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TDP say now that Canon has announced the 500/600 IIs are expected to be available in May 2012. (the link).

I looked thru the Canon USA website and couldn't find anything to that effect.

Even the April availability date TDP and B&H have been using has been kinda questionable in the absence of an announcement from Canon.



Feb 18, 2012 at 09:43 PM
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They are trying to give people time to save up for their ridiculous prices! Or maybe raise them more by the time the lenses actually get shipped.



Feb 18, 2012 at 09:47 PM
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The 400L 5.6 was purchased as a hold-me-over until I could get the 500L II and I am asking retail on my 1DsIII because I do not forsee the X arriving on time either.


Feb 18, 2012 at 10:06 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Another delay with 500/600 II ?


I can understand things being delayed because of the tsunami and Taiwan flood, but this is really getting old. The other part of the equation is that once they begin shipping, how many are going to trickle into the supply line? It may be 2013 before they become available in any great numbers.

It's been taking a long time for the 400mm f/2.8 to become readily available and it probably will be the same for the 500mm II and 600mm II.

There's a lot of pent-up frustration with Canon right now.

Alan
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Feb 18, 2012 at 10:40 PM
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Canon seems to keep blowing their new equipment release schedule, time after time.


Feb 18, 2012 at 10:46 PM
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PetKal wrote:
Canon seems to keep blowing their new equipment release schedule, time after time.


While I agree with your point here, I'm not sure they can be blowing a release schedule if they never released a schedule to blow. The April dates could have been speculation.

Regardless, I'm going to guess this time they get them out. What kind of quantities I have no idea, but we'll see some lenses.

Chris



Feb 18, 2012 at 11:10 PM
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These lenses are available in small amounts to special CPS members in Japan. Maybe not EOSfun for you Canadian members, but if someone really wants or needs a 500 or 600mkII he should use Japanese contacts to get an early copy. Canon Europe has a few copies too, only available to special Canon sponsored events by selected CPS members. I have no inside information for US or Canada distribution though. Sorry if this means no EOSfun


Feb 18, 2012 at 11:17 PM
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Schlotkins wrote:
The April dates could have been speculation.


True enough, however, less than 2 wks ago I obtained a confirmation myself traceable to Canon Canada that the lenses were going to be available in April.

Mind you, we still do not know what is that May 2012 announcement which TDP is talking about ?



Feb 18, 2012 at 11:22 PM
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eosfun wrote:
These lenses are available in small amounts to special CPS members in Japan. Maybe not EOSfun for you Canadian members, but if someone really wants or needs a 500 or 600mkII he should use Japanese contacts to get an early copy. Canon Europe has a few copies too, only available to special Canon sponsored events by selected CPS members. I have no inside information for US or Canada distribution though. Sorry if this means no EOSfun


Indeed, EOSfun, perhaps that is what we have at present, an early but rather limited/controlled lens distribution. Hmm.....how can I jump on that gravy train ?



Feb 18, 2012 at 11:31 PM
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Contact CPS either in Canada or through them in Japan. Make clear you want that lens! You are a well known lens collector and share your experience with fellow Canon shooters that might be inspired by your EOSfun in the new telelenses. There must be someone who does want to help you within the Canon organisation. If I knew someone in the Canadian CPS to help you I would contact you, but I am sorry I can't. Anyway keep us informed when you have your long white mkII baby


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What are you eyeing Pedro? The 500 or 600?


Feb 19, 2012 at 12:09 AM
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dolina wrote:
What are you eyeing Pedro? The 500 or 600?


I need both.



Feb 19, 2012 at 12:29 AM
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PetKal wrote:
I need both.

Don't we all?



Feb 19, 2012 at 12:35 AM
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dolina wrote:
Don't we all?


There are some very aggressive lens collectors around here, therefore, the only way to get ahead in the gear race is to have them all and then some.

Kidding aside, Gwapito, do you know what's Carnathan talking about now ?



Feb 19, 2012 at 12:45 AM
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I haven't the faintest on what Carnathan's talking about. If Canon USA says May then May it is.


Feb 19, 2012 at 12:56 AM
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dolina wrote:
I haven't the faintest on what Carnathan's talking about. If Canon USA says May then May it is.


Has anybody, other than him, seen the alleged "announcement" to that effect ?



Feb 19, 2012 at 01:20 AM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Another delay with 500/600 II ?


Now now Craig's a nice guy even if he does not reply to some letters.

Here's Rob mentioning the May time frame.

http://robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11674-12356



Feb 19, 2012 at 02:05 AM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Another delay with 500/600 II ?


Still no link to the Canon's announcement.


Feb 19, 2012 at 02:33 AM
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dolina wrote:
Now now Craig's a nice guy even if he does not reply to some letters.

Here's Rob mentioning the May time frame.

http://robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11674-12356


Who's Craig? You mean the CR guy?
Carnathan is the TDP guy btw

There is no official announcement, everybody is talking based on information from Canon people, however it looks like there won't be any official word until they are sure they can make it. Bitten too many times I guess...



Feb 19, 2012 at 08:00 AM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Another delay with 500/600 II ?


Ok, managed to track down the "official" Canon USA announcement. It is somewhat hidden under To Our Customers section of the website.

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/about_canon/standard_display/importantMessages20120217

Hopefully they can make it. There is still no word on Canon Japan website, where this kind of stuff gets posted first usually.



Feb 19, 2012 at 08:13 AM
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