New FD Lenses


New FD80-200mm f/4L

  • Specifications
Marketed November 1985
Original Price 88,000 yen
Lens Construction (group) 12
Lens Construction (element) 14
No. of Diaphragm Blades 8
Minimum Aperture 32
Closest Focusing Distance (m) 0.95
Maximum Magnification (x) 0.22
Filter Diameter (mm) 58
Maximum Diameter x Length (mm) 72.8 x 153
Weight (g) 675

This was developed as part of the L-series lens that has gained much recognition as a high performance lens, and it utilizes fluorite (artificial crystal) and UD glass lens element to minimize chromatic aberration. It is extremely difficult to manufacture large artificial crystals of fluorite and this inevitably leads to high prices, but Canon has established a new manufacturing technology enabling significant reductions in manufacturing costs, achieving both high performance and an affordable price with this lens.

It also has a macro mechanism for shooting as close as 0.95m throughout the entire focal length range.