RF lenses in europe

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Reservoir_Dog Regular Member • Posts: 232
RF lenses in europe

Simple, there is no stock??

Just bought a R5 and RF 35 1.8, now im stuck with only that lens. (but its a very good lens)

I just want to buy some other lenses, but there is just no stock, and its end august now. Is this only in europe like this or everywhere?

Greetings

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Sittatunga Veteran Member • Posts: 3,867
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Reservoir_Dog wrote:

Simple, there is no stock??

Just bought a R5 and RF 35 1.8, now im stuck with only that lens. (but its a very good lens)

I just want to buy some other lenses, but there is just no stock, and its end august now. Is this only in europe like this or everywhere?

Greetings

https://store.canon.co.uk/rf-lenses/ shows the stones in stock for the Canon UK official store, but I believe they still come from Amsterdam.

GreatWhiteWing Senior Member • Posts: 1,604
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Reservoir_Dog wrote:

Simple, there is no stock??

Just bought a R5 and RF 35 1.8, now im stuck with only that lens. (but its a very good lens)

I just want to buy some other lenses, but there is just no stock, and its end august now. Is this only in europe like this or everywhere?

Greetings

If the drought persists perhaps get some used EF lenses and resell when RF stock is available

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OP Reservoir_Dog Regular Member • Posts: 232
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Almost end September still nothing. This is getting very ridiculous. I want to score a 24-105, when will it be in stock? In 2023????

GreatWhiteWing Senior Member • Posts: 1,604
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Reservoir_Dog wrote:

Almost end September still nothing. This is getting very ridiculous. I want to score a 24-105, when will it be in stock? In 2023????

Not trying to change your mind but is it the same "drought" with third party lenses like Tamron and Sigma?

Not a good way to do business by offering cameras you can't get lenses for. Tens to sour customers driving them to another manufacturer

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neilt3
neilt3 Senior Member • Posts: 2,301
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Reservoir_Dog wrote:

Almost end September still nothing. This is getting very ridiculous. I want to score a 24-105, when will it be in stock? In 2023????

I don't want to take away your right to have a rant , but have you not noticed there's been a global pandemic going on for over eighteen months ?

The supply chain for many goods and component parts have been greatly disrupted , having a knock on effect with the final products .

It's alright having almost everything in the Canon lens factory , but if the metal screws needed for assembly aren't available , tough .

Same goes for electrical components , if your struggling still for outsourced parts , what you gonna do ??

Even basics in the building industry such as timber and cement are in short supply , and most of what is available go to fulfill major government contracts , such as the HS2 link in the UK .

Surely you knew this when you bought the camera ?

Did you not know the shelves of many shops have been almost empty ?

Or at least a limited choice .

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OP Reservoir_Dog Regular Member • Posts: 232
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neilt3 wrote:

Reservoir_Dog wrote:

Almost end September still nothing. This is getting very ridiculous. I want to score a 24-105, when will it be in stock? In 2023????

I don't want to take away your right to have a rant , but have you not noticed there's been a global pandemic going on for over eighteen months ?

The supply chain for many goods and component parts have been greatly disrupted , having a knock on effect with the final products .

It's alright having almost everything in the Canon lens factory , but if the metal screws needed for assembly aren't available , tough .

Same goes for electrical components , if your struggling still for outsourced parts , what you gonna do ??

Even basics in the building industry such as timber and cement are in short supply , and most of what is available go to fulfill major government contracts , such as the HS2 link in the UK .

Surely you knew this when you bought the camera ?

Did you not know the shelves of many shops have been almost empty ?

Or at least a limited choice .

Yes i know all of this but why is it taking so long?

neilt3
neilt3 Senior Member • Posts: 2,301
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Reservoir_Dog wrote:

neilt3 wrote:

Reservoir_Dog wrote:

Almost end September still nothing. This is getting very ridiculous. I want to score a 24-105, when will it be in stock? In 2023????

I don't want to take away your right to have a rant , but have you not noticed there's been a global pandemic going on for over eighteen months ?

The supply chain for many goods and component parts have been greatly disrupted , having a knock on effect with the final products .

It's alright having almost everything in the Canon lens factory , but if the metal screws needed for assembly aren't available , tough .

Same goes for electrical components , if your struggling still for outsourced parts , what you gonna do ??

Even basics in the building industry such as timber and cement are in short supply , and most of what is available go to fulfill major government contracts , such as the HS2 link in the UK .

