Where Things Stand

Lots of new gear was announced this summer and fall, but not all of it is shipping yet. Here's where things stand in the United States right now [updated 11/28/2012]:

  • BIG: 15mm shift lens cancelled.
  • Canon: EOS M body, 22mm f/2, and 18-55mm 3.5-5.6 lens all shipping
  • Fujifilm: XE-1 and 18-55mm f/2.8-4 shipping; 14mm f/2.8 not shipping yet.
  • Leica: M-E shipping. M still MIA and not likely until February 2013.
  • Nikon: J2, V2, 18.5mm f/1.8 and 11-27.5mm lens shipping. Accessories status unknown. New 10-100mm f/4-5.6, 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6, and 32mm f/1.2 are still only in development (details and shipping unknown).
  • Olympus: E-PM2, E-PL5, 60mm macro, 75mm f/1.8 shipping. 15mm f/8 cap, 17mm f/1.8 to ship in December.
  • Panasonic: 12-35mm f/2.8 shipping, 35-100mm f/2.8 shipping in small quantities. GH3 to ship in small quantities in December.
  • Pentax: Q10 is shipping
  • Sony: NEX-5R, NEX-6, 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 lens are shipping. 10-18mm f/4 still MIA, 35mm f/1.8 delayed until mid-December.
  • Zeiss: NEX and XF lenses announced at Photokina not expected to ship before spring 2013. 

Again, this is just US-specific information. The pattern for many of the companies has been to release in Japan and the Asian markets first, Europe second, and the US last.

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