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”.
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.
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
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.
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
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)