Retailers indicate a mid-June release date for the Sony 20-200mm f/2.8 GM II. By all reviewer accounts, it is a spectacular update to the original, which was known to suffer from greater than normal copy variation. The October announcement was followed by very positive reviews touting its 1/3rd weight loss and general better handling. It also had a forest of switches to tinker with.
But the snows of winter came, and as we’re now digging ourselves out that with the oncoming of mud season, Sony informed retailers that the lens won’t be arriving until well after the waters off the coast of Maine are safely warm enough to swim. B&H reports a June 16 expected date on its product page.