A real legend, the CANON LENS FD 55mm 1:1.2 ASPHERICAL. The first Canon and one of the first ever lens with a aspherical glass to get to best out of every shot. At its time in the early 70th one of the most expensive lenses in that range. Over 45 years later this gem is still in a very god shape and my fastest legacy glass.
Wide open the contrast of the lens is not on par with a current state of the art lens like the FUJINON XF 56 1.2 but there no loss of detail and the look wide open with the bit more softness is esp. for portraits a welcome feature.
The build quality of the lens is excellent. The aperture click is right and the manual focusing is consistent but with a bit more resistance than my other 50mm legacy lenses like the Minolta Rokkor 55mm 1.4 or the TAKUMAR 50mm 2.0. The lens hood of my copy is like todays lens hoods a plastic thing and lost some necessary resistance mounted on the lens.
But now lets see the stunning results of this legend in a first comparison at f1.2 vs the excellent reviewed FUJINON XF56 1.2.