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edmsnap ADMIN September 3, 2015
Please ensure that all images note the camera and the specific lens used to create them in either the description, clear tags, or the EXIF. This seems to be quite a problem for folks as 30+ photos/day are being removed because they were noted as being taken with a different system, don't note anything at all, or add tags like "50mm" "FD" when the tag should be "FDn 50mm f/3.5" (for example). Please keep the group FD and eliminate the guesswork around why the image belongs.

Group Description

A group for Canon FD system users. Chitchat about photos, lenses, cameras, and auxiliary stuff.

The Canon FD system

The Canon FD system was introduced in 1971 as the successor to Canon's FL system. The FD system added full-aperture metering and auto-exposure. The following were the cameras that Canon developed for the system over the years:

F-1 (1971)
FTb (1971)
FTbn (1973)
EF (1973)
TLb (1974)
TX (1975)
F-1n (1976)
AE-1 (1976)
AT-1 (1977)
A-1 (1978)
AV-1 (1979)
New F-1 (1981)
AE-1 Program (1981)
AL-1 (1982)
T50 (1983)
T70 (1984)
T80 (1985)
T90 (1986)
T60 (1990)

In addition, the Canon FD system evolved one of the largest lens catalogues ever with Canon alone producing over 141 lenses in focal lengths from 7.5mm to 800mm and numerous other lens makers adding more options.

Cameras like the AE-1 made 35mm photography commonplace in people's homes and lives.

Canon eventually made the FD mount obsolete with the introduction of its incompatible EF mount. While this jilted many users at the time who had invested a lot into the FD system and found themselves owning a camera infrastructure that didn't have a future, in more recent years, FD has experienced a renaissance with the introduction of mirrorless cameras that can easily adapt and utilize FD lenses.

Pool Rules

The group is intended to be inclusive, not elitist or exclusive. Pictures made with FD film cameras, FD lenses, or any adapted camera system that incorporates either an FD camera or FD lens are welcome. We want to exhibit the brilliant film work that the system can do as well as expose newer digital photographers to what FD lenses can do when introduced to their world. Photos of your FD equipment are also acceptable.

It is required that photos posted to the group make it clear what FD equipment was used to produce the image. This can be in the photograph's description, clearly understandable and specific tags, or the EXIF. Please make sure to clarify what FD lenses are being used (as opposed to just "FD lens was used"). Images with no information explaining how an FD camera or lens were used will be removed by a moderator.

As a general request, please sort through your shots and give the pool your best quality pictures! Nobody likes seeing every picture you ever took and it doesn't help the pool to post 10 almost-identical shots in a row of the same thing.

Most importantly, have a lot of fun! ☺

Additional Info

  • This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members)
  • Members can post 5 things to the pool each day.
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe, Moderate
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