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Availability Update: EOS-1D X & EF 500L II & EF 600L II
« on: May 21, 2012, 09:56:53 AM »

Canon EOS-1D X

As of the end of last week, Canon is still holding to the end of June for shipments to begin. That’s what is still being told to a couple of large retailers.


Canon EOS-1D X at B&H $6799


Canon EF 500 f/4L IS II & EF 600 f/4L IS II

These two lenses are proving to be more elusive to nail down. Current Canon says they’re begin shipping in May, however 2 retailers I spoke to have said they’re now being told the end of June to the beginning of July for availability.


If any of this changes (and it probably will), I will update.


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Availability Update: EOS-1D X & EF 500L II & EF 600L II
« on: May 21, 2012, 09:56:53 AM »

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Re: Availability Update: EOS-1D X & EF 500L II & EF 600L II
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2012, 10:04:49 AM »
since when Mid-June is now End of June. Damn it!!!
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Re: Availability Update: EOS-1D X & EF 500L II & EF 600L II
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2012, 10:08:20 AM »
Is Canon going to miss the Olympics with large numbers of 1Dx's? And what about the 200-400 zoom? Last year at this time, I expected to own one by now.

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Re: Availability Update: EOS-1D X & EF 500L II & EF 600L II
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2012, 10:34:18 AM »
since when Mid-June is now End of June. Damn it!!!

Agreed.  It's not 'holding to the end of June' it's yet another delay.  Well, just business as usual, I suppose. 
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Re: Availability Update: EOS-1D X & EF 500L II & EF 600L II
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2012, 10:42:14 AM »
since when Mid-June is now End of June. Damn it!!!

Agreed.  It's not 'holding to the end of June' it's yet another delay.  Well, just business as usual, I suppose.
Meh, for Belgium it's already Mid till End of July >_>
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Re: Availability Update: EOS-1D X & EF 500L II & EF 600L II
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2012, 12:22:55 PM »
Agreed.  It's not 'holding to the end of June' it's yet another delay.  Well, just business as usual, I suppose.

Yeah it is odd how 'mid june' turned into 'end of june' (a two week delay) and how it's positioned as holding position - still 4 weeks from now is better then the 9 months from now we started with so here's hoping it'll finally stick!
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Re: Availability Update: EOS-1D X & EF 500L II & EF 600L II
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2012, 12:43:12 PM »
and i wonder if we in Switzerland will get that at the same time as in the USA.

i'm argentine and i do not live here in Z├╝rich since long time so i do not know how that's it. i hope we get it as soon as you lucky guys in north america.
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Re: Availability Update: EOS-1D X & EF 500L II & EF 600L II
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Re: Availability Update: EOS-1D X & EF 500L II & EF 600L II
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2012, 01:35:43 PM »
since when Mid-June is now End of June. Damn it!!!

Agreed.  It's not 'holding to the end of June' it's yet another delay.  Well, just business as usual, I suppose.

Yes, and, once again.. DAMN IT!!!

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Re: Availability Update: EOS-1D X & EF 500L II & EF 600L II
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2012, 01:48:12 PM »
i`m so annoyed. i have important assignments  in July and i want to have the camera and since this is gonna be my first 1D series i'm guessing i'll need some time to learn all about it.

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Re: Availability Update: EOS-1D X & EF 500L II & EF 600L II
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2012, 03:25:30 PM »
Is Canon going to miss the Olympics with large numbers of 1Dx's? And what about the 200-400 zoom?

Maybe the assign the whole production capacity to olympia photographers. With the 5D3 being much closer to be a real alternative  the might have reduced lifetime volume, thus a slower introduction.
The 200-400? At least a really official announcement would be nice, a bit more then the mock-up w/o much detail. At least my worries about the 400/2,8II acquisition being premature weren't justified.  ::)

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Re: Availability Update: EOS-1D X & EF 500L II & EF 600L II
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2012, 07:22:01 PM »
Before the London Olympics, there are Olympic Trials in the US, most of which will be held in June! Apparently 1DX is not going to make it. I have cancelled my pre-order from Adorama and will be using 1D IV and 5D III instead.

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Re: Availability Update: EOS-1D X & EF 500L II & EF 600L II
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2012, 07:03:13 AM »
Canon screwed me over, I am going to european soccer cup and was counting on this "sport" camera to take with me, now 2 weeks to the game its certainly will not happen. Oh well. This feels like 1Dx is year old camera :(

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« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2012, 09:00:02 AM »
Aarrggg..... been waiting on the 600II for a while now, I have it preordered, I think I'm first or second in line at the shop.

People talk about the Olympics and Canon missing the date.  However, the big name sports shooters seem to already be using the 1DX as it has been spotted at all sorts of recent events (golf, tennis, F1, etc).  I would guess that Canon is actively producing 1DX's and 500 and 600s right now but that the initial stock is just going out to all the pro sports agencies.  I don't think there will be any shortage of 1DXs in the hands of the pros at the olympics.  Most of them shoot 400 2.8s over the 500 and 600 so that won't be an issue either.

Us mere mortals will continue to wait with our 10s of thousands of dollars burning holes in our pockets ;D

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Re: Availability Update: EOS-1D X & EF 500L II & EF 600L II
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2012, 09:00:02 AM »

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Re: Availability Update: EOS-1D X & EF 500L II & EF 600L II
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2012, 02:52:00 PM »
Aarrggg..... been waiting on the 600II for a while now, I have it preordered, I think I'm first or second in line at the shop.

People talk about the Olympics and Canon missing the date.  However, the big name sports shooters seem to already be using the 1DX as it has been spotted at all sorts of recent events (golf, tennis, F1, etc).  I would guess that Canon is actively producing 1DX's and 500 and 600s right now but that the initial stock is just going out to all the pro sports agencies.  I don't think there will be any shortage of 1DXs in the hands of the pros at the olympics.  Most of them shoot 400 2.8s over the 500 and 600 so that won't be an issue either.

Us mere mortals will continue to wait with our 10s of thousands of dollars burning holes in our pockets ;D


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Re: Availability Update: EOS-1D X & EF 500L II & EF 600L II
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2012, 05:43:19 PM »
This is SO disappointing! You would hope that Canon would reduce the price a bit as a good will gesture for all of us that have been waiting so long . . . . I actually thought about getting the 5Dmk3, but after I compared 6 fps to the 10 fps on my 1dmk3 (not to say anything how 12 frames would be), I decided that 6 would be too slow. The 1Dx now is so "old news" now. It better be absolutely perfect or as perfect as any camera can be! Gheesh!

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Re: Availability Update: EOS-1D X & EF 500L II & EF 600L II
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