|Closest Focusing||1. m|
|Max. Magnifcation||1:8.3 (0.12x)|
|Filter Size||52 mm|
|Diameter x Length||63 x 53.4 mm|
|Weight||270 gr (0.6 lb)|
Hardly biggerand heavier than a standard lens, this little "portrait " tele lens delivers sharp and aberration free images (distorsion, vignetting and chromatic aberration) at all apertures, with just a tiny hint of softness fully open. Even though the minimal focussing distance is only 1 metre, it is possible to add an achromatic macro lens like the Canon 500D to get closer - with good to very good results.
In terms of build quality, this lens is, like most New FD lenses, nothing special but nethertheless perfectly adequate.
This is a good lens for when you want a bit of reach but don't want to put something long on your camera. It looks like a large normal lens, it's quite short. I find this focal length a bit awkward compared to 135mm, which I'm more comfortable with. Maybe it's just me though.
My first fixed-focal tele and here to stay. It's what I take when I don't need the extra speed of the 85/1.8 or want to travel extra-light. It's so short few people believe the focal length when I tell them... makes it ideally suited for discreet street shooting.