Nikon Japan has revealed a public discover on its web site that confirms orders for the corporate’s AF-S Nikkor 180–400mm F4R TC1.4 FL ED VR lens are being suspended indefinitely after in the present day ‘because of manufacturing causes.’
Traditionally, Nikon doesn’t feedback on the discontinuation of particular cameras or lenses, however the previous two months have seen varied Nikon DSLR cameras and F-mount lenses faraway from retailers’ web sites, suggesting Nikon is shifting away from its DSLR merchandise at an accelerating price. The AF-S Nikkor 180–400mm F4R TC1.4 FL ED VR lens was first launched again in January 2018 and has constantly retailed for round $12,000.
It’s unclear whether or not or not this suspension of orders is short-term or everlasting. Actually, Nikon Japan itself appears undecided, going as far as to say it ‘will contemplate the supply time and the resumption time of orders whereas observing the scenario and can inform you once more as quickly as it’s confirmed.’ Nikon Japan says it’s going to ‘do [its] greatest’ to ship orders already made.
Adorama, B&H and Wex, the 180–400mm F4R TC1.4 FL ED VR lens is backordered throughout the board with solely Wex offering any form of timeline for orders, saying ‘Supply often takes at the least 4 weeks.’ Nevertheless, at the least till the top of in the present day, you need to nonetheless be capable of place an order.
Public Discover (machine-translated utilizing DeepL):
Apology and Discover Relating to Momentary Suspension of Orders for Sure Merchandise
Could 20, 2021 Product Data
Thanks very a lot on your continued help of Nikon merchandise.
Because of manufacturing causes, we’ve determined to briefly droop the acceptance of orders for some merchandise from Friday, Could 21, 2021, onward, as it’s going to take a while earlier than we will ship the merchandise to our clients.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this will trigger to our clients.
We’ll proceed to watch the scenario and can announce after we will resume accepting orders and when the supply date is fastened. We’ll do our greatest to ship the merchandise as quickly as doable, and we admire your understanding on this matter.
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