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I noticed last nite that B&H finally ran out of 800Ls.
(For one, Adorama still seems to have some left.)
I have heard from a major Canadian retailer that they've also had difficulties getting 800Ls. I suspect that Canon Canada hasn't seen a single 800L copy in months.
* My gut feel is that Canon is singlemindedly dedicating to 500/600 II whatever supertelephoto production capacity they've got lately. Therefore, 800L fabrication might have taken a back seat for the time being.
So what would be good about that ? Well, in my mind it kind of adds some momentum to the unofficial April 2012 release date for 500/600 II. It just feels like it finally might happen.
Again, please remember this is just my speculation based on a few scant scraps of info I've gleaned here and there. I also thought the 500/600 II were going to become available last Christmas for sure, and I was obviously mistaken there.
* For those that are looking to buy 800L soon, this is may not be a very good news. The new 800Ls might become hard/expensive to get in short/mid term, and the used ones wouldn't get cheaper as a result.