Canon 500mm f5.6 FL-flouritegreenspun.com : LUSENET : Canon FD : One Thread
There is a truly fine lens, the Canon 500mm f5.6 FL-Fluorite now on eBay. I am not involved with the sale, do not know the seller. I have one, it is excellent, every bit the equal of the 500/4.5 L, albeit half a stop slower and half the weight. Anyone who has doubts about buying an FL lens should consider that when using a long telephoto like this you are almost always shooting wide open to maximize shutter speed/minimize camera movement. So works great with stop-down aperture priority on an A-1 or T90.
The auction has one day to go, starting price $700 including two rare Canon 95mm filteras, with no reserve. I cannot believe no one has bid on it.
Item # 1345995553
-- adam g. lang (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 18, 2002
Correction - similar weight.
-- adam g. lang (email@example.com), April 18, 2002.