|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 300mm F/2.8L IS II USM||Aug 2011||⊗|
|Canon EF 300mm F/2.8L IS USM||Jul 1999||⊗|
|Canon EF 300mm F/2.8L USM||Nov 1987||⊗|
|Canon FDn 300mm F/2.8L||Apr 1981||⊗|
|Canon FD 300mm F/2.8 S.S.C. fluorite||Oct 1975||⊗|
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|Maximum format:||35mm full frame|
|Diagonal angle of view:||8.2° (35mm full frame)|
|Lens construction:||6 elements in 5 groups|
|Closest focusing distance:||350 cm|
|Number of diaphragm blades:||9|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø112 x 230 mm|
|Materials:||Metallic barrel, metallic mount|
Design and Features
This is a lens aimed at improving the performance of the FL300mm f/2.8 S.S.C. large-aperture telephoto lens, which was released in February 1974, using fluorite that is popular among demanding professional users including press photographers, while also offering full-aperture metering and automatic diaphragm control.
Together with this lens the FD 2x Extender was also developed, and when used with the extender the FD300mm f/2.8 S.S.C. Fluorite Lens can also fully exhibit the functions and performance of a FD600mm f/5.6 S.S.C. Fluorite Lens.
Despite being a large aperture telephoto lens with a brightness of f/2.8, the combination of a fluorite lens element and optical glass elements keeps chromatic aberration extremely small, offering high-resolution and high-contrast definition even at maximum aperture, while also achieving light and smooth focusing through the adoption of a new bearing method for the helicoid.
Furthermore, automatic diaphragm control of a large aperture telephoto lens, which was previously considered to be difficult due to the time lag from the diaphragm blades, has been achieved through the development of a new diaphragm unit, improving operability as a new type of zoom lens.
Landscape photography1)▪Wild nature photography2)1) Distant landscapes with perspective compression effect
2) On a tripod
Alternatives (MF, 264..336 mm)
|Canon FDn 300mm F/2.8L||1981||⊗|