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Canon New FD 100-300mm f/5.6
L & New FD 100-300mm f/5.6

 


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Canon Zoom Lens New FD 100 - 300mm f/5.6L

The FD 100 - 300 mm f/5.6
L is a telephoto zoom lens which was developed as a new member of Canon's highly evaluated 'L' lens series.

The high performances of the
L series lenses usually equates with high prices, however, this lens was designed with cost efficiency as a top priority. Attractive features include - minimal spectral aberrations, due to fluorite and UD glass elements (1 each), a high magnification, 3X zoom, and a built-in macro mechanism, for macro photography from 1 meter (0.3X magnification).

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NOTE:- Info on the NEWER autofocus version

<<< An Aussie Swimmer powered to the finish during a race at the XVI Commonwealth Games held at Kuala Lumpur in 1998. Without the participation of other super-powers in swimming, the Australian almost did a clean swept of the gold metals.

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Specification:

Type: High performance Zoom lens
Construction: 15 elements in 10 groups
Angle of View: 24° - 8@ 15'
Minimum aperture: f/32
Closest Focusing Distance: Normal - 2 m (6.6 ft.); MACRO -1 m (3 ft.) from film plane
Magnification ratio: 0.15X at 100 mm; 0.3X at 200 mm
Filter Size: 58 mm
Lenshood
: BT-58 (C44-5802)
Length: 172 mm (6-3/4 in.)
Weight: 710g (1 lb., 9-1/1 6 oz.)
Cap: C-58 (CG2-0072)
Case: LH-C21 (C47-1081),LS-B21 (C47-0956)
Function: Auto aperture, full aperture metering (AE operation when used with all Canon automatic SLR cameras)
Coating: S.S.C. (Super Spectra)


Canon Zoom Lens (newer version) New FD 100-300mm f/5.6

This lens has a single push/pull type zoom and focus ring, and employs the mechanical compensation system.

FD 100-300mm f/5.6
Though its zoom ratio is 3X, it is compactly designed, and easy to operate.

Its closest focusing distance is 2 m (6.6 ft.), which is an improvement over the 2.5 m (8 ft.) minimum focusing distance for the F 85 - 300 mm f/4.5 lens. Aberration correction is maintained by increasing the focal magnification (decreasing the overall length) and by using a new compensation lens system, as well as with a special correction lens in the second group of the relay. The focusing ring has a different textured than earlier version, please adjust your pricing for the new and older version when trying to source for one in the used market.

Specification:

Type: zoom
Construction: 15 elements in 9 groups
Angle of View: 24° - 8° 15';
Minimum aperture: f/32
Closest Focusing Distance: Normaló2 m (6 ft.); MACRO ó1 m (3 ft.) from film plane
Magnification ratio: 0.15X at 100 mm; 0.3X at 200 mm
Filter Size: 58 mm
Lenshood: BT-58 (C44-5802)
Length: 172.2 mm (6-3/4 in.)
Weight: 880g (1 lb., 13-1/4 oz.)
Cap: C-58 (CG2-0072)
Case: LH-C21 (C47-1081), LS-B21 (C47-0956)
Function: Auto aperture, full aperture metering (AE operation when used with all Canon automatic SLR cameras)
Coating: Super Spectra


FD 100-300mm f/5.6

This lens has a zoom ratio of 3, ranging from the short telephoto length of 100mm to the moderate telephoto length of 300mm.

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Yet it is a compact and lightweight lens with a total length of only 300mm. A lens that can be hand-held, it is a truly portable zoom.

The total length of the lens has been reduced by using high quality material and carefully arranging each lens group. Aberration change due to zooming is also effectively controlled, ensuring good image reproduction at any focal range.

Canon FD 100-300mm f/5.6 Zoom
A minimum focusing distance of 2 meters makes close-up photography possible. The single ring control system, wide focal length range, compact size light weight and reasonable price make it a convenient, practical and easily operated telephoto zoom.

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Specifications:

Focal length: 100-300mm
Aperture ratio: 1:5.6
Lens construction: 9 groups, 14 elements

Coating: S. S. C. (super spectra coating)
Angles of view: Diagonal: 28°30' - 8°15' Vertical: 16° - 4°35' Horizontal: 24° - 6°50'
Diatance scale: (m) 2 (Magnification 0.06X at 100mm, 0.18X at 300mm) to 30.
OO (ft) 7 - 100.OO
Focusing mechanism: Rotation of the front lens group
Zooming: Push/pull of single ring
Minimum aperture: f/32. A
Diaphragm: Automatic
Filter size: 58mm
Hood: BT-58
Cap: Lens Cap 94 (29-9943)
Function: Auto Aperture, Full aperture metering (AE operation when used with ALL Canon automatic SLR cameras.
Length x max. diameter: 207mm x 72.2mm
Weight: 880g

Current autofocus version: EF100-300mm f/5.6L (Will be replaced by a new EF 100-400mm f5.6 L)

Technical highlights: A high-performance 3x telephoto zoom featuring at an affordable price. To correct the residual chromatic aberrations (secondary spectrum) common in 300mm-class lenses, fluorite (an artificially crystallized form of calcium fluoride developed by Canon) and high-refraction/low-dispersion UD glass elements are used in the 1st and 3rd groups.

A compact design is made possible by the four-group zoom system. A close focusing distance of 1.4 m/4.6 ft is achieved throughout the zoom range, enabling close-up shooting of areas the size of a postcard at the 300mm position. Quick data for reference: Focal length and maximum aperture: 100-300mm f/5.6; Lens construction: 15 elements in 10 groups; Angle of view: 24°-8° 15'; Focus adjustment:Front group rotating extension system with AFD; Closest focusing distance: 1.5 m; Filter size: 58mm; Length x max. diameter, weight: 166.6mm x 75mm, 695g

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Current autofocus version: EF100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM

Technical highlights: A multi-purpose 3x zoom lens offering light weight and compact size for optimum portability. Like the EF70-210mm USM, a five-group zoom system is employed. An Ultrasonic Motor and a rear focusing design, using the lightweight 4th group for highspeed AF operation. Use of the rear focusing system also allows the front of the lens to remain fixed, improving operability with circular polarizing filters. A close focusing distance of 1.5 m/4.9 ft is achieved at all focal lengths, and manual focusing is possible at any time without switching the focusing mode.

Quick data for reference: Focal length and maximum aperture: 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6; Lens construction: 13 elements in 10 groups; Angle of view: 24°-8° 15'; Focus adjustment:Rear focusing system with USM; Zoom system: Rotating type; Closest focusing distance: 1.5 m; Filter size: 58mm; Length x max. diameter, weight: 121.5mm x 73mm, 540g

Older Version: Three Early Canon FD Zoom Lenses - Canon Lens FD 35-70mm f/2.8-3.5 S.S.C.; Canon Lens FD 100-200mm f/5.6 S.C.; Canon Lens FD 85-300mm f/4.5 S.S.C. Click Here acquire more info.

Up to the mid of the seventies. General perception still has a lot of reservation towards optical performance of zoom lenses. There were only three during those early days of the FD mount and it mushroomed from there after 1977 when another hugely successful automatic multimode Canon A-1 was introduced after the immense success of the Canon AE-1 in 1975. Which one way or another have helped boosted traditional hardcore users' confidence towards ariival of 'new' things like automation and zoom lenses to the photographic world

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