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    Old lenses Canon will phase out

    Back 4 years ago I made a list of old lenses Canon will phase out and since then a lot of things have changed making an update needed.


    End of Life
    1987 EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye
    1987 EF 28mm f/2.8
    1987 EF 135mm f/2.8 with Softfocus
    1988 EF 24mm f/2.8
    1990 EF 35mm f/2
    1990 EF 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM
    1998 EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
    1999 EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM
    1999 EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III
    2001 EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM


    Series II, L upgrades & IS version
    2010 EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
    2011 EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM
    2012 EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM
    2012 EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM
    2012 EF 35mm f/2 IS USM
    2014 EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM
    2014 EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM


    Nearing end of life. Expect any of these lenses to be superseded in 2015


    Zoom
    1998 EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
    2004 EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM


    Prime
    1987 EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro
    1990 EF 50mm f/1.8 II
    1991 EF 100mm f/2 USM
    1991 TS-E 45mm f/2.8
    1991 TS-E 90mm f/2.8
    1992 EF 20mm f/2.8 USM
    1992 EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
    1993 EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
    1995 EF 28mm f/1.8 USM
    1999 MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo


    L lenses. Year cut off is 2002.
    1993 EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
    1995 EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
    1996 EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM
    1996 EF 135mm f/2L USM
    1997 EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
    1998 EF 35mm f/1.4L USM
    1999 EF 70-200mm f/4L USM


    Personally I'd like to see a EF 135mm f/2L USM replacement come out with IS and a faster f-number like say 1.8 or 1.4.


    As to pricing hopefully Sigma, Tamron and Tokina continuous to help in reining in Canon's MSRP.
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    I'm not a Canon guy, but one company pushing progress will definitely prod others.

    Nikon is overdue for a 135 f2 update as well, I doubt f1.4 would happen, I don't think that exists anywhere from any manufacturer, but 1.8 would be more feasible.
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    That's a cool list to have. Thanks dolina
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    Justin,

    This is why I do not mind Canon being outdone by Nikon/Sony in sensor technology. If Canon reigns supreme for far too long it will have little incentive to spend on R&D to improve on their previous product.

    Like right now everyone is speculating on the EOS 5D Mark IV. My only wish for it is to exceed Nikon D810/D4s & Sony α7/α7R/α7S at the very least. And at most be equal to the 2015 Nikon & Sony bodies.

    NEF, your welcome.
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    yeah competition is good for advancement, otherwise companies will just get complacent.
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