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Canon FD 50 mm f/ 1.4 S.S.C. Lens

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Canon FD 50 mm f/ 1.4 S.S.C. lens

Canon FD 50 mm f/ 1.4 S.S.C. lens

Canon FD 50 mm f/ 1.4 S.S.C. lens

Canon FD 50 mm f/ 1.4 S.S.C. lens

Canon FD 50 mm f/ 1.4 S.S.C. lens

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: Canon FD, FDn

First year of production: 1973

Optical design: 7 elements in 6 groups

User reviews (2)

Photos (5)

Tests (0)

Owners (15)

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Average price: $160


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Additional information:

Canon FD 50 mm f/ 1.4 S.S.C. is normal prime lens for Canon FD SLR cameras.

Posted by: SharkDD   Date of publication: 02.03.2011

Photos taken with this lens Canon FD 50 mm f/ 1.4 S.S.C.:

Autor: jspen77tx
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Mechanical quality5.004
Optical quality4.254
Pricing / Value3.504
Overall lens rating

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Owner reviews: Canon FD 50 mm f/ 1.4 S.S.C.

jspen77tx 06.12.2016 18:56:59
Period of use: 4 months


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.