Canon FD Resouces
Older version of FD lenses at 28mm Focal Length


Canon Lens FD 28mm f/2 S.S.C.

Marketed 1975. This superb 28mm lens was a new addition to the originally chrome mount ring series of renowned Canon FD of interchangeable lenses. It featured a remarkable large maximum aperture of f/2, making it one of the fastest 28mm lenses in the world. As the compensation of aberrations occurring in large aperture and wide angle conflict, larger apertures were considered to be difficult at wide angles. However, the spread of system cameras has led to wide-angle lenses being used as standard lenses, which increased demand for the development of a bright wide-angle lens with high performance.

Even at full aperture, high contrast and sharp image quality were assured, due to the effective compensation for spherical aberration and astigmatism.

Info on the NEWER autofocus version

Lens Construction: 9 elements in 8 groups
No. of Diaphragm Blades 8
Minimum Aperture: 22
Closest Focusing Distance (m) 0.3
Maximum Magnifcation: 0.135X
Filter Diameter: 55mm
Maximum Diameter x Length (mm): 66mm x 61mm
Weight (g) 343g

Canon Lens FD 28mm f/2.8 S.C.

Lenses with shorter focal lengths allow varied and broader use of the increasingly popular wide angle effect. The F D 28mm f/2.8 S. C. has considerable depth-of-field for candid photography.


It has very high resolving power and is compact and lightweight for easy handling. The characteristics of this lens can be found in both high contrast and resolution. Lens Construction (group) 7 elements 7 groups; No. of Diaphragm Blades 5; Minimum Aperture 22; Closest Focusing Distance (m) 0.3m; Maximum Magnifcation (x) 0.134X; Filter Diameter (mm) 55mm; Maximum Diameter x Length (mm) 64.6mm x 49mm (1975) ( 65mm x 47.2mm - 1977); Weight (g) 280g (1975)/230g (1977 version).
OLd Canon FD 28mm f/3.5 S.C. wideangle lens
Canon Lens FD 28mm f3.5 S.C. wideangle lens

Lens Construction (group) 6
Lens Construction (element) 6
No. of Diaphragm Blades 6
Minimum Aperture 16
Closest Focusing Distance (m) 0.4
Maximum Magnifcation (x) 0.084
Filter Diameter (mm) 55
Maximum Diameter x Length (mm) 64 x 43 Weight (g) 250

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FD Fisheye 7.5mm f5.6 S.S.C. | FD Fisheye 15mm f2.8 S.S.C. | FD 17mm f4.0 S.S.C. | FD 20mm f2.8 S.S.C. | FD 24mm f1.4 S.S.C. ASPHERICAL | FD 24mm f2.8 S.S.C. | FD 28mm f2.0 S.S.C. | FD 28mm f2.8 S.C. | FD 35mm f2.0 S.S.C. | FD 35mm f3.5 S.C. | FD TS 35mm f2.8 S.S.C. | FD 50mm f1.2 S.S.C. ASPHERICAL | FD 50mm f1.2 S.S.C. | FD 50mm f1.4 S.S.C. | FD 50mm f1.8 S.C. | FD Macro 50mm f3.5 S.S.C. | FD 85mm f1.2 S.S.C. ASPHERICAL | FD 85mm f1.8 S.S.C. | FD 100mm f2.8 S.S.C. | FD Macro 100mm f4.0 S.C. | FD 135mm f2.5 S.C. | FD 135mm f3.5 S.C. | FD 200mm f4.0 S.S.C. | FD 200mm f2.8 S.S.C. | FD 300mm f2.8 S.S.C. FLUORITE | FD 300mm f5.6 S.C. | FL 300mm f5.6 S.S.C. FLUORITE | FD 400mm f4.5 S.S.C. | FL 400mm f5.6 | FD 500mm f5.6 S.S.C. FLUORITE | FD 600mm f4.5 S.S.C. | FL 600mm f5.6 | FD 800mm f5.6 S.S.C. | FL 800mm f8.0 | FL 1200mm f11 S.S.C. | FD Zoom 35-70mm f2.8-3.5 S.S.C. | FD Zoom 100-200mm f5.6 S.C. | FD Zoom 85-300mm f4.5 S.S.C.

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