Canon FD 100mm f/4 Macro Lens

Canon FD 100mm f/4 Macro Prime Lens

This is an incredible lens. Even at f/4, the resolution is frightening. Absolutely no softness. At the widest aperture, it is as sharp as when stopped down to f/8. The only difference is a greater depth of field.

I was lucky enough to acquire this beauty for $53+shipping on eBay. In pristine condition at that. Clean glass, no scratches on the body and focuses smoothly throughout. Even though this is an f/4 lens, I had no problem focusing manually with my Sony NEX-3N.

Outstanding Resolution

One of the characteristics of this Canon 100mm Macro is the images seem to have a 3-D effect. Perhaps it has to do with it’s amazing edge resolution. I have not come across any other lenses that can do this. And as a professional, I’ve owned a lot of lenses over the years.

The images below are of my beloved Princess, keeping a watchful eye while I tend to my garden. Shot at f/4, 1/4000 sec, ISO 800. The 100% crop image clearly shows the quality of this macro lens. No post processing applied.

Canon FD 100mm f/4 macro. Actual image at 40% crop by Michael Chua

June 19, 2017
Actual image at 40% crop  |  no post processing

Canon FD 100mm f/4 macro. Actual image at 100% crop by Michael Chua

at 100% crop  |  no post processing