French photography magazine Chasseur d’Images (CI) has seen all its adverts from Canon being diverted to “another French speaking magazine” due to a dispute about the AF problems of the new Canon Eos 1D Mark III.
Rob Galbraith and other users reported AF problems on the new Canon. When CI inquired from Canon about it, Canon denied any problems. As rumors grew, CI asked for an official statement by Canon and apparently Canon was recalling the bodies from the shops for correction, but not from users who already bought the camera.
CI published the information on their website and Canon-France decided to counter-strike by diverting their adverts away from Chasseur d’Images.
I hope I got that right since the situation is quite complicated. If you read French, here is the info from CI. And a couple of threads (not always accurate) on dpreview (1, 2) about the subject. Please comment 🙂