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Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Delayed Again

Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Delayed Again

Not good news
Contrary to what I was told recently by a few retailers, Canon has delayed the release of the EF 24-70 f/2.8L II again. This time until mid September 2012. The reason for the delay is said to be for “final  adjustments in production”.

CR’s Take
This is tough news for a lot of people. I own a lens rental business and not being able to find more new 24-70′s in Canada to add to stock has caused a few moments of stress. We were really hoping for a smooth switchover from version 1 to version 2.

However, if this is for quality control reasons, then the delay is worth it. No matter how much it drives us bonkers.

cr

 

Canon EOS-1D X Delayed?

Canon EOS-1D X Delayed?

April 2012 Release?
From Calumet in the UK, comes word that the Canon EOS-1D X may not be shipping until April. I had heard that previously, and it’s not overly shocking.

No word on why the camera may be delayed.

Canon EOS-1D X at B&H

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New Canon Lenses Availability – Updated

New Canon Lenses Availability – Updated

Updated – May 25, 2011 @ 9:00PM EST
Canon added dates of December 2011 for the 500 f/4L IS II and 600 f/4L IS II.

thanks Paolo

Update to sales start for EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM, EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM and EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM lenses
London, UK, 25th May 2011 – Following the announcement of delays to the sales start to the following lenses : EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM, EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM and EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM, Canon can now provide an update on the planned start dates for these lenses:

  • EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM Late August, 2011
  • EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM Late August, 2011
  • EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM Late July, 2011
  • EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM December 2011*
  • EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM December 2011*

Canon would like to apologise to any customers who have been inconvenienced by these delays.

*Any sales start dates will be communicated as soon as they become available.

[source] thanks Eyal

cr

Lenses Officially Delayed

Lenses Officially Delayed

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.

Official Press Release (Translated)

thanks Alexandre

cr