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sanj

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Best bet for 200-400
« on: July 07, 2013, 12:08:06 PM »
I have a trip coming up to Africa SOON and want to buy the 200-400. Which retailer do you guys suspect will have it first? I mean where should I 'pre-order' it from? Any suggestions, guesses? Thx.

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Best bet for 200-400
« on: July 07, 2013, 12:08:06 PM »

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Re: Best bet for 200-400
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2013, 12:41:13 PM »
I placed an order with Adorama on May 20 and sales rep says this week is looking good for delivery for me. If you are going soon you might have to rent.

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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2013, 12:48:20 PM »
I'd get your request to reserve a rental fairly soon, if the dealers have a big backlog of orders.  There are likely not a ton of people buying high ticket items right now, but the supply is limited.
Personally, this is a lens I'd probably rent, along with a appropriate head. 
 
Canon USA gets them in batches, so if you call a dealer, there is a possibility that they will have some idea.  Everyone will get a allocation when the next batch arrives, and pre-orders may take all of them, or there may be some left over.  You can' of course, get one on ebay from Japan, but getting it serviced might be a hassle, and, if it is damaged in shipping, it will be extremely frustrating.
 
I've had good luck getting hard to find lenses from Adorama, and poor luck with Amazon and B&H.
 
Call, don't email your favorite dealer and see what they say.  Its possible that they get shipments every two weeks and can have one for you soon.

I see that Patriot posted while I was writing (slowly), Call Adorama, they may get a couple of extras.
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Re: Best bet for 200-400
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2013, 09:26:52 PM »
Thank you for the valuable advice! Regards.

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