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).