Ricoh Japan issued a temporary order suspension for the new Pentax 17 film camera

Ricoh Japan issued a temporary order suspension for the new Pentax 17 film camera due to high demand. Pre-orders are still open in the US and Europe: Adorama | B&H | Paul’s | Koch | WEX.

Full text of the notice (Google translation):

Apology and Notice Regarding Temporary Suspension of Orders for the Half-Size Format Single Focus Film Compact Camera “PENTAX 17”

Thank you very much for your continued patronage of our products.

As we announced on June 19, 2024, we have received many more orders for the PENTAX 17 than we had initially anticipated, and we are currently experiencing delays in delivery.

As we expect that the situation of being unable to supply products to our customers will continue, we will temporarily suspend the acceptance of orders from domestic retailers from June 21, 2024.
For customers who have already placed orders, we will deliver them in order as soon as we are ready.

We will consider the future situation and notify you again when the timing of product delivery and resumption of order acceptance is confirmed. We
deeply apologize for the inconvenience caused to our customers and related parties.
We will continue to make efforts to deliver products as soon as possible, so we appreciate your understanding. (source)

The new Pentax 17 film camera is currently in stock at WEX Photo (UK)

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