Canon 500mm f/4L IS II

Canon 600mm f/4L IS II

The long-delayed Canon 500mm f/4L IS II and 600mm f/4L IS II lenses are finally available for pre-order.  Here are the links to B&H for each lens:

Canon 500mm f/4L IS II

Canon 600mm f/4L IS II

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Canon 600mm f/4L IS II

The Canon 500mm f/4L IS II and 600mm f/4L IS II lenses were announced in February 2011, with availability initially set for May and June for the respective lenses.  In May, the availability date for these lenses was pushed back to December 2011.

Canon dropped a press release yesterday to simply say that availability is “yet to be determined” for these lenses – presumably to make it official that Canon will miss the December ship date.  As for the 200-400mm f/4L IS lens, it’s TBD as well.

Official word from Canon is in the press release below. [click to continue…]

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