Last month we heard the planned ship date had slipped back to April for the new 500mm and 60mm f2 L IS II lenses. Now, again via The Digital Picture, we are hearing that things have now slipped to May. This is getting a bit frustrating for those of us who are waiting for one of these lenses! I really need to have my new 500mm for a trip in June and this is looking increasingly unlikely.
From Canon: “We appreciate your understanding and continued support.”
What will you do if you can’t get the 500mm by June?
Well I’m planning on using it on the 1D X , so i could just use my 300mm f2.8 with a 1.4x extender on my 1dMK4 and that would be roughly equivalent (actually a bit longer)
But it’s not ideal….I’ve been waiting for the new one for so long!!