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Canon FDn 35 mm f/ 2 Lens

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Canon FDn 35 mm f/ 2 lens

Canon FDn 35 mm f/ 2 lens

Canon FDn 35 mm f/ 2 lens

Canon FDn 35 mm f/ 2 lens

Optical design

Canon FDn 35 mm f/ 2 optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: Canon FD, FDn

First year of production: 1979

Optical design: 10 elements in 8 groups

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Additional information:

The Canon FDn 35mm f/2is a fast wide-angle multi-coated prime lens for 35 mm Canon FD and FDn SLR cameras. . The lens differs from the earlier FD 35/2 S.S.C. variant in redesigned body.

The aperture ring has half stops throughout the entire range.

Catalog price at the time of sales:  39.500 yens.

Posted by: SharkDD   Date of publication: 18.10.2012

Mechanical quality4.007
Optical quality3.867
Pricing / Value3.506
Overall lens rating

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Owner reviews: Canon FDn 35 mm f/ 2

ProfHankD 05.01.2016 22:34:32
Period of use: 36 months


Usual FDn good contrast and sharpness. Not too big and fairly light. Bokeh marginally better than the S-M-C Takumar 35mm f/2.


FLARE! This lens would be great if only it didn't spray brightly colored flare all over at the slightest hint of bright spot in a scene. Worse still, the intense flare spots are often small enough to not be obvious in the finder... so you get these nasty little surprises when it's too late to reshoot.

Build is usual FDn plastic... soldi enough, but not a great feel to it.


The flare is a real killer for me. I've lost too many shots with this otherwise optically excellent lens.