Canon FD system

Discontinued

Canon F-1

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced: Mar 1971
Mount: Canon FD
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Mechanical
Speeds: 1 - 1/2000 + B
Exposure metering: Through-the-lens (TTL)
Dimensions: 146.7x98.7x43mm
Weight: 820g

Canon FTb

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced: Mar 1971
Mount: Canon FD
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Mechanical
Speeds: 1 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering: Through-the-lens (TTL)
Dimensions: 144x93x43mm
Weight: 750g

Canon FTb-N

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced: Jul 1973
Mount: Canon FD
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Mechanical
Speeds: 1 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering: Through-the-lens (TTL)
Dimensions: 144x93x43mm
Weight: 750g

Canon EF

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced: Nov 1973
Mount: Canon FD
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Electronically controlled
Speeds: 30 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering: Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes: Shutter-priority Auto
Manual
Dimensions: 151x96x48mm
Weight: 740g

Canon TLb

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced: Sep 1974
Mount: Canon FD
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Mechanical
Speeds: 1 - 1/500 + B
Exposure metering: Through-the-lens (TTL)
Dimensions: 144x93x43mm
Weight: 680g

Canon TX

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced: Mar 1975
Mount: Canon FD
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Mechanical
Speeds: 1 - 1/500 + B
Exposure metering: Through-the-lens (TTL)
Dimensions: 144x93x43mm
Weight: 680g

Canon AE-1

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced: Apr 1976
Mount: Canon FD
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Electronically controlled
Speeds: 2 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering: Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes: Shutter-priority Auto
Manual
Dimensions: 141x87x47.5mm
Weight: 590g

Canon F-1N

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced: Sep 1976
Mount: Canon FD
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Mechanical
Speeds: 1 - 1/2000 + B
Exposure metering: Through-the-lens (TTL)
Dimensions: 146.7x99.5x49.5mm
Weight: 845g

Canon AT-1

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced: Dec 1976
Mount: Canon FD
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Electronically controlled
Speeds: 2 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering: Through-the-lens (TTL)
Dimensions: 141x87x47.5mm
Weight: 590g

Canon A-1

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced: Apr 1978
Mount: Canon FD
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Electronically controlled
Speeds: 30 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering: Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes: Programmed Auto
Aperture-priority Auto
Shutter-priority Auto
Manual
Dimensions: 141x91.5x47.5mm
Weight: 620g

Canon AV-1

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced: May 1979
Mount: Canon FD
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Electronically controlled
Speeds: 2 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering: Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes: Aperture-priority Auto
Manual
Dimensions: 139x85x47.5mm
Weight: 512g

Canon AE-1 Program

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced: Apr 1981
Mount: Canon FD
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Electronically controlled
Speeds: 2 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering: Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes: Programmed Auto
Shutter-priority Auto
Manual
Dimensions: 141x88x47.5mm
Weight: 565g

Canon New F-1

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced: Sep 1981
Mount: Canon FD
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Electronically controlled
Speeds: 8 - 1/2000 + B
Exposure metering: Through-the-lens (TTL)
Dimensions: 146.7x96.6x48.3mm
Weight: 795g

Canon AL-1

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced: Mar 1982
Mount: Canon FD
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Electronically controlled
Speeds: 2 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering: Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes: Aperture-priority Auto
Manual
Dimensions: 142.1x86.5x47.6mm
Weight: 490g

Canon T50

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced: Mar 1983
Mount: Canon FD
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Electronically controlled
Speeds: 2 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering: Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes: Programmed Auto
Manual

Canon T70

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced: Apr 1984
Mount: Canon FD
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Electronically controlled
Speeds: 2 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering: Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes: Programmed Auto
Shutter-priority Auto
Manual
Dimensions: 151x89.2x48.4mm
Weight: 530g

Canon T80

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced: Apr 1985
Mount: Canon FD
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Electronically controlled
Speeds: 2 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering: Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes: Programmed Auto
Manual
Dimensions: 141x102x54.7mm
Weight: 555g

Canon T90

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced: Feb 1986
Mount: Canon FD
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Electronically controlled
Speeds: 30 - 1/4000 + B
Exposure metering: Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes: Programmed Auto
Aperture-priority Auto
Shutter-priority Auto
Manual
Dimensions: 153.1x121x69.4mm
Weight: 800g

Canon T60

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced: Apr 1990
Mount: Canon FD
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Electronically controlled
Speeds: 8 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering: Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes: Aperture-priority Auto
Manual
Dimensions: 136x86x46.5mm
Weight: 360g

Cameras of this 35mm SLR system can be divided into four series:

  • F - professional models equipped with a mechanical shutter (except for the New F-1 which had an electronically controlled shutter),
  • FTb, EF, TLb, TX - models designed for advanced amateur photographers and having most of the functions of the F series (except for interchangeable prisms, interchangeable focusing screens and motor drives),
  • A - amateur models with an electronically controlled shutter,
  • T - a further development of amateur models, aiming to compete with point & shoot cameras.

