An amazing bargain

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Belgarchi Senior Member • Posts: 1,317
An amazing bargain
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The Canon 200/4.0 New FD. It can be found for less than $100.00. It is very light. It has a minimum distance of 1.5m. It has a smooth focusing ring, displacing only the rear group of elements. Colors are neutral. Vignetting and distortion are negligeable.

It does have CA, as practically all pre-2000 200mm (except for the rare APO lenses).

But what's incredible is its sharpness (contrast AND definition) at all apertures, from corner to corner. According to my tests, better than 200/4.0 Pentax A, Pentax M, Nikon AIs, and Contax Zeiss MM.

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