Surely you knew this when you bought the camera ?

Did you not know the shelves of many shops have been almost empty ?

Or at least a limited choice .

Yes i know all of this but why is it taking so long?

So you know all this , but still can't grasp it ?

Give it time to sink in .

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davel33 Senior Member • Posts: 2,393
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neilt3 wrote:

Reservoir_Dog wrote:

neilt3 wrote:

Reservoir_Dog wrote:

Almost end September still nothing. This is getting very ridiculous. I want to score a 24-105, when will it be in stock? In 2023????

Yes i know all of this but why is it taking so long?

So you know all this , but still can't grasp it ?

Give it time to sink in .

WOW that is awesome, you beat me to it

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OP Reservoir_Dog Regular Member • Posts: 232
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davel33 wrote:

neilt3 wrote:

Reservoir_Dog wrote:

neilt3 wrote:

Reservoir_Dog wrote:

Almost end September still nothing. This is getting very ridiculous. I want to score a 24-105, when will it be in stock? In 2023????

Yes i know all of this but why is it taking so long?

So you know all this , but still can't grasp it ?

Give it time to sink in .

WOW that is awesome, you beat me to it

Funny dudes here

neilt3
neilt3 Senior Member • Posts: 2,301
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Reservoir_Dog wrote:

davel33 wrote:

neilt3 wrote:

Reservoir_Dog wrote:

neilt3 wrote:

Reservoir_Dog wrote:

Almost end September still nothing. This is getting very ridiculous. I want to score a 24-105, when will it be in stock? In 2023????

Yes i know all of this but why is it taking so long?

So you know all this , but still can't grasp it ?

Give it time to sink in .

WOW that is awesome, you beat me to it

Funny dudes here

There certainly is . So have you worked it out yet ?

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Marquee Regular Member • Posts: 375
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Why not import a lens from HK/China? I have done this a number oif times and saved a lot of money with great service

https://uk-store.digitalrev.com/products/can1106243?_pos=7&_sid=36ba1b4d9&_ss=r&currency=EUR

I presume Digital Rev ships to Belgium.

Mark

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OP Reservoir_Dog Regular Member • Posts: 232
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Marquee wrote:

Why not import a lens from HK/China? I have done this a number oif times and saved a lot of money with great service

https://uk-store.digitalrev.com/products/can1106243?_pos=7&_sid=36ba1b4d9&_ss=r&currency=EUR

I presume Digital Rev ships to Belgium.

Mark

Because since a few months now if you import something from outside europe to belgium you have to pay customs fee and its substantial, so no not going to do that.

Sittatunga Veteran Member • Posts: 3,867
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Reservoir_Dog wrote:

Marquee wrote:

Why not import a lens from HK/China? I have done this a number oif times and saved a lot of money with great service

https://uk-store.digitalrev.com/products/can1106243?_pos=7&_sid=36ba1b4d9&_ss=r&currency=EUR

I presume Digital Rev ships to Belgium.

Mark

Because since a few months now if you import something from outside europe to belgium you have to pay customs fee and its substantial, so no not going to do that.

A reputable grey importer (there is such a thing) will quote prices including duty, VAT and delivery, a lot of them include a year or three years insurance based warranty and you have 14 days to return items for a refund, but...

DigitalRev charge a 15% restocking fee if you've opened the box and it's not faulty but you've changed your mind.

Some official importers (particularly in the USA) take such a dim view of grey imports that they won't even take them in for a paid service.

OP Reservoir_Dog Regular Member • Posts: 232
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Sittatunga wrote:

Reservoir_Dog wrote:

Marquee wrote:

Why not import a lens from HK/China? I have done this a number oif times and saved a lot of money with great service

https://uk-store.digitalrev.com/products/can1106243?_pos=7&_sid=36ba1b4d9&_ss=r&currency=EUR

I presume Digital Rev ships to Belgium.

Mark

Because since a few months now if you import something from outside europe to belgium you have to pay customs fee and its substantial, so no not going to do that.

A reputable grey importer (there is such a thing) will quote prices including duty, VAT and delivery, a lot of them include a year or three years insurance based warranty and you have 14 days to return items for a refund, but...

DigitalRev charge a 15% restocking fee if you've opened the box and it's not faulty but you've changed your mind.

Some official importers (particularly in the USA) take such a dim view of grey imports that they won't even take them in for a paid service.

