Download  Print this page

Canon FD Lens Manual Book

Hide thumbs


Not For Resale – Free Download at


Table of Contents

  Also See for Canon FD Lens

  Related Manuals for Canon FD Lens

  Summary of Contents for Canon FD Lens

  • Page 1 Not For Resale – Free Download at
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Not For Resale – Free Download at CONTENTS Step into a Wonderful World ............ 1 Lens Basics ................7 The Interchangeable Lens ............8 Angle of View................. 10 Perspective ................11 Depth of Field ................ 12 Aperture Ratio................ 14 Lens Buying Seminar.............
  • Page 3: Step Into A Wonderful World

    Not For Resale – Free Download at
  • Page 4 Not For Resale – Free Download at Tight framing and the bright colors provide a symmetry of balance to this beach scene. Choice of a wide aperture and the telephoto's shallow depth of field throw the white-capped waves in the background out of focus to emphasize the subject.
  • Page 5 Not For Resale – Free Download at Suspended in space and time, this modern-day FD85-300mm f/4.5, 1/500 sec. at 1/5.6, IS0 64 Icarus obviously has no qualms about flying too close to the sun. The bright sunshine glistening on the wings and pilot's helmet highlights detail and allows a fast shutter speed to be used.
  • Page 6 Not For Resale – Free Download at Two little girls in a park. Completely absorbed in FD35mm f/2, 1/125 sec. at f/8, IS064 their play, they are unaware that their picture is being taken. Children are full of energy, never stay- ing for more than a moment in one place.
  • Page 7 Not For Resale – Free Download at The audience goes wild as the drum solo reaches FD200mm f/2.8, 1/500 sec. at f/2.8, its climax. Shooting from the foot of the stage, the ISO 200 pushed to El 400 photographer uses a 200mm lens to bring the spot- lit drummer right in close.
  • Page 8 Not For Resale – Free Download at Photography can help us unravel life's mysteries. This cicada emerging from its cocoon will live only 10 brief days before dying. A half life size shot, taken at a distance of 45mm with a 100mm macro lens and Macrolite ML-1 flash.
  • Page 9: Lens Basics

    Not For Resale – Free Download at Lens Basics One of the greatest features of SLR cameras is their ability to accept a variety of interchangeable lenses. The minute you mount a wide-angle lens onto your camera, you'll see the world from a broader perspective. And when you replace your standard lens with a telephoto, the faraway comes in close, filling the frame beautifully.
  • Page 10: The Interchangeable Lens

    Interchangeable lenses make it possible for the photographer to come close to duplicating — even sur- passing — this capability. That's why Canon provides almost 60 different inter-changeable lenses for just as many different applications. Standard lenses give a natural-looking pers- pective which closely approximates human vision.
  • Page 11 Not For Resale – Free Download at Wide-angle and super wide-angle lenses Standard lenses Telephoto lenses Super telephoto lenses Macro and special lenses Other lenses...
  • Page 12: Angle Of View

    Not For Resale – Free Download at Take in a little, or a lot — Angle of view. If you're familiar with photography, you probably already know different feeling. The girl harmonizes with the background, and that focal length governs angle of view. If taken from the same the shape of the windows and railing takes on more importance position, longer focal lengths produce larger images, whereas in the picture.
  • Page 13: Perspective

    Not For Resale – Free Download at Wide angles for an exaggerated sense of depth; telephotos for flatness — Perspective. Field or angle of view is not the only thing a photographer has subject when shot with the telephotos. That's why the best way to consider.
  • Page 14: Depth Of Field

    Not For Resale – Free Download at How focal length and aperture affect focus range — Depth of field. Depth of field, the range of sharpness in front of and behind the appear sharp within a narrow range, the depth of field is small. subject on which focus has been set, is best understood by ex- Depth of field varies according to the focal length and bright- amining the photographs below.
  • Page 15 Not For Resale – Free Download at • Depth of field is narrow at wide apertures, greater when the lens is stopped down. The four pictures at left were taken with the same lens from the same distance, but at dif- ferent apertures.
  • Page 16: Aperture Ratio

