90-millionth Canon EF Lenses

On 26th August 2012, I wrote and shared an article – 80-millionth Canon EF Lenses. Today, I am sharing with my readers here, 90-millionth Canon EF lens! On 23rd May 2013, Canon turned out its 90th million EF lens, an EF 24-70mm f/2,8 L II USM.


Photo Courtesy of Canon Singapore

Let me share some information on the Canon EF lenses with my readers. Canon’s EF lens series was first introduced together with the EOS SLR camera system in March 1987, and has over the years led the industry through the incorporation of a number of innovative technologies, including such world’s firsts* such as the Ultrasonic Motor (USM) for use in lenses, Image Stabilizer (IS), a multi-layered diffractive optical (DO) element, and Subwavelength Structure Coating (SWC) anti-reflection technology. Production of interchangeable EF lenses for Canon EOS-series AF (autofocus) single-lens reflex cameras began in 1987 at the company’s Utsunomiya Plant, and has since expanded to a total of four production facilities including Canon Inc., Taiwan; Canon Opto (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.; and Oita Canon Inc. in Japan.

With the recent introduction of the Canon EF 200-400mm f/4 L IS USM with 1.4x Extender that I recently shared, the world’s first super-telephoto zoom lens with a built-in 1.4x extender that makes possible a 200–560 mm focal length range, along with EF Cinema Lenses for digital cinematography, Canon’s extensive EF lens-series lineup now comprises a total of 84 models.

Looking back between August 2012 and May 2013, I added something new to my current Canon DSLR and EF Lenses lineup too! Here’s my updated list –

Canon DSLRs

  • Canon EOS 1D Mk III
  • Canon EOS 30D w / BG-E2
  • Canon EOS 300D w / BG-E1 (Out on Loan)

Canon EF Lenses and Canon Accessories

  • Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM
  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
  • Canon EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 USM (On Loan)
  • Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 (Out on Loan)
  • Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM
  • Canon EF-S 55-250mm F4-5.6 IS
  • Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L USM
  • Canon EF Extender 1.4x
  • Speedlite 580EXII

There are (still) some (more) Canon EOS DSLRs, Canon EF Lenses and accessories that I am planning (hopefully) to add on into my current setup

  • Canon EOS 1DX
  • Canon EOS 6D
  • Canon EOS 100D
  • Canon EF 200-400mm f/4 L IS USM with 1.4x Extender
  • Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L IS USM
  • Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
  • Canon EF Extender 2.0x

The journey to complete the rest of my dream (planned) setup would take a longer time due to the investment costs involved, hopefully I am able to share my more stories along the way!

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