Why has Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM Lens vanished?

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White Unbalance New Member • Posts: 1
Why has Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM Lens vanished?

Hello-

Been shopping for this lens, and Canon, B&H, and Adorama are out if stock.  Is this lens a casualty of the new mirrorless movement, or is it so old that the next iteration of it coming?

Don't want to buy a lens on its way to the tar pits.

Kokopelli_Rocks
Kokopelli_Rocks Senior Member • Posts: 2,405
Re: Why has Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM Lens vanished?

White Unbalance wrote:

Hello-

Been shopping for this lens, and Canon, B&H, and Adorama are out if stock. Is this lens a casualty of the new mirrorless movement, or is it so old that the next iteration of it coming?

Don't want to buy a lens on its way to the tar pits.

What lenses are in stock right now. Tbe WW chip shortage is impacting every item that uses chips. Most modern lenses use chips.

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Sony RX100 III Canon EOS 5D Mark II Canon EOS R5 Canon EF 85mm F1.8 USM Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM +18 more
lehill
lehill Veteran Member • Posts: 6,172
Re: Why has Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM Lens vanished?

White Unbalance wrote:

Hello-

Been shopping for this lens, and Canon, B&H, and Adorama are out if stock. Is this lens a casualty of the new mirrorless movement, or is it so old that the next iteration of it coming?

Don't want to buy a lens on its way to the tar pits.

Canon HQ is not saying anything, Canon Australia issued a statement. Petapixel has been following the story and has a list of lenses everyone is assuming are discontinued.

I was surprised to see Petapixel reporting that Nikon is joining in too.

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Sony a7 II Sony a99 II Sony a7R IV Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM +28 more
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