EF 35 f/1.8 & Tales of Backorders [CR2]

35 f/1.8
A source is nearly positive Canon will be releasing this  for Photokina.

70-300 f/4.5-5.6 IS II?
As we reported before, the current version was heavily backordered. A local store has had 3 on order for nearly 2 months. One has been shipped, the other 2 have not yet.

This sort of backorder behavior has lead to replacements in the past.

Other significant backorders?
In Canada, 5D Mark II kits with 24-105 f/4L IS lenses have been backordered for over a month with some retailers.

A lot of retailer info has been coming in globally about 5D Mark II shortages. There could be manufacturing reasons for this, as we expect at least 2 new camera bodies for Photokina and perhaps a 3rd in Q4 2010.

I’ve also had 52mm drop-in filters for supertelephotos on backorder for nearly 2 months. Replacement! :)

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