Notices of shortages and delays come from camera and lens manufacturers with alarming regularity these days. This time, it’s Fuji’s turn. Fuji has a history of this that started long before the pandemic. The Fujifilm X-T2 caused the company to be surprised by “overwhelming demand”, and it’s happening again with Fujifilm X-T5 (buy here). It was still quite an uncommon occurrence in 2016, but not so much anymore.
The company isn’t blaming the silicone shortage, supply chain problems or logistics issues. They’re blaming their customers. Those pesky customers just find the Fujifilm X-T5 just too irresistible, and orders “have greatly exceeded our expectations”. The notice affects both black and silver X-T5 body-only (buy here) and the black kit with the 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS lens (buy here).
The notice from Fujifilm regarding the supply of the Fujifilm X-T5 camera reads as follows:
Thank you for your continued patronage of Fujifilm products.
Regarding the mirrorless digital camera “FUJIFILM X-T5”, we have received orders that have greatly exceeded our expectations, and it will take time to deliver the product. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused to our customers.
We will do our best to deliver it as soon as possible, so we appreciate your understanding.
- Digital camera “FUJIFILM X-T5” black
- Digital camera “FUJIFILM X-T5” Silver
- Digital Camera Lens Kit “FUJIFILM X-T5/XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS” Black
* The digital camera lens kit “FUJIFILM X-T5/XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS” silver is not included in the above target products.
US retailers are still listing the products as being in stock for the moment, although when current stocks disappear, it may be a while before more become available. And Fujifilm hasn’t said how long it’ll take, either. Just that they’ll do their best to deliver as soon as possible.
Are you still waiting for an X-T5 to show up?