Canon Is Discontinuing Large Figures Of EF Lenses, Do They?

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A report is going around claiming Canon is discontinuing lots of EF mount lenses in favor of upcoming RF lenses. We are not so sure about that.

According to Canon Rumors, Canon is set to discontinue many EF lenses and is planning to cease production of even more EF lenses. The list of EF lenses that allegedly have been or will soon be discontinued in 2021:

  • Canon EF-S 10-22 f/3.5-4.5 USM
  • Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L USM II
  • Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
  • Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS US
  • Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
  • Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM
  • Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM
  • Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 IS STM Macro
  • Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
  • Canon EF-S 55-250 f/4-5.6 IS STM
  • Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
  • Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
  • Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM II
  • Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
  • Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L USM II
  • Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
  • Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
  • Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM
  • Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM
  • Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM II
  • Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
  • Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM II
  • Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM II
  • Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM

That’s an impressing list. However, with a few exceptions most of the lenses listed above appear in stock and ready to ship at major retailers. Canon USA also lists most lenses as still available, and hasn’t released any communication regarding the discontinuation of EF lenses. PetaPixel contacted Canon about the issue but didn’t get any answer. It’s rather difficult if not impossible to verify the claim of Canon discontinuing all those EF lenses. So far there is only one source for this.

Should you be worried, or even alarmed? By no way. As we wrote above, most of the allegedly discontinued lenses are still available. Even if they get discontinued tomorrow, Canon would for sure still deliver assistance and service for long time. There is no doubt that EF mount lenses will eventually disappear in favor of Canon’s new RF mount standard. It just will not happen that soon.

Any idea about Canon discontinuing all those lenses?

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Tripod

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Canon Patent: In Body Image Stabilization For EOS M Or PowerShot Camera

Canon Patent

After all those Canon patents referring to RF mount lenses, here is a different one: IBIS on a small camera body.

Canon patent application US20210105391 (USA) discusses In Body Image Stabilization (IBIS) for a small camera body. According to the drawings in the patent literature it’s either an EOS M camera or a PowerShot camera. IBIS coming to the EOS M system is already rumored. This patent seems to consolidate it.

Drawing seems to show an EOS M camera

This one looks more like a PowerShot camera

More Canon patents are listed here.

Source: NL

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Cleaning Kit

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  • Retractable Brush on the Lens Pen
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  • Blower and Brush Remove Initial Dust
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Canon Patent: Various Telephoto Zoom Lenses For The RF Mount

Telephoto Zoom

And here is another Canon patent application for telephoto zoom RF mount lenses. No doubt left that Canon is heavily investing in the EOS R full frame mirrorless system.

Canon patent application P2021-56407A (Japan) discusses optical formulas and designs for a bunch of telephoto zoom lenses for the RF mount. However, one of the optical designs listed below is for an APS-C sensor, so either for the EOS M (likely) or for Canon’s crop sensor DSLR lineup. The patent application was spotted by Hi Lows Note.

Embodiment 1

  • Zoom ratio 2.68
  • Focal length 72.27 135.02 193.89 mm
  • F number 4.08 4.08 4.12
  • Half angle of view(°) 16.67 9.10 6.37
  • Image height 21.64 21.64 21.64 mm
  • Lens length 137.50 175.84 193.12 mm
  • BF 14.44 24.23 29.66 mm

Embodiment 2

  • Zoom ratio 4.82
  • Focal length 101.59 200.00 490.00 mm
  • F number 4.60 5.09 6.80
  • Half angle of view(°) 12.02 6.17 2.53
  • Image height 21.64 21.64 21.64 mm
  • Lens length 222.29 279.43 312.29 mm
  • BF 21.06 29.20 64.12 mm

Embodiment 3

  • Zoom ratio 2.69
  • Focal length 72.13 100.00 194.06 mm
  • F number 2.89 2.89 2.91
  • Half angle of view(°) 16.70 12.21 6.36
  • Image height 21.64 21.64 21.64 mm
  • Lens length 161.59 187.06 220.03 mm
  • BF 15.86 20.68 31.81 mm

Embodiment 4 (for APS-C sensor)

  • Zoom ratio 4.24
  • Focal length 56.90 130.00 241.30 mm
  • F number 4.68 5.88 6.55
  • Half angle of view(°) 13.50 6.00 3.24
  • Image height 13.66 13.66 13.66 mm
  • Lens length 102.01 140.24 153.08 mm
  • BF 13.47 21.19 39.32 mm

Embodiment 5

  • Zoom ratio 3.75
  • Focal length 103.39 196.91 387.69 mm
  • F number 5.77 7.10 8.24
  • Half angle of view(°) 11.82 6.27 3.19
  • Image height 21.64 21.64 21.64 mm
  • Lens length 165.42 201.96 235.42 mm
  • BF 13.85 33.27 57.50 mm

Embodiment 6

  • Zoom ratio 3.88
  • Focal length 100.04 198.04 387.80 mm
  • F number 5.77 7.10 8.24
  • Half angle of view(°) 12.20 6.23 3.19
  • Image height 21.64 21.64 21.64 mm
  • Lens length 159.40 202.97 229.40 mm
  • BF 10.02 28.12 62.23 mm

More Canon patents are listed here. Some particularly interesting patent applications we think might get into production are these: