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Canon FD lenses


  • Canon FD lenses are manual focus lenses designed for Canon film SLRs before they changed to an AF-based EOS system in the late 1980's.
  • the mount is a breech-lock and was updated to “new FD mount” which has a rotating barrel locking mechanism to make it less fiddly.
  • They cannot be used on Canon EOS dSLRs (other than for macro work) unless an optical lens adapter is used to allow infinity focus.
  • their main use now is on mirrorless camera systems and thus this page concentrates of prime lenses most likely to be used on these cameras
  • see also wikipedia

wide angle

  • 17mm f/4
  • 20mm f/2.8
  • 24mm f/1.4 aspherical - see
  • 24mm f/2.8
  • 28mm f/2
  • 28mm f/2.8
  • 28mm f/3.5
  • 35mm f/2
  • 35mm f/2.8 TSE tilt-shift
  • 35mm f/3.5


  • 50mm f/1.4
  • 50mm f/1.8
  • 50mm f/3.5 macro
  • 55mm f/1.2
  • 55mm f/1.2 aspherical

short telephoto

long telephoto

200mm lenses
  • 8 versions - see wikipedia
  • 200mm f/1.8L:
    • Canon's final FD lens
    • produced in 1989 a year after the EF version was produced, to cater for those yet to upgrade to EOS.
  • 200mm f/2.8 II:
    • rear-focus version: 134.2mm x 81.2mm, 735g, 72mm filter
  • 200mm f/4
  • 200mm f/4 macro
300mm lenses
  • 300mm f/2.8 flourite
  • 300mm f/4
  • 300mm f/4L
  • 300mm f/5.6
  • 400mm f/4.5
  • 500mm f/4.5L
  • 500mm f/8 mirror
  • 600mm f/4.5
  • 800mm f/5.6
  • 800mm f/3.8 mirror
  • 2000mm f/11 mirror
  • 5200mm f/14 mirror

macro lenses for use on bellows only

  • 20mm f/2.8
  • 35mm f/2.8
photo/canonfd.txt · Last modified: 2015/07/04 15:07 by gary1

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