This is absolutely ridiculous! After we've already been waiting 5 months for our pre-orders from major retailers, Canon now tries to tell us that something about the lens needs to be "adjusted". I, for one, don't believe that lie for one second. To CANON: Our patience isn't limitless. If you want to keep our business, deliver product with a reasonable time!
So just because you don't like the news and are impatient that means they are lying? This is one of the most anticipated lenses of the year, and surely will be one of the best selling, they can't afford to screw this up.
Let me ask you, if there isn't an issue, then what exactly is the hold-up? Are you suggesting that all of the 24-70 II's are actually fine and ready to go but Canon just wants to piss all it's customers off? Obviously there is something that needs to be fixed. They know how many times they've had to delay stuff and I'm sure they wouldn't do it if it wasn't absolutely necessary.
First: This lens has been in development for years, and in professional testing for at least several months, yet Canon didn't find a very significant defect until it was already into retail production? Not likely. A lens isn't subject to the same magnetude of unknowns as a body, which has both many more components and possible software issues. I think Canon is holding it up just to ensure that virtually all the Mark I lenses have been sold before they will release the Mark IIs.
Second: The reason it is a big deal to me is that I'm a pretty old guy who would like to get to use it some before I'm either disabled or dead.