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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #600 on: March 23, 2012, 10:17:57 AM »
My 5D3 just arrived, ordered from Adorama - pretty fast delivery, considering that the package went:

  New Jersey -> Philadelphia -> Köln (Germany) -> Reykjavik (Iceland)

I'm pretty happy now...

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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #600 on: March 23, 2012, 10:17:57 AM »

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« Reply #601 on: March 23, 2012, 10:40:07 AM »
Funny how the cameras were announced:
1Dx --> D4 --> D800 --> 5D3

And they are being released:
5D3 --> D800 --> D4 --> 1Dx

I just don't understand.

Let hope the best was saved for last!

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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #602 on: March 23, 2012, 11:34:20 AM »
Ordered from Amazon on the 16th.  I TOTALLY understand how that kid who wanted a Red Rider BB gun felt.

kimloris

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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #603 on: March 23, 2012, 12:02:42 PM »
Carefull with your 5D3 not to shoot your eye out !!!  ;D

stevestrange

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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #604 on: March 23, 2012, 12:51:06 PM »
I pre-ordered from Amazon on March 2nd, late in the day.  Still not a peep from them.

prayharder

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« Reply #605 on: March 23, 2012, 03:23:47 PM »
I just grabbed mine from the UPS truck, haven't had a chance to open it yet though.


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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #606 on: March 23, 2012, 04:20:03 PM »
Mine just arrived! :D
But, I'm at work, so I can't play with it until later tonight. The funny thing is I was talking with my wife and I asked about my Amazon shipment. She checks the front door (in case UPS left it at the door; I hate that), and lo-and-behold, the UPS delivery guy hands her the box!
This is going to be the longest work day this week, hahaha!

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« Reply #606 on: March 23, 2012, 04:20:03 PM »

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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #607 on: March 23, 2012, 04:26:49 PM »
Ordered first thing the morning after the announcement from b&h, and my order is still listed as "backordered". I was hoping to get some tests underway this weekend with my boys t-ball, but perhaps that won't be happening until next weekend...  :(

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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #608 on: March 23, 2012, 04:36:40 PM »
B&H just shipped my order out (body only) yesterday evening. Looks like I made the first batch :) The strange thing is that B&H always sends me an e-mail once an order ships, but they didn't this time around. That said, my camera will be here next week so I can't complain.

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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #609 on: March 23, 2012, 05:20:31 PM »
So disappointed with Amazon. I ordered at 7:00AM CST on March 2nd. Still not a word from them. Every attempt to contact CS has always resulted in the standard "The item has not been released yet". Do they take us for fools! The way Amazon has handled this has scarred me. I will never be using them again. I have a feeling that they severely underestimated the demand for this camera and ended up ordering a very limited supply. Hence they are only able to fulfill a very small portion of the pre-orders. I really wish I had used B&H or Adorama :-(

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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #610 on: March 23, 2012, 05:23:41 PM »
So disappointed with Amazon. I ordered at 7:00AM CST on March 2nd. Still not a word from them. Every attempt to contact CS has always resulted in the standard "The item has not been released yet". Do they take us for fools! The way Amazon has handled this has scarred me. I will never be using them again. I have a feeling that they severely underestimated the demand for this camera and ended up ordering a very limited supply. Hence they are only able to fulfill a very small portion of the pre-orders. I really wish I had used B&H or Adorama :-(
It seems to me that like two to three times as many kits were supplied than bodies. I also think Amazon got a LOT of orders in the first couple hours they went live. I ordered 2:30 CST on the 2nd and my body only shipped today around 11am. They're coming from Amazon. Slowly trickling out, but they're coming.
5DIII 8-200mm minus 35mm in there.

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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #611 on: March 23, 2012, 05:27:58 PM »
So disappointed with Amazon. I ordered at 7:00AM CST on March 2nd. Still not a word from them. Every attempt to contact CS has always resulted in the standard "The item has not been released yet". Do they take us for fools! The way Amazon has handled this has scarred me. I will never be using them again. I have a feeling that they severely underestimated the demand for this camera and ended up ordering a very limited supply. Hence they are only able to fulfill a very small portion of the pre-orders. I really wish I had used B&H or Adorama :-(
It seems to me that like two to three times as many kits were supplied than bodies. I also think Amazon got a LOT of orders in the first couple hours they went live. I ordered 2:30 CST on the 2nd and my body only shipped today around 11am. They're coming from Amazon. Slowly trickling out, but they're coming.

Have you heard of any kits shipping from Amazon?  All the first hand reports I've seen regarding shipments from Amazon have been for body only.  One CR poster mentioned his friend had a shipping notification from Amazon for the kit, but that's all I've heard, anybody here order a kit that has received shipping notification from Amazon?  I am getting very close to canceling with Amazon and trying Adorama or someone similar.

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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #612 on: March 23, 2012, 05:40:52 PM »
Body Only order from Amazon just now arrived from UPS.  Charging the battery atm.

Order placed: March 2, 6:51am Pacific
Shipping notification received: March 22, 10:31am Pacific
Shipped from the Fernley, NV distribution center to Sacramento, CA
Delivery: March 23, 2:40pm Pacific

Edit: added ship from/to info.
« Last Edit: March 23, 2012, 05:42:26 PM by The19th »

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« Reply #613 on: March 23, 2012, 05:44:32 PM »
Got tired of waiting for word from Amazon. Saw the message on stock at B&H, jumped on it, cancelled the Amazon order after I got shipping confirmation. Seems like they (Amazon) could have said something...

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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #614 on: March 23, 2012, 05:46:19 PM »
So disappointed with Amazon. I ordered at 7:00AM CST on March 2nd. Still not a word from them. Every attempt to contact CS has always resulted in the standard "The item has not been released yet". Do they take us for fools! The way Amazon has handled this has scarred me. I will never be using them again. I have a feeling that they severely underestimated the demand for this camera and ended up ordering a very limited supply. Hence they are only able to fulfill a very small portion of the pre-orders. I really wish I had used B&H or Adorama :-(
It seems to me that like two to three times as many kits were supplied than bodies. I also think Amazon got a LOT of orders in the first couple hours they went live. I ordered 2:30 CST on the 2nd and my body only shipped today around 11am. They're coming from Amazon. Slowly trickling out, but they're coming.

I don't think more kits were supplied than bodies. Thinking about the type of buyer that would be purchasing a 5DmkIII; it seems logical that more body only units would be purchased. For most photographers, regardless of being amateur or professional; buying a $3500 canon dslr would most likely involve already having an arsenal of EF lenses don't you think? I suppose there are many people who bought the kit because they did not have a 24-105 or 24-70 and needed a lens in that general range, but I personally don't know anyone who bought the kit. I think the body only units ran out first because more people ordered that over the kit.

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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #614 on: March 23, 2012, 05:46:19 PM »