    For example, Canon produces two different 135mm telephoto lenses, one with an aperture of f/2.8, the other, with an aperture of f/3.5. The f/2.8 lens is the brighter of the two.
  • Page 17: Lens Buying Seminar

    As shown in the previous section, interchangeable lenses share the same basic flexibility and characteristics. However, although they have many similar features, these lenses are actually quite different. Each Canon lens is suited for different photographic applications, not to mention various budgets and tastes.
  • Page 18: The Basic Lens System

    A macro changing your standing position. Canon zoom lenses have an lens is almost indispensable when it comes to shooting plants, established reputation for high resolution, superb color flowers, or insects.
  • Page 19 This, together with the ability to 105mm zoom together with a 100–300mm zoom; 3) a "close in" on subjects without changing lenses, makes Canon 28–55mm zoom and a 75–200mm zoom; and 4) a 50mm– zooms the increasingly popular choice among people putting 135mm zoom together with a 28mm wide-angle.
  • Page 20: Selecting The Right Lenses For You

    Not For Resale – Free Download at Select lenses that suit the type of photography you do. When building your basic lens system, that is, lenses for use within the normal range from 24mm to 300mm, set up a buying plan in advance and identify your photographic objectives.
  • Page 21 A Canon 100 – 300mm f/5.6 is despite the posed setting. The traditional range from 28mm to 200mm or 300mm is a ideal for these situations. Combined with a lenses for portrait photography are the wise selection.
  • Page 22: Performance Check 1

    Not For Resale – Free Download at Performance check 1: The sharpness of Canon FD lenses covers all corners of the image. Taken with a Canon FD lens. Sharpness, form, and color create a look of quality. Without a lens, a camera alone won't get you very far. This First is the issue of a lens's sharpness.
  • Page 23: Performance Check 2

    Performance check 2: Canon FD lenses faithfully reproduce the colors of the world Taken with a Canon FD lens. White snow and blue sky, form a striking contrast. The second point to check is the lens's color balance. It seems ly reproduce colors.
  • Page 24: Performance Check 3

    Not For Resale – Free Download at Performance check 3: Canon FD lenses are lightweight and compact without sacrificing top performance. Virtually all lens manufacturers claim their lenses are light- weight and compact. But unless lenses are sharp and well- balanced, the purpose of this feature is defeated.
  • Page 25: Performance Check 4

    Not For Resale – Free Download at Performance check 4: Canon FD lenses, designed to the exacting standards of the F-1 In order for a lens to operate smoothly and harmoniously with a camera, the coupling mechanism must be precisely built.
  • Page 26: The Professional Choice

    Why do professionals choose Canon FD lenses? The sharpness and fine color balance of this picture demon- The aspherical element in this "L" series lens helps produce strate the accuracy of Canon FD lenses which incorporate UD images free of flare even at full aperture. glass.
  • Page 27: Lens Workshop

    Not For Resale – Free Download at What is the best lens for a given subject, and how can it be Lens Workshop used to develop that subject? Here are practical techniques for using lenses, starting with zooms. Whether your interest is people, scenery, action shots, or fine details and still lifes, you'll discover your own personal style of photographic expression through combining the talents of you and your...
  • Page 28: Snapshot Zoom

    Simply put, nothing meets these needs better than Canon's FD 35—70mm f/3.5-4.5 zoom. A lens which quickly displays its versatility, it moves from a 35mm wide-angle shot to a 70mm portrait in just moments.
  • Page 29 Not For Resale – Free Download at
  • Page 30: Travel Zoom

    Not For Resale – Free Download at Travel Zoom With a single lens, capture a far-off landscape or a colorful festival. Travel offers infinite photographic possibilities, from the scenery you glimpse through your car window to the undis- covered corners of a quaint village. Because of the wide variety of subjects you encounter, you need a lens that can do them all justice.
  • Page 31 Not For Resale – Free Download at
  • Page 32: Portrait Zoom

