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    FL-F 300mm f/5.6 Fluorite

    So after of years of looking for a mint example, I’ve finally got my hands on a piece of Canon (and photography!) history. The FL-F 300mm f/5.6 Fluorite and it’s a cracker! I haven’t chance to shoot it in anger yet, but here’s a few pictures of the lens itself.326AD2EC-0164-4920-8CCE-616399872EF3.jpeg
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    EOS-1D MkIV, EOS 5D MkIII, EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, EF 14mm f/2.8L II, EF 24mm f/1.4L II, FD 50mm f/1.2L, EF 50mm f/1.8 STM, EF 85mm f/1.2L II, EF 100mm Macro f/2.8L IS, EF 300mm f/4.0L IS, FD 300mm f/2.8L. **** EOS M5, EOS M3, EF-M 11-22mm f/4.0-5.6 IS, EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS, EF-M 22mm f/2.0, EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS **** Extender EF 1.4x II, Speedlite 580EX II, Speedlite 430EX III-RT, Speedlite 270EX

    #2
    What a beauty. It would look good on the end of my immaculate black AE1.
    Colin

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      #3
      That brings back some memories, a great lens. One of the few things that I sold, then to a very good friend at a knock down price
      Trev

      Equipment - According to the wife more than a Camera Shop got

      Flickr:
      https://www.flickr.com/photos/trevb2639/

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        #4
        Originally posted by colin C View Post
        What a beauty. It would look good on the end of my immaculate black AE1.
        It looks good on my silver AE1 Program and my M5 I might add!
        EOS-1D MkIV, EOS 5D MkIII, EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, EF 14mm f/2.8L II, EF 24mm f/1.4L II, FD 50mm f/1.2L, EF 50mm f/1.8 STM, EF 85mm f/1.2L II, EF 100mm Macro f/2.8L IS, EF 300mm f/4.0L IS, FD 300mm f/2.8L. **** EOS M5, EOS M3, EF-M 11-22mm f/4.0-5.6 IS, EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS, EF-M 22mm f/2.0, EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS **** Extender EF 1.4x II, Speedlite 580EX II, Speedlite 430EX III-RT, Speedlite 270EX

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          #5
          Originally posted by Trev B View Post
          That brings back some memories, a great lens. One of the few things that I sold, then to a very good friend at a knock down price
          How much? This one cost me 350 and worth every penny!
          EOS-1D MkIV, EOS 5D MkIII, EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, EF 14mm f/2.8L II, EF 24mm f/1.4L II, FD 50mm f/1.2L, EF 50mm f/1.8 STM, EF 85mm f/1.2L II, EF 100mm Macro f/2.8L IS, EF 300mm f/4.0L IS, FD 300mm f/2.8L. **** EOS M5, EOS M3, EF-M 11-22mm f/4.0-5.6 IS, EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS, EF-M 22mm f/2.0, EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS **** Extender EF 1.4x II, Speedlite 580EX II, Speedlite 430EX III-RT, Speedlite 270EX

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            #6
            Originally posted by Sir_Loin View Post

            How much? This one cost me 350 and worth every penny!
            I think it was 450, I wanted to get a FD 300mm f2.8 which I still got - Boxed! I have a bad habit in that I buy new gear but never sell the old, got a cupboard full of stuff, wife always telling me we could open a camera shop. Last thing I bought was the 100-400 Mkll plus 1.4 TC Mklll, still got the old ones!
            Still my old film cameras - F1, A1, AE1, AE Programme plus numerous FD lens. I keep saying I must get rid of it, but that's as far as it goes.
            Trev

            Equipment - According to the wife more than a Camera Shop got

            Flickr:
            https://www.flickr.com/photos/trevb2639/

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              #7
              Originally posted by Trev B View Post

              I think it was 450, I wanted to get a FD 300mm f2.8 which I still got - Boxed! I have a bad habit in that I buy new gear but never sell the old, got a cupboard full of stuff, wife always telling me we could open a camera shop. Last thing I bought was the 100-400 Mkll plus 1.4 TC Mklll, still got the old ones!
              Still my old film cameras - F1, A1, AE1, AE Programme plus numerous FD lens. I keep saying I must get rid of it, but that's as far as it goes.
              350 was a bargain then it seems especially considering its condition! I also have the FD 300mm f/2.8L which I posted about in this forum last year, again I couldn’t believe my luck with the price I paid and it’s condition.

