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donsullivan

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Any news on GP-E2 availability?
« on: April 29, 2012, 04:36:10 PM »
Anybody hearing anything about an actual release date for the GP-E2? I've had one on order at B&H for some time knowing that it was projected to release end of April but since we're now there, I'm kind of wondering if it too is being delayed like so many other things. I know the firmware update to use it on the 7D isn't yet available but hoped that since we now have the update for the 5D3 it might show up soon.

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Any news on GP-E2 availability?
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Re: Any news on GP-E2 availability?
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2012, 02:52:09 PM »
Bump, I too would like to know if there has been any discussion regarding the GPS receiver unit.

Thanks.
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Re: Any news on GP-E2 availability?
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2012, 04:06:44 PM »
I called B&H today to cancel a separate order and inquire about the GP-E2 order that was placed on 3/19. They had absolutely no information on a new ship date after missing the late April target published on announcement. The individual I spoke with suggested they would make an inquiry to Canon for a new date and would get back to me within 48 hours.

There are clearly not all that many people waiting for this so it just seems to have slipped off the radar and there is just no info available at all.
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Re: Any news on GP-E2 availability?
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2012, 04:19:37 PM »
Please post back when you get an update. I really want one of these myself.


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Re: Any news on GP-E2 availability?
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2012, 08:59:18 PM »
I ordered mine specifically for a trip, so basically I need in it the next two weeks or otherwise I'll probably just get it sometime next year. At 269 it's right on the border of being too expensive, but what the hey. 

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Re: Any news on GP-E2 availability?
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2012, 07:22:06 AM »
I too am anxious to get it!  Have been watching Amazon and B&H's pages daily (as well as Canon's) to see if there are any updates.  Nothing yet.

donsullivan

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Re: Any news on GP-E2 availability?
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2012, 10:36:36 AM »
Text of the email I got from B&H a few minutes ago is below. Looks like this one is an official black-hole product that may eventually just fall from the sky. Time to start looking for an alternative in case I don't have it for my upcoming trip.

------------ Response from B&H -------------------------
We are sorry to inform you that the CANON GP-E2 GPS RECEIVER is still on back order by the manufacturer with no estimated time of delivery. As soon as we receive it from the manufacturer, we will promptly ship it to you and you will receive an email with a tracking number at that time. We apologize for this delay and for any inconvenience.

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Re: Any news on GP-E2 availability?
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2012, 03:04:06 PM »
I just got a reply to an inquiry I sent Canon's way via their Facebook page.  I got a response within 30 min. or so.  Here's a direct quote:
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Hello Zachary. At this time, we don't have a ship date for the BG-E11 Battery Grip, or the GP-E2, but we recommend checking with a Canon Dealer in the next few weeks.

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« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2012, 05:45:26 PM »
Sounds like it we could be looking at the end of May. No matter, I have a alternative solution already (Wintec GPS Track Logger and Lightroom V4 works well), I was just looking forward to the convenience of the E2.


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Re: Any news on GP-E2 availability?
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2012, 05:24:36 PM »
GP-E2 is on sale in Japan since April 30th:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/OFFICIAL-NEW-Canon-GPS-receiver-GP-E2-/360454050791?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item53ecbc53e7

Here's the review:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/102227359845636175866/posts/LqZ4kvBbf6F

Excellent, thanks for that.

The review is positive and hopefully it won't be long before it is more widely available.

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« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2012, 03:44:38 PM »
If anyone wants it for $350 (which is very pricey, imo):

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-GPS-Receiver-GP-E2-NEW-/320901726046?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4ab73bbf5e

To be honest that doesn't work out too bad in UKP. However, warranty questions and the (likely) chance of customs charges are putting me off.

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« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2012, 03:44:38 PM »

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Re: Any news on GP-E2 availability?
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2012, 09:22:38 PM »
Is it normal business pattern for Canon to just go radio silent when they miss a committed delivery date (their own press release) like this? I've never bought anything so early in the product lifecycle from Canon so it's not clear to me whether this is normal behavior for them or an exception.

Most (certainly not all) companies at least acknowledge that they've missed their own shipment target with some sort of an update. I understand lots of attention was focused on the 5D3 'issue' but they released the firmware for the 5D3 that supports this device and I'd really like to get my hands on it. Some sort of actual update on a new target doesn't seem an unreasonable expectation.
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Re: Any news on GP-E2 availability?
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2012, 10:43:34 PM »
not sure.  I orded and received a 5d3 in the first round.  Fantastic camera.  I have about 4 business days before I need to cancel the order, so hopefully they come through on the GP-E2.  On the other hand, it's just a gimmic to me, bells on the stocking, so I really don't care what they do.  Communication would always be good though.

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Re: Any news on GP-E2 availability?
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2012, 10:43:34 PM »