Want to get your hands on a Canon EOS R3 or one of the new RF lenses? You’ll have to wait six months to acquire them. Customers could expect six-month delays for some Canon goods owing to part shortages and excess orders, according to the company.
Customers looking for a Canon EOS R3 or a Canon RF 14-35mm f/4 L IS USM should expect a wait of more than six months, according to the world’s largest camera maker.
Those waiting for one of the recently announced super-telephoto lenses, the Canon RF 1200mm f/8 L IS USM and Canon RF 800mm f/5.6 L IS USM, should not have to wait as long – but because Canon ships items one at a time, delivery times will be longer than normal. The Canon RF 16mm f/2.8 STM, Canon RF 400mm f/2.8 L IS USM, and the ER-hE eye cup may also be impacted.
Shortages and long waits for new camera equipment have become the norm since the pandemic began. As aggravating as it is, there isn’t much that can be done about it except to use the opportunity to develop patience.
“We sincerely apologize for the long wait for our long-awaited customers,” Canon said. “We will continue to take measures to ensure a stable supply of products so that we can deliver our products as soon as possible. Thank you kindly for understanding.”
The R3 has been extremely tough to obtain since its release in September 2021, so having to wait six months for it is nothing new. With eye autofocus, 6K video, a continuous burst mode of 30 frames per second, and superb in-body stabilization, it’s an exceptionally sophisticated camera that produces amazing photographs and video.
Due to the astronomically expensive price tag of these lenses, the delay on the brand new RF mount super-telephoto lenses is unlikely to affect many people. The 800mm f/5.6 lens will cost you back $16,999 / £19,099.99 / AU$$29,799, but the 1200mm f/8 lens will put you back even more at $20,000 / £22,449.99 / $35,099. Their combined costs are enough to put a down payment on a modest house, implying that whoever is buying them is generating a lot of money from photography.
Canon isn’t the only camera company that has had to deal with delays recently. Over the last two years, there has been a worldwide part shortage that has impacted practically all camera brands at some time. If you’ve already placed a pre-order, the shop will notify you when your purchase is ready — and if you’ve been thinking about it, don’t wait any longer or you’ll be waiting nearly a year!