Canon is supposedly stopping production of ten more lenses with at least four more prepared to join the list sometime in 2021., and the EF 500mm f/4L IS USM II. Canon being unable(or reluctant)to supply a declaration is for that reason particularly regrettable. It is not tough to acquire any Canon EF lens right now, and Canon likely is able to cease production of the lenses after assessing that the market is saturated enough with them that it can now focus on the production of RF lenses moving forward. There is for that reason extremely little factor for alarm, though keeping in mind which lenses are being phased out might indicate which optics Canon means to change very first RF-mount equivalents.
Canon is apparently ceasing production of ten more lenses with a minimum of four more prepared to sign up with the list at some point in 2021. Canon Rumors has reported that a list of 10 lenses has joined the previous list of terminated optics bringing the overall number of discontinued EF lenses to 24, according to a running list on the site. When reached for remark the afternoon of April 8, a Canon representative informed PetaPixel the morning of April 9 that it might provide no extra information at this time. The report declares that a substantial swath of lenses will no longer be manufactured: EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5 -4.5 USM, EF 14mm f/2.8 L USM, EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5 -5.6 IS USM, EF 24-70mm
f/4L IS USM Macro, EF-S 35mm f/2.8 IS STM Macro, EF-S 55-250mm f/3.5 -5.6 IS STM, EF 70-300mm f/4 -5.6 L IS USM, EF 135mm f/2L USM, and the EF 180mm f/3.5 L USMMacro. It likewise declares that four more lenses are set to stop production by the end of the year: EF 35mm f/2 IS USM, EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS USM II, EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM II, and the EF 500mm f/4L IS USM II. Not clearly pointed out in the report however are consisted of on the complete running list that brings the overall count to 24 optics on the chopping block. Independently confirming that these lenses have certainly been stoppedis challenging. While the preliminary shortlist of optics mentioned in late March consisted of a few lenses that were revealing as no longer readily available at major suppliers, many of the lenses in this brand-new list are still revealing as in stock and prepared to ship (with the exception of the 24-70mm f/4). Canon itself has actually not changed anything on its website showing that these lenses have actually been terminated, leaving Canon Rumors as the only source that this is really taking place. Canon being unable(or unwilling)to provide a declaration is for that reason especially unfortunate. Seeing so lots of popular lenses stop production may be alarming when coupled with the word” terminated,”
however there are some things to remember. Canon will no doubt continue service and support for these lenses for a long time– Canon Rumors reports at least to December 31, 2027– and the stock of these lenses in the market is quite high. It is not tough to acquire any Canon EF lens right now, and Canon likely has the ability to cease production of the lenses after assessing that the market is filled enough with them that it can now focus on the production of RF lenses moving on. Given that Canon’s focus is really clearly to opt for mirrorless, slowing and after that eventually stopping the production of old EF-mountlenses
was bound to happen. There is for that reason very little factor for alarm, though keeping in mind which lenses are being phased out may suggest which optics Canon means to change first RF-mount equivalents.
Reported at the end of March, Canon appears to be quickly terminating popular EF-mount DSLR lenses and according to a brand-new report, that isn’t decreasing.