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1971

Canon FD system

Discontinued

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. 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 were utilized.

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.

Camera lineup

Canon FD mount lens lineup

Fisheye lenses
5.6 Canon FD 7.5mm F/5.6 FisheyePro 1971 
5.6 Canon FD 7.5mm F/5.6 S.S.C. FisheyePro 1973 
5.6 Canon FDn 7.5mm F/5.6 FisheyePro 1979 
2.8 Canon FD 15mm F/2.8 S.S.C. Fisheye 1973 
2.8 Canon FDn 15mm F/2.8 Fisheye 1980 
Ultra-wide angle prime lenses
2.8 Canon FDn 14mm F/2.8LPro 1982 
4.0 Canon FD 17mm F/4 ⌀72Pro 1971 
4.0 Canon FD 17mm F/4 S.S.C. ⌀72Pro 1973 
4.0 Canon FDn 17mm F/4 ⌀72Pro 1979 
2.8 Canon FD 20mm F/2.8 S.S.C. ⌀72Pro 1973 
2.8 Canon FDn 20mm F/2.8 ⌀72Pro 1979 
Wide-angle prime lenses
2.8 Canon FD 24mm F/2.8 ⌀55 1971 
2.8 Canon FD 24mm F/2.8 S.S.C. ⌀55 1973 
2.8 Canon FDn 24mm F/2.8 ⌀52 1979 
2.0 Canon FDn 24mm F/2 ⌀52 1979 
1.4 Canon FD 24mm F/1.4 S.S.C. Aspherical ⌀72 1975 
1.4 Canon FDn 24mm F/1.4L ⌀72 1979 
3.5 Canon FD 28mm F/3.5 ⌀55 1971 
3.5 Canon FD 28mm F/3.5 S.C. ⌀55 1973 
2.8 Canon FD 28mm F/2.8 S.C. ⌀55 1975 
2.8 Canon FDn 28mm F/2.8 ⌀52 1979 
2.0 Canon FD 28mm F/2 S.S.C. ⌀55 1975 
2.0 Canon FDn 28mm F/2 ⌀52 1979 
3.5 Canon FD 35mm F/3.5 ⌀55 1971 
3.5 Canon FD 35mm F/3.5 S.C. [I] ⌀55 1973 
3.5 Canon FD 35mm F/3.5 S.C. [II] ⌀55 1975 
3.5 Canon FD 35mm F/3.5 S.C. [III] ⌀55 1977 
2.8 Canon FDn 35mm F/2.8 ⌀52 1979 
2.0 Canon FD 35mm F/2 ⌀55 1971 
2.0 Canon FD 35mm F/2 S.S.C. [I] ⌀55 1973 
2.0 Canon FD 35mm F/2 S.S.C. [II] ⌀55 1976 
2.0 Canon FDn 35mm F/2 ⌀52 1979 
Standard prime lenses
2.0 Canon FDn 50mm F/2 ⌀52 1980 
1.8 Canon FD 50mm F/1.8 ⌀55 1971 
1.8 Canon FD 50mm F/1.8 S.C. [I] ⌀55 1973 
1.8 Canon FD 50mm F/1.8 S.C. [II] ⌀55 1976 
1.8 Canon FDn 50mm F/1.8 ⌀52 1979 
1.4 Canon FD 50mm F/1.4 ⌀55 1971 
1.4 Canon FD 50mm F/1.4 S.S.C. [I] ⌀55 1973 
1.4 Canon FD 50mm F/1.4 S.S.C. [II] ⌀55 1973 
1.4 Canon FDn 50mm F/1.4 ⌀52 1979 
1.2 Canon FDn 50mm F/1.2 ⌀52 1980 
1.2 Canon FDn 50mm F/1.2L ⌀52 1980 
1.2 Canon FD 55mm F/1.2 ⌀58 1971 
1.2 Canon FD 55mm F/1.2 AL ⌀58 1971 
1.2 Canon FD 55mm F/1.2 S.S.C. ⌀58 1973 
1.2 Canon FD 55mm F/1.2 S.S.C. AL ⌀58 1973 
1.2 Canon FD 55mm F/1.2 S.S.C. Aspherical ⌀58 1975 
Short telephoto prime lenses
2.8 Canon FDn 85mm F/2.8 Soft Focus ⌀58 1983 
1.8 Canon FD 85mm F/1.8 S.S.C. ⌀55 1974 
1.8 Canon FDn 85mm F/1.8 ⌀52 1979 
1.2 Canon FD 85mm F/1.2 S.S.C. Aspherical ⌀72 1976 
1.2 Canon FDn 85mm F/1.2L ⌀72 1980 
2.8 Canon FD 100mm F/2.8 ⌀55 1971 
2.8 Canon FD 100mm F/2.8 S.S.C. ⌀55 1973 
2.8 Canon FDn 100mm F/2.8 ⌀52 1979 
2.0 Canon FDn 100mm F/2 ⌀52 1980 
Medium telephoto prime lenses
3.5 Canon FD 135mm F/3.5 ⌀55 1970 
3.5 Canon FD 135mm F/3.5 S.C. [I] ⌀55 1973 
3.5 Canon FD 135mm F/3.5 S.C. [II] ⌀55 1976 
3.5 Canon FDn 135mm F/3.5 ⌀52 1979 
2.8 Canon FDn 135mm F/2.8 ⌀52 1979 
2.5 Canon FD 135mm F/2.5 ⌀58 1971 
2.5 Canon FD 135mm F/2.5 S.C. ⌀58 1973 
