Since the apology posted in in Japanese language, here is the translated version of their apology:
“We have received a huge response to our newly launched camera and lenses resulting in demand which is much higher than we anticipated. Owing to this, it will take some time before they can be delivered.
We are extremely thankful to you for such huge response but at the same time apologise for the inconvenience caused because of the delay. We thank you all for your understanding.”
While this notice was published in July, but was updated recently to add EOS R3, RF 16mm f/2.8 STM and the RF 100-400mm f/5.6-8 in the list. All newly designed accessories created for the re-designed hot shoe of the R3 have also been added to this “short supply list”.
Here is the complete list of products that are listed in Short Supply:
- RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 IS USM
- RF100mm F2.8 L MACRO IS USM
- RF400mm F2.8 L IS USM
- RF600mm F4 L IS USM
- Ring type tripod mount E (B)
- RF14-35mm F4 L IS USM
- EOS R3
- Eye cup ER-h
- Eye cup ER-hE
- Strap ER-L1
- RF100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM
- RF16mm F2.8 STM
- Lens hood EW-65C
- Multi-accessory shoe adapter AD-E1
- Speedlight transmitter ST-E10
- Multi-accessory shoe directional stereo microphone DM-E1D
- Multi-accessory shoe Smartphone link adapter AD-P1
The silicon chip shortage has been adversely affecting the entire electronic market whether it is automobiles, photography, or even computers.
While Canon has posted an apology on delay but they have not given any timeline for restoring supplies to pre Covid levels. We do hope that this situation is short lived and will soon get back to normal.