UK sites were slow with this, WEX now have it listed at £1999 (so about $3200 US). Clearly someone at Canon UK is having a laugh!It's popped up on some other sites at £1999. The Eurozone price has dropped to €2199, so I expect Canon UK's RRP will drop. €2199 equals £1732, so round it up - £1749 or £1799. I bet Canon UK would prefer £1799, but with that premium, I'd be tempted to buy from the continent - we're in a single market, after all. We'll see what they do, but surely they can't leave it at £1999.
Will of course come down but you wonder how many will pre-order at this price, maybe gives some of those with the MKi some time to offload at a reasonable price though
I have pre-ordered from WEX. It will take ages to come through. WEX doesn't bill you until your order is available and is very good on returns. If the € price is cheaper than the £, then I'll cancel.
I will use this native on the 70D (or maybe a 7DII if I upgrade) rather with a 1.4xTC on the 5DIII. The extra stop on the crop and the absence of degradation by the TC will, I think, give better results.