I meant to post about the discontinuation of the Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM a while back, but I forgot to.
This is the second EF lens that has been officially discontinued in the last couple of weeks, the other being the EF 200mm f/2L IS USM.
I suspect that we're going to see a bunch of EF lenses sent to pasture over the next 12 months.
I have not heard anything about a new pancake lens for the RF mount, but it would make sense that one is coming eventually for the RF mount.
I really love the size and IQ of EF40 STM for its price.
But I suppose that Canon didn't earn as much money as they wanted, as the initial price was to high for most people and had to be lowered.
I hope, there will be RF pancakes, too. RP + native pancakes would be a great compact combo.
(It was the widest full frame lens I owned at that instant, though I bought the 15-35 shortly afterwards.)
[Edited to add: I believe I even posted some of those pictures in the R5 images thread. Nothing to write home about though--the pictures I took zoomed in on a rock climber (taken a few minutes later) were more popular.]
No offence, but at this point I don't think we will see any new DSLR from Canon. I do expect a full shift to mirrorless.
Thinking about the existence of a 5D mk V is like thinking that there will be a 1Dx mk IV in 4 years.
Also this was posted a while ago as CR2: https://www.canonrumors.com/there-will-not-be-an-eos-5d-mark-v-cr2/
[CR2] – Good information from a known source
Which pretty much means certainty.
Also in their Intro to R5 video, Canon clearly designated the R5 as the successor of the 5D.
The REAL question is... when is Canon going to make that RF 70-135 f/2 L USM? :cry:
I am a little concerned that they are discontinuing EF lenses, for which there is no RF counterpart.
Once was happenstance (the 200mm f/2), this is now twice.
But how did it ever get funding to proceed instead of overhauling the abysmal non-L 50mm lenses? Canon's lens priorities were and are bizarre.
I won't be surprised if the ancient 50mm 1.4 junk is the last EF lens on sale in five years time.