canon 35-105 zooms : LUSENET : Canon FD : One Thread

Well, I've seen a lot of excellent reviews about the canon FD 35-105 f/3.5 lens in this discussion group. Can anybody give me some feedback on the smaller/newer/not as great FD 35-105 f/3.5-4.5?



-- Piotr Hryniewicz (, June 30, 2000


It's smaller, lighter and not as good. It is also cheaper and uses 58mm filters, which are cheaper than the 72mm filters of the constant 3.5 lens.

I have both. I like the size and weight of the 3.5-4.5, but it just isn't as good a lens as the 3.5 version. So I tend to use it in daytime, outside shots so I cam working with it stopped down a bit.

-- Terry Carraway (, July 02, 2000.

I have been using canon fd lenses for years and Iv'e recently bought the 35-105 3.5 and I think it's an incredible lens. Pictures are as sharp and same color rendition as canons L lenses and Nikons top lenses. A great recommendation is to put the 72mm lens hood on it and use it every time you shot even though it may seem awkward at times. d basarich

-- dave basarich (, September 21, 2001.

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