Archive for: photokina

EF 35 f/1.8 & Tales of Backorders [CR2]

35 f/1.8
A source is nearly positive Canon will be releasing this  for Photokina.

70-300 f/4.5-5.6 IS II?
As we reported before, the current version was heavily backordered. A local store has had 3 on order for nearly 2 months. One has been shipped, the other 2 have not yet.

This sort of backorder behavior has lead to replacements in the past.

Other significant backorders?
In Canada, 5D Mark II kits with 24-105 f/4L IS lenses have been backordered for over a month with some retailers.

A lot of retailer info has been coming in globally about 5D Mark II shortages. There could be manufacturing reasons for this, as we expect at least 2 new camera bodies for Photokina and perhaps a 3rd in Q4 2010.

I’ve also had 52mm drop-in filters for supertelephotos on backorder for nearly 2 months. Replacement! :)

cr

3 Lenses for Photokina, but…[CR2]

…. another soon after?
I’m told we can expect 3 new lenses to be shown off at the Canon EXPO and Photokina.
Canon lauched 3 lenses with the 7D last year, so it’s not unprecedented.

A 4th lens would be announced in the November/December timeframe with a “new camera body”.

Sadly, no confirmation on which lenses will arrive.

cr

May Announcements? [CR1]

New Stuff in May?

Received an email today saying Canon will make some minor product announcements in the May/June timeframe.

By minor, I’d assume a PowerShot or 2 and the new remotes we were told about earlier in the week.

The only PowerShot I’ve heard anything about has been a replacement of the D10.

I think major announcements will be saved for closer to Photokina in September. There’s going to be some great stuff.

cr