|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 EF 28mm F/1.8 USM||Sep 1995||⊗|
|Canon FDn 28mm F/2||Jun 1979||⊗|
|Canon FD 28mm F/2 S.S.C.||Nov 1975||⊗|
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|Maximum format:||35mm full frame|
|Diagonal angle of view:||75.4° (35mm full frame)|
|Lens construction:||9 elements in 8 groups|
|Number of blades:||8|
|Closest focusing distance:||30 cm|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø66 x 61 mm|
|Filter size:||55 mm|
Design and Features
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.
Canon was already providing the market with a 24mm f/1.4 ultra-wide angle lens by adopting an aspherical lens optical system, but this FD28mm f/2 S.S.C resolves the issue of conflicting aberration compensation by actively adopting new types of glass and appropriate power distribution achieved through new optical design technology. This results in sharp definition at high contrast from an aperture of f/2.
By incorporating a compensation mechanism (floating system) for preventing deterioration of images in close shooting, this high-performance large aperture wide-angle lens offers uniform definition throughout the entire frame from infinity to the close distance of 0.3m.
Alternatives (MF, 24..32 mm)
|Canon FD 24mm F/1.4 S.S.C. Aspherical||1975||⊗|
|Canon FD 24mm F/2.8||1971||⊗|
|Canon FD 24mm F/2.8 S.S.C.||1973||⊗|
|Canon FD 28mm F/2.8 S.C.||1975||⊗|
|Canon FDn 24mm F/1.4L||1979||⊗|
|Canon FDn 24mm F/2||1979||⊗|
|Canon FDn 24mm F/2.8||1979||⊗|
|Canon FDn 28mm F/2||1979||⊗|
|Canon FDn 28mm F/2.8||1979||⊗|
|Carl Zeiss Jena 28mm F/2.8 MC||⊗|
|Cosina 24mm F/2.8 MC Macro||⊗|
|Cosina 28mm F/2.8 MC||⊗|
|Vivitar Series 1 28mm F/1.9 VMC Auto||⊗|