So, do you think that Canon was lying in the video when they said this?
Or, do you think that Mike was just mis-quoting them, or merely offering his opinion, but presenting it as if it were fact?
I am a bit confused at the way Mike wrote and titled his post. . It reads as if it is an official announcement by Canon that they will not release any EF lenses in 2019. . But yet when I pay close attention to Mike's grammar and punctuation, it appears that maybe it is just his opinion or prediction.
I kinda wish that Mike would have been more clear on this "No new EF lens for 2019" statement, and told us in a forthright manner if it was indeed a Canon spokesperson saying this, or if it's just what he thinks.
It is extremely important to be completely forthcoming when making such statements, and to write a few extra sentences to clarify just who is saying it and whether it is an official statement or not .... yet it doesn't seem as if all of this additional necessary commentary was provided in his original post .... which leaves the origin of the statement somewhat nebulous.
I think it is easy (and possibly unwise) to draw many conclusions from that video but keep in mind that even the Canon rep being interviewed doesn't have a crystal ball. At the end of the day Canon has to make money and appease shareholders. With 135+ million EF lenses out there and an untold number of users using EF mount bodies rest assured that Canon has to wade these waters very, very carefully and I think what we are seeing is them doing a good job of it so far.