Comments attributed to a Canon employee, featured in the 1 November issue of trade magazine Pixel, suggested that Canon had temporarily halted production of the 5D Mark II and switched production to another camera. However, when asked to respond to the claim, Canon UK told Amateur Photographer (AP) that the person quoted in the article was not, in fact, a Canon employee. In a bid to clarify its position Canon issued a statement to AP. In the statement Canon insists that it strives to ensure supplies meet demand for its ‘iconic’ camera, adding: ‘We apologise if some customers experience a delay or have difficulty in securing their purchase. ‘Canon work closely with retailers to ensure ranging throughout the UK and Ireland.’
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Full Canon statement, issued exclusively to Amateur Photographer:
EOS 5D Mark II
‘Since its launch in September 2008, the award-winning EOS 5D Mark II continues to earn a reputation as the first-choice camera for many genres of photographers.