Now we see through a glass, darkly...
- Apr 5, 2016
I think in this context, there is little if any difference between "new EF lenses" and updates of existing EF lenses. Canon always refers to version "II" or "III" lenses as a "new lens" when they are introducing them.Here we go again. How many times do I have to give you the quote from Canon?
“As you know, last year we launched the RF mount and EOS R system. To date we’ve launched ten critically acclaimed lenses, and as it’s a new system we plan to continue this, launching more RF lenses while still fully supporting the EF lens system. And of course, should the market demand it, we are ready to create new EF lenses. But for now, our focus is on RF.”
Not a word about withdrawing "from use or service." Nothing about keeping "in reserve." Nothing even about putting aside.
In fact, as I re-read the quote, I notice that they specifically reference creating "new EF lenses." No mention at all about not updating existing lenses. Certainly no suggestion they intend to retire any EF lenses.
I recognize that you have convinced yourself of the inevitability of RF replacing EF. It's certainly possible, but that is not what I criticize. My criticism is based solely on the way people on this forum embellish this simple straightforward quote and pretend that is says something that it doesn't.
If Canon is content to wait and see how the market shakes out, why should forum experts think they are so much better at predicting the future?