Canon announced last week on May, 29th that they have reached a new level, 90 million EF lenses have been produced by Canon since 1987 and the first EF lens for the first EOS camera. In 9 months, Canon has produced no less than 10 million lenses since it was in August that Canon announced that it had passed the 80 million EOS lens threshold.
The history of Canon EF started in 1987 jointly with the first Canon EOS analog SLR. Today, Canon lenses are made in Japan for some, in Taiwan and Malaysia for others. If it took eight years to the Canon EF range to break the top 10 million lens production step, in only 9 months, a human pregnancy, Canon has gone from 80 to 90 million EF lenses produced this year. The Canon EF ange is now 80 references strong and this is contributing to the success of Canon DSLR range.
Here is the key dates when Canon passed the symbolic thresholds in tens of millions EF lenses manufactured:
1995: 10 million EF lenses
2001: 20 million EF lenses
2006: 30 million EF lenses
2008: 40 million EF lenses (April)
2009: 50 million EF lenses
2011: 60 million EF lenses (January)
2011: 70 million EF lenses (October)
2012: 80 million EF lenses (August)
The latest Canon EF announced to date is the highly professional and innovative EF 200-400 f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x, telephoto zoom lens which has a 1.4x extender built-in. that extends the zoom range till 560mm.