Categories: Canon News - Tags: Lens
Canon has today released an update on expected availability for the new lenses that have not yet made it to market.
The earthquake in Japan has clearly had an effect on all technology companies that are based out there and Canon are no exception. While the news has been that the Canon factories were themselves not badly hit, the effects on other companies that work with Canon, not to mention the general infrastructure and destruction in the area has meant that there will be delays in many areas.
The products that are affected are:
EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM – Expected sales start: Late August, 2011
EF400mm f/2.8L IS II USM – Expected sales start: Late August, 2011
EF8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM – Expected sale start: Late July 2011
EF500mm f/4L IS II USM – Expected sales start: Within 2011
EF600mm f/4L IS II USM – Expected sales start: Within 2011
The last two have no fixed date for sales start yet, with Canon saying the will release more information once the start date is more fixed.
Canon Europe are not quoting any prices, though Canon USA are. The prices quoted in US$ are (in the same order as above:
If you want to read the press releases, they can be found here:
Canon Europe press release
Canon USA press release
Are you planning on buying any of these lenses and if so, has this delay caused you any problems?