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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 Expect any of these lenses to be superseded in 2015

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

    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 am looking to forward to user reviews on the new 100-400. If it is anything like the latest version II improvements then it is a sure thing on my future list.

    1Dx, 5DsR, 200-400 f4L Ext, 100-400 f4.5-5.6L II, 70-300 f4-5.6L IS, 70-200 f2.8L IS II, 24-70 f2.8L II, 16-35 f4 IS, 11-24 f4L, 85 f1.2L II, 600 f4L IS, 300 f2.8 IS, ∑50 f1.4 A, Zeiss 135 Sonar

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    Some surprise upgrades

    2012 EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
    2012 EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM
    2014 EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM

    The lens they were supposed to replace are still being sold. Excess stock, perhaps?

    2002 EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
    2003 EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
    2005 EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

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