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Canon UK announces availability of 500mm, 600mm f/4 super-teles

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Canon UK has issued a statement today announcing the new EF 500mm F/4L IS II USM and EF 600mm F/4L IS II USM lenses will be available to buy from dealers from May 2012, priced at £8,999.00/10,799.00 Euros RRP incl. VAT and £11,299.00/ 13,549.00 Euros RRP incl. VAT. It's believed the triple tragedy in Northern Japan last year is the reason for the delay, Canon's Utsonomiya lens plant is located in the region.

For more information please see the press release below, or visit www.canon.co.uk.

Sales

 

Jessops are showing all four of the new super-teles are available with a 'exclusive online discount' (albeit on special order):

Canon EF 600mm f/4.0 IS II USM at £11,099.95
Canon EF 500mm f/4.0 IS II USM at £8,449.95
Canon EF 400mm f/2.8 IS II USM at £8,868.95
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 IS II USM at £5,549.95

US readers can order the Canon super-teles from Adorama (on a first come, first served basis) by following these links.

Canon EF 600mm f/4.0 IS II USM at $12,999.00
Canon EF 500mm f/4.0 IS II USM at $10,499.00
Canon EF 400mm f/2.8 IS II USM at $11,499.00
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 IS II USM at $7,299.00

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Press release:

Canon lightweight, super-telephoto EF 500mm F/4L IS II USM and EF 600mm F/4L IS II USM lenses available to purchase in May 2012

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 27th February 2012, Canon today announces that its EF 500mm F/4L IS II USM and EF 600mm F/4L IS II USM lenses will be available to buy from May 2012.

Designed to meet the needs of the most demanding sports and wildlife photographers, both lenses offer breakthrough performance, delivering consistently high-quality images and incredible mobility.

Pricing and Availability
The EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM is available from May 2012, priced at £8,999.00/10,799.00 Euros RRP incl. VAT.
The EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM is available from May 2012, priced at £11,299.00/ 13,549.00 Euros RRP incl. VAT.

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