Canon FD system is one of the most popular 35mm film SLR systems thanks to the extensive lens lineup: from fisheye and ultra-wide angle to super telephoto lenses, and also special-purpose macro and shift lenses. Canon FD optics represents the quality and craftsmanship that helped make Canon world's leader in 35mm photography.

Compactness and handling ease are two vital characteristics of Canon's lenses. The FD "new" design made them even more streamlined as well as lighter. To achieve this, the breech-lock ring of the older lenses was eliminated and the standard filter diameter reduced from 55mm to 52mm.

Quality and performance also serve to distinguish FD lenses from those of other makers. Each lens is perfectly reliable, providing the optimum resolution and color reproduction. Special materials and technologies such as aspherical and fluorite lenses and Ultra Low-Dispersion glass are utilized.

Camera lineup

Canon FD mount lens lineup

Lenses found: 130
Fisheye lenses
Canon FD 7.5mm F/5.6 FisheyePro 1971 
Canon FD 7.5mm F/5.6 S.S.C. FisheyePro 1973 
Canon FDn 7.5mm F/5.6 FisheyePro 1979 
Canon FD 15mm F/2.8 S.S.C. Fisheye 1973 
Canon FDn 15mm F/2.8 Fisheye 1980 
Ultra-wide angle prime lenses
Canon FDn 14mm F/2.8LPro 1982 
Canon FD 17mm F/4Pro 1971 
Canon FD 17mm F/4 S.S.C.Pro 1973 
Canon FDn 17mm F/4Pro 1979 
Canon FD 20mm F/2.8 S.S.C.Pro 1973 
Canon FDn 20mm F/2.8Pro 1979 
Wide-angle prime lenses
Canon FD 24mm F/2.8 1971 
Canon FD 24mm F/2.8 S.S.C. 1973 
Canon FDn 24mm F/2.8 1979 
Canon FDn 24mm F/2 1979 
Canon FD 24mm F/1.4 S.S.C. Aspherical 1975 
Canon FDn 24mm F/1.4L 1979 
Canon FD 28mm F/3.5 1971 
Canon FD 28mm F/3.5 S.C. 1973 
Canon FD 28mm F/2.8 S.C. 1975 
Canon FDn 28mm F/2.8 1979 
Canon FD 28mm F/2 S.S.C. 1975 
Canon FDn 28mm F/2 1979 
Canon FD 35mm F/3.5 1971 
Canon FD 35mm F/3.5 S.C. (I) 1973 
Canon FD 35mm F/3.5 S.C. (II) 1975 
Canon FD 35mm F/3.5 S.C. (III) 1977 
Canon FDn 35mm F/2.8 1979 
Canon FD 35mm F/2 1971 
Canon FD 35mm F/2 S.S.C. (I) 1973 
Canon FD 35mm F/2 S.S.C. (II) 1976 
Canon FDn 35mm F/2 1979 
Standard prime lenses
Canon FDn 50mm F/2 1980 
Canon FD 50mm F/1.8 1971 
Canon FD 50mm F/1.8 S.C. (I) 1973 
Canon FD 50mm F/1.8 S.C. (II) 1976 
Canon FDn 50mm F/1.8 1979 
Canon FD 50mm F/1.4 1971 
Canon FD 50mm F/1.4 S.S.C. (I) 1973 
Canon FD 50mm F/1.4 S.S.C. (II) 1973 
Canon FDn 50mm F/1.4 1979 
Canon FDn 50mm F/1.2 1980 
Canon FDn 50mm F/1.2L 1980 
Canon FD 55mm F/1.2 1971 
Canon FD 55mm F/1.2 AL 1971 
Canon FD 55mm F/1.2 S.S.C. 1973 
Canon FD 55mm F/1.2 S.S.C. AL 1973 
Canon FD 55mm F/1.2 S.S.C. Aspherical 1975 
Short telephoto prime lenses
Canon FDn 85mm F/2.8 Soft Focus 1983 
Canon FD 85mm F/1.8 S.S.C. 1974 
Canon FDn 85mm F/1.8 1979 
Canon FD 85mm F/1.2 S.S.C. Aspherical 1976 
