I posted this yesterday in a different thread, but it applies more here I think:
I sent the following email to CanonUSA today:I ordered an EOS M from B&H Photo this week that is on it's way. I just noticed that a new lens is available everywhere but the U.S. and notices from Canon that it will not be and won't be supported.
This is making me nervous about the future of the M and whether I should just return this to B&H upon arrival. Does Canon intend to support and develop the M line in the U.S. or abandon it once the current stock is gone at the discounted prices?
Concerned in the U.S.
And received the following reply a couple of hours later:Dear Robert Taylor:
Thank you for contacting Canon product support about the EOS M.
You are correct. At this time, we do not have plans to sell the EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM due to current market conditions.
As to the future of the EOS M line, I do not have any information to support one side or the other. New products will be announced as they become available, should they be released.
As always, the best place to locate current information and press releases is on our newsroom website here:
I hope this information is helpful to you. Please let us know if we can be of any further assistance with your EOS M. Thank you for choosing Canon.
Technical Support Representative
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The statement about not releasing due to current market conditions does not inspire faith. I'll still keep it but I'm not expecting many new accessories.