The Canon RF 100-300mm f/2.8L IS USM supply issue may not be resolved in 2023

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We knew that the Canon RF 100-300mm f/2.8L IS USM would have stock issues for a while after launch, but it looks like those issues may not be resolved until 2024 according to Canon. The RF 100-300mm f/2.8L IS USM is to be shipped sequentially, but it is expected to take a considerable amount of

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Bad news for those waiting for those lenses.

Does anybody know if it's the shortage of chips or which parts are missing in the supply chain?
Optical glass production was an issue for a while, no clue anymore.

It may be a mix of things. Today they have the glass, but no chips. Tomorrow they have the chips and glass, but low on plastics and other internal parts.

It's definitely frustrating.
 
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Optical glass production was an issue for a while, no clue anymore.

It may be a mix of things. Today they have the glass, but no chips. Tomorrow they have the chips and glass, but low on plastics and other internal parts.

It's definitely frustrating.
Maybe a cunning psychological plan to increase demand and keep the price high.
 
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Well, the console makers do it every Christmas season... so it's possible!
There's a technical term for it:
Oxford Dictionary, plural noun: positional goods
  1. goods which are in limited supply and which become more sought after and relatively more expensive as material prosperity increases.
 
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The RF 100-300mm f/2.8L IS USM is to be shipped sequentially, but it is expected to take a considerable amount of time to deliver. Even for customers who have already placed an order, it may be difficult to deliver within 2023.
This has been the status of the lens since late May, just before the first copies shipped.
 
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We knew that the Canon RF 100-300mm f/2.8L IS USM would have stock issues for a while after launch, but it looks like those issues may not be resolved until 2024 according to Canon. The RF 100-300mm f/2.8L IS USM is to be shipped sequentially, but it is expected to take a considerable amount of

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I can wait … but Canon has to give me an idea how long.
Order - Confirmation - estimated delivery time ( Updates weekly) Tesla can do that ;-)

Kaizen (Japanese: 改善, "improvement") is a concept referring to business activities that continuously improve all functions and involve all employees from the CEO to the assembly line workers. Kaizen also applies to processes, such as purchasing and logistics, that cross organizational boundaries into the supply chain.[1]
 
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I can wait … but Canon has to give me an idea how long.
Order - Confirmation - estimated delivery time ( Updates weekly) Tesla can do that ;-)

Kaizen (Japanese: 改善, "improvement") is a concept referring to business activities that continuously improve all functions and involve all employees from the CEO to the assembly line workers. Kaizen also applies to processes, such as purchasing and logistics, that cross organizational boundaries into the supply chain.[1]
Adorama îs showing an estimated ship date of 9/2023, but a few weeks ago they were showing estimated ship date of 12/2023. My advice is if you want the lens call around to smaller shops and see if they have one in stock. Good luck!
 
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Adorama îs showing an estimated ship date of 9/2023, but a few weeks ago they were showing estimated ship date of 12/2023. My advice is if you want the lens call around to smaller shops and see if they have one in stock. Good luck!
Adorama and B & H typically take far more preorders than they get in allocations.
In some ways, this is Canon's fault but Canon goes out of its way to stay in the good graces of smaller retailers.
Canon might be screwing Adorama and B & H out of allocations but they really do help them out in terms of support.
I imagine they are getting better prices as well, but I have know way of knowing.
 
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