Canon introduced the FD system in 1971 after using the FL and R systems on their early SLRs.
FD lenses are compatible with all FD bodies. One of the big improvements of the FD system, though, was automatic aperture stop-down.
Another big advantage of the FD system was its capacity for automatic exposure.
Over its two-decade production run, Canon introduced 134 different lenses for the FD system. These range from 7.5mm fisheyes to 1200mm ultra-telephotos. Older FD glass has become especially popular with cinematographers who claim that the lens’ construction and coatings resemble those of Canon’s famous K35 cinema lenses.
Whitepoint Optics was pioneering years ago by being the first company to replace the iris to the Canon FD project to get that round K35 bokeh. Today we offer wide range of customization including a more vintage shiny iris, a matte iris or a full maintenance for the original iris system.