Rumors indicate that Canon will add more DSLR lenses to its discontinued products list.
The latest news from Canon Rumors reports that Canon will now add 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM, 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM II, 85mm f/1.2L USM II, and 200mm f/2L I USM to the previously announced EF 40mm f/2.8 STM cancellation.
Even though these products will no longer be available, there’s still some stock in many retailers so, if you’ve been on the fence about buying one of these lenses, you might want to take the leap and buy one before they’re gone for good.
Even with these products being canceled, Canon is plunging ahead with some interesting concepts on the lens front. In fact, we reported on one just the other day. Apparently, Canon is looking into a version of the camera lens that replaces the focus ring with a touchpad.
As we reported then, “the patent filing describes a lens with a touchpad that is sensitive to clockwise and counterclockwise. The patent further specifies the speed at which the lens operates being linked to the speed at which the user moves their fingers on the touchpad.”
In other news, Canon is also bringing out an AI-powered device called the PowerShot PICK. None of this is really surprising given the company’s predictions for the future and its outlook on the digital camera market. As we reported earlier this year, Canon will increasingly focus on services as a growth division going forward and an AI camera device, among other products, fits in with that strategy.
What do you think of Canon’s retraction in the DSLR lens market? Let us know your thoughts on Canon’s decisions in the comments below.
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