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.

Updated:

  • August 2018 to add new 70-200mm lenses.
  • September 2018 to add new RF full-frame mirrorless lenses, EF-M 35mm and new 400mm and 600mm EF lenses.

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.

Lens ModelYear LaunchedAmazonB&H
RF 50mm f/1.2 L2018Check PriceCheck Price
RF 28-70 f/2 L2018Check PriceCheck Price
RF 24-105 f/4 L2018Check PriceCheck Price
RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro2018Check PriceCheck Price
EF 600mm F/4 L IS III2018Check PriceCheck Price
EF 400mm f/2.8 L IS III2018Check PriceCheck Price
EF-M 35mm f/1.42018Check PriceCheck Price
EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS II2018Check PriceCheck Price
EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS III2018Check PriceCheck Price
EF 85mm f/1.4 L IS USM2017Check PriceCheck Price
TS-E 50mm f/2.8 L Macro2017Check PriceCheck Price
TS-E 90mm f/2.8 L Macro2017Check PriceCheck Price
TS-E 135mm f/4 L Macro2017Check PriceCheck Price
EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 STM2017Check PriceCheck Price
EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM2017Check PriceCheck Price
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM2016Check PriceCheck Price
EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM2016Check PriceCheck Price
EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM2016Check 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 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM2016Check PriceCheck Price
EF 70-300 F4-5.6 IS II USM2016Check 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-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS 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-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM2014Check 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-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM2013Check 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-M 22mm f/2 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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