|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 35mm F/2 IS USM||Dec 2012||⊗|
|Canon EF 35mm F/2||Oct 1990||⊗|
|Canon FDn 35mm F/2||Dec 1979||⊗|
|Canon FD 35mm F/2 S.S.C. (II)||Apr 1976||⊗|
|Canon FD 35mm F/2 S.S.C. (I)||Mar 1973||⊗|
|Canon FD 35mm F/2||Mar 1971||⊗|
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|Maximum format:||35mm full frame|
|Diagonal angle of view:||63.4° (35mm full frame)|
|Lens construction:||9 elements in 8 groups|
|Number of blades:||8|
|Closest focusing distance:||30 cm|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø67 x 60 mm|
|Filter size:||55 mm|
Design and Features
This was the first Canon wide angle interchangeable lens for SLR camera that had the floating mechanism in its optical system. The floating mechanism moves a part of the optical system separated from the focusing lens group to minimize fluctuation of aberrations caused by focusing distance change. A inverted telephoto lens type wide angle lens like this lens, having negative power like a concave lens for front lens group and positive power like a convex lens for rear lens group, tends to have more astigmatism at shorter focusing distance with more extension. The floating mechanism corrects this astigmatism well. This mechanism is named "floating", because an optical part moves like a float, not in union with the rest of the focusing group. S.S.C., an abbreviation of Super Spectra Coating, is a coating technology developed by Canon to achieve harmonized color balance for all lenses.
Having the fastest lens speed in Canon's wide-angle series of lenses, this lens achieves outstanding image delineation at full-aperture opening. This lens can be used as frequently as ordinary standard lenses. Thorough compensation has been provided to eliminate various aberrations, including spherical and comatic aberrations.
The lens has a distance coupling pin for use with the Speedlite 1330 for CAT matching needle-type automatic flash photography.
Alternatives (MF, 30..40 mm)
|Canon FD 35mm F/2||1971||⊗|
|Canon FD 35mm F/2 S.S.C. (II)||1976||⊗|
|Canon FDn 35mm F/2||1979||⊗|
|Canon FDn 35mm F/2.8||1979||⊗|
|Cosina Voigtlander Ultron 40mm F/2 Aspherical SL||2002||⊗|