Canon has been in the camera business for generations now going back to before the digital camera was around. As times have changed in photography, so has Canon and the company has announced a significant milestone in lens production.
Canon has announced that it has built its 100 millionth EF-series lens for the Canon EOS camera series. Canon began making the interchangeable EF lenses for the EOS-series AF single-lens reflex cameras in 1987 in its Japanese factories. In May of 2013, the production of EF lenses passed the 90 million mark. About a year later, the company is celebrating its 100 millionth lens.
Canon says that the series has been responsible for a number of world first technologies and features over the years. That includes things like an Ultrasonic Motor, Image Stabilizer, and multi-layered diffractive optical elements. Canon was the top in global market share on the interchangeable lens camera marker from 2003 through 2013.
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