|FD||The lens is designed for Canon 35 mm film SLR cameras and is not compatible with Canon EOS digital SLR cameras due to shorter flange focal distance of Canon FD mount.|
|S.S.C.||The Super Spectra Coating is applied to the surface of lens elements. It boosts light transmission, ensures sharp and high contrast images, minimizes ghosting and flares.|
|Position in the lineup|
|Canon FDn 28-50mm F/3.5||Sep 1979||⊗|
|Canon FD 28-50mm F/3.5 S.S.C.||Jul 1976||⊗|
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|Maximum format:||35mm full frame|
|Diagonal angle of view:||75.4°-46.8° (35mm full frame)|
|Lens construction:||10 elements in 9 groups|
|Number of blades:||8|
|Closest focusing distance:||100 cm|
|Macro @ 28mm: 25 cm|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø69 x 105 mm|
|Filter size:||58 mm|
Design and Features
This is a groundbreaking wide zoom lens that utilizes Canon’s own 2-group zoom optical system, as in the FD35-70mm f/2.8-3.5 S.S.C. (released in December 1973), which has been highly regarded since its release due to excellent performance on par with a single lens.
In contrast to a normal 4-group zoom optical system, the lens system is divided into two blocks at the front and rear, and each of these moves independently while compensation of aberrations is performed separately for the front group and the rear group. This has resulted in a high-performance zoom lens that is extremely compact despite being a wide-angle zoom lens with a short focal length of 28mm, in addition to having no loss of focus and image quality through zooming.
This zoom is perfect for news and snapshot photography with results comparable to those of any equivalent fixed focal length lens. And a macrophotography feature is incorporated that allows you to take close-ups at a distance of only 25 cm from the subject to the film plane. In this way, you have a magnification ratio of 1:4.3 with which to really get on top of everything you wish to explore in greater detail.
Alternatives (MF, 24-56 mm)
|Canon FDn 28-50mm F/3.5||1979||⊗|
|Canon FDn 28-55mm F/3.5-4.5||1983||⊗|
|Vivitar Series 1 24-48mm F/3.8 VMC||⊗|