Nikon was forced to delay several pieces of gear in 2020. These included two Z-mount lenses, the 120-300mm F-mount lens, and the Nikon D6 DSLR. Since the coronavirus situation in Japan is getting worse, we can expect delays from Nikon in 2021, too.
Canon EOS R5 has been anticipated for quite some time. But just like the coronavirus has been affecting the entire industry, it looks like it will affect the launch of the R5 too. According to the latest reports, the camera could be released as late as October 2020 due to supply chain issues.
The development of the Nikon D6 was announced six months ago, and we were hoping to finally see it at The Photography Show in Birmingham this March. However, we’ll have to wait a bit longer. According to the latest news, the Nikon D6 is being delayed and it won’t be released before May current year. And the reason is, once again, the coronavirus outbreak.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) has been affecting people and businesses all over the world, and it hasn’t spared the photo industry. After Canon temporarily shutting down some of its factories, now Nikon is delaying the launch of the Nikkor 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR lens due to “the global impact of the novel coronavirus outbreak.”
Sigma has just recently released its 24-70mm f/2.8 lens for Sony FE, and it seems to be more popular than the company expected. According to an announcement from Sigma Japan, the company can’t keep up with a high demand for the new lens. So, if you want to add one to your kit, it may come later than it was originally announced.
A few days ago, the $900 Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD for Sony FE was officially released for preorders. The new lens seems to have got many Sony users excited. So excited, that Tamron can’t keep up with their demands, so the lens won’t be shipped on the scheduled 25 July to everyone who preorders it.
Nikon’s highly-anticipated and recently-announced flagship DX DSLR is just days away from being officially launched in the US, but the Japanese headquarters informed customers that it will take a while longer until they’re able to take a D500 home with them.
Initially scheduled to be available as of March, along with the D5, Nikon Japan has said that the release date of the camera and its accessories will be pushed back due to failure to meet the high demand.
If that sounds strange to you, you’re not alone, and I can’t help but wonder if Nikon is trying to avoid another D600 or D750-style fiasco.
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