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Official Discontinued List
« on: May 21, 2012, 10:05:39 AM »
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The following products have been officially discontinued by Canon, so if you find them in stock anywhere, the time is now.

The 580EX II is highly recommended, I rent a lot of them and they’ve been bulletproof.

Everything on this list has been replaced by newer, and more expensive versions. The EF 24 f/2.8 IS, EF 28 f/2.8 IS and EF 24-70 f/2.8L II have not begun shipping yet, and we’re hearing July 2012 at the earliest. The Speedlite 600EX-RT has begun shipping in pretty good quantities.

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Official Discontinued List
« on: May 21, 2012, 10:05:39 AM »

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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2012, 10:22:56 AM »
24-70 is still listed in their website. Where is the discontinuation notice?

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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2012, 10:29:13 AM »
Retailers have received the notices.
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« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2012, 10:46:42 AM »
I am a little surprised at the 24mm & 28mm. The new ones have IS and really are different lenses not to mention radically different prices. The new ones are also not available and even when they are may take some time to reach full stock levels. I would have liked to see the 580 go a little longer as well since the new one is so expensive.

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« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2012, 10:55:10 AM »
I am a little surprised at the 24mm & 28mm. The new ones have ... radically different prices.

Not too surprising - the price increases are quite steep, but that's consistent with many other recent Canon releases.
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Re: Official Discontinued List
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2012, 01:47:42 PM »
The speedlite 580EX II is a great performer... Should be an alternative to 600 EX series in terms of price though

Shouldnt have been discontinued imho
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« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2012, 02:29:39 PM »
How do you think this will effect the future pricing for the 580EX II, as dealers try to get rid of their existing stock?
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« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2012, 05:35:44 PM »
The speedlite 580EX II is a great performer... Should be an alternative to 600 EX series in terms of price though

Was the 580ex2 as expensive when it was released? Even given the radio tech improvement, I think Canon's current high-price policy is a shame because there's nothing in between the 200€ 430ex2 and 600€ 600rt.

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« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2012, 05:38:17 PM »
How do you think this will effect the future pricing for the 580EX II, as dealers try to get rid of their existing stock?

I might get an extra 580exII if the £££ is right for me.  :D

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Re: Official Discontinued List
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2012, 05:38:35 PM »
If only canon would release a 440EX-RT for 299$ They'd steal back all those nikon flash users to canon.

Pipe dream at best. :o

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« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2012, 05:53:43 PM »
I expect the 430EX II will be on the chopping block shortly after the 440EX-RT is released.  (rumored this fall)

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« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2012, 06:52:52 PM »
I expect the 430EX II will be on the chopping block shortly after the 440EX-RT is released.  (rumored this fall)

Of course. It actually surprises me that they didn't release the 440rt and 600rt at the same time to offer a full master-slave system (Thanks, Canon!). But maybe they want well-off photogs in a hurry to only get 600rt and this is the reason why they didn't release a radio-addon for older flashes yet.

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« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2012, 06:59:13 PM »
Looks like some of the dealers in Canada are discounting the price of the 580EX II.   I was able to pick one up at Future Shop for $299.00.  Haven't used a flash before, but could not resist the price

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« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2012, 07:02:28 PM »
I expect the 430EX II will be on the chopping block shortly after the 440EX-RT is released.  (rumored this fall)

Of course. It actually surprises me that they didn't release the 440rt and 600rt at the same time to offer a full master-slave system (Thanks, Canon!). But maybe they want well-off photogs in a hurry to only get 600rt and this is the reason why they didn't release a radio-addon for older flashes yet.

Tell me about it, I'm anxious to play with the radio control but can't.  Got a 600EX-RT and have a ST-E3-RT on order.

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« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2012, 07:08:04 PM »
The speedlite 580EX II is a great performer... Should be an alternative to 600 EX series in terms of price though

Shouldnt have been discontinued imho

+1 Couldn't agree more. The 580EXII costs a lot less than the new 600EX, so from a pure pricing strategy perspective I cannot see why they're discontinuing it. Anyone shooting with an APS-C body who wishes to use HSS will automatically opt for a new/used 580EX.

Perhaps this is Canon Inc.'s attempt to maintain residual prices, that way they can charge more for new products. A bit like the Mercedes-Benz approach: a dealer can lose their franchise if they do not offer high trade-in values on buyers who are trading their old Merc in for a new one, thus keeping all values high (both used & new).

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Re: Official Discontinued List
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2012, 07:08:04 PM »