- Tram Ho
According to information from Canon Rumors , the Japanese camera company has discontinued the series of EF lenses for DSLR cameras, a move to focus resources on the development of mirrorless cameras.
The first lens discontinued was the EF 40mm f / 2.8 STM in February this year, and more recently the 60mm f / 2.8 Macro USM, 70-200mm f / 4 L IS USM II, 85mm f / 1.2L USM II. , 200mm f / 2L I USM. Currently the two lenses 70-200mm f / 4 L and 85mm f / 1.2L have alternate versions for the RF mirrorless camera system, while the remaining 3 lenses are not yet available.
The ‘legendary’ 85mm f / 1.2L USM II portrait lens is out of stock
With the EF 40mm f / 2.8 STM, they are out of stock since February this year
The Petapixel site has contacted Canon to verify, but has yet to receive an official answer as to why it did so. But as mirrorless cameras are in development, Canon’s focus on making this line up and leaving DSLRs behind shouldn’t come as a surprise!
At the present time, the Canon RF mirrorless collection of lenses has reached 19 products (including the 1.4x and 2x focal length lenses) and is spread out within the focal range that users often use. However, there are still quite a few dedicated lenses intended for super telephoto shooting with large apertures or tilt-shift lenses of DSLR cameras that do not yet have an alternative version for the EOS-R series.
Currently discontinued lenses cannot be purchased from the Canon official website, but inventory remains at other dealers. For example, the 70-200mm f / 4 L IS USM II is still in stock at some chain stores, but certainly in a short time, the purchase of a new lens will be. becomes a lot more difficult.
Source : Genk