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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt W. View Post
    What do you recommend checking for? Just haze/fungus/etc. or also do you test the lenses on your camera/on a collimator?

    Where do you find so many lenses? The 24mm is over $2000 on eBay now. If you have a second best version you want to sell lmk....

    Also, do you know if there is any difference between the old SSC Aspherical and the new FD L? Both 85mm and 24mm exist in both trims. I've seen proof of a difference between the two, but I wonder if it's sample variation or that the older ones really were better...
    FD Lenses start in 71 w/the breech mount
    K35s started in 76 and were based on the older breech mount lenses and coating

    you would imagine that machinery and technology in general improved and Canon could manufacture better quality lenses in the 80s when the NewFD mount was released

    these lenses are popular because they have a vintage look, which has to do with the coating
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffery Anderson View Post
    FD Lenses start in 71 w/the breech mount
    K35s started in 76 and were based on the older breech mount lenses and coating

    you would imagine that machinery and technology in general improved and Canon could manufacture better quality lenses in the 80s when the NewFD mount was released

    these lenses are popular because they have a vintage look, which has to do with the coating
    Here's an article that finds the breech mount sharper than the L:

    http://forum.mflenses.com/fd-85mm-f-...on-t73505.html

    But I wonder if it's just sample variation? Or is older better?

    Do the breech mount versions have different coatings than the nFDs?

    Or would I get a similar vintage look from an 85mm nFD L and a 24mm f2 nFD (can't really afford the 1.4 at today's prices) to the K35s and breech mount versions? Thanks.

    Edit: I'd almost prefer to know that the breech mount lenses have their own coatings and their own look so I could stop at just the 55mm ASPH and not feel compelled to buy the other two nFD Ls, which I can't easily afford at today's prices.

    55mm would be my preferred focal length anyway and I could get slower breech mount lenses to complement it anyway.
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