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In a report from PetaPixel, extra details about the discontinuing of Canon EF and EF-S lenses has change into obvious. Whereas right here at CanonRumors we’ve already labeled most of those lenses as discontinued. However, investigating this extra and it’s painfully noticeable that slews of EF and EF-S lenses at the moment are formally on a discontinued web page for Canon Japan.
As CanonNews mentions;
At the moment, Canon Japan has 27 EF lenses, 6 EF-S lenses, and seven EOS-M lenses accessible. The whole lot else is on a web page known as “生産終了した商品情報” which machine interprets into “Discontinued Product Data”.
Earlier than after I at the very least checked out this, Canon was tagging these lenses as “not accessible” or “again ordered”, nonetheless, now, there’s little question that Canon has formally completed away with manufacturing these lenses. When Canon Japan lists them as discontinued – They’re useless, Jim.
I do imagine that whereas Canon is quietly discontinuing many EF and EF-S lenses, not simply attributable to Canon’s want to maneuver folks to RF, although that most probably figures into a big a part of their calculus. Nonetheless different elements could have contributed to the acceleration of the discontinuations;
- elevated labor prices since lots of the older lenses are hand-assembled and never assembled principally by automation
- the availability shortages have led Canon to carry out triage on what lenses get the components – RF or EF lenses.
Apparently, EOS-M lenses should not being discontinued, and as a matter of truth, there at the moment are extra EOS-M lenses manufactured than EF-S lenses. Take that tidbit of data as you’ll.
So far as the lenses that Canon Japan states are nonetheless being produced (for now), the record might be discovered right here: https://cweb.canon.jp/ef/lineup/