Canon has delayed the release of the EF 24-70 f/2.8L II again. This time until mid September 2012. The reason for the delay is said to be for “final adjustments in production”.
From Canon USA:
Updated Availability for the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens
We would like to inform you of an update to the expected availability of the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens. The lens is expected to be available in mid-September 2012.
We apologize for any inconvenience this delay may cause.
From Canon UK:
Updated sales start date for EF 24-70mm F2.8L II USM lens
London, UK, 5 July 2012 – Canon would like to advise of an updated sales start date for the previously announced EF 24-70mm F2.8L II USM lens. Due to a further delay to the start of mass production, the EF 24-70mm F2.8L II USM lens will now be available from September 2012.
From Canon Australia
Canon would like to advise that the previously communicated sales start date for the EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM has been delayed as follows due to final adjustments in production.
- Previous schedule: (Early) July 2012
- Revised schedule: Mid September 2012