Canon Celebrates Their 60 Millionth EF Lens

Since 1987 Canon has been manufacturing EF lenses and every year they seem to increase in popularity. It took over eight years to hit the first 10 million mark, and the 40 million lens mark didn't come until 2008, but things have ramped up significantly from there.

Canon announced that they had produced 50 million of their EF lenses back in December of 2009. They reached the 60 million mark in January of 2011 - just 13 months later. At nearly 10 million lenses a month, Canon is set to hit 100 million by 2015.

Canon's lineup currently consists of 65 models of various shapes and sizes and there are plenty more on the way, including the world's first fisheye zoom lens.

For those that are curious, the 60 millionth lens made by the company was a EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM.