Canon FL 28mm f/3.5

Canon FL 28mm f/3.5

Lens Summary

Brand: Canon

Also Known As: Canon FL 28mm f/3.5

Lens Type: Prime Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Manual Focus

Lens Mount: Canon FL

Release Date: 1966-01-01

MSRP Price: N/A

Made in: Japan

Production Status: Discontinued

Lens Description: The Canon FL 28 mm f/ 3.5 is a wide-angle lens for SLR Canon cameras, manufactured in the 1960s.rnrnIt is incompatible with the modern Canon EF bayonet mount because of its construction and flange focal distance.

Canon FL 28mm f/3.5 Specifications

Lens Specifications
Lens TypePrime Lens
Focal Length28mm
Mount TypeCanon FL
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)35mm SLR
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Image Stabilizer (Image Stabilization)No
Aperture Information
Aperture RingNo
Maximim Aperturef/3.5
Minimum Aperturef/16
Optical Information
Lens Elements7
Lens Groups7
Diaphragm Blades6
Focus Information
FocusManual Focus
Built-in Focus MotorNo
Minimum Focus Distance0.4m
Filter Information
Filter Size58mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingNo
Mount MaterialPlastic
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack and White

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Horatio Evans Sr.

Why is this “misinformation” still posted? AJ above pointed out a huge flaw and yet?

The Canon FL 28mm F3.5 has a completely different aperture control ring and location and looks nothing like that FD BL posted

There is not much information on them available, a good clean sample is well worth the value because the distortion and CA control is excellent.

The flagship of the wide-angle line was the 19mm 3.5 and this complimented that line very well as did the 35mm and fast 50mm lenses.

This lens has very pleasing qualities, does very well with landscapes, architecture, and even indoor interior shots

Not once have I centered a shot at any corner ? And if I did would that imply it’s soft in the center then?

If you can’t explain why it is soft in the corners, why would you claim that? Claiming what they cant explain is 90% of opinions out here


FWIW – Here is Canon’s Museum
Lens shown above is a FD series, not a FL series. Here are the two lenses Canon produced in FL series

FL 35mm F 2.5
FL 35mm F 3.5

Here is website dedicated to FL series lenses, and other Canon lenses…/index.htm

Thanks, for your reviews.