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Canon 500mm f4.5 L, old timer

 
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Sep 12, 2010 14:43 |  #1

Well I couldn't find a thread for this fellow, searched and looked through to no avail. So here is one from today. ISO400, f4.5, 7D.


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Sep 15, 2010 03:46 |  #2

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Is it just me or is the bokeh a little odd?

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Sep 15, 2010 12:39 |  #3

Is that the FD version? MF only?
The bokeh is a bit distracting compared to the newer model and it lacks a bit of contrast, but in such an extreme focal length, it's very very good!


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Sep 15, 2010 15:57 |  #4
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Alex_Venom wrote in post #10914563 (external link)
Is that the FD version? MF only?
The bokeh is a bit distracting compared to the newer model and it lacks a bit of contrast, but in such an extreme focal length, it's very very good!


Is the 500L F4.5 without IS.


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Sep 15, 2010 16:04 |  #5

I think any kind of Boar Butt Bokeh is a little odd :lol:


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Sep 20, 2010 03:22 |  #6

As a 500mm wide open at 4.5 it is a good lens, damn sharp. I find the bokeh slightly odd, contrast is fine but my processing is not :)


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Sep 20, 2010 03:35 |  #7

I like the weight of this lens at just 3kg! I hope the 500 IS II will be the same weight as well!


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Jun 25, 2011 08:56 |  #8

I got this lens a couple of months ago so now I can start posting photos here.
iso160, 1/2000 @ f/6.3

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Jun 25, 2011 19:41 |  #9

Do you need any special adaptors for this?


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Jun 26, 2011 16:10 |  #10

digger58 wrote in post #12657372 (external link)
Do you need any special adaptors for this?

FD version requires adaptor, but EF version doesnt.

EF 500 4.5L USM is EF mount, no adaptors required. EF 500 4L IS is just newer version of this, just like old EF 300 2.8L USM and new EF 300 2.8L IS.


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Jun 30, 2011 04:26 |  #11

digger58 wrote in post #12657372 (external link)
Do you need any special adaptors for this?

See http://www.canon.com …photo/ef_500_45​l_usm.html (external link)
It's the predecessor to the EF500 f4L. It's NOT the FD500 f4.5L. So it suits all EOS bodies including 1.6, 1.3 & FF digitals.


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Jun 30, 2011 08:35 |  #12

And despite the age of these "film era" lenses, they are still very usable on modern DSLR bodies giving extremely good image quality and very fast AF.

I would choose EF 500 4.5L over Sigma 500 4.5..


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Jun 30, 2011 08:43 as a reply to  @ Owl_79's post |  #13

I had a 500mm 4.5 for years. It was a fine
lens. Wish I still had it.




  
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Jul 01, 2011 04:54 as a reply to  @ Ralph Merlino's post |  #14

Mine is a 1999 model by the serial number. So it's no older than the first f4 IS model really.


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Sep 10, 2011 23:14 |  #15

Canon 500mm f4.5 L on a 30D


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