You Might Have to Wait a Long Time to Get Your Canon EOS R3 and Lenses

You Might Have to Wait a Long Time to Get Your Canon EOS R3 and Lenses

Along with the Nikon Z 9 and Sony a1, the Canon EOS R3 is one of the hottest cameras on the market, representing the current pinnacle of the company's technology. If you would like one of your own, best to get your preorder in as soon as possible, as it may take several months to get one.

Canon Japan has issued a statement that the new EOS R3 mirrorless camera is facing similar production issues as many other electronics around the world due to the ongoing chip shortage, and this, in tandem with the camera's popularity, will result in preorders taking possibly over six months to reach customers. Also on the same sort of timeline is the RF 14-35mm f/4L IS USM lens.

In addition, the RF 16mm f/2.8 STM, RF 100-400mm f/5.6-8 IS USM, and RF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM are also on extended delivery timelines, though not as long as the EOS R3 and 14-35mm f/4L. While the news is definitely frustrating for anyone excited to get their hands on the new gear, it is not particularly surprising the global chip shortage, so be sure to get your orders in as soon as possible and be patient. 

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Tom Reichner's picture


Thanks so much for writing this yourself, and not linking to some YouTube video. I love when content is original and not just linked to someone else's work!

Alex Cooke's picture

While this is just news, believe it or not, I've written over 300 full-length original articles:

Tom Reichner's picture

That is great, Alex! I really appreciate the original content that takes time and thoughtfulness to produce.

Bernie Retallack's picture

Not sure about waiting six months but I bought mine from Japan...

charles hoffman's picture

this is not an issue that is unique to canon or to these specific models.
the entire camera industry is suffering right now - before Christmas in peak buying season - with supply chain disruptions. Getting the combination body and lenses one wants is as much a game of chance as finding a grocery store with both burgers and buns.
it will clean up just long enough to kill the buzz of this year's new models, allowing next year's crop to crowd them out of the press and publicity when they're finally available.