Canon FDn 85mm F/1.2L 1980 
Canon FD 100mm F/2.8 1971 
Canon FD 100mm F/2.8 S.S.C. 1973 
Canon FDn 100mm F/2.8 1979 
Canon FDn 100mm F/2 1980 
Medium telephoto prime lenses
Canon FD 135mm F/3.5 1970 
Canon FD 135mm F/3.5 S.C. (I) 1973 
Canon FD 135mm F/3.5 S.C. (II) 1976 
Canon FDn 135mm F/3.5 1979 
Canon FDn 135mm F/2.8 1979 
Canon FD 135mm F/2.5 1971 
Canon FD 135mm F/2.5 S.C. 1973 
Canon FDn 135mm F/2 1980 
Canon FD 200mm F/4 1971 
Canon FD 200mm F/4 S.S.C. 1973 
Canon FDn 200mm F/4 1979 
Canon FD 200mm F/2.8 S.S.C. 1975 
Canon FDn 200mm F/2.8 1979 
Canon FDn 200mm F/2.8 1982 
Canon FDn 200mm F/1.8L 1989 
Super telephoto prime lenses
Canon FD 300mm F/5.6Pro 1971 
Canon FD 300mm F/5.6 S.C.Pro 1973 
Canon FD 300mm F/5.6 S.S.C.Pro 1977 
Canon FDn 300mm F/5.6Pro 1979 
Canon FD 300mm F/4 S.S.C.Pro 1978 
Canon FD 300mm F/4LPro 1978 
Canon FDn 300mm F/4Pro 1979 
Canon FDn 300mm F/4LPro 1980 
Canon FD 300mm F/2.8 S.S.C. FLUORITEPro 1975 
Canon FDn 300mm F/2.8LPro 1981 
Canon FD 400mm F/4.5 S.S.C.Pro 1975 
Canon FDn 400mm F/4.5Pro 1981 
Canon FDn 400mm F/2.8LPro 1981 
Canon FD Reflex 500mm F/8 S.S.C. 1978 
Canon FDn Reflex 500mm F/8 1980 
Canon FD 500mm F/4.5LPro 1979 
Canon FDn 500mm F/4.5LPro 1981 
Canon FD 600mm F/4.5 S.S.C.Pro 1976 
Canon FDn 600mm F/4.5Pro 1981 
Canon FD 800mm F/5.6 S.S.C.Pro 1976 
Canon FD 800mm F/5.6LPro 1979 
Canon FDn 800mm F/5.6LPro 1981 
Macro lenses
Canon FD 50mm F/3.5 S.S.C. Macro1:2 1973 
Canon FDn 50mm F/3.5 Macro1:2 1979 
Canon FD 100mm F/4 S.C. Macro1:2Pro 1975 
Canon FDn 100mm F/4 Macro1:2Pro 1979 
Canon FDn 200mm F/4 Macro1:1Pro 1981 
Shift lenses
Canon FDn TS 35mm F/2.8Pro
Canon FD TS 35mm F/2.8 S.S.C.Pro 1973 
Wide-angle zoom lenses
Canon FDn 20-35mm F/3.5L 1984 
Canon FD 24-35mm F/3.5 S.S.C. Aspherical 1978 
Canon FDn 24-35mm F/3.5L 1979 
Standard zoom lenses
Canon FD 28-50mm F/3.5 S.S.C. 1976 
Canon FDn 28-50mm F/3.5 1979 
Canon FDn 28-55mm F/3.5-4.5 1983 
Canon FDn 28-85mm F/4 1985 
Canon FDn 35-70mm F/4 1979 
Canon FDn 35-70mm F/3.5-4.5 1983 
Canon FD 35-70mm F/2.8-3.5 S.S.C. 1973 
Canon FDn 35-70mm F/2.8-3.5 1979 
Canon FDn 35-105mm F/3.5-4.5 1985 
Canon FDn 35-105mm F/3.5 1981 
Telephoto zoom lenses
Canon FDn 50-135mm F/3.5 1981 
Canon FDn 50-300mm F/4.5L 1982 
Canon FDn 70-150mm F/4.5 1979 
Canon FDn 70-210mm F/4 1980 
Canon FDn 75-200mm F/4.5 1984 
Canon FD 80-200mm F/4 S.S.C. 1976 
Canon FDn 80-200mm F/4 1979 
Canon FDn 80-200mm F/4L 1985 
Canon FD 85-300mm F/4.5 S.S.C. 1974 
Canon FDn 85-300mm F/4.5 1981 
Canon FD 100-200mm F/5.6 1971 
Canon FD 100-200mm F/5.6 S.C. 1973 
Canon FDn 100-200mm F/5.6 1979 
Canon FDn 100-300mm F/5.6 1980 
Canon FDn 100-300mm F/5.6L 1985 
Canon FDn 150-600mm F/5.6L 1982 

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