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Flake

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60 millionth EF lens
« on: February 07, 2011, 08:06:00 AM »
Not that long ago since Canon announced the 50 millionth, in fact 10 million lenses in just 13 months, leading to comments that no wonder QC is suffering.

It's a huge amount of product and indicates the level of demand, I do wonder what the breakdown is though, especially with L lenses and EF-s versions.  How many of these go into kits or bundles?

Anyone know the figures for competing companies?

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60 millionth EF lens
« on: February 07, 2011, 08:06:00 AM »

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Re: 60 millionth EF lens
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2011, 12:18:08 PM »
It's a huge amount of product and indicates the level of demand, I do wonder what the breakdown is though, especially with L lenses and EF-s versions.  How many of these go into kits or bundles?

I suspect that >75% of lenses that Canon sells are the kit lenses (excluding the 5DII 'kit lens').  A recent article suggested that 70-80% of Canon lenses are produced in Taiwan, meaning the cheaper EF-S lenses, the nifty-fifty, and the 75-300mm III.
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Re: 60 millionth EF lens
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2011, 08:43:43 AM »
IIRC my old nifty fifty was made in malaysia, rather than taiwan.
Though i've also seen some that are made in japan  :o

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Re: 60 millionth EF lens
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2011, 07:52:37 AM »
When you consider that the EF mount was only launched in 1987 then 60 million lenses is a lot in that space of time.

Nikon passed the 50 million mark for F-mount lenses last year but the F-mount has been around since before 1987, not sure when.

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Re: 60 millionth EF lens
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2011, 07:52:37 AM »