Canon Quietly Raises the Costs of A number of Cameras and Lenses


It seems that Canon has quietly raised the costs of a number of of its merchandise, most notably well-liked RF lenses noticed a worth enhance of $100 in addition to will increase to cameras just like the Canon 5D Mark IV DSLR.

PetaPixel was in a position to affirm that Canon has raised the value of its 5D Mark IV digicam physique from $2,499 to $2,699, and the value of the PowerShot SX620 from $299 to $319. Each of those cameras had been obtainable for his or her decrease costs as lately as the top of August, in line with the Web Archive.

Canon additionally seems to have elevated the value of a number of RF-mount lenses by $100. PetaPixel was in a position to affirm that the costs of the 70-200mm f/2.8, 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1, 24-70mm f/2.8, 28-70mm f/2, 50mm f/1.2, 15-35mm f/2.8, and each the conventional and DS variations of the 85mm f/1.2 had been all elevated. This will not be an entire listing of all affected merchandise.

The entire lenses listed above had been proven as out of inventory or on backorder on the time of publication.

A PetaPixel supply claims that the value adjustments are a results of the continuing coronavirus pandemic and its related prices resembling manufacturing delays and elevated air freight bills. PetaPixel was unable to verify this, nonetheless, as Canon declined to remark.

Manufacturing delays have been a difficulty for almost all digicam producers since final 12 months. Whereas Canon has managed to maintain cabinets stocked with a few of its extra well-liked cameras, many lenses are on backorder and have been for a while. Sony has additionally apologized on quite a few events for delays resulting from an lack of ability to maintain up with demand, and Nikon has been struggling as nicely because it introduced the Z7 II nearly a 12 months in the past — the digicam remains to be listed as on backorder.

Whereas Canon has been shifting in the direction of a concentrate on its mirrorless units, the corporate lately began to slowly discontinue manufacturing of a few of its EF-mount lenses earlier this 12 months. Nikon has been doing the identical. For now, at the very least, it appears to be like as if it’s going to be significantly tough to accumulate many optics from Canon in a predictable method because the pandemic continues to majorly upset manufacturing schedules throughout the patron electronics trade.

This story might be up to date ought to PetaPixel hear further particulars in regards to the worth will increase and state of stocked merchandise.


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