« on: March 26, 2012, 07:56:29 PM »
Very nice work.
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I ordered the 5D Mark III body only on March 2nd at 7:30 AM MST. After no updates and several hours wasted at forums/blogs, I decided to contact the customer service through the chat option.
My first conversation ended abruptly due to internet issues but the customer rep credited my account with $5 for the agony. My second conversation resulted in better understanding of where the product is and what's causing the delay. My shipment was also expedited to a 1 day shipping at the end, thanks to a great Amazon rep.
Currently they have started shipping the body kit lens for 5D Mark III.
They are still waiting on the sales department from Canon to sync up with Amazon and officially release the batch lot for 5D Mark III. I don't think I have come across any blog/post where somebody received the positive shipping update on the body only order from Amazon (Please correct me if I am wrong).
It could be mishap on Amazon's end or Canon (or even both) but I don't think they will try to keep the orders on hold just to annoy the customers
Believe me, I am as frustrated as anyone else out there as I have a business to run and would like to use this camera for a corporate event that I am shooting next weekend. But I can't let this ruin every day of my life until I get the shipment.
Let's see what happens in another day or two.
The only shipment notifications I have seen from Amazon have been for body only, I have not seen any kit shipping notifications. I am waiting for a kit from Amazon, so it is what I've been looking for. The kit seems to be very available at every major retailer EXCEPT Amazon.
Who do you guys use/recommend for full coverage (at and away from home) for your gear?
Edited to add: For professional business use.
Storing two values per lens is new for the 1D X and 5DIII, not available in any previous body.
So...you're one of the first! Time permitting, can I ask you to satisfy a curiosity? How does it vary across the range? Simple experiment, since the AFMA value is recorded in the EXIF and displayed on the review image with full info (at least, in previous models). Pick arbitrary ends, say -10 and +10 or 0 and +10, then shoot at a few points in the zoom range. Is there a gradual transition between the values, or an abrupt transition at some point? I suspect the former, but the manual doesn't make it clear.
Nice. It looks like they do listen after all. It appears as if the histogram is now outlined again so we will be able to see where it ends when shooting outdoors with the sun shining!
My Amazon ordered changed from "delivery on April 5-9" to "shipping on April 2nd". For the kit. Ordered on March 2nd, early east coast.
I know a lot of folks going BH/Adorama or local, but how many have gone shop.canon ? I called them and while they did not know how much stock they had, the website says Ship date March 26th?
Anyone know if there's a better shot at ordering from them directly? (Since price is the same everywhere...)