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Lenses Officially Delayed
« on: March 24, 2011, 08:47:50 PM »

Probably not a shocker

Canon has officially delayed the EF 8-15 f/4L Fisheye, EF 300 f/2.8L IS II & EF 400 f/2.8L IS II.


The new date? No one knows.


A bigtime lens guy said he expects to see “an abominable snowman riding a unicorn” before he sees the new fisheye.


I think June/July at the earliest now.


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Lenses Officially Delayed
« on: March 24, 2011, 08:47:50 PM »

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Re: Lenses Officially Delayed
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2011, 08:58:07 PM »
Well canon, when are you going to get your act together?   

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Re: Lenses Officially Delayed
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2011, 09:19:27 PM »
Well canon, when are you going to get your act together?

its not their fault.

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Re: Lenses Officially Delayed
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2011, 09:35:08 PM »
Get what "act" together?  The Canon L lens plant was damaged, no power/rolling blackouts, supply-chain - who knows?  What should Canon have done?  Nikon is worse.

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Re: Lenses Officially Delayed
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2011, 09:40:57 PM »
They need to get these out there, so they can start showing up cheaper as used models faster.
but really, announcement and release should never have been this far separated in the first place

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« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2011, 09:47:26 PM »
Get what "act" together?  The Canon L lens plant was damaged, no power/rolling blackouts, supply-chain - who knows?  What should Canon have done?  Nikon is worse.

Yeah I know..  sorry for being negative. :-)

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Re: Lenses Officially Delayed
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2011, 09:58:06 PM »
They need to get these out there...but really, announcement and release should never have been this far separated in the first place

And getting ever more separated.  Now, if they have no estimate on when previously announced (and already delayed once) products will actually be available, who realistically thinks that they'll go ahead and announce a slew of new products soon, or even later this year?
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« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2011, 09:58:06 PM »

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Re: Lenses Officially Delayed
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2011, 10:11:20 PM »
but really, announcement and release should never have been this far separated in the first place

lol. they should be like Apple.  :P

"The new 24-70 f/2.8 MkII and it'll be available... next week."

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Re: Lenses Officially Delayed
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2011, 10:13:10 PM »
I could have sworn B&H or the-digital-picture mentioned the lenses were going to be delayed even before the earthquake happened...?

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Re: Lenses Officially Delayed
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2011, 11:40:06 PM »
Yeah... the previous notice gave an expected release date of May.

The new notice instead puts the release date as "unknown".
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Re: Lenses Officially Delayed
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2011, 01:17:47 AM »
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pology for postponing EOS series lenses for sale

East of the great earthquake recently, everyone was affected, to those families and I would like to sincerely sympathy.

Well, EF is also damage plants ranging Utsunomiya our production base of the lens. Therefore, to guide and Orimashita released in March 2011 "EOS series lenses," For, I guide it to postpone the release date now as follows. We are currently promoting recovery measures in manufacturing facilities. For a concrete release date, as it becomes clear again I guide.

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Re: Lenses Officially Delayed
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2011, 02:42:15 AM »
The natural disaster isn't Canon's fault.

Extending themselves with unrealistic release dates, and announcing lenses long before production, certainly is.

Up until now I waited to see whether Canon would be done with all the expensive <censored> lenses I neither want or can afford in 2011, and turn the other way in 2012. Now I'm done waiting - next week I'm replacing all my equipment with Nikon.

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« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2011, 04:02:14 AM »
Good luck with that, over on Nikonrumors they are reporting rising prices and supply shortages so switching  now will be expensive.  The Fuji X100 has had production halted so looks like all the nice stuff is going to be delayed.

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« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2011, 05:12:31 AM »
In light of these lens delays one can only conclude that this Tsunami was poorly planned and untimely executed...
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Re: Lenses Officially Delayed
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2011, 07:30:10 AM »
Good luck with that, over on Nikonrumors they are reporting rising prices and supply shortages so switching  now will be expensive.  The Fuji X100 has had production halted so looks like all the nice stuff is going to be delayed.

Due to strong local currency, photography equipment prices have dropped over the last years, with some lenses being 30% cheaper now. I think I have about a month to switch my equipment before prices rise.

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