2.0 Canon FDn 135mm F/2 ⌀72 1980 
4.0 Canon FD 200mm F/4 ⌀55 1971 
4.0 Canon FD 200mm F/4 S.S.C. ⌀55 1973 
4.0 Canon FDn 200mm F/4 ⌀52 1979 
2.8 Canon FD 200mm F/2.8 S.S.C. ⌀72 1975 
2.8 Canon FDn 200mm F/2.8 [I] ⌀72 1979 
2.8 Canon FDn 200mm F/2.8 [II] ⌀72 1982 
1.8 Canon FDn 200mm F/1.8L 1989 
Super telephoto prime lenses
5.6 Canon FD 300mm F/5.6 ⌀58Pro 1971 
5.6 Canon FD 300mm F/5.6 S.C. ⌀58Pro 1973 
5.6 Canon FD 300mm F/5.6 S.S.C. ⌀55Pro 1977 
5.6 Canon FDn 300mm F/5.6 ⌀58Pro 1979 
4.0 Canon FD 300mm F/4 S.S.C.Pro 1978 
4.0 Canon FD 300mm F/4LPro 1978 
4.0 Canon FDn 300mm F/4Pro 1979 
4.0 Canon FDn 300mm F/4LPro 1980 
2.8 Canon FD 300mm F/2.8 S.S.C. FLUORITEPro 1975 
2.8 Canon FDn 300mm F/2.8LPro 1981 
4.5 Canon FD 400mm F/4.5 S.S.C.Pro 1975 
4.5 Canon FDn 400mm F/4.5Pro 1981 
2.8 Canon FDn 400mm F/2.8LPro 1981 
8 Canon FD Reflex 500mm F/8 S.S.C. 1978 
8 Canon FDn Reflex 500mm F/8 1980 
4.5 Canon FD 500mm F/4.5LPro 1979 
4.5 Canon FDn 500mm F/4.5LPro 1981 
4.5 Canon FD 600mm F/4.5 S.S.C.Pro 1976 
4.5 Canon FDn 600mm F/4.5Pro 1981 
5.6 Canon FD 800mm F/5.6 S.S.C.Pro 1976 
5.6 Canon FD 800mm F/5.6LPro 1979 
5.6 Canon FDn 800mm F/5.6LPro 1981 
Macro lenses
3.5 Canon FD 50mm F/3.5 S.S.C. Macro ⌀551:2 @ CFD 0.232m 1973 
3.5 Canon FDn 50mm F/3.5 Macro ⌀521:2 @ CFD 0.232m 1979 
4.0 Canon FD 100mm F/4 S.C. Macro ⌀551:2 @ CFD 0.45mPro 1975 
4.0 Canon FDn 100mm F/4 Macro ⌀521:2 @ CFD 0.45mPro 1979 
4.0 Canon FDn 200mm F/4 Macro ⌀581:1 @ CFD 0.58mPro 1981 
Shift lenses
2.8 Canon FDn TS 35mm F/2.8 ⌀58Pro
2.8 Canon FD TS 35mm F/2.8 S.S.C. ⌀58Pro 1973 
Wide-angle zoom lenses
3.5 Canon FDn 20-35mm F/3.5L ⌀72 1984 
3.5 Canon FD 24-35mm F/3.5 S.S.C. Aspherical ⌀72 1978 
3.5 Canon FDn 24-35mm F/3.5L ⌀72 1979 
Standard zoom lenses
3.5 Canon FD 28-50mm F/3.5 S.S.C. ⌀58 1976 
3.5 Canon FDn 28-50mm F/3.5 ⌀58 1979 
3.5 Canon FDn 28-55mm F/3.5-4.5 ⌀52 1983 
4.0 Canon FDn 28-85mm F/4 ⌀72 1985 
4.0 Canon FDn 35-70mm F/4 ⌀52 1979 
3.5 Canon FDn 35-70mm F/3.5-4.5 ⌀52 1983 
2.8 Canon FD 35-70mm F/2.8-3.5 S.S.C. ⌀58 1973 
2.8 Canon FDn 35-70mm F/2.8-3.5 ⌀58 1979 
3.5 Canon FDn 35-105mm F/3.5-4.5 ⌀58Push/pull 1985 
3.5 Canon FDn 35-105mm F/3.5 ⌀72 1981 
Telephoto zoom lenses
3.5 Canon FDn 50-135mm F/3.5 ⌀58Push/pull 1981 
4.5 Canon FDn 50-300mm F/4.5L 1982 
4.5 Canon FDn 70-150mm F/4.5 ⌀52Push/pull 1979 
4.0 Canon FDn 70-210mm F/4 ⌀58Push/pull 1980 
4.5 Canon FDn 75-200mm F/4.5 ⌀52Push/pull 1984 
4.0 Canon FD 80-200mm F/4 S.S.C. ⌀55 1976 
4.0 Canon FDn 80-200mm F/4 ⌀58 1979 
4.0 Canon FDn 80-200mm F/4L ⌀58Push/pull 1985 
4.5 Canon FD 85-300mm F/4.5 S.S.C. S.IX 1974 
4.5 Canon FDn 85-300mm F/4.5 S.IX 1981 
5.6 Canon FD 100-200mm F/5.6 ⌀55Push/pull 1971 
5.6 Canon FD 100-200mm F/5.6 S.C. ⌀55Push/pull 1973 
5.6 Canon FDn 100-200mm F/5.6 ⌀52Push/pull 1979 
5.6 Canon FDn 100-300mm F/5.6 ⌀58Push/pull 1980 
5.6 Canon FDn 100-300mm F/5.6L ⌀58Push/pull 1985 
5.6 Canon FDn 150-600mm F/5.6LPush/pull 1982 

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