The first Canon EF lenses for EOS cameras were first produced in 1987 and 1988 when Canon first started the new EOS system.
Some EF Arc-Form Drive lenses like the EF 35mm f/2 and EF 50mm f/2.5 Macro were in continuous production during this time.
They were all produced in the same Utsunomiya, Japan factory and always included a date code stamped on the lens.
More recent Arc Form Drive lens production included the 24mm f/2.8, 28mm f/2.8, 35mm f/2, 50mm f/2.5, and 135mm f/2.8SF
Does anyone know when the last of these Arc-Form Drive lenses was produced?
EF 35mm f/2 lens with 2008 date code