Canon has announced an EOS milestone - the production of its 60 millionth EF lens, 24 years after the first EF lens was launched. This significant landmark was achieved in January 2011, and significantly, that was just thirteen months after the production of the company’s 50 millionth EF lens.

The story began in 1987 with the birth of the first camera in the EOS system, the EOS 650. Canon’s current Electro Focus (EF) mount lens line-up is comprised of over 60 models, with focal lengths ranging from 8mm to 800mm, and a wide range of specialist macro, tilt and shift and fisheye models aimed at all levels of photography, from amateur to professional.

Canon has also just announced the development of its lastest telephoto zoom lens. It features an integrated focal length extender – the EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM EXTENDER 1.4×. Designed for Canon’s leading range of EOS Digital SLR cameras, the new lens will be an ideal addition for sports and wildlife photographers, offering exceptional flexibility with a built-in 1.4× extender that creates an increased focal range of 280 – 560mm. Perfect for photographers who require high performance, fast aperture and a flexible telephoto range, this new lens will enable photographers to shoot a greater breadth of subjects using a single lens, delivering the best possible image quality at all focal lengths.

For more information please visit the Canon website