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*UPDATE* Where Have They Gone?

*UPDATE*
This is the bummer of being on vacation, I just can’t be online for long stretches to scour over things. Thankfully some of you will do me the favor.

Anyway, there are a ton more lenses missing from Canon USA’s site. Here’s the full list. (thanks Brad)

Ultra Wide Zoom
EF 17-40mm f4L USM

Standard Zoom
EF 24-70mm f2.8L
EF 28-200 f3.5-5.6 USM

Telephoto Zoom
EF 28-300mm f3.5-5.6L IS USM
EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM
EF 70-200mm f4L USM
EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 DO IS USM
EF 75-300mm f4-5.6 USM
EF 100-300mm f4.5-5.6 USM

Wide Angle (Prime
EF 15mm f2.8 fisheye
EF 20mm f2.8 USM
EF 24mm f2.8
EF 28mm f1.8 USM
EF 28mm f2.8
EF 35mm f1.4L USM
EF 35mm f2

Standard and Medium Telephoto (Prime)
EF 50mm f1.4 USM
EF 50mm f1.8 II
EF 85mm f1.8 USM
EF 100mm f2 USM

Telephoto (Prime)
EF 135mm f2L USM
EF 135mm f2.8 with Softfocus
EF 200mm f2.8L II USM
EF 300mm f2.8L IS USM
EF 300mm F4L IS USM

Super Telephoto (Prime)
EF 400mm f2.8L IS USM
EF 400mm f4 DO IS USM
EF 400mm f5.6L USM
EF 500mm f4L IS USM
EF 600mm f4L IS USM

Macro
EF 50mm f2.5 compact macro
MP-E 65mm f2.8 1-5x macro
EF 180mm f3.5L macro USM

Tilt Shift
TS-E 45mm f2.8
TS-E 90mm f2.8

There’s no way all of these are being done away with. However, Canon has tipped their hat in the past with product removal from the Canon USA site. Announcements are coming soon.

*UPDATE* Announcement
An anonymous tipster said we can expect some Canon announcements on January 5, 2010 & January 9, 2010. Saturday would be a strange announcement day, but CES is just around the corner.

Missing Lenses on Canon USA

Coincidence or telling us something.

If you visit Canon USA’s web site you’ll see the following lenses are  missing.

EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS
EF 70-200 f/2.8L
EF 70-200 f/4L

We’ll keep a close eye on this.

See here: http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ProductCatIndexAct&fcategoryid=150

thanks Tom

cr

114 responses to “*UPDATE* Where Have They Gone?”

  1. Canon’s email reply to my inquiry about the missing lenses:

    We are sorry to hear that you
    have noticed lenses missing from the Canon EF lenses support site.
    At this moment there is no information available regarding new product
    changes in the lens category. Please keep in mind, however, that Canon
    continuously reviews its product lineup, and as new products are
    introduced, existing models are often taken out of production. We
    recommend you check our website (www.canoneos.com) from time to time to
    learn of new product announcements in the U.S. market.

    Our EOS cameras use EF series lenses. To view our current lens lineup,
    please visit the following Web site:

    http://www.usa.canon.com/eflenses

    We hope this information is helpful to you. Please let us know if we
    can be of any further assistance with Canon EF Lenses.

    Thank you for choosing Canon.

  2. This is a logical and well written response but I am still not 100% convinced.

    My reasoning is:

    – It posted in a forum not on an official Canon Web Page

    – This should be a VERY easy to fix but has existed for several days

    – The web pages where not deleted but where moved into the archive area

  3. ….sure, within an hour they are back…

    Though there was obviously an update included, it wasnt as big as I had hoped.

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