|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 FDn 800mm F/5.6L||Jan 1981||⊗|
|Canon FD 800mm F/5.6L||Dec 1979||⊗|
|Canon FD 800mm F/5.6 S.S.C.||Jul 1976||⊗|
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|Maximum format:||35mm full frame|
|Diagonal angle of view:||3.1° (35mm full frame)|
|Lens construction:||6 elements in 5 groups|
|Closest focusing distance:||1400 cm|
|Number of diaphragm blades:||9|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø149 x 567 mm|
|Materials:||Metallic barrel, metallic mount|
|Filter size:||48 mm (rear)|
Design and Features
Following on from the FD400mm f/4.5 S.S.C. (Released in October 1975), this is a new type of compact, lightweight, large-aperture telephoto lens and is a groundbreaking lens that has overturned the image that telephoto lenses are large and heavy. It was developed for use by the press at the Montreal Olympics.
By adopting Canon’s own rear focusing system in which focusing is performed by only moving the rear lens group back and forth, the lens is made compact and lightweight despite being a large-aperture super telephoto lens. It also has excellent operability such as light and smooth focusing, the overall length of the lens remaining unchanged even when focusing and being well-balanced when held.
The lens also properly compensates for aberrations and has uniform high definition throughout the entire frame from close to far distances due to ideal power distribution achieved by implementing a completely new optical design technology in the optical system and the appropriate selection of glass material.
Landscape photography1)▪Wild nature photography2)1) Distant landscapes with perspective compression effect
2) On a tripod
Alternatives (MF, 704..896 mm)
|Canon FD 800mm F/5.6L||1979||⊗|
|Canon FDn 800mm F/5.6L||1981||⊗|