:13 »
According to the list on this site there seems to exist a 35/1.5 for the Canon Rangefinder 7?
https://www.cameraquest.com/crflen.htm

But it is not a very common lens.

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Re: Overhauling Canon FD 50mm f1.8
« Reply #26 on: May 12, 2020, 22:48:06 »
According to the list on this site there seems to exist a 35/1.5 for the Canon Rangefinder 7?
https://www.cameraquest.com/crflen.htm

But it is not a very common lens.
Very nice rangefinder lens the Canon LTM 35mm f/1.5 I used one on Leica M8 for a long time, very smooth lens!
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