Choosing Your Lens Arsenal

It’s not an overstatement to say that Canon has built its reputation on its expertise in lenses. Since the company began producing its own lenses for Canon cameras in mid-1947, it has pioneered many innovations, including the world’s first 10X zoom lens, the first lenses to include optical image stabilization, and the first super-telephoto lens to include a built-in tele-extender.

Indeed, it’s not widely known that Canon was one of the very first companies to offer autofocus lenses, even before the EOS system was introduced. The company produced a total of four AF lenses for its FD-mount cameras. Only one, the FD 35-70mm f/4 AF, worked on all Canon FD cameras; the other three (a 50mm f/1.8, a 35-70mm f/3.5-4.5, ...

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