              I think we’re cut from the same cloth, my mrs asked me how many vintage lenses have I got now? I just said “quite a few” it’s actually 51! That’s not including my EF and EF-M lenses!
              EOS-1D MkIV, EOS 5D MkIII, EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, EF 14mm f/2.8L II, EF 24mm f/1.4L II, FD 50mm f/1.2L, EF 50mm f/1.8 STM, EF 85mm f/1.2L II, EF 100mm Macro f/2.8L IS, EF 300mm f/4.0L IS, FD 300mm f/2.8L. **** EOS M5, EOS M3, EF-M 11-22mm f/4.0-5.6 IS, EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS, EF-M 22mm f/2.0, EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS **** Extender EF 1.4x II, Speedlite 580EX II, Speedlite 430EX III-RT, Speedlite 270EX

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                #8
                Good Lord, I've got no where near that many. Do you collect them, well yes you do, but as a hobby or do you use them. As I mentioned I don't collect stuff, just put the old things away in the cupboard and buy new. Thinking I'll put that on e-bay next week - I never do. A lot of my gear gets a bit of a hammering - knocked about in what I do in another line of photography. So, the re-sell price would be next to nothing.
                Trev

                Equipment - According to the wife more than a Camera Shop got

                Flickr:
                https://www.flickr.com/photos/trevb2639/

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Trev B View Post
                  Good Lord, I've got no where near that many. Do you collect them, well yes you do, but as a hobby or do you use them. As I mentioned I don't collect stuff, just put the old things away in the cupboard and buy new. Thinking I'll put that on e-bay next week - I never do. A lot of my gear gets a bit of a hammering - knocked about in what I do in another line of photography. So, the re-sell price would be next to nothing.


                  I both collect and use them all, some are basic, but high quality and others are a bit more exotic and harder find. I try to get the best possible condition as well, but typically the older they are the harder it is to find mint examples. It’s taken a few years, but this is what I have:

                  Canon FL 50mm f/1.4 1st Version
                  Canon FL 58mm f/1.2
                  Canon FL 135mm f/2.5
                  Canon FL-F 300mm f/5.6 Fluorite
                  ———————————
                  Canon FD 35mm f/2.0 S.S.C. Concave
                  Canon FD 50mm f/1.4 S.S.C.
                  Canon FD 55mm f/1.2 S.S.C.
                  Canon FD 100mm f/2.8 S.S.C.
                  ———————————
                  Canon FDn 50mm f/1.2L
                  Canon FDn 50mm f/1.4
                  Canon FDn 85mm f/1.8
                  Canon FDn 135mm f/2.0
                  Canon FDn 200mm f/2.8 IF
                  Canon FDn 300mm f/2.8L
                  Canon FD 2x-A Extender
                  Canon FD 2x-B Extender

                  Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 ‘K’
                  Nikkor 55mm f/1.2 ‘K’
                  ———————————
                  Nikkor 28mm f/2.8 Ai-s
                  Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 Ai-s
                  Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 Ai-s
                  Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 Ai-s
                  Nikkor 105mm f/1.8 Ai-s
                  Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 Ai-s
                  Nikkor 135mm f/2.0 Ai-s
                  ———————————
                  PC-Nikkor 35mm f/2.8 Ai-s

                  Zeiss Contax T* 25mm f/2.8 Distagon MMJ
                  Zeiss Contax T* 45mm f/2.8 Tessar MMJ
                  Zeiss Contax T* 50mm f/1.4 Planar MMJ
                  Zeiss Contax T* 85mm f/1.4 Planar MMJ
                  Zeiss Contax T* 135mm f/2.8 Sonnar MMJ
                  Zeiss Contax T* 180mm f/2.8 Sonnar AEG

                  Zeiss Rollei 16mm f/2.8 F-Distagon HFT
                  Zeiss Rollei 35mm f/2.8 Distagon HFT
                  Zeiss Rollei 50mm f/1.8 Planar
                  Zeiss Rollei 50mm f/1.8 Planar HFT
                  Zeiss Rollei 85mm f/2.8 Sonnar HFT M42
                  Zeiss Rollei 135mm f/4.0 Tele-Tessar
                  Zeiss Rollei 200mm f/4.0 Tele Tessar

