RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM to Ship on October 22nd


B&H, Amazon, Adorama, and the Canon Store are all showing a ship-date on the RF 85mm F2 Macro IS STM of Thursday, October 22nd, even for new orders placed now.

This is good news for this particular new-release lens. Canon has been plagued by supply issues recently. The new EOS R5 and R6 bodies as well as mount adapters are the most visible shortfall, but most RF and EF lenses have also been backordered and on tight allocation for months.

This points to broader supply issues that can’t be explained just by the unprecedented demand for the new releases. We’re curious to see how this will impact the upcoming holiday deal season.



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2 comments on “RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM to Ship on October 22nd

  1. Matt
    October 18, 2020 at 7:19 pm EDT

    Any idea about availability of a street price for this lens?

    1. CanonPriceWatch
      October 18, 2020 at 9:48 pm EDT

      We do not expect one at this time, sorry!

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