|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.|
|ASPHERICAL||The lens incorporates aspherical elements to minimize spherical aberration, astigmatism, coma and ensure excellent sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture.|
|Position in the lineup|
|Canon FD 55mm F/1.2 S.S.C. Aspherical||Mar 1975||⊗|
|Canon FD 55mm F/1.2 S.S.C. AL||Mar 1973||⊗|
|Canon FD 55mm F/1.2 S.S.C.||Mar 1973||⊗|
|Canon FD 55mm F/1.2 AL||Mar 1971||⊗|
|Canon FD 55mm F/1.2||Mar 1971||⊗|
|Canon FL 55mm F/1.2||Jul 1968||⊗|
|Canon FL 58mm F/1.2 II||Mar 1966||⊗|
|Canon FL 58mm F/1.2 I||Mar 1964||⊗|
|Canon Super-Canonmatic R 58mm F/1.2||Feb 1962||⊗|
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|Maximum format:||35mm full frame|
|Diagonal angle of view:||42.9° (35mm full frame)|
|Lens construction:||8 elements in 6 groups, including:|
|Number of blades:||8|
|Closest focusing distance:||60 cm|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø75.8 x 55 mm|
|Filter size:||58 mm|
Design and Features
This is a large aperture standard lens using an aspherical surface, which provides highest image delineation even at full-aperture opening under dim light conditions. Additionally, this lens incorporates the Floating System which enables aberration-free shooting at close subject distance. Thus, a stabilized image is obtained through the entire focusing range. Therefore, the focused image through the viewfinder can be reproduced just as it is.
For further perfection, the Super Spectra Coating is applied to this lens to maintain clearness without ghosts.
Canon calls this lens the "perfect lens" because it provides sharpness under all photographic conditions.
Alternatives (MF, 48..62 mm)
|Canon FD 55mm F/1.2||1971||⊗|
|Canon FD 55mm F/1.2 AL||1971||⊗|
|Canon FD 55mm F/1.2 S.S.C.||1973||⊗|
|Canon FD 55mm F/1.2 S.S.C. AL||1973||⊗|
|Canon FDn 50mm F/1.2||1980||⊗|
|Canon FDn 50mm F/1.2L||1980||⊗|