Canon just killed off a lot more EF & EF-S mount DSLR lenses with more going soon

Apr 9, 2021

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Apr 9, 2021

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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Canon’s cull of DSLR lenses continues. According to a report from Canon Rumors, no fewer than nine more Canon EF and EF-S lenses have been added to the discontinued list, with four more Canon EF primes (including some sports and wildlife big guns) slated to be discontinued at some point during 2021.

With a couple of notable exceptions, like the Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM and Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L USM, the lenses aren’t particularly high end, although there are a lot of consumer models on the list, suggesting Canon might be either getting ready to push more towards EOS M for entry-level or maybe they’re about to give us an APS-C RF mount body.

According to the report, also expected to be discontinued during 2021 are the following lenses, including three that are very popular with sports and wildlife photographers.

Canon Rumors is maintaining a list of Canon lenses that have been recently discontinued and it seems to be growing very rapidly. Five more were added to the list just last week. But if you’d had your eye on picking up some EF glass, it’ll be worth keeping an eye on the stock levels (and prices) in the coming weeks and months as retailers start to run out of stock.

[via Canon Rumors]

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8 responses to “Canon just killed off a lot more EF & EF-S mount DSLR lenses with more going soon”

  1. Don Navarro Avatar
    Don Navarro

    I want to see a fire sale!

    1. Michael Goos Avatar
      Michael Goos

      Don Navarro Gonna be the opposite. Prices will rise as they get more and more scarce.

    2. Don Navarro Avatar
      Don Navarro

      Michael Goos luckily I already have all 2.8 and 1.8 lenses but I’m sure there are others I’d snag if they were discounted. At least my gear should hold some value.

    3. Z von Dienes-Oehm Avatar
      Z von Dienes-Oehm

      Michael – cheap in the beginning as people transition over to mirrorless and unload their gear flooding the market but then over time it’ll slowly creep up – very slowly.

  2. Don Barnard Avatar
    Don Barnard

    A manufacturer (ahem-Sony) that fails to recognize having too many lens choices mounts and systems only serves to create confusion and buyers remorse amongst loyal customers.

    There really should be only two of each focal length in each range. A budget option and a pro option.

    It’s impossible to keep track of which lens at what price is a good value for what system when the same manufacturer has a dozen different 50 mm lenses!

  3. Michael Lessick Avatar
    Michael Lessick

    Reminds me one hell of a lot of the time they went from the FD mount to the EF mount. Canon also promised to continue supporting the FD mount for years to come (and new lenses were promised too)… Yeah right.

  4. Bill McKenzie Avatar
    Bill McKenzie

    A great way for Canon and Nikon to ensure we are all slowly forced to replace our gear.

  5. Safidy Andrian Avatar
    Safidy Andrian

    Mirorrless is not the future they said and sony is doing it all wrong they said blablabla