So digitalrev is reputable?

Marquee Regular Member • Posts: 375
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I have bought a 24mm TS-E 3.5L II, 100-400 II and a Canon 5d Mark IV from digital rev. All came within a week, no extra duty over the advertised price, all have worked flawlessly.

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Marquee Regular Member • Posts: 375
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If I was going to buy and RF lens, the 24-105 F4L is the one I would buy. Its the best 24-105 in its class. The other RF L lenses are great, but crazy money and I am not interested in F1.2L glass. The level of vignetting, particularly on the wide ange zooms is very high, OK corrected by software, but for the money I would want less vignetting (less than 3EV anyway). I will be adapting EF for years to come in most situations.

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Sittatunga Veteran Member • Posts: 3,867
Re: RF lenses in europe

Reservoir_Dog wrote:

Sittatunga wrote:

Reservoir_Dog wrote:

Marquee wrote:

Why not import a lens from HK/China? I have done this a number oif times and saved a lot of money with great service

https://uk-store.digitalrev.com/products/can1106243?_pos=7&_sid=36ba1b4d9&_ss=r&currency=EUR

I presume Digital Rev ships to Belgium.

Mark

Because since a few months now if you import something from outside europe to belgium you have to pay customs fee and its substantial, so no not going to do that.

A reputable grey importer (there is such a thing) will quote prices including duty, VAT and delivery, a lot of them include a year or three years insurance based warranty and you have 14 days to return items for a refund, but...

DigitalRev charge a 15% restocking fee if you've opened the box and it's not faulty but you've changed your mind.

Some official importers (particularly in the USA) take such a dim view of grey imports that they won't even take them in for a paid service.

So digitalrev is reputable?

I never said that, though they claim a customer satisfication of 4.9/5 on TrustPilot. I've never dealt with them myself, or checked what guarantees they offer, but then I'm not that impressed with their prices.  Other grey importers are available, though I've not heard of any Belgian ones.

Store.canon.be list the RF 24-105 that you're interested in at €1220, but it's not in stock. The STM version is in stock at €510, the 24-240mm at €1020, the 50mm f/1.8 at €240, the 85mm f/2 at €720 and they will let you pre-order the new 100-400mm for €750. Most of the rest of their stock is over €1000.

GreatWhiteWing Senior Member • Posts: 1,604
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Sittatunga wrote:

Reservoir_Dog wrote:

Marquee wrote:

Why not import a lens from HK/China? I have done this a number oif times and saved a lot of money with great service

https://uk-store.digitalrev.com/products/can1106243?_pos=7&_sid=36ba1b4d9&_ss=r&currency=EUR

I presume Digital Rev ships to Belgium.

Mark

Because since a few months now if you import something from outside europe to belgium you have to pay customs fee and its substantial, so no not going to do that.

A reputable grey importer (there is such a thing) will quote prices including duty, VAT and delivery, a lot of them include a year or three years insurance based warranty and you have 14 days to return items for a refund, but...

DigitalRev charge a 15% restocking fee if you've opened the box and it's not faulty but you've changed your mind.

Some official importers (particularly in the USA) take such a dim view of grey imports that they won't even take them in for a paid service.

I have bought gray market but when I do I factor in one service call payment into my calculation. From my unofficial watching of threads $300-400 seems reasonable for a service so If I can save more than that on gray market, to me, it's worth it which I did when I got my 5D4 and happy with my decision. No service needed within the 1 year period

Last I heard Canon will service gray market equipment (not under warranty) unlike Nikon which a friend of mine got burned on

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Sittatunga Veteran Member • Posts: 3,867
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GreatWhiteWing wrote:

Sittatunga wrote:

Some official importers (particularly in the USA) take such a dim view of grey imports that they won't even take them in for a paid service.

I have bought gray market but when I do I factor in one service call payment into my calculation. From my unofficial watching of threads $300-400 seems reasonable for a service so If I can save more than that on gray market, to me, it's worth it which I did when I got my 5D4 and happy with my decision. No service needed within the 1 year period

Last I heard Canon will service gray market equipment (not under warranty) unlike Nikon which a friend of mine got burned on

You meant to say Canon USA will.  Canon UK will too.  US Nikon's behaviour would be frowned on on Europe as anti-competitive but I don't know if it's actually illegal.  But UK, EU and USA are a small proportion of the world market, which is why I qualified my statement.

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