CANON LENS FL 50mm 1:1.4 Quick Review Canon Camera Co., Inc. (1968 version)

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CANON LENS FL 50mm 1:1.4 Canon Camera Co., Inc.

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In short

CANON LENS FL 50mm 1:1.4 Canon Camera Co., Inc. - a classic old manual fast fix. There is a whole family of similar 'XNUMX' and 'XNUMX' lenses from Canon (the FD, FDn and FL series) that includes a wide variety of models.

Nowadays CANON LENS FL 50mm 1: 1.4 Canon Camera Co., Inc. interesting with a large relative aperture (high aperture), which can be used for artistic purposes. At F / 1.4, the lens is quite good, there is a good resolution in the center of the frame, but the lens is very afraid of flare (example) and clogs the image with a large number of chromatic aberrations (example). CANON LENS FL 50mm 1:1.4 Canon Camera Co., Inc. creates a picture with a classic planar-like pattern, characteristic of a large number of similar class 50 / 1.4 lenses in the 7/6 diagram. Of the features of the picture, one can distinguish the sometimes occurring bright edging of blur discs (example).

CANON LENS FL 50mm 1:1.4 Canon Camera Co., Inc. refers to Canon's FL series lenses with FL mount. FL and FD/FDn series lenses are the easiest to use on mirrorless cameras (original series cameras APS-C CANON EF-M, APS-C CANON RF-S, Full Frame CANON RF). On SLR cameras of the system Canon EOS EF this lens is difficult to use - in order to be able to focus on infinity, it is necessary to use an adapter with a corrective lens.

Mirrorless digital cameras have given a second life to these old lenses.

CANON LENS FL 50mm 1:1.4 Canon Camera Co., Inc. - the first 50 / 1.4 class lens from Canon in the 7/6 scheme. The same optical scheme, with a slight modification, is also used in the autofocus Canon EF Lens 50mm 1: 1.4 Ultrasonic, which has been produced since 1993 (schema comparison).

CANON LENS FL 50mm 1:1.4 Canon Camera Co., Inc.

CANON LENS FL 50mm 1:1.4 Canon Camera Co., Inc.

History

Below is a list of Canon FL class 50/1.4 fifty dollars:

  • CANON LENS FL 50mm 1:1.4 Canon Camera Co., Inc., since April 1965, scheme 6/4
  • CANON LENS FL 50mm 1:1.4 Canon Camera Co., Inc., since September 1966, scheme 6/5, easy to distinguish by depth of field scale
  • CANON LENS FL 50mm 1:1.4 Canon Camera Co., Inc., from May 1968, scheme 7/6, shown in this review, easy to distinguish by M/A switch
  • CANON LENS FL 50mm 1:1.4 II Canon Camera Co., Inc., from May 1968, scheme 7/6, easy to distinguish by marking II, identical to the previous one

But much more interesting ruler with aperture ratio 1: 0.95-1.2.

CANON LENS FL 50mm 1:1.4 Canon Camera Co., Inc.

CANON LENS FL 50mm 1:1.4 Canon Camera Co., Inc.

Main Specifications of CANON LENS FL 50mm 1:1.4 Canon Camera Co., Inc.:

Review Instance Name CANON LENS FL 50mm 1:1.4 Canon Camera Co., Inc. LENS MADE IN JAPAN No.159078
Basic properties
  • FL - Canon FL mount
  • manual focus only
  • aperture control ring
  • automatic iris control on respective cameras
  • AM aperture switch
  • The lens is suitable for full-frame cameras.
Front Filter Diameter 58 mm, metal thread for filters
Focal length 50 mm
Zoom ratio 1 X (this is a fixed lens, it does not have a zoom).
Designed by for film cameras with a frame size of 24 x 36
Number of aperture blades 8 petals. Petals dark matte
Tags
  • focusing distance scale in meters and feet, there are values ​​in meters: 10, 5, 3, 2, 1.5, 1.2, 1, 0.8, 0.7, 0.6 and infinity mark
  • depth of field scale for f / 4, 8, 11, 16
  • red dot and letter 'R' for infrared operation
  • aperture values ​​in steps from 1.4 to 16
  • aperture setting marks
  • bayonet mount mark
Diaphragm from f / 1.4 to f / 16.

The lens has an aperture control ring and an A/M aperture mode switch.

On the aperture control ring there are marks for F / 1.4, 2, 2.8, 4, 5.6, 8, 11, 16.

The aperture control ring rotates with clicks, there are no intermediate values.

The aperture mode switch A / M is made in the form of a ring; to turn it, press the metal pin (pin)

MDF 0.6 meters, maximum magnification ratio 1:10
The weight 360 grams (measured)
Optical design 7 elements in 6 groups

Optical design Canon 50 / 1.4 FLThe lens does not use special optical elements in its optical design. The same scheme is used by some other lenses from Canon.

Lens hood Threaded, screwed into the front filter thread
Manufacturer country LENS MADE IN JAPAN (lens made in Japan)
Period From May 1968 to March 1971. Subsequently replaced by a similar model CANON LENS FD 50mm 1:1.4
Price About 100 USD for used option. Current prices can be found on ebay.

Canon FL series lenses have an additional locking ring that is responsible for attaching the lens to the camera. As a result, CANON LENS FL 50mm 1: 1.4 Canon Camera Co., Inc. as many as 4 control rings are used: fixing the mount (rearmost silver ring), focusing (wide, metal, ribbed), aperture setting (front silver), aperture mode selection (thin black ring with a metal pin lock).

CANON LENS FL 50mm 1:1.4 Canon Camera Co., Inc.

CANON LENS FL 50mm 1:1.4 Canon Camera Co., Inc.

Assembling, focusing

CANON LENS FL 50mm 1:1.4 Canon Camera Co., Inc. well assembled.

The focusing ring is metal, with ribs and notches, rotates approximately 180 degrees (1/2 of a full turn). Ring travel is smooth. During focusing, the front retractable part of the body frame does not rotate. Focusing occurs by moving the entire lens block. During focusing towards the MDF, the focus ring moves forward.

CANON LENS FL 50mm 1:1.4 Canon Camera Co., Inc.

CANON LENS FL 50mm 1:1.4 Canon Camera Co., Inc.

Sample photos (APS-C)

All photos in the review are shown without processing. Photos on a cropped camera were prepared by a photographer Natalia (Instagram). Camera used Sony NEX-6 (16 MP Sony Exmor APS-C HD CMOS sensor) and adapter FOTGA Canon FD/FDn/FL -> SONY E/FE/NEX. All photos are JPEG taken in camera. Original JPEG images can be view / download from this link (40+ files).

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How to use FL/FD/FDn mount lenses

To use a Canon FL, Canon FD, or Canon FDn mount lens on modern mirrorless cameras, you should use the appropriate adapter:

The adapters are suitable for FL, FD and FDn mount lenses, these mounts are backwards compatible. But using lenses with a Canon FL / Canon FD / Canon FDn mount on SLR cameras is difficult due to the long working distance. In such cases, a corrective lens adapter must be used, which will degrade the image quality.

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Comments: 2, on the topic: A Brief Review of CANON LENS FL 50mm 1:1.4 Canon Camera Co., Inc. (1968 version)

  • Natalia

    A good lens with a beautiful picture, but poor contrast. On the other hand, if you catch correctly diffused sunlight, you get a fabulous picture)

  • Tserg

    І bokeh garne: there are tobi and kruzheltsyata, і lemons, as if lightly drunk correctly. Good lens. Slope є slo, signifi cantly better than optical plastic, which at the same time panuє everywhere.
    Kudos to the author for looking back.

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