Canon FD 50 f/2 : LUSENET : Canon FD : One Thread

Anyone know anything about this lens?

-- James Beam (, January 28, 2002


-- Tim Brown (, January 29, 2002.

According to Canon Camera Museum this is a budget version offered as an option for the AV-1 as it was introduced in 1979. The size and weight is excactly the same as the 50/1,8, but it can only be stopped down to 16 while the 50/1,8 goes to 22. I have never seen this lens, and I know nothing about it's performance compared to the 50/1,8., but if I had the choice, I would go for the 50/1,8. The 50/1,8 is highly reputated for it's sharpnes. They are easy to find for a very resonable price.

Jomar H

-- Jomar Haktorson (, January 29, 2002.

I've seen the 50mm f/2.0 marketed with the T50, too. As someone else suggested, no point going for it given the low price of the 50mm f/1.8 (unless you are a collector who has to have everything!). While you are at it, in fact, the 50mm f/1.4 is a fantastic lens which is well worth the extra money if you can stretch to it; optical performance is excellent.

-- Joel Price (, February 04, 2002.

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