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CANON FD 100-300MM 5.6 LENS PHOTOGRAPHY
I bought the Canon FD 100-300mm used, but in pristine condition.  It’s a beautiful lens that’s light and powerful in its ability to zoom and to macro.  It’s a push-pull type of lens, which are the ones I prefer.  The build quality  is  exceptional and reminds me of an “L” lens.  The focusing tube is covered in thick knurled and corrugated hard rubber that keeps your fingers from slipping. Below are a few results  of the Canon 100-300mm 5.6 lens on a few excursions.  I used the Canon D60 and 7D with an EOS FD adapter.  I don’t know who manufactured this EOS FD
adapter, but it looks like a Bower product.  Nevertheless, it is a very good one. Focusing is smooth and very sharp.  Oh, and did I happen to mention  that it was light?  I seldom if ever use a tripod and this lens makes it that much easier to carry around.  It’s got great macro capability just in case you feel like getting up close and personal to flowers or any of the denizens you may encounter during your safari inside the jungles of your favorite zoo.  Bird watchers may prefer larger zoom lenses, but if you take into account the 1.6 multiplying factor of the smaller sensors in cameras like the Canon D60 or the
Canon 7D, 300mm is really 480mm.  That’s the upside of the smaller sensors for zoomers.  The downside is the landscapers don’t like’em and I don’t blame them.  For them it’s got to be the full-frames or bust. It appears that the camera manufactures are moving slowly but surely in that direction, especially regarding the SLRs.
The lens on the D60 is the Pentacon 50m 1.8 with an M42 adapter. 100-300mm Manual