Canon rolled its 90 millionth lens off the production line last week on May 23, 2013 – with the very popular EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM be the lucky lady. This big milestone comes less than 10 months after Canon produced its 80 millionth lens in August 2012. Canon hit the 60 million and 70 million EF lens milestone in 2011.
Canon EF Lens Production Timeline
- 1987: EF lens production begins
- 1995: 10 million lenses
- 2001: 20 million lenses
- 2006: 30 million lenses
- 2008: 40 million lenses
- 2009: 50 million lenses
- Jan. 2011: 60 million lenses
- Oct. 2011: 70 million lenses
- Aug. 2012: 80 million lenses
- May 2013: 90 million lenses
At this pace, expect that 100 million lens milestone to happen in early 2014, maybe even faster if Canon makes something hot happen with the EOS M system later this year.
B&H has the new Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* ZE lens in stock and shipping for Canon EF mount. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
The Nikon ZF.2 version is not yet shipping; however, it is available for pre-order.
The new Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM is in stock and now shipping for Canon DSLRs at B&H Photo and Adorama.
Ahead of NAB 2013, Canon has announced development of a new 35mm full frame cinema prime lens. The new 35mm lens will join Canon’s existing cinema prime line up, which currently consists of 14mm, 24mm, 50mm, 85mm, and 135mm EF-mount Cinema prime lenses. [click to continue…]
A whole bunch of Canon factory refurbished lenses are available from B&H and Adorama at solid discounts over retail prices. Check out the list below. [click to continue…]
Canon has introduced a pair of new EF-mount cinema prime lenses, the CN-E14mm T3.1 L F and CN-E135mm T2.2 L F. These new lenses join Canon’s CN-E24mm T1.5 L F, CN-E50mm T1.3 L F, and CN-E85mm T1.3 L F primes for a total of five Canon EF-mount cinema prime lenses. All of Canon’s EF-mount cinema primes offer full frame coverage and meet 4K production standards. [click to continue…]