The 5D MK II was announced about 4 weeks after the D700. It took slightly over 2 months to get mine, and it was among the first shipped. Adorama really worked to get a huge nmber of them shipped in two or three days after receiving them. The camera exceeded all sales estimates, so those who waited to order had to wait about two weeks to get theirs. Many were not willing to pre-order so they waited for months until the cameras were in stock, but, once cameras started shipping, there were few who actually ordered and had to wait more than three weeks.