Canon FD 400mm f/4.5 S.S.C.

Year 1975
Lens Groups 5
Lens Element 6
Aperature Blades 8
Minimum Aperture f/22
Closest Focusing 4. m
Max. Magnifcation 1:7.4 (0.135x)
Filter Size -
Diameter x Length 94 x 282 mm
Weight 1300 gr (2.87 lb)
Hood -


A very good lens.
nothing. But, if you don't have it modified, the 1.4 x extender won't fit in.

This lens i bought for € 450 at a local photo shop , together with some drop in filters and a 1.4 x extender, and the piece to put it on a tripod.

It's a superb lens. I also have the NewFD 300mm F4 (non - L) and I don't use that lens any more since I have the 400mm.

I nearly always use this lens wide open, handheld, with 400 ASA film. Bokeh is great. I do a lot of close ups with it. It does a sublime job of detaching my subject from the background.

My lens has been modified to accept the 1.4 x extender. (The rectangular opening in the back is turned out) With this extender, I see no degradation in image quality.

As with all FD lenses I have, build quality is superb, very smooth focusing and flawless diaphragm clicks.

Dirk Dom.