The Canon FD 35 mm F/2 S.S.C (I) is a high quality fast wide-angle manual focus prime lens for Canon FD SLR film cameras.
This is the first version of the Canon FD 35 mm F/ 2 S.S.C lens.
The glass elements of this lens contain thorium, a rare-earth element. Thorium was added to bulk glass to increase a refractive index ( as a rule, a high refractive index causes high dispersion).That allowed manufacturers to make lenses thinner. In the 1970's thorium was replaced with some other safe elements.
Once the Canon FD 35 mm f/ 2 S.S.C used to be Canon's flagship lens. It was one of the first lenses featuring "the system of floating elements".
The S.S.C. abbreviation (for Super Spectra Coating) means that the then revolutionary technology of lens coating was applied by Canon for increasing optical transmission, decreasing flare, and achieving natural color balance.
The Canon FD 35 mm f/ 2 S.S.C (I) is incompatible with the modern Canon EF system because of its construction and flange focal distance.
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Posted by: andrei3242 Date of publication: 27.09.2012