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CANON FD 35-105mm f3.5 rookie question

Discussion in 'Film and Vintage Forum' started by REMF33, Feb 7, 2018.

  1. REMF33

    REMF33 Member

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    Hello. Does anyone have this lens? I have just bought it off eBay for my Canon AE1-Program, and I am a bit confused by the Macro function. i.e. I don't really know how to use it. There is a little button to flip but it won't stay in place. Have I been conned? (It's supposed to be in near perfect condition.) Alas there are not helpful YouTube videos to help me out with this ;)
     
  2. REMF33

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    I think I may have worked it out, but would still appreciate any comments.
     
  3. MikeB

    MikeB Always on Premium Member

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    I do not have an FD mount camera. The Macro Mode switch likely repositions one of the lens groups to get closer to the subject than the standard 5 ft. without the Macro Mode.
     
  4. REMF33

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    I think what it does is just allow you to go beyond ('below') the 35mm mark and lock the camera within a certain range. I had assumed that given it looks like a normal switch, it should click into position, and stay there but it doesn't. It slips back, but I now realized that that's what it's suppose to do, as the camera seems locked once you've done it. That probably makes no sense without having the thing in front of one!
    Although I now understand superficially what it does, I still don't really understand on a deeper level. I should look it up.
     
  5. Dean M

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    it focuses down in macro to about 1:2 at the 28 mm setting. so i guess thats where you set the lens then flick the macro switch and it allows close focusing
     
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