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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #180 on: March 12, 2012, 09:30:07 PM »
Just noticed on Amazon that the 5DIII body says "not yet released" while the 5DIII kit with 24-105 f/4L lens says "will be released on March 31, 2012." Is this a good sign or bad?

I was just coming to post the same. I'd say it could go either way. I'd assume the body only will be available no later than the kit and am hopeful that it may be available a day or more before. I also hope that the March 31st date is Amazons way of saying "end of March" but putting a number to comfort people. Regardless, putting a date up puts my mind at ease a bit, but only a bit.
5DIII 8-200mm minus 35mm in there.

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« Reply #180 on: March 12, 2012, 09:30:07 PM »

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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #181 on: March 12, 2012, 10:16:02 PM »
This UK dealer shows camera for sale March 22 (as CR shows), but Kit not available until June.  Same for the US?

http://www.jessops.com/canoneos5dmkiii


I ordered the kit from B&H on March 2nd at approx. 9am and now I am wondering if the kit will be delayed. Is there any speculation as to why the kit may be delayed? I live in the states, but how would that affect whether or not the kit would ship at the same time as the bodies alone....?


I just received an email from Hunts Photo Video that said explicitly that 5D III kits would ship March 19.

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« Reply #182 on: March 12, 2012, 10:29:26 PM »
This UK dealer shows camera for sale March 22 (as CR shows), but Kit not available until June.  Same for the US?

http://www.jessops.com/canoneos5dmkiii


I ordered the kit from B&H on March 2nd at approx. 9am and now I am wondering if the kit will be delayed. Is there any speculation as to why the kit may be delayed? I live in the states, but how would that affect whether or not the kit would ship at the same time as the bodies alone....?


I just received an email from Hunts Photo Video that said explicitly that 5D III kits would ship March 19.


I feel better now. Thanks!!!!

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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #183 on: March 12, 2012, 10:38:10 PM »
I still have faith for the 22nd... I hope I am not disappointed.

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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #184 on: March 13, 2012, 01:08:12 AM »
I just got a delivery date from Amazon for the kit.

  "Canon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3 MP Full Frame CMOS Digital SLR Camera with EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens"
   Estimated arrival date: April 03, 2012

Kinda disappointed - plus that's with next day delivery as well.

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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #185 on: March 13, 2012, 01:34:00 AM »
I just got a delivery date from Amazon for the kit.

  "Canon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3 MP Full Frame CMOS Digital SLR Camera with EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens"
   Estimated arrival date: April 03, 2012

Kinda disappointed - plus that's with next day delivery as well.
Don't take that as a solid date, Amazon are known to over estimate the dates on their shipments to cover themselves!
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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #186 on: March 13, 2012, 02:14:05 AM »
I just got a delivery date from Amazon for the kit.

  "Canon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3 MP Full Frame CMOS Digital SLR Camera with EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens"
   Estimated arrival date: April 03, 2012

Kinda disappointed - plus that's with next day delivery as well.

Same here!
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« Reply #186 on: March 13, 2012, 02:14:05 AM »

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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #187 on: March 13, 2012, 02:14:47 AM »
I just got a delivery date from Amazon for the kit.

  "Canon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3 MP Full Frame CMOS Digital SLR Camera with EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens"
   Estimated arrival date: April 03, 2012

Kinda disappointed - plus that's with next day delivery as well.

I just got the same email with the same date of April 3rd, 2012. I preordered mine last Saturday the 10th. When did you pre-order yours?

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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #188 on: March 13, 2012, 02:15:44 AM »
I just got a delivery date from Amazon for the kit.

  "Canon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3 MP Full Frame CMOS Digital SLR Camera with EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens"
   Estimated arrival date: April 03, 2012

Kinda disappointed - plus that's with next day delivery as well.
Don't take that as a solid date, Amazon are known to over estimate the dates on their shipments to cover themselves!

hehe yeah I pre-ordered joe mcnallys book released before christmas sketching light and i got an email saying it was delayed a month and i would get it in january. the next day it arrived. so get out the salt shaker with that one :)
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POLL: How and where did you pre-order?
« Reply #189 on: March 13, 2012, 11:48:52 AM »
POLL: What and where did you pre-order?
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Re: POLL: How and where did you pre-order?
« Reply #190 on: March 13, 2012, 12:04:31 PM »
Aren't you going to reveal yours first?


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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #191 on: March 13, 2012, 12:13:48 PM »
I just got a delivery date from Amazon for the kit.

  "Canon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3 MP Full Frame CMOS Digital SLR Camera with EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens"
   Estimated arrival date: April 03, 2012

Kinda disappointed - plus that's with next day delivery as well.

Just confirming what others have said, Amazon overestimates their shipping dates to be on the safe side.  I figure they do this so when they do ship it out, it makes us happier thinking it was bumped up.  I ordered a Macbook Air when they had a promotion running on laptops.  My original e-mail stated a couple months before it would arrive.  A couple days later I received an email stating it was on it's way  ;D

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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #192 on: March 13, 2012, 12:48:06 PM »
i've spoken 3 times to B&H in the last few days in which all representatives said the following:

1. we are not receiving the stock on 22 march / we don't know when it's coming but for sure not 22 march
2. we dont have thousands of pre orders

Can anyone please clarify what is really going on here? Eg.

1. how many pre orders do they really have
2. when is the first shipment coming
3. how many will canon send in the 1st shipment

Lastly, if I order now the 5DIII Kit, when do you think it'll be shipped by B&H?

Thanks!

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« Reply #192 on: March 13, 2012, 12:48:06 PM »

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« Reply #193 on: March 13, 2012, 01:07:29 PM »

Just confirming what others have said, Amazon overestimates their shipping dates to be on the safe side.  I figure they do this so when they do ship it out, it makes us happier thinking it was bumped up.
I have had the same experience with Amazon up here in Canada. It is better for them to set a longer expectation up front and over deliver rather than the opposite.

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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #194 on: March 13, 2012, 01:24:45 PM »
i've spoken 3 times to B&H in the last few days in which all representatives said the following:

1. we are not receiving the stock on 22 march / we don't know when it's coming but for sure not 22 march
2. we dont have thousands of pre orders

Can anyone please clarify what is really going on here? Eg.

Thanks!

Well, they told me over 2000 pre-orders and that was on the third. IMHO what is going on is badly informed CS
people or CS people who have been told not to promise anything (so as to cover B&H butt). Given that there are very firm reports that the 22nd is the day and that B&H is the biggest Canon retailer in the US, the above seems likely. I probably talked to my CS before management told them to shut up.  Just a guess but seems likely.

As far as how many are in their first shipment, they said at that time that they did not know. Probably true then, maybe true now, who knows but Canon and maybe someone deep in the bowels on B&H purchasing.....

Does anyone know how many Canon are going to be making in both of those factories a month? If I order now, when do you think I could expect to receive from B&H?

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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #194 on: March 13, 2012, 01:24:45 PM »