One of the highlights here in the news section of the website this week was Canon’s release of its fisheye VR lens.
While we were initially expecting an extremely expensive, niche unit, what we got instead was something a little bit more mass market.
We’re talking $USD 1,999, but don’t get too excited – you might have to wait a little while before you can get your RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Lens Fisheye.
That’s because it just joined a growing list of Canon products experiencing delays because of the global production shortages and shipping constraints.
Basically, if you’re a manufacturer, 2021 is somewhat of a nightmare as far as logistics are concerned.
Canon Rumors reports that the list of products now facing delays includes the following:
RF5.2mm F2.8 L DUAL FISHEYE
RF14-35mm F4 L IS USM
RF16mm F2.8 STM
RF100mm F2.8 L MACRO IS USM
RF100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM
RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 IS USM
RF400mm F2.8 L IS USM
RF600mm F4 L IS USM
Ring type tripod mount E (B)
Eye cup ER-h
Eye cup ER-hE
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
It’s important to get this information out there as we approach the end-of-the-year shopping frenzy that typically occurs in much of the world. Canon products are always a favorite, but, depending on what you’re looking for, 2021 might not be the year for you.
Have you had a hard time getting some products because of shipping problems or production shutdowns? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Be sure to check out our other photography news on Light Stalking at this link right here.