Canon Celebrates Significant Milestone with Production of 150 Million Interchangeable RF And EF Lenses

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All Canon seems to do is sell stuff, now surpassing 150 million lenses produced. It has taken Canon about 2 years since reaching the 140 million lens milestone. The addition of the RF lineup is going to keep that number climbing for the foreseeable future.

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MELVILLE, NY, February 3, 2021– Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today that its parent company, Canon Inc., reached a new lens-manufacturing milestone with the production in January 2021, of the Company’s 150-millionth RF and EF series interchangeable lens for EOS cameras1— an RF70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM telephoto zoom lens (released in November 2019).
Production of interchangeable EF lenses for Canon EOS-series AF (Autofocus) single-lens reflex film cameras began in 1987 at the Company’s Utsunomiya Plant. Over the years, EF lenses have gained support from a wide range of users and production has since expanded to a total of four manufacturing bases, including Canon Inc...

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peters

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What a beautiful image. Though I must say that the 4 teleconverter on the right somehow destroy the beautiful symmetry for me :-D

Btw, given that these are only the latest iterations of each lense, this is an pretty impressive portfolio! :)
 

hunck

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What a beautiful image. Though I must say that the 4 teleconverter on the right somehow destroy the beautiful symmetry for me :-D

Btw, given that these are only the latest iterations of each lense, this is an pretty impressive portfolio! :)

I recognised mine!!
 
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Not to diminish from the significant achievement here, but with respect to 28-70 being the first standard zoom lens with an aperture of f/2 through the zoom range, didn't the Sigma 24-35 f/2 get released first? Or is that considered a non-standard zoom I guess?

Still though, 150M is pretty impressive.
 
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Antono Refa

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Not to diminish from the significant achievement here, but with respect to 28-70 being the first standard zoom lens with an aperture of f/2 through the zoom range, didn't the Sigma 24-35 f/2 get released first? Or is that considered a non-standard zoom I guess?

My guess is they've meant normal, in contrast to wide.
 
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Jack Jian

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Not to diminish from the significant achievement here, but with respect to 28-70 being the first standard zoom lens with an aperture of f/2 through the zoom range, didn't the Sigma 24-35 f/2 get released first? Or is that considered a non-standard zoom I guess?

Still though, 150M is pretty impressive.
Sigma was too short to consider standard.
 

Sibir Lupus

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A huge milestone indeed! :) Though I find it odd that they're not including EF-M lenses in the count, as I do see Cinema EOS lenses (which come in either PL or EF mount) in the photo.