In the next 2-4 weeks, I expect the following for review:
- Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar for Nikon or Canon (Guide to Zeiss).
- Sony RX1 24-megapixel compact camera (Guide to Mirrorless)
- Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/4G ED VR (DAP).
- Olympus 17mm f/1.8 M.ZUIKO Wide-Angle Lens for Micro Four Thirds (Guide to Mirrorless).
I had been expecting the new Leica 50mm f/2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH three weeks ago, but I hear that it is delayed by 4-5 months until March 2013 or so.
Leica USA cannot inform me as to a ship date (I inquired), so I suspect that the delay I hear from my sources is indeed true. A company does not serve its own interests or earn the trust of customers by announcing a ship date and then remaining silent when the date slips. Ditto for any kind of product issue (witness Nikon’s inept handling of the D800 focusing and D600 dust problem). Better to just be honest, it generates respect and trust.