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DSLRs Are In Short Supply Because of the Japan Quake

By // April 27, 2011 // Posted in Photography, WPPI News

From Casey Chan a writer at Gizmodo states that according to USA Today, many major US retailers from Best Buy and Target to B&H Photo and Adorama are out of stock of the most popular DSLRs. Furthermore, it doesn’t look like they’ll be getting a large supply anytime soon.

Why? Many of the major camera companies—Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Panasonic and Pentax—produce SLRs and lenses in Japan and the production of DSLRs has stalled because of the Japan Quake. Specifically, according to USA Today, the resulting rolling blackouts “has crippled production at many camera manufacturing facilities there”. In fact, Canon says that they don’t expect production facilities to return to normal until June or July. If you’re looking for a camera, get ‘em while you can. [USA Today]

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Jacqueline Tobin

Jacqueline Tobin

Jacqueline Tobin is the Editor-in-Chief of Rangefinder magazine and the author of Wedding Photography Unveiled: Inspiration and Insight From 20 Top Photographers (Amphoto Books, 2009); and The Luminous Portrait (Amphoto Books, 2012). The second-generation native New Yorker cherishes her Sunday mornings hunkered down with The New York Times, fresh bagels and a great cup of coffee.

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