I am interested in buy some older lens' for a Canon FT that I own but I am kinda stumped on some of the terms with the older lens'. Some of the lens I have been looking at for the FT are the FL mount but after the mm and f/stop their either is a SC or a SSC. What does this stand for? Also if I use a FD mount what is the advantage or disadvantage of using it? If their some features I can or cannot use on it. Any information would be great, I can't find any online about it.
As far as I know, and it has been my experience even though quite a long time ago, all Canon breech-lock FD-type use the same physical mount. However some functions of all lenses using the FD mount may not be supported by every Canon body that uses the FD lens mount. But from my many years using Canon SLR cameras I don't recall any incompatibility problems.
Thanks for that info. I am still wondering what the SSC and the SC stand for on some lens' after the size and f/stop settings.
MY GUESS, and this no more than that, is the SC may very likely be an acronym for Super Coating. In the years of the Canon FL series lens coating was a relatively new feature and underwent some technological improvements in those years.
SSC is the Canon mark for multi coating.
SSC= Super Spectra Coating
The SC/SSC simply refers to the coatings of the lens elements to correct transmission of certain colors in B/W and 4 color.
They are great lenses. To meter you need to use the stopped-down feature on the camera.