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Canon Lens FD 24mm f/1.4
S.S.C. Aspherical

Among the lenses with a focal length of 24mm, this boasts of an extremely high quality of performance featuring the fastest lens speed of f/1.4 of its kind in the world. It compensates for a number of aberrations and improves flare correction by introducing an aspherical surface. This resulted in obtaining pictures with high contrast and resolution.

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NOTE:- Info on the NEWER autofocus version

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The built-in floating system was adopted to prevent field curvature, which is likely to happen when shooting at close distances. This system affords close-up photography with a minimum subject distance of 30cm.

Compared with the newer FDn model, this lens can be easily distinguishable by its chrome ring and the lack of the famed credential of the red line in front of the filter ring. It is slightly heavier than the FDn version (500g to 430g). It is also very likely that the number of units produced was very high. The ASPHERICAL designation given to this lens by Canon was standard in recognition to the inclusion of the aspherical lens as the front element, which aside from combating spherical aberration, also prevents barrel distortion, common in wide-angle lenses. When Canon replaced all of its FD lenses with the newer versions dubbed FDn or New FD, the ASPHERICAL designation, like the FLUORITE type for the telephoto lenses, were no longer necessary. Instead, all the FD lenses having special elements have been classified as the L-series versions, with the afore-mentioned famed credential of red line, synonymous with every lens in this grouping. The L-series line was also extended to the EF lenses for the EOS System cameras.

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Quick Reference Guide: FD 24mm f1.4 S.S.C. Aspherical; Coating: Super Spectral Coating; Type: Super-wideangle; Angle of view: 84°; Aperture Diaphragm Control: Automatic; Minimum Aperture: f16; Distance scale: 0.3m (1 ft); Filter: 72mm; Cap: Exclusive; Length: 68mm; Weight: 500g


Canon Lens FD 24mm f/2.8
S.S.C.

The front component of the FD 24mm f/2.8 lens houses two large diameter glasses. These serve to prevent reduction of light volume in the periphery areas of the lens, to eliminate coma and astigmatism, and to completely compensate for distortion.

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The built-in Floating System makes possible aberration-free shooting at minimum object distance.Its speed of f/2.8 is effective in focusing in low light level photography. It provides high contrast and high resolution pictures even at full aperture opening.

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Other than the high speed but very expensive FD 24mm f1.4 ASPHERICAL, here is the economical version before Canon introduced the FD 24mm f2.0 version with the new mounting ring. A pleasant surprise is the incorporation of the Floating Elements design which corrects aberrations at close focus distance, and thus making this lens to be very attractive as an alternative wide-angle lens between the 20mm and 28mm focal length.
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Quick Reference Guide: FD 24mm f2.8 S.S.C.; Coating: Super Spectral Coating; Type: Super-wideangle; Angle of view: 84°; Aperture Diaphragm Control: Automatic; Minimum Aperture: f16; Distance scale: 3-0.3m (10-1 ft); Filter: 55mm; Cap: C55; Hood: BW-55B; Length: 52.5mm; Weight: 330g

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