P+S TECHNIK offers the rehousing of Canon FD lenses with new focus- and iris mechanism. The lenses cover the full frame “VistaVision” format (24x36) and several focal lengths - even cover the 8K RED format (see also image circle charts). They are also very fast lenses. The front diameter is 110mm. The distance between aperture gear ring and focus ring remains the same throughout the entire lens series. In order to reduce the size of the housing, the lenses have different lengths. Canon FD lenses do have a wide range of focal lengths.
Canon FD vs. Canon K35
The lens character of the Canon FD works well with the Canon K35 lenses. Over the last years the Canon K35 lenses became very popular and meanwhile very expensive. Often the Canon K35 lenses (18mm, 24mm, 35mm, 55mm, 85mm) are complemented by the Canon FD focal lengths 14mm f2.8, 100mm f2, 135mm f2 and 200mm f2.8. Less known is that the Canon FD lenses are very good and some of them have a very similar or likely same look as the K35. In addition, all lenses are ready for the bigger "full frame" sensor size.
Price for Canon FD
These lenses are still available for reasonable prices. The Canon FD glass costs about 20% of the price for Canon K35 lenses.