Canon 500 mm f4 L IS II EF USM

Future avail of Canon tele-lenses

We no longer can say that this is a delay. Canon has been announcing so many of these up to now. Recently, they updated the list of availability for the future pro tele-lenses:

  • EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM at $6,599, late August 2011
  • EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM at $10,499, late August 2011
  • EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM at $1,399, late July 2011
  • EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM at $9,499, later in 2011
  • EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM at $11,999, later in 2011

No information about the 200-400mm with 1.4x extender.

In parallel, Nikon is murmuring that they do not intend to launch any new pro tele-lens in 2011.

All this is obviously linked to the issues coming from the Japan earthquake (even if Canon is pushing forward with something that is really late already).

Canon 500 mm f4 L IS II EF USM