    (for women, soft indirect lighting may be suitable; for the portrait at left, side lighting was used for an intense effect). The Canon FD 75—200mm zoom lens itself to portrait photography beautifully. As well as covering the focal...
  • Page 33 Not For Resale – Free Download at
  • Page 34: Sports Zoom

    Not For Resale – Free Download at Sports Zoom Combining telephoto lenses and high shutter speeds for breathtaking sports shots. There's no question about the inherent drama of sports – the dynamism of the players, their concentrated expressions, and the atmosphere of heated struggle.
  • Page 35 Not For Resale – Free Download at
  • Page 36: Wide Shots

    Not For Resale – Free Download at Wide Shots Exaggerate perspective with wide-angle lenses. The foremost feature of the 24mm, 28mm, and 35mm family of wide-angle lenses is their broad field of view. With a 28mm lens, the amount of area included in the image is 2.5x that of a 50mm lens;...
  • Page 37 Not For Resale – Free Download at
  • Page 38: Telephoto Shots

    Not For Resale – Free Download at Telephoto Shots Compress space, draw distant subjects in close with telephoto lenses. Meet the 100mm, 135mm, 200mm, and 300mm telephoto lenses. The 100mm lens is especially suited for natural-looking portraits and "people" photography. With its slightly longer focal length, the 135mm easily frames the features you want to emphasize.
  • Page 39 Not For Resale – Free Download at
  • Page 40: Macro Shots

    Not For Resale – Free Download at Macro Shots Explore hidden worlds with macro lenses. When you look through a macro lens for the first time, you find unexpected beauty in things you can't usually get close enough to see in great detail. Whereas 50mm standard lenses provide images which are only 1/10 of life size, a 50mm macro lens by itself is capable of im- ages of up to 0.5x.
  • Page 41 Not For Resale – Free Download at
  • Page 42: Accessories Guide I & Ii

    Speedlite 188A/166A your versatility especially when used These two automatic flash units are together with a zoom lens. The Canon great companions for Canon "A" series Power Winder A2 (for "A" series SLR cameras. With these cameras (except for...
  • Page 43 Command Back 70 In the "PROGRAM" mode, the 277T and This accessory has numerous applica- Designed exclusively for the Canon T70, the 299T set both the shutter speed and tions, from scientific to commemorative the Command Back 70 is equipped with a aperture automatically.
  • Page 44 Not For Resale – Free Download at Accessories Guide II Extender FD2x A/FD2x-B/FD1.4x-A Close-up Lens 240/450 Extension Tube FD15-U/FD25-U/FD50-U These 15mm, 25mm, and 50mm tubes Use of a Canon extender means a single These convenient attachments take close-up shots when lens can be increased by a factor of 1.4...
  • Page 45 Auto Bellows The Auto bellows, a high-performance ac- These extension tubes feature adjusta- ble lengths, simplifying focusing and cessory, forms the nucleus of Canon's close-up, macro, and copying systems. magnification changes during close-up Used with lenses (including a standard or macrophotography work. The M15-...
  • Page 46: Specifications

    Not For Resale – Free Download at Canon Interchangeable Lenses Magnification at Closest Focusing Angle of Con- Minimum Closest Length Weight Type Lens Distance Filter Size (mm) Hood View struction Aperture Focusing (ft) Distance (mm) (in) (gr.) (Ibs) Fish-eye 7.5mm f/5.6 180°...
  • Page 47 Not For Resale – Free Download at Magnification Closest Focusing Con- Minimum at Closest Length Weight Type Lens Angle of View Distance Filter Size (mm) Hood struction Aperture Focusing (ft) Distance (mm) (in) (gr.) (Ibs) (ozs.) FD 400mm f/2.8 L 6°10' 8–10 0.12...
  • Page 48 Not For Resale – Free Download at