                  Zeiss Icarex 50mm f/1.8 Ultron

                  Zeiss Jena 50mm f/1.4 Pancolar MC PB v2
                  Zeiss Jena 50mm f/1.8 Pancolar Zebra Thorium
                  Zeiss Jena 50mm f/2.8 Tessar Zebra
                  Zeiss Jena 80mm f/2.8 Biometar MC P6
                  Zeiss Jena 180mm f/2.8 Sonnar MC P6

                  Pentacon 135mm f/2.8 Orestor (15 blades)

                  Super Takumar 50mm f/1.4 (8 element)
                  Super Takumar 50mm f/1.4 (37800)
                  Super Multicoated Takumar 50mm f/1.4 (37902)

                  Minolta Rokkor 58mm f/1.4 MC

                  Konica Hexanon 50mm f/1.4 AR

                  MC Helios 44-3 58mm f/2.0 MMZ

                  Tamron 500mm f/8.0 55BB
                  Tamron 2x Flat Field Converter
                  EOS-1D MkIV, EOS 5D MkIII, EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, EF 14mm f/2.8L II, EF 24mm f/1.4L II, FD 50mm f/1.2L, EF 50mm f/1.8 STM, EF 85mm f/1.2L II, EF 100mm Macro f/2.8L IS, EF 300mm f/4.0L IS, FD 300mm f/2.8L. **** EOS M5, EOS M3, EF-M 11-22mm f/4.0-5.6 IS, EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS, EF-M 22mm f/2.0, EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS **** Extender EF 1.4x II, Speedlite 580EX II, Speedlite 430EX III-RT, Speedlite 270EX

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                    #10
                    INCREDIBLE. No doubt when you go on a photo shoot you don't take a 'Back Pack' but hire a couple of donkeys.
                    Trev

                    Equipment - According to the wife more than a Camera Shop got

                    Flickr:
                    https://www.flickr.com/photos/trevb2639/

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Trev B View Post
                      INCREDIBLE. No doubt when you go on a photo shoot you don't take a 'Back Pack' but hire a couple of donkeys.
                      No, the wife!

                      Actually, I tend to take a few from the same manufacturer when I go out, mainly because I wouldn’t know what lens was used if I took all sorts out with me because obviously there’s no EXIF data for the lens.
                      EOS-1D MkIV, EOS 5D MkIII, EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, EF 14mm f/2.8L II, EF 24mm f/1.4L II, FD 50mm f/1.2L, EF 50mm f/1.8 STM, EF 85mm f/1.2L II, EF 100mm Macro f/2.8L IS, EF 300mm f/4.0L IS, FD 300mm f/2.8L. **** EOS M5, EOS M3, EF-M 11-22mm f/4.0-5.6 IS, EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS, EF-M 22mm f/2.0, EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS **** Extender EF 1.4x II, Speedlite 580EX II, Speedlite 430EX III-RT, Speedlite 270EX

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                        #12
                        1E45C490-1FE9-4DD9-9C13-589B6691893B.jpegI managed some test shots today, nothing extraordinary just testing sharpness. Here’s one wide open straight of the camera. CA? What CA?!

                        EDIT: What has the sever done with the compression? They look awful! Believe me, this thing is tack sharp!
                        Last edited by Sir_Loin; 01-02-2020, 14:58.
                        EOS-1D MkIV, EOS 5D MkIII, EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, EF 14mm f/2.8L II, EF 24mm f/1.4L II, FD 50mm f/1.2L, EF 50mm f/1.8 STM, EF 85mm f/1.2L II, EF 100mm Macro f/2.8L IS, EF 300mm f/4.0L IS, FD 300mm f/2.8L. **** EOS M5, EOS M3, EF-M 11-22mm f/4.0-5.6 IS, EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS, EF-M 22mm f/2.0, EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS **** Extender EF 1.4x II, Speedlite 580EX II, Speedlite 430EX III-RT, Speedlite 270EX

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