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Re: FL 55mm 1.2 or FD 50mm 1.2L?
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2012, 07:08:27 PM »
Both versions I have are the SSC Aspherical with one being radioactive and the other not.  I really should get my hands on the AL versions for testing but they cost more than the current modern EF 50mm 1.2L!

Strange, you would think a change of glass could have an impact on refractive index and corresponding change in lens curvature, even if minimal, and would earn a (I) vs (II) distinction at least. I thought that maybe the big price difference might have reflected a glass change and reduced expense of handling non-radioactive material. Maybe it was just an improved process for generating aspherical surfaces? The Canon Camera Museum isn't providing me any hints. If you figure it out, please post!

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Re: FL 55mm 1.2 or FD 50mm 1.2L?
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2012, 07:08:27 PM »

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Re: FL 55mm 1.2 or FD 50mm 1.2L?
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2012, 11:35:10 AM »
Thanks for all the thread contributors! I've learned some things..

Now I found a Canon FD 55mm f/1.2 SSC Aspherical lens, for 480 USD, and I am curious if it is a good price for this very lens? Anyone knows the usual street price?

And I just saw it in the thread: ontarian you mentioned this lens, wrote it is "expensive though" (how expensive? ;)), and also that a conversion kit will be ready within a month.

Buy or not? Thanks.

EDIT: I checked Ebay, and it goes for over 1000 USD, if this is the usual price I should immediately push the "buy now" button, but as it is an auction I am tempted to wait, maybe I'll get it for even less (or not at all)....
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Re: FL 55mm 1.2 or FD 50mm 1.2L?
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2012, 01:12:55 PM »
Quickly, hit buy it now. The kit is a week away from ready, I have a working prototype in my hand.


Thanks for all the thread contributors! I've learned some things..

Now I found a Canon FD 55mm f/1.2 SSC Aspherical lens, for 480 USD, and I am curious if it is a good price for this very lens? Anyone knows the usual street price?

And I just saw it in the thread: ontarian you mentioned this lens, wrote it is "expensive though" (how expensive? ;)), and also that a conversion kit will be ready within a month.

Buy or not? Thanks.

EDIT: I checked Ebay, and it goes for over 1000 USD, if this is the usual price I should immediately push the "buy now" button, but as it is an auction I am tempted to wait, maybe I'll get it for even less (or not at all)....

criza

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Re: FL 55mm 1.2 or FD 50mm 1.2L?
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2012, 01:48:25 PM »
Quickly, hit buy it now. The kit is a week away from ready, I have a working prototype in my hand.

Wait wait :-), the price at the moment is only at 215 USD! I would love to pay not more than that...Why pay the double, when I can (or can't) have it for the half? I know it's still cheap for 480 USD....isn't it?

EDIT: Hmmm...I need some more convincing words to push the button :D Anyone, please?
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Re: FL 55mm 1.2 or FD 50mm 1.2L?
« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2012, 02:54:10 PM »
Hmmm...I need some more convincing words to push the button :D Anyone, please?

STRONG BUY

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Re: FL 55mm 1.2 or FD 50mm 1.2L?
« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2012, 05:41:04 PM »
Hmmm...I need some more convincing words to push the button :D Anyone, please?

STRONG BUY

If you decide against, please PM me the link, One of my two lens copies was destroyed during testing by a careless drop. 

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Re: FL 55mm 1.2 or FD 50mm 1.2L?
« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2012, 09:23:57 AM »
If you decide against, please PM me the link, One of my two lens copies was destroyed during testing by a careless drop.
Ouch, I am sorry about the drop, and also that I bought it now.  8) Together with a A-1 from the same seller, so I can use the lens till your adapter is finished! Cheers.

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Re: FL 55mm 1.2 or FD 50mm 1.2L?
« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2012, 09:23:57 AM »