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The first Canon RF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM shipment appears to have been delayed

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When Canon officially announced the Canon RF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM and the Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM, both lenses were scheduled to be available in early to mid-December. While the RF 50mm f/1.8 STM has begun shipping, we’re still waiting on the RF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM.

It now appears the first shipment of the new lens will not happen until January 28, 2021, according to many retailers, including Adorama. There is no word on why the delay, it’s just a sign of the times I think.

Canon RF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM at Adorama


Canon Shooter
Nov 15, 2011
I'm anxiously awaiting reviews of this one. Its one of the few RF lenses that has me, a hobbyist, interested in an upgrade over the EF stuff i already have.

Sep 26, 2020
Are people really getting their RF 50mm f/1.8's shipped? I ordered mine the 1st day it became available and I've heard nothing, plus IIRC it originally said Dec 4th and now it doesn't list a date.
Pre-ordered when announced and received mine on Dec 7th (this is in Austria - most major outlets in Europe seem to have them on stock since Dec 4/5).


What’s in da box?
CR Pro
Dec 3, 2017
A delay from Canon? On an RF part? Impossible.

I recently ordered and received the RF 70-200L f2.8 (great deal BTW and everything I hoped it would be) and it showed up virtually overnight. Of course, it's been out for over a year so...

I was considering the 100-500L but seeing as how well my 100-400L II and 1.4X III perform I couldn't see the point.
Oct 31, 2020
I really wish Canon would handle this situation like Apple does. They postponed the iPhone presentation (even though their September date is almost kind of a tradition) in order to have the iPhones available to preorder and being shipped within days after the presentation. That's the way to go!

Canons way, there are just so many unhappy people...


I'm New Here
Feb 6, 2020
Preordered the 50mm from B&H om the first day and I should have it tomorrow. Forgot to order the hood.

Still waiting on the RF 600 and RF 800 hoods that I have had on order since the end of July.


I'm New Here
CR Pro
Jan 29, 2014
RE Japanese factory fire - the pending shortage is for ADC audio chips so impact is cameras not lenses and for other audio equipment manufacturers too

Andy Westwood

CR Pro
Dec 10, 2016
The EF 70-200 f/4 was my first white lens way back. I am going to stick with adapting my EF f2.8 version for now. I do fancy an RF 50mm f/1.8 but however, not a sight of one in the UK as of yet.