This is Canon F-1 and my 3 favorite New FD lens I used to use all the time.
Left hand is New FD20-35mmF3.5
Canon wide zoom always had good name since 35-70mmf2.8-3.5 was introduced in 70s and in 1984, it reached to 20mm!!
Those days, 24mm was called ultra wide lens and 20mm was considered as “Special purpose lens”.
Previous 24-35mm had extremely good names and lots of professional photographers used it.
20-35mm was the upgraded version and the price was nearly $2000 about 30 years ago!!
I always wanted it…but it was too expensive.
Then, Canon shifted to EOS system and discontinued FD lens in 1996. Back then, they had 50% off sale and that was how I could buy it.
What I thought was…..using 20mm was extremely difficult. All the buildings are tilting, all the object went far away….that way, I found I had to learn how to use ultra wide lens.
Then, what I did was…..just stopped using as 20mm. When I use wide-angle, usually I like 28 or 35mm. That was how, I was using this luxurious lens as 28mm or 35mm…..what’s a waste of money…..
But, the image was way better than my New FD28mm F2.8 and also it was easier to focus.
It was really amazing thing to happen.
I used it until I shift to digital in the end of 2005.
Now I could use this lens on my Panasonic GX1 with adapter….but 40-70mmF3.5 won’t mean too much to me….
For EF mount, they had 20-35mmF2.8, but they said the image quality was not as good as this lens.