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Owner reviews: Canon FD 50 mm f/ 1.4 S.S.C.
Dream-Lense for Mirrorless Cameras, unmached Build + Image Quality.
Original Lense Hood impossible to find.
Must have Lense.
mechanical build, bokeh, coatings & resistance to flare
severe color fringing; very soft, even in the center, even stopped down @ f/5.6
My copy of this lens appears undamaged, but I cannot get good results from it. Especially in late afternoon shots, color fringing is severe, which, in my opinion, renders the beautiful S.S.C. coatings rather moot. I have tried it on my Canon A-1 (in all modes) as well as my FTb and results were the same. I shoot a lot of landscapes/nature/architecture, so it's not a good lens for my purposes. Black and white portrait artists may find it lovely, though.