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A few days ago I had to go to Canon for some gear servicing, and while chatting with them, I tried in a rather innocent and casual way to get some indication of the 500II and 600 II release timeframe. Mind you, I didn't even imply that there had been delays or anything of the sort.
Their reaction was surprisingly defensive, as they bagan talking about the natural disasters that struck Japan and Canon last year etc. Obviously, I somehow touched a raw nerve, besides, they must get that sorta questioning a lot these days. Nothing new learned.
What I do find quite odd is the April 2011 release date for 500/600 II which B&H has on their website, in the absence of any Canon's published info to that effect.