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A rare and highly collectable Canon lens is coming up for auction at the always interesting Wetzler Camera Auctions on October 8, 2022
The lens in question? A Canon FD 24mm f/1.4 S.S.C. Aspherical. This lens was released in 1975 and is pretty rare, no one here has ever seen one.
This was the world’s largest aperture 24mm wide angle lens at the time. A ground and polished glass aspherical lens surface, applied at the rear surface of the eighth lens element correct spherical aberration and astigmatism to achieve high picture quality even at a full aperture of f/1.4. The floating mechanism achieves high definition from the shortest focusing distance to infinity.
The starting bid for the Canon FD 24mm f/1.4 S.S.C. Aspherical is €6,000, and it’s expected to fetch between €12,000-€15,000 when it’s all said and done.
There are currently two of these lenses on ebay for $16,000+!
Canon FD 24mm f/1.4 S.S.C. Aspherical
- Marketed: March 1975
- Original Price: 180,000 yen / $1300 USD
- Lens Construction: 8 groups
- Lens Construction: 10 elements
- No. of Diaphragm Blades: 8
- Minimum Aperture: f/16
- Closest Focusing Distance: 0.3m / 11.8″
- Maximum Magnification: 0.117x
- Filter Diameter: 72mm
- Maximum Diameter x Length: 75mm x 68mm / 2.9″ x 2.7″
- Weight: 500g / 1.1lbs