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Canon FDn 35 mm f/ 2.8 Lens

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Canon FDn 35 mm f/ 2.8 lens

Canon FDn 35 mm f/ 2.8 lens

Canon FDn 35 mm f/ 2.8 lens

Canon FDn 35 mm f/ 2.8 lens

Canon FDn 35 mm f/ 2.8 lens

Optical design

Canon FDn 35 mm f/ 2.8 optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: Canon FD, FDn, Canon FD, FDn

First year of production: 1979

Optical design: 6 elements in 5 groups

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Average price: $100


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Additional information:
  • Maximum magnification at CF 0.13
  • Angel of View on FF body:
  • Diagonal: 63°
  • Vertical: 38°
  • Horizontal: 54°
  • Hood type: BW-52A

Canon FDn 35mm f/2.8 is wide-angle lens with a fixed focal length for 35 mm SLR Canon FDn.

Canon US consumer price list effective as of January 1. 1986 lists this lens at $149.00 USD

Lens pictures are of my modified Canon New FD lens for mounting on Canon EOS body without any adapter.

It can focus to infinity and aperture is functioning in step down mode, it should work with any EOS FF body because rear element is not protruding out of lens EF mount.

Modification was done by me with simple tools, only power tool was Proxon mini drill on stand to bore screw holes in EF mount. I will not go into process of modification because it is not right place for it. Price of modification is less than 15$ and 20 work hours (because i did it all by hand). Reason for modification was that lens was sitting in a box and I was not willing so sell it for peanuts (or buy MSLR just to use it ) and as memory serves it was a decent lens in film era.

All data is relevant for FD 35mm F/2.8 lens with New FD mount.

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Posted by: Radovan   Date of publication: 23.02.2013

Photos taken with this lens Canon FDn 35 mm f/ 2.8:

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Mechanical quality4.003
Optical quality3.673
Pricing / Value4.333
Overall lens rating

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Owner reviews: Canon FDn 35 mm f/ 2.8

ProfHankD 05.01.2016 22:44:40
Period of use: 60 months


Usual FDn good contrast and light; feels very balanced on a small digital camera. Close focus gives better bokeh than expected.


Optically, a solid "B" performer when there are lots of 35mm lenses that are "A"s.

Usual plastic FDn build.


Meh. Nothing exciting about it.