FD 200 1.8L Lens

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Does anyone know where I can find the FD version of the 200 1.8L lens. According to Canon USA they don't have anymore anywhere. I find that hard to beleive, there has to be a sample or demo model lying around somewhere. Any help would be appreciated.

-- Umbro (Tmax120@caltech.edu), July 12, 2000


Realize that Canon has not made most FD lenses since the late 80s, and none at all since the early 90s. There just aren't lenses lying around at Canon. They even got rid of all the parts for all FD equipment.

On top of that the 200 f1.8 is probably the rarest FD lens ever. There are many people who will tell you that it doesn't really exist, but it does. I have only seen one for sale, and it was EXPENSIVE. And it has been sold.

Good luck with your quest.

-- Terry Carraway (TCarraway@compuserve.com), July 13, 2000.

There is a "well used" one on EBay right now.

-- Roger B. Clark (rclark@dbt.net), September 01, 2000.

I have one. Yes they are very very rare. It is an absoultly increadable lens. Where you can find one for sale will be difficult. So few were made avaliable for sale since they were Canon was switching out of Manual gear. There might only have been 30-50 made in FD mount. I am not exactly sure of the number. I am interested in how much the "one for sale that was too much" was in USD$$$.

-- David Hotchkiss (dhotchkiss@cyberus.ca), November 01, 2000.

Since this lens is so rare, I'm looking for one myself, the BEST lens ever for shooting swimming indoors, you might want to consider picking up a used EOS model and a cheap, but good EOS 620(should be able to pick one up for less than $150).

I know, not the super solution that you'd be looking for, but it's one that I'm even considering. I have 2 T90s and an A1 along with lots of FD lenses, including a 400 f/2.8. But if you really need(you can read want here if you'd like :-), this might be the quickest solution for you.

good luck, brian

-- brian (bjjackso@us.oracle.com), December 15, 2001.

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