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Canon FD 28 mm f/ 2.8 Lens

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Canon FD 28 mm f/ 2.8 lens

Canon FD 28 mm f/ 2.8 lens

Canon FD 28 mm f/ 2.8 lens

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

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

First year of production: 1975

Optical design: 7 elements in 7 groups

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Owners (16)

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Average price: $65


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Additional information:

The Canon FD 28 mm f/ 2.8  is a wide-angle lens for  Canon FD SLR cameras.

It is incompatible with the modern Canon EF bayonet mount because of its construction and flange focal distance.

There were two versions of the lens. The specifications of the second version (as of 1977) are given bellow.

The first variant of the Canon FD 28 mm f/ 2.8 (1975-1977) was notable for its slight changes in the frame construction, greater weight (280 g) and length (49 mm).

Posted by: photocorner   Date of publication: 08.02.2011

Photos taken with this lens Canon FD 28 mm f/ 2.8:

Scared Father
Autor: Cezary
4.67 0 1644

Nuclear Power Plant
Autor: Cezary
4.33 0 1054

Mechanical quality4.176
Optical quality4.336
Pricing / Value4.336
Overall lens rating

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Owner reviews: Canon FD 28 mm f/ 2.8

JMiguel 04.06.2023 06:05:02
Period of use: 4 years


This lens has good contrast, small and light, and overall decent IQ, I compare it and it is lighter and a little sharper than my manual focusing Nikkor 28mm 2.8. Especially on the edges.


Has Plastic in it, but it makes it lighter. Actually it may be and avantage.


Good quality at low price (about $60). If you want a better performer you can buy an Art lens 28mm for about $600

ProfHankD 04.01.2016 21:09:18
Period of use: 60 months


Typical FDn: good contrast, small and light, and overall decent IQ (I'd give it a "B").


Typical Canon propensity to flare badly. Very plastic build that of good quality, but lacks the nice tactile properties of most of the competing lenses. Flimsy FDn metal stamping in the lens mount, but that's ok for a lens this short and light.


I'm reviewing the FDn version. Nothing wrong with it, but nothing compelling about it either.