As if often the case with content on this site, I created this page to satisfy my own initial need. I was curious about the timelines for some of Canon’s lens releases, and I couldn’t find a clear and concise table of this data anywhere else. At the moment it only includes current RF, EF, EF-S and EF-M lenses, but I think I’ll update it some day with discontinued ones as well. I’d also eventually like to get specific launch dates instead of just years.U

Canon Lens Chronology

Newest lenses at the top. I’ve also provided links to Amazon and B&H Photo. If you want more details about the lens, I find B&H does a better job of organizing the specifications so you can always click that link to learn a bit more about them.

Canon RF Lens Release Dates

Lenses for Canon's full-frame mirrorless system cameras with an RF mount. These lenses are not backwards compatible with EF or EF-M cameras!
Lens ModelLaunched (DD/MM/YY)AmazonB&H
RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USMComing in 2019
RF 85mm f/1.2 USMComing in 2019
RF 85mm f/1.2 USM DSComing in 2019
RF 70-200 f/2.8 L IS USMComing in 2019
RF 24-70 f/2.8 L IS USMComing in 2019
RF 15-35 F/2.8 L IS USMComing in 2019
RF 50mm f/1.2 L USM05/09/18Check PriceCheck Price
RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM05/09/18Check PriceCheck Price
RF 28-70 f/2 L USM05/09/18Check PriceCheck Price
RF 24-105 f/4 L USM05/09/18Check PriceCheck Price

Canon EF-M Lens Release Dates

Lenses for Canon's EOS M mount mirrorless cameras with an APS-C sensor. These lenses are not backwards compatible with EF or RF mount cameras!
Lens ModelLaunched (DD/MM/YY)AmazonB&H
EF-M 32mm f/1.405/09/18Check PriceCheck Price
EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM2016Check PriceCheck Price
EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM2016Check PriceCheck Price
EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM2015Check PriceCheck Price
EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM2014Check PriceCheck Price
EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM2013Check PriceCheck Price
EF-M 22mm f/2 STM2012Check PriceCheck Price

Canon EF and EF-S Lens Release Dates

Lenses for the the Canon EF mount. These lenses can also be used on RF mount camera using an adapter, and EOS-M mount cameras using an adapter.
Lens ModelLaunched (DD/MM/YY)AmazonB&H
EF 600mm F/4 L IS III05/09/18Check PriceCheck Price
EF 400mm f/2.8 L IS III05/09/18Check PriceCheck Price
EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS II06/06/18Check PriceCheck Price
EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS III06/06/18Check PriceCheck Price
EF 85mm f/1.4 L IS USM29/08/17Check PriceCheck Price
TS-E 50mm f/2.8 L Macro29/08/17Check PriceCheck Price
TS-E 90mm f/2.8 L Macro29/08/17Check PriceCheck Price
TS-E 135mm f/4 L Macro29/08/17Check PriceCheck Price
EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 STM15/02/17Check PriceCheck Price
EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM04/04/17Check PriceCheck Price
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM25/08/16Check PriceCheck Price
EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM18/92/16Check PriceCheck Price
EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM2016Check PriceCheck Price
EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM25/08/16Check PriceCheck Price
EF 70-300 F4-5.6 IS II USM15/09/16Check PriceCheck Price
EF 11-24mm F/4L USM2015Check PriceCheck Price
EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM2015Check PriceCheck Price
EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM2015Check PriceCheck Price
EF 50mm f/1.8 STM2015Check PriceCheck Price
EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM2014Check PriceCheck Price
EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM2014Check PriceCheck Price
EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM2014Check PriceCheck Price
EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM2014Check PriceCheck Price
EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM2014Check PriceCheck Price
EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM2013Check PriceCheck Price
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM2013Check PriceCheck Price
EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4X2013Check PriceCheck Price
EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM2012Check PriceCheck Price
EF 24-70 f/2.8L II USM2012Check PriceCheck Price
EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM2012Check PriceCheck Price
EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM2012Check PriceCheck Price
EF 35mm f/2 IS USM2012Check PriceCheck Price
EF 40mm f/2.8 STM2012Check PriceCheck Price
EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM2011Check PriceCheck Price
EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II2011Check PriceCheck Price
EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM2011Check PriceCheck Price
EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM2011Check PriceCheck Price
EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM2011Check PriceCheck Price
EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM2011Check PriceCheck Price
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM2010Check PriceCheck Price
EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM2010Check PriceCheck Price
Extender EF 1.4X III2010Check PriceCheck Price
Extender EF 2x III2010Check PriceCheck Price
EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM2009Check PriceCheck Price
EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS2009Check PriceCheck Price
EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM2009Check PriceCheck Price
TS-E 17mm f/4L2009Check PriceCheck Price
TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II2009Check PriceCheck Price
EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS2008Check PriceCheck Price
EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM2008Check PriceCheck Price
EF 200mm f/2L IS USM2008Check PriceCheck Price
EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM2008Check PriceCheck Price
EF 16-35 mm f/2.8L II USM2007Check PriceCheck Price
EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM2007Check PriceCheck Price
EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM2006Check PriceCheck Price
EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM2006Check PriceCheck Price
EF 50mm f/1.2L USM2006Check PriceCheck Price
EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM2006Check PriceCheck Price
EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM2006Check PriceCheck Price
EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM2005Check PriceCheck Price
EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM2005Check PriceCheck Price
EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM2004Check PriceCheck Price
EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM2004Check PriceCheck Price
EF 28-300 f/3.5-5.6L IS USM2004Check PriceCheck Price
EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM2004Check PriceCheck Price
EF 17-40 f/4L USM2003Check PriceCheck Price
EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM2000Check PriceCheck Price
EF 70-200mm f/4L USM1999Check PriceCheck Price
EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III USM1999Check PriceCheck Price
MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo1999Check PriceCheck Price
EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM1998Check PriceCheck Price
EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM1998Check PriceCheck Price
EF 35mm f/1.4L USM1998Check PriceCheck Price
EF 300mm f/4.0L IS USM1997Check PriceCheck Price
EF 135mm f/2.0L USM1996Check PriceCheck Price
EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM1996Check PriceCheck Price
EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM1996Check PriceCheck Price
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM1995Check PriceCheck Price
EF 50mm f/1.4 USM1993Check PriceCheck Price
EF 400mm f/5.6L USM1993Check PriceCheck Price
EF 20mm f/2.8 USM1992Check PriceCheck Price
EF 85mm f/1.8 USM1992Check PriceCheck Price
EF 100mm f/2 USM1991Check PriceCheck Price
EF 50mm f/1.8 II1990Check PriceN/A
EF 135mm f/2.8 with Softfocus1987Check PriceCheck Price

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