11
Jan
2013

Amazon Surprise: XF14mm lack of availability

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This is the text many FR-readers send me via email:

From AmazonUS

Hello,

Due to a lack of availability, we will not be able to obtain the following item(s) from your order: “Fujifilm XF 14mm F2.8 Lens Wide Angle Lens”. We’ve canceled the item(s) and apologize for the inconvenience. If you see a charge for the canceled item, we will refund you within 1-2 business days. If you are still interested in purchasing this item, it may be available from other sellers.

Sincerely,

Customer Service Department

Why this? I don’t know, but I suppose that Fuji is producing a lot of X-E1 and XF18-55, and now has to produce also the new X100s and X20. Maybe it’s simply too much right now and there could be another delivery delay. In Europe the 14mm lens should not be available before mid-end february.

B&H expected availability is still for January 31, see here.

  • Gaffman

    Last information I heard through the local Fuji sales channels was that the first 14mm shipments would be leaving Japan on Jan 19th.

    I’ll be happy to get my hands on one anytime in Feb =D have a nice holiday planned for early March which would suit the 14mm superbly.

  • Caderyn

    Yes last I heard from Fuji via my camera dealer that it will be available early Feb (this is for Australia).

  • Peter

    Unfortunately in my country the 18-55 is unavailable too. In fact all Fuji items become available about half year later than in other countries.
    Sparing money and waiting……..