The Canon Purge is Real – Full List of Discontinued Lenses

Canon has been destroying its lineup of EF / EF-S lenses… the sheer number of lenses discontinued is staggering. It’s to the point that it could be called a purge.

Presumably this purge is to make room in Canon’s manufacturing capacity for its new RF lenses. It’s presumably cheaper for Canon to stop manufacturing older cheaper lenses and shift resources to making new and ridiculously expensive lenses.

For example, a 200mm f/2.8L II sold for only $750 before its discontinuation. On the other hand a Canon RF 85mm f/1.2 L costs $2799. The RF mount lenses are to put it politely “fully priced”.

Anyways, here’s a full list of Canon lenses that have been discontinued:

  • EF 16-35mm F2.8L
  • EF 16-35mm F2.8L II
  • EF 17-35mm F2.8L
  • EF 20-35mm F3.5-4.5
  • EF 24-70mm F2.8L
  • EF 24-70mm F4L IS
  • EF 24-85mm F3.5-4.5
  • EF 24-105mm F3.5-5.6 IS
  • EF 24-105mm F4L IS
  • EF 28-70mm F2.8L
  • EF 28-90mm F4-5.6 III
  • EF 28-105mm F4-5.6
  • EF 28-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS
  • EF 28-300mm F3.5-5.6L IS
  • EF 28-105mm F3.5-4.5 II
  • EF 55-200mm F4.5-5.6 II USM
  • EF 70-200mm F2.8L USM
  • EF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM
  • EF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS II USM
  • EF 70-200mm F4L USM
  • EF 70-200mm F4L IS USM
  • EF 70-300mm F4-5.6L IS USM
  • EF 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 DO IS USM
  • EF 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS USM
  • EF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
  • EF 14mm F2.8L II USM
  • EF 15mm F2.8 fisheye
  • EF 20mm F2.8 USM
  • EF 24mm F2.8 IS USM
  • EF 28mm F1.8 USM
  • EF 28mm F2.8 IS USM
  • EF 35mm F1.4L USM
  • EF 35mm F2 IS USM
  • EF 40mm F2.8 STM
  • EF 50mm F1.8 II
  • EF 85mm F1.2L II USM
  • EF 100mm F2 USM
  • EF 135mm F2L USM
  • EF 200mm F2L IS USM
  • EF 200mm F2.8L II USM
  • EF 300mm F2.8L IS USM
  • EF 300mm F2.8L IS II USM
  • EF 300mm F4L IS USM
  • EF 400mm F2.8L IS USM
  • EF 400mm F2.8L IS II USM
  • EF 400mm F4 DO IS USM
  • EF 400mm F4 DO IS II USM
  • EF 400mm F5.6L USM
  • EF 500mm F4L IS USM
  • EF 500mm F4L IS II USM
  • EF 600mm F4L IS USM
  • EF 600mm F4L IS II USM
  • EF 800mm F5.6L IS USM
  • EF 100mm F2.8 Macro USM
  • EF 180mm F3.5L Macro USM
  • EF-S 15-85mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM
  • EF-S 17-85mm F4-5.6 IS USM
  • EF-S 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 USM
  • EF-S 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS
  • EF-S 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS II
  • EF-S 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM
  • EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS
  • EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM
  • EF-S 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 IS
  • EF-S 55-250mm F4-5.6 IS
  • EF-S 55-250mm F4-5.6 IS II
  • EF-S 55-250mm F4-5.6 IS STM
  • EF-S 35mm F2.8 Macro IS STM
  • EF-S 60mm F2.8 Macro USM

As I mentioned, this is a full list of discontinued lenses and not all discontinuations are recent. The list is surprisingly large regardless of when they were discontinued!

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