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Why is the X-T20 so hard to find?

 
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Jul 04, 2017 11:25 |  #1

Hi All,

I am moving over from my Canon gear and trying to find a X-T20 with the 18-55. It seems to be backordered everywhere. How did you find your camera? What site is best?

TIA


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Jul 04, 2017 12:27 |  #2

Hi Tia,

I went thru the same frustration trying to purchase the X-T2 shortly after its release as it was sold out everywhere. My local camera store had a huge waiting list and I ultimately ended up purchasing it online from a store in Utah. Check out www.pictureline.com (external link), solid store with excellent customer service.

*UPDATE* they have the body only in stock right now.

My local camera dealer shared with me Fuji is slow when it comes to camera releases. They only give a few cameras at a time to each shop. -?


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Jul 05, 2017 14:55 as a reply to  @ Osa713's post |  #3

I want the kit with the 18-55. I'll continue looking.


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Jul 09, 2017 19:30 |  #4

I may be mistaken, but I remember reading recently that Fuji has stopped offering the 18-55mm as a kit lens. I hope for your sake that isn't the case because it's a fantastic lens... but I remember reading it somewhere official.


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Jul 09, 2017 20:46 |  #5

If it helps this is Fuji's code for the X-T20 with 18-55 kit lens: 4547410343564

You can google it and get a list of sellers


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Jul 10, 2017 01:14 as a reply to  @ Two Hot Shoes's post |  #6

The reason is that Fuji really only made 7 of them and the ads are taken with mirrors to make it look like a lot of them. They will make more once the Duct Tape shortage is over in Japan... and Red Green comes over from Canada to help tape them together.


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Jul 10, 2017 08:46 |  #7

dan5.5 wrote in post #18394051 (external link)
Hi All,

I am moving over from my Canon gear and trying to find a X-T20 with the 18-55. It seems to be backordered everywhere. How did you find your camera? What site is best?

TIA

What about this kit on Amazon?

https://www.amazon.com …2-8-4-0-OIS/dp/B01NCVN74T (external link)

Black or silver, same price.


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Jul 10, 2017 08:56 |  #8

JoeLopez wrote in post #18398501 (external link)
What about this kit on Amazon?

https://www.amazon.com …2-8-4-0-OIS/dp/B01NCVN74T (external link)

Black or silver, same price.

But the part stating "usually ships within 1 to 2 months" is less than encouraging.


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Jul 10, 2017 12:08 |  #9

dan5.5 wrote in post #18394813 (external link)
I want the kit with the 18-55. I'll continue looking.

You can pick up a used kit lens from the Fuji forums or eBay. They are everywhere, if they are truly hard to find like my x-t2 was I would jump on that body only from pictureline.com


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Jul 11, 2017 13:53 |  #10

Here ya go

http://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1483427


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Jul 11, 2017 13:57 |  #11

PineBomb wrote in post #18398505 (external link)
But the part stating "usually ships within 1 to 2 months" is less than encouraging.

Ouch, no idea how I overlooked that.


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Jul 11, 2017 14:27 |  #12

EverydayGetaway wrote in post #18398213 (external link)
I may be mistaken, but I remember reading recently that Fuji has stopped offering the 18-55mm as a kit lens. I hope for your sake that isn't the case because it's a fantastic lens... but I remember reading it somewhere official.


There are two kits available. This one casts about $300.00 for the kit than the one with the smaller aperture.


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Jul 11, 2017 14:29 |  #13

FYI the same thing happened with the XT10 two(?) years ago,. and it was this time of year too.

Killer deal, I was tempted to grab the whole kit!


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Jul 24, 2017 14:32 |  #14

http://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1484019


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Aug 08, 2017 10:03 |  #15

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #18399692 (external link)
FYI the same thing happened with the XT10 two(?) years ago,. and it was this time of year too.

Killer deal, I was tempted to grab the whole kit!


WOW !!!!! If I saw it I would have bought the whole kit.. Killer deal for sure.


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