Canon SV Lenses

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Canon SV Lenses

Post by precertvideo » Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:03 am

My latest project - A mount converter to use Canon SV lenses on a Sony NEX. The NEX is great for this sort of caper, being mirrorless with a very short register (18mm) & great image quality as well.

One can buy on eBay almost every possible combination of lens adapters, but I doubt this particular combination would be much in demand!

This post is also in dedication to the lack of information on the web about these lenses (not in the terrific Canon Museum) so hopefully this will be the reference for the time being (I do not possess the fourth lens - the 11~66mm f/1.2) I have never seen any specifications for the lenses, such as number of elements/groups, would love to see a lens diagram.

Of course there is no aperture control as that is done electronically. Like the later FD lenses, and much like the Olympus OM, the lens release is a button on the lens itself which makes the adapter a bit easier to make.

This gives a mount to sensor flange distance of 32mm, and they are intended for a sensor about one quarter of a 35mm frame - just 8.8x6.6mm.

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Not a combination you see every day. How many people know there is a Canon L grade lens with fixed focus? Or a 6mm focal length?
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Next on the list is a Mavica adapter with a much longer register of 57mm (for some reason, beam splitters I suppose, which the Canons don't have)
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Canon SV 6mm f/1.8 L

Post by precertvideo » Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:04 am

Focal: 6mm
Aperture: f/1.8~?, ? blades
Filter: 58mm
Focal range: Fixed
Produced: 1986~
Example serials: 10117 UB0200 (for Feb 1987)
Hood: “BW-58G”

With correct hood & caps. The SV lenses had gray lens caps & hoods, not black like the FD range.
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RC-760, EOS-1D & Ds Mk I, II, III, EOS*DCS-3, 5, DCS, DCS-200ci, 420, 460, D1, D1H & X, D2H & X, E2, F, F2, F3, F4, MVC-2000, 5000, 7000, RD-175, 3000, EF 50mm f/1.0, Audi S2, Porsche 911, GSX-R1000 K9

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Canon SV 13~52mm f/1.8

Post by precertvideo » Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:04 am

Focal: 13~52mm
Aperture: f/1.8~?, ? blades
Filter: 58mm
Focal range: 10~0.9m, 30~3ft + macro
Produced: 1986~
Example serials: 10448 UC0300 (for Mar 1988)
Hood: “BS-58G”

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At 13mm
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At 52mm
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RC-760, EOS-1D & Ds Mk I, II, III, EOS*DCS-3, 5, DCS, DCS-200ci, 420, 460, D1, D1H & X, D2H & X, E2, F, F2, F3, F4, MVC-2000, 5000, 7000, RD-175, 3000, EF 50mm f/1.0, Audi S2, Porsche 911, GSX-R1000 K9

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Canon SV 50~150mm f/2.8

Post by precertvideo » Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:05 am

Focal: 50~150mm
Aperture: f/2.8~?, ? blades
Filter: 58mm
Focal range: 15~1.5m, 50~5.5ft + macro
Produced: 1986~
New price: ?
Example serials: 10261 [no date code]
Hood: “BS-58G”

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This lens gives full coverage of an APS-C sensor in a NEX, no vignetting. These shelves are named "Tamron Towers"
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Re: Canon SV Lenses

Post by DENNO » Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:58 pm

Great to see someone putting those vintage lenses to good use! Especially the 6mm lens is a beaut and pretty rare these days. Not to many people own the entire set of Canon still video lenses today. Good work!

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