Since the COVID-19 pandemic, the supply chain from all the major brands has been under the strain of late and unable to meet the huge demand that came with it. But in particular, Canon RF lenses have been hard to come by and not surprisingly Canon themselves have stated this in their latest press release.
From Canon Japan
We have received more orders than expected for each of the following products, and it will take some time before delivery.
We thank you for your many orders and apologize for any inconvenience caused to our customers.
- Canon RF 14-35mm f/4L IS USM
- Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS USM
- Canon RF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro
- Canon RF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM
- Canon RF 600mm f/4L IS USM
- Ring-type tripod mount E (B)
Our advice for the most part has been to preorder the lens or camera in these times to avoid delays in receiving your purchase. We anticipate that the mentioned RF lenses, in particular, will not become regular in-stock items as they will go directly out to paying customers with preorders. Unreleased lenses are expected to ship as scheduled in very limited quantities. We are asking if you have an interest in either the RF 100mm f2.8 macro or RF 14-35mm f4 lenses – to place your preorders asap. As there’s is still a chance that you’ll get your lens on time.