Canon has produced 140 million EF lenses

dolina

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On December 19, 2018, Canon reached a new production milestone of 140 million EF lenses*, reinforcing its position as the world's highest-volume manufacturer of interchangeable lenses. True to the development concept of the EOS Series established in 1987.

*Including EF-S, EF-M, RF lenses and EF Cinema lenses

Source: https://global.canon/en/news/2019/20190214.html

Seeming that milestone was 57 days ago it is safe to assume that the 140 million EF lenses could solely be attributed to lenses related to the EF mount rather than RF lenses.
 

Michael Clark

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On December 19, 2018, Canon reached a new production milestone of 140 million EF lenses*, reinforcing its position as the world's highest-volume manufacturer of interchangeable lenses. True to the development concept of the EOS Series established in 1987.

*Including EF-S, EF-M, RF lenses and EF Cinema lenses

Source: https://global.canon/en/news/2019/20190214.html

Seeming that milestone was 57 days ago it is safe to assume that the 140 million EF lenses could solely be attributed to lenses related to the EF mount rather than RF lenses.
They could have just said "EOS" lenses. That would include EF, EF-S, MP-E, TS-E, EF-M, RF, and PE - you may have never heard of them, but they do exist, although they've never been listed in a public Canon catalog. If I told you where I'd seen one I'd then have to kill you. :)
 

Woody

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Wo.. Thats a great number.. Wonder how many would the nIkon guys have produced>?
Looking at historical milestones:

Canon - 30 million in Jan 2006, 40 million in Apr 2008, 50 million in Jan 2010, 60 million in Jan 2011, 70 million in Oct 2011, 80 million in Aug 2012, 90 million in May 2013, 100 million in Apr 2014, 110 million in Jul 2015, 120 million in Sep 2016, 130 million in Oct 2017, 140 million in Dec 2018

Nikon - 30 million in Nov 2001, 40 million in July 2007, 50 million in Sep 2009, 60 million in Apr 2011, 70 million in May 2012, 80 million in Jun 2013, 90 million in Nov 2014, 100 million in July 2016, 110 million in Oct 2018

Note that Canon did not include their antiquated FD lenses but Nikon counted their F-mount lenses.