According to a news posted on DPReview, Canon has stopped the shipments of its EOS-1D Mark III. No specific reason was give in the DPReview post, but it is most like the auto focus issue that has been discussed extensively since the summer. This news has actually been out quite a few days ago on a SportsShooter forum post. Another UK report is here. A letter sent to dealers from Canon is available here (PDF). Gizmodo has also posted this letter.

Well, it is really a bad timing for Canon as Nikon’s D3 is about to be available soon. Nikon D3 targets the same professional photographers such as photojournalists and sports shooters.

Update on November 1, 2007: Canon has issued an official statement on the issue.

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