|Position in the lineup|
|Canon 28mm F/3.5 II||Jan 1957||⊗|
|Canon Serenar 28mm F/3.5 I||Oct 1951||⊗|
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|Maximum format:||35mm full frame|
|Diagonal angle of view:||75.4° (35mm full frame)|
|Lens construction:||6 elements in 4 groups|
|Number of blades:||6|
|Closest focusing distance:||100 cm|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø48 x 18.5 mm|
|Filter size:||34 mm|
|Hood type:||Not required|
Design and Features
A Gauss type wide angle lens with 6 elements in 4 groups. This lens was the fastest wide angle lens in the world at the time. This lens was very popular because it was five times faster than Tessar 28mm f/8, made by Carl Zeiss, Germany. This series of lenses were named "Serenar" by a Canon employee in an in-house naming contest. The word "Serenar" was coined from "Serene", the name of the sea on the moon (the Sea of Serenity) and an adjective meaning of "tranquil".
No lens hood is necessary and 34mm Series VI filters are attached with an adapter ring and adapter ring insert.
Alternatives (MF, 24..32 mm)
|Canon 25mm F/3.5||1956||⊗|
|Canon 28mm F/3.5 II||1957||⊗|