*UPDATE* Official Bad News - Lenses Delayed.

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Justin

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EOBeav said:
First of all, what a cool site. I haven't joined a forum for years, but this seems to be worth the effort.

It's probably a good thing (for me, anyway) that the 8-15mm L is delayed. I just bought some L glass this summer, so it will probably be a while before I can afford/justify the acquisition of another. I'm really looking forward to taking that one out for a test drive when it's released.
 
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Re: Official Bad News - Lenses Delayed.

ahahhhah lulz

drummstikk said:
I am sorry to report that my raising of the many thousands of dollars for any of these lenses has been delayed for about two years.

I would like to apologize to Canon for any inconvenience this delay may cause them.
 
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Re: Official Bad News - Lenses Delayed.

Edwin Herdman said:
I feel for the guy who sold his 400mm, because even in good times every dollar counts. But I think you have to assume that part of the reason you buy Canon L-grade equipment is because it's a bit of insurance of the value. (Well, unless it has a green ring around it, I guess.)
scalesusa said:
OOPs, i'd bet that someone made a wrong setup and a whole lot of parts were made incorrectly. Thats the thing about computer controlled machinery
No, that's the thing about making blind guesses with apparently no idea how production processes actually work.

Production oopsies happened all the time in the analog age as well - going from the drawing board to the factory floor is never straightforward, and if anything computer design makes some of these problems less likely. Ever heard of the DeHavilland Comet?

Talk about blind guesses!

Why would you think that I did not know how things actually work? I spent 35 years in the electronics industry as a registered professional engineer working with product design and manufacturing from many of the major high tech electronic companies. I've traveled all over the world to work with subcontractors and review or show them how to to correct problems with new products as well as existing ones.

Speaking of DeHavilland, I even had a 2.5 year assignment to help them out as well. All the people at DeHavilland were great. I've seen it all, and inaccurate tooling for startup of new production lines is not uncommon, but we are both just guessing, your guss is as good as anybodies.