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| p.1 #10 · Canon 300/400/500/600mm MK II lenses |
Same old question; hopefully get a better answer
What is the reason for the delay? When are we looking to have these on the high street?
Even the 300 and 400mm lenses that did make an appearance on the street seem to be going out of stock once the initial stocks are sold out. This is the case both in the UK and US as far as I can see. In the UK, they are both available with pro dealers but usually one copy each that they had to by from Canon under their pro dealer terms. Canon's prices and the 20% VAT has made sure the shops have not sold even these single copies But once they are sold, no restocking due to OOS with canon UK and lack of demand
Guess we cant even talk about the prohibitive prices settling down to more affordable range when the lenses are not even readily available..
Feel free to share your insider information (even the made up ones..)
On this side of the pond, the 400mm is indeed still rare but the 300mm is definitely more readily available. A few can be purchased currently at a price lower than the (increased) MSRP of $7,299 on that big auction site. As of a month ago the price of the 300mm was $6,924.00 there but it has increased a little lately.
I understood the cause of delay was the earthquake and related tsunami in Japan. To what extent this is true, I really don't know. So, nothing new there, at least, to my knowledge.
Canon had the lens plant at Utsonimya fully operational in late June/ early July last year. Maybe it's a supply side issue. But it's now 17 months since they were announced.