What's up with the inventory?

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by Johnny1.33, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. Johnny1.33

    Johnny1.33 Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 4, 2011
    Every lens I look for besides the kit lens is backordered. Where's all the panasonic inventory of lenses?
  2. Brian S

    Brian S Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Apr 11, 2009
    I believe the disaster in Japan has caused supply issues. Things are probably going to start catching up.
  3. andrewteee

    andrewteee Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 14, 2009
    There was a post today on Luminous Landscape about this same issue.

    Economy goes bad and buyers pull back, companies reduce capacity, economy improves but companies very nervous and won't increase capacity, people try to buy again, products hard to find, companies still not increasing capacity afraid demand is short-term, then the tsunami hits...
  4. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
    Interesting article. Reading the MTF forums I thought it was a Panasonic specific problem - apparently not...
  5. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Sorry, I bought all the lenses. x_x
  6. deirdre

    deirdre Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 9, 2010
    Panasonic goes through this with every refresh. I've seen it long before the tsunami.
  7. Pan Korop

    Pan Korop Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 31, 2011
    Phare Ouest
    Isn't the factory making mFT lenses in Fukushima?
  8. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
    Real Name:
    Ha. Try buying new Leica lenses. 6-12 month wait on some models. The $10K Noctilux has a 6 month waiting list. At least you can find lenses on ebay or good used copies.