FD300mm f/2.8 S.S.C. fluorite
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|Closest Focusing Distance (m)
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|Filter Diameter (mm)
|Maximum Diameter x Length (mm)
|112 x 230
This is a lens aimed at improving the performance of the FL300mm f/2.8 S.S.C. large-aperture telephoto lens, which was released in February 1974, using fluorite that is popular among demanding professional users including press photographers, while also offering full-aperture metering and automatic diaphragm control.
Together with this lens the FD 2x Extender was also developed, and when used with the extender the FD300mm f/2.8 S.S.C. Fluorite Lens can also fully exhibit the functions and performance of a FD600mm f/5.6 S.S.C. Fluorite Lens.
Despite being a large aperture telephoto lens with a brightness of f/2.8, the combination of a fluorite lens element and optical glass elements keeps chromatic aberration extremely small, offering high-resolution and high-contrast definition even at maximum aperture, while also achieving light and smooth focusing through the adoption of a new bearing method for the helicoid.
Furthermore, automatic diaphragm control of a large aperture telephoto lens, which was previously considered to be difficult due to the time lag from the diaphragm blades, has been achieved through the development of a new diaphragm unit, improving operability as a new type of zoom lens.