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Re: EF-M 11-22 f/4-5.6 IS STM Not Coming to the USA
« Reply #60 on: July 13, 2013, 04:52:25 AM »
Where are the benefits of global trade ? Gone ?

I tried to find a german dealer who sells the EOS M with the 22mm - not possible, just a set which includes the Adapter and the flash for 630 EUR (~800 $). I thought about ordering the 299$-Offer from BH Photo (470 $ with taxes and delivery) resulting in 370 EUR final price. Next day the offer was gone ...
A large online dealer with amazing product palettes online doesn't deliver from US to Germany - weird things.

Now they wan't sell the 11-22 in US ? As many of you mentioned this is a very attractive lens because it is much smaller than alternatives and might show extraordinary IQ (we have to wait for real world samples).

Now it is easier to send asparagus for 3 $ by plane for 10000 kilometers - compared to a 300 $ lens which has the same weight/volume and is much easier to store ....?!
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Re: EF-M 11-22 f/4-5.6 IS STM Not Coming to the USA
« Reply #60 on: July 13, 2013, 04:52:25 AM »

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Re: EF-M 11-22 f/4-5.6 IS STM Not Coming to the USA
« Reply #61 on: July 13, 2013, 06:01:21 AM »
Hasn't this happened in the past?? I'm not sure if I remember correctly, but I thought the 55-250 IS was also released in the USA with a delay,
because of initial supply issues? Now, the various emails simply indicate that Canon USA doesn't know when they will release the
lens. It would not surprise me if the 11-22 will be a hotseller in Asia. This lens is what makes the EOS-M system really attractive,
having UWA in a really compact form, that's where mirrorless shines. So, it would make sense to delay release in the USA, which does
not have a strong EOS-M market yet. But Canon USA would shoot themselves in the foot if they didn't release the lens eventually.
The lens lineup is part of what makes the strength of a system - no lenses => little interest (in addition to the AF issue).

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B&H Photo lists the white model of the EOS-M as "Discontinued".  I am not sure if B&H Photo ever carried the silver or red models, but it does not currently even list them on its website.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=orderHistory&A=details&Q=&sku=883487&is=REG

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B&H Photo lists the white model of the EOS-M as "Discontinued".  I am not sure if B&H Photo ever carried the silver or red models, but it does not currently even list them on its website.

White with the 22mm, yes. White with the 18-55mm is listed as back ordered, and red with 18-55mm is not only listed, it's in stock for $349.
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Re: EF-M 11-22 f/4-5.6 IS STM Not Coming to the USA
« Reply #64 on: July 13, 2013, 10:44:24 AM »
I just heard that canon is releasing the .43inch-.86inch IS stm lens instead for the USA.

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Re: EF-M 11-22 f/4-5.6 IS STM Not Coming to the USA
« Reply #65 on: July 13, 2013, 02:24:22 PM »
^ Hehe that was funny  ;D

This not-for-the-US stance makes me rethink what I believe the recent EOS-M sale to mean: it may not be in order to make room for the next model, it may be in order to kill the M line and keep selling it only in Japan, where mirrorless is king. We'll see...

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Re: EF-M 11-22 f/4-5.6 IS STM Not Coming to the USA
« Reply #66 on: July 13, 2013, 02:33:27 PM »
The most interesting part of this story for me is the fact that Canon USA has the autonomy to say "no thanks" to the mothership in Japan.

I refuse to believe that anyone is pulling the plug on the M system.  If they did so, failing to recognize the lack of demand was related to an uncompetitive offering and a late entry into the market, the whole of management should be summarily dismissed.  At some point, Canon will realize that just putting their name on a product does not guarantee its success.

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Re: EF-M 11-22 f/4-5.6 IS STM Not Coming to the USA
« Reply #67 on: July 13, 2013, 07:37:57 PM »
I ordered from Visatek, really want this lens.

Hmmm, so I bought the kit for $299, and spent $85 (grey market adaptor) + $150 (bulk pack zoom) + $300 (GPS + battery + card) + $400 (WA ZOOM).

Only $950 spend on excessories for a $300 camera, hey Canon!

Where do you find visatek? Is it on eBay?

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Re: EF-M 11-22 f/4-5.6 IS STM Not Coming to the USA
« Reply #68 on: July 13, 2013, 07:41:43 PM »
If this is the case I may not be opening my EOS-M box until I near the end of my return period. between this and the adapter becoming a non-returnable preorder item, I am beginning to question the future of the mirrorless line. I don't want to own a "limited edition" camera not knowing the stability of future support.

Just use it.  Canon disappearing tomorrow won't stop it from working. It's a great little camera.

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Re: EF-M 11-22 f/4-5.6 IS STM Not Coming to the USA
« Reply #69 on: July 13, 2013, 07:56:31 PM »
BTW, Samy's camera here in Los Angeles doesn't even feature the Eos-m on their website. I could be wrong since their search engine is a little touchy.  I searched their entire mirrorless lineup and no eos-M.  Such a great Little camera. What a loss.

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Re: EF-M 11-22 f/4-5.6 IS STM Not Coming to the USA
« Reply #70 on: July 13, 2013, 08:18:55 PM »
I ordered from Visatek
Where do you find visatek? Is it on eBay?

Typo. It's Vistek - www.vistek.ca.
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Re: EF-M 11-22 f/4-5.6 IS STM Not Coming to the USA
« Reply #71 on: July 15, 2013, 12:27:25 AM »
I think that there are three possible explanations (in order of likelihood):

1. The moderator who responded on the Canon USA forum was ill briefed and was wrong. 

2. Canon are planning a big relaunch of the EOS-M system this Autumn (sorry, Fall ;)) and want to announce the 11-22 f/4-5.6 IS STM as a "new" lens in the USA at that time. 

3. Sales figures of mirrorless cameras are flattening off and Canon is quietly pulling out of the market segment (at least for now).
honestly, I think we are all making a big deal about nothing. I think this is a clear case of #1 and and 2 above.
Canon customer support does not have a unified message and are responding to emails with poorly worded statements which are being mistaken as overall facts or press releases from Canon.
I see no reason why this one lens, of all the lenses in the Canon lineup would not be released in the US. I'd say it is far far more likely that Canon is planning an EOS-M2 launch soon and they want this lens to be part of the big announcement.
I'd say this lens will almost certainly be announced by September or October alongside the updated EOS-M.

I do not see the EOS-M system being abandoned by Canon in the near future.
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Re: EF-M 11-22 f/4-5.6 IS STM Not Coming to the USA
« Reply #72 on: July 15, 2013, 04:38:11 AM »
I do not see the EOS-M system being abandoned by Canon in the near future.

By Canon, certainly not.  But what about by Canon USA?  The M has been out for about a year - if you're in the US and want the Canon wrist strap for it, can you order it from B&H?  No - because Canon USA decided not to sell that, nor the leather neck strap.
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Re: EF-M 11-22 f/4-5.6 IS STM Not Coming to the USA
« Reply #73 on: July 15, 2013, 11:07:56 PM »
This lense is great.  Picked it up last thursday the day it was released.  Had fun with it all weekend. 

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Re: EF-M 11-22 f/4-5.6 IS STM Not Coming to the USA
« Reply #74 on: July 16, 2013, 12:01:05 AM »
Sometimes corporations do silly things.

When the Apple IIgs was introduced, the Israeli distributor would not sell it, as Macs were more profitable per-unit.

A couple of local PC distributors joked they didn't send flowers with thank you notes because it would raise the suspicion they sent bribes as well.

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« Reply #74 on: July 16, 2013, 12:01:05 AM »