Canon FD Resouces


Older FD lenses: 300mm f2.8 S.S.C. Fluorite
300mm f5.6 S.S.C. Fluorite and 300mm f5.6 S.C.
 

Canon Lens FD 300mm f/5.6 S.C.

This lens has been developed to turn a 300mm long focal length lens into a high performance, compact lens.

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NOTE:- Info on the NEWER autofocus version


Its telephoto ratio has been reduced to 1: 0.72, even with the use of ordinary optical glasses. With the exception of the FL-F 300mm f/5.6 lens, this lens is the shortest in its class, being approximately the same length as ordinary 200mm lenses. For the sake of convenience, a tripod attachment holder and a lens hood are built in. In order to compensate the movement of the focal point due to temperature changes, allowance was made in the protrusion length so that corrections down to -30 degree C can be made.

Canon 300mm f/5.6 FL-FLOURITE telephoto lens side view Canon 300mm f/5.6 FL-FLOURITE telephoto lens rear metal mount

Credit: Images of this rare Canon Flurite 300mm FL f/5.6 AL lens courtesy of Mr. Rodney Rhoads® from Cliveland, Ohio, USA. Image copyright © 2007. All rights reserved. Please respect the visual property of the contributing photographer.

Canon FL-F 300mm f5.6
FLUORITE
Introduced in March, 1969. It was also the world's first tele-photographic lens that was incorporated with an artificial Fluorite optical element to contain chromatic abberation common found in telephoto lenses.

FLUORITE Lenses

Canon FLUORITE lenses derived their superb optical qualities from an optimum utilization of the unique properties of artificial fluorite crystals. The performance of these lenses is so extraordinary that they were awarded the International Camera Special Award in 1969.

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There are three FLUORITE lenses, the 300mm f/2.8 S.S.C., the 300mm f/5.6 and the 500mm f/5.6. Because they incorporate a fluorite element they give absolutely true color balance when used in telephoto shooting.

Credit: Images of this very rare Canon Flurite lense courtesy of Mr. Emanuele® <gerhard100@earthlink.net>. He also operates a popular Ebay Store where he often lists many used photo equipment ..Other that, you can also visit his website for more information. URL:www.photocamera.com. Image copyright © 2003. All rights reserved. Please respect the visual property of the contributing photographer.

The fine instruments completely eliminate chromatic aberration and the entire secondary spectrum which so often mar the performance of conventional telephoto lenses. FLUORITE lenses also have superior apochromatic quality which results in good resolution and excellent contrast. And most important, despite their long focal lengths, FLUORITE lenses are portable, light, and easy to operate. Their reduced telephoto ratio means that the FLUORITE lenses are less bulky and cumbersome than conventional all~ glass telephoto lenses.

FD 300mm f2.8 S.S.C FLUORITE (updated) with other photos on the internal mechanical structure and diaphragm of this unique lens by Raphael and Vazquez

Credit: All images appeared herein this page on the Canon fluorite 300mm f/2.8 courtesy of Amparo and Raphael Vazquez <liamsag@hotmail.com>

Canon Lens FD 300mm f/2.8 S.S.C. FLUORITE

The FD 300mm f/2.8 S.S.C. FLUORITE evolved from the popular FL-F 300mm f2.8 S.S.C. lens of the same designation that was introduced earlier in February, 1974, and since the lens was made an FD, full aperture metering is now possible. With a fluorite element, it offers vastly superior performance. Considerable skills were put to use to make the focusing smooth and light in spite bf the size required for a 300mm telephoto. This lens is compact, and light - even in comparison to the FL-F 300mm. The Extender FD 2x is a standard accessory which doubles the focal length and converts it a very compact, lightweight super telephoto 600mm f5.6 lens.

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Canon Lens FL 300mm f/5.6 S.S.C. FLUORITE

Having an 8° angle of view, this lens incorporates one element made from artificial fluorite into its compact design, and produces images with truly outstanding sharpness, contrast and color balance. Because of its light weight (880g), this lens is ideal for shooting sports, wildlife, or candids. Supplied with its own built-in lens hood, rotating tripod collar, and deluxe carrying case.

Canon 300mm f/5.6 FL-FLOURITE telephoto lens aperture and distance scales

Credit: Images of this rare Canon Flurite 300mm FL f/5.6 AL lens courtesy of Mr. Rodney Rhoads® from Cliveland, Ohio, USA. Image copyright © 2007. All rights reserved. Please respect the visual property of the contributing photographer.

Canon FD 300mm f/5.6
non-FLUORITE version

Canon Lens FL 500mm f/5.6 S.S.C. FLUORITE

Similar in design to the 300mm, this lens also uses one fluorite element in its design. It has a 5 angle of view and the focal length of 300mm enables even distant subjects to be brought up close. Resolution, contrast, and color balance are outstanding and on a par with lenses much shorter in focal length. Supplied with its own built-in lens hood and tripod socket, plus a convenient carrying case.

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FD Fisheye 7.5mm f5.6 S.S.C. | FD Fisheye 15mm f2.8 S.S.C. | FD 17mm f4.0 S.S.C. | FD 20mm f2.8 S.S.C. | FD 24mm f1.4 S.S.C. ASPHERICAL | FD 24mm f2.8 S.S.C. | FD 28mm f2.0 S.S.C. | FD 28mm f2.8 S.C. | FD 35mm f2.0 S.S.C. | FD 35mm f3.5 S.C. | FD TS 35mm f2.8 S.S.C. | FD 50mm f1.2 S.S.C. ASPHERICAL | FD 50mm f1.2 S.S.C. | FD 50mm f1.4 S.S.C. | FD 50mm f1.8 S.C. | FD Macro 50mm f3.5 S.S.C. | FD 85mm f1.2 S.S.C. ASPHERICAL | FD 85mm f1.8 S.S.C. | FD 100mm f2.8 S.S.C. | FD Macro 100mm f4.0 S.C. | FD 135mm f2.5 S.C. | FD 135mm f3.5 S.C. | FD 200mm f4.0 S.S.C. | FD 200mm f2.8 S.S.C. | FD 300mm f2.8 S.S.C. FLUORITE | FD 300mm f5.6 S.C. | FL 300mm f5.6 S.S.C. FLUORITE | FD 400mm f4.5 S.S.C. | FL 400mm f5.6 | FD 500mm f5.6 S.S.C. FLUORITE | FD 600mm f4.5 S.S.C. | FL 600mm f5.6 | FD 880mm f5.6 S.S.C. | FL 880mm f8.0 | FL 1200mm f11 S.S.C. | FD Zoom 35-70mm f2.8-3.5 S.S.C. | FD Zoom 100-200mm f5.6 S.C. | FD Zoom 85-300mm f4.5 S.S.C.

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