has the scoop on lens styles and different bodies. FL lenses work on older bodies that require stop-down metering and with stop-down metering on full-aperture metering bodies. The more recent FD lenses are much more common used, and work both on full-aperture-metering bodies and in stopped-down mode on older, stopped-down-metering bodies.
My wife used a 35mm-70mm f:4 of about 1978 vintage. It was pretty sharp and rectilinear. I thought it blocked up in the shadows a little, but I was using a 50mm Summicron-R myself, so it was being compared to one of the best primes. It was certainly orders of magnitude better than a Nikkor 43-86 of slightly older vintage that I shot on a friend of mine's body. My wife switched to a CL and 40 Summicron in the early 80's so I don't know the newer Canon lenses, and that's the only zoom I've ever owned.
p.s. That 35-70 f:4 was only slightly larger than a 50mm normal lens.
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