Ancient Optics, in partnership with GL Optics, have revived the final Canon FD zoom that was ever built.

The 50-300 f4.5 L was Canon’s first super zoom with a 6x ratio which used 2 special UD low dispersion/low diffraction elements to control chromatic aberrations in their 16 element/13 group design.

The 50-300mm T4.9 has genuine Canon S.S.C. coatings – like the popular Canon FD range – which makes this full frame zoom a great partner to Canon K35 and Canon FD prime lenses.

With its character rich image, the Canon FD 50-300 T4.9 will also cut together well with any vintage lens sets from the 70’s and 80’s (Leica R, Olympus OM, Nikon, etc.)

Focus and zoom functions are both internal with standard cine pitch, so there are no telescoping or rotating parts to get in the way of support gear.

With the GL Optics rehousing, close focus has been greatly improved from 8’2″  to 6′, and the front diameter of the lens measures 136mm diameter allowing use of clamp on mattebox systems. The original 8 blade iris has been replaced with a 15 blade circular iris to keep the bokeh more in line with the current generation of rehoused vintage lenses.

Technical Specifications
Focal length 50-300mm
Aperture range T4.9-22
Min. Marked Object Distance 6'
Front diameter 136mm
Length 295mm
Weight 5.7kg
Coverage FF
Mount PL
Focal length Aperture range Min. Marked Object Distance Front diameter Length Weight Coverage Mount
50-300mm T4.9-22 6' 136mm 295mm 5.7kg FF PL