Posts Tagged ‘supply’

Nikon Japan Issues Official Apology Over Significant Nikon 1 V3 Shortage

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If you’ve been trying to get your hands on a Nikon 1 V3 camera, you’ve been, as the acronym goes, S O L. The camera has been sold out at all major retailers since before the first round of pre-orders went out. In fact, so bad is the shortage that Nikon Japan just issued an official apology. Read more…

VSCO Gets a Massive $40M Investment to Build Out Its Photo Community

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Known most for their film emulation presets, mobile app, and creative network, Visual Supply Co. has taken the photography world by storm since their inception in March of 2011. Releasing VSCO Film, VSCO Keys, VSCO Cam, VSCO Grid, and their VSCO Journal, they’ve shown that they aren’t only a company looking to sell products – they’re a company striving to build an entire community by creating and establishing effective resources for photographers.

And as of today, there’s proof in the form of dollars that others believe in their endeavors. $40 million dollars worth of belief to be precise.
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Nikon D800 Announcement Reportedly Called Off Due to Thai Floods

Japanese camera site digicame-info is reporting that an upcoming announcement of a D700 successor (possibly the D800) has been cancelled due to the ongoing flooding in Thailand, and that Nikon’s product supply has nearly come to a standstill — affecting existing products in addition to upcoming ones. Even if the D800 is being manufactured in Japan like the D700 is, some components may be produced in Nikon’s flood-damaged factory.

(via digicame-info via Foto Actualidad)

Canon Supply of 70-200mm f/2.8 Lens Low

According to the Canon Japan website, the company is experiencing a shortage of the EF 70-200 f/2.8 L IS II USM lens. The company says  demand for the lens, which was announced in January and released recently in the US, was much higher than expected.

The lens is a staple of a pro photographer’s bag, but apparently Canon did not anticipate such a high volume of purchases, especially with its own earlier model, the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM still being sold at most retailers at a competitive price.

But there’s no need to panic; Canon assures that it knows Econ 101 and will be bumping up its production.

(via dpreview)