These Canon cameras and lenses reached end of life cycle

canonCanon Professional Network lets members know that a list of Canon gear is no longer serviced (at least in Europe). The listed products have reached the end of their service period. As Canon Europe puts it:

As a product reaches the end of its serviceable lifetime, Canon Europe can no longer guarantee that repairs will be possible due to the supply of spare parts.

These Canon products are no longer serviced:
  • Canon EOS 50D
  • Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
  • Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM
  • Canon Extender EF1.4x II
  • Canon Extender EF2x II
  • Canon Battery Grip BG-E2
  • MdB

    I find this very surprising given how ‘good’ Canon service is supposed to be.

  • Dragon

    Given that Canon is still actively selling the 70-200 f.2.8L here in the US. that announcement doesn’t make much sense. The II series extenders and the original 400L have been off the market for quite some time, so that is more reasonable. They didn’t say they wouldn’t fix them, they just said they might not be able to, so some parts have apparently become non-sourceable, but that still doesn’t explain the 70-200. If they are still selling 70-200s because they are sitting on a warehouse full of them, and some parts are not available, then they need to keep enough around for parts or outright replacement. Also, nothing says Canon Europe’s policy is consistent with other subsidiaries. They are fairly independent companies that make regional decision, e.g. the U.S. sub’s decision to not sell the M2 and the big delay in selling the M3.