|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.|
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|Maximum format:||35mm full frame|
|Diagonal angle of view:||30.3°-12.3° (35mm full frame)|
|Lens construction:||15 elements in 11 groups|
|Number of blades:||8|
|Closest focusing distance:||100 cm|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø68 x 161 mm|
|Filter size:||55 mm|
Design and Features
This is a telephoto zoom lens with a shooting range from portraits to telephoto shots, and boasts a lightweight and compact design, together with excellent operability despite being the brightest lens in its class with an aperture of f/4.0.
Aberrations are compensated for through the active use of new types of glass and the appropriate power distribution of the lens, resulting in excellent image quality on par with a single lens at all focal lengths.
In particular, through the use of a special shape in the front lens group, spherical aberration is compensated for to the maximum extent possible, making this new telephoto zoom lens which enables close focusing of 1m with little variation due to distance and offering high resolution and high contrast definition at all focal lengths.
The FD 80-200mm f/4 S.S.C. lens offers outstanding performance with a 1:2.5 zoom ratio that adequately covers the short through medium telephoto range. It is exceptionally compact and easy to handle in order to enable the photographer to cope with a great variety of fast moving subjects. For example, focal lengths from 80mm to 100mm lend a natural perspective for portrait and commercial photography, while the upper range of 100mm to 200mm is ideal for snapshot and journalistic telephoto shooting.
The FD 80-200mm zoom even focuses at a close 1 m, enabling tight framing possible throughout the focal length range. With a large f/4 maximum aperture, it makes possible a bright viewfinder for easy focusing. Moreover, it is very lightweight and convenient to take along with you to any location.
By virtue of its fast speed, remarkable resolution comparable to fixed focal length lenses and close focusing capability, it is the ideal lens for a wide variety of both professional and amateur applications.
Alternatives (MF, 70-224 mm)
|Canon FDn 70-210mm F/4||1980||⊗|
|Canon FDn 75-200mm F/4.5||1984||⊗|
|Canon FDn 80-200mm F/4||1979||⊗|
|Canon FDn 80-200mm F/4L||1985||⊗|
|P. Angenieux 70-210mm F/3.5||⊗|
|Vivitar Series 1 70-210mm F/3.5 VMC Macro||⊗|