Operating Instructions/Books for Canon 70-200mm Zoom FD Mounts for AE-1

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I have owned a Canon AE-1 for over 20 years and have enjoyed it very much. I recently acquired a Canon 70-200mm Zoom Macro Lens with the FD mount for it. I would like to know if there is any literature such as operating instructions or manuals that would have come with the lense originally, still available. Canon has very limited information on any FD mount lenses and none on this particular lens.

-- Garrett Graham (doubleg@midwest.net), February 12, 2002


Check a used book store for books on the Canon FD cameras. I have several, and they are very good. Unfortunately, they are in boxes as I have yet to move into my new home. But do go to a used book store and start looki

-- John Ratliff (cratliff@easystreet.com), February 20, 2002.

I forgot to add that this 70-210 zoom lens is one that I own, and have enjoyed. I just don't have a AE-1 camera to relate to it (but I have 4 other Canon bodies). Take it out, put it on the camera, and see how it works. Run a roll or two of film through it. I think the AE-1 will support aperture-priority automatic, so if you put the aperture ring onto the "A" setting, it should automatically set aperture for you when you set the shutter speed. I don't think the AE-1 supports shutter-priority auto exposure (although I may have reversed this--I don't have one and haven't fiddled with it for some time). Anyway, simply try it out and enjoy the lens. You should have no

-- John Ratliff (cratliff@easystreet.com), February 20, 2002.

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