FD Lenses


FD35-70mm f/2.8-3.5 S.S.C.

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Marketed December 1973
Original Price 100,000 yen (w/case and rubber hood)
Lens Construction (group) 10
Lens Construction (element) 10
No. of Diaphragm Blades 8
Minimum Aperture 22
Closest Focusing Distance (m) 0.3 (macro)
Maximum Magnification (x) 0.087
Filter Diameter (mm) 58
Maximum Diameter x Length (mm) 69 x 120
Weight (g) 575

The world first short zoom lens starting from wide angle of 35mm at the time. A newly developed two-lens-group zoom system achieves the picture quality as high as that of a single-focal-length lens. This lens is a pioneer of Canon’s many short zoom lenses coming after this lens. This lens is equipped with many features, such as a large aperture of f/2.8-3.5, 2x zoom ratio appropriate for general use, macro mechanism for close-up photography at 0.3m focusing distance. The name of this lens will remain in the history of modern optics.

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