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5D3 Shipment in Europe?!?!
« on: May 05, 2012, 02:38:19 PM »
Any idea when will the 5D3 ship in Europe, anyone?

I contacted Canon Switzerland (while i live in Switzerland) once they replied my mail:


nous vous remercions pour votre très fort intérêt pour l’EOS 5D Mark III. Nous avons livré une bonne quantité du boitier à la date annoncé, un grand nombre de kits avec l’objectif EF 24-70 seront livrés cette semaine. Comme les appareils sont distribués au commerce spécialisé via des distributeurs, il peut avoir un bref délai jusqu`à l’arrivé au magasin. Cette semaine, des magasins photo devront certainement recevoir les appareils. Comme la demande est très forte, et il y existe un grand nombre de précommandes, il probablement serait difficile de trouver des appareils « disponibles », mais n’hésitez pas de contacter votre fournisseur préféré à cet effet.
 
English:

thank you for your strong interest in the EOS 5D Mark II. We delivered a good amount of housing on the date announced, many kits with the EF 24-70 will be delivered this week. Since devices are distributed in specialized trade through distributors, it may have a short time up to arrival at the store. This week specialised stores will certainly receive the devices. As the demand is very strong, and there are a large number of pre-orders, it probably would be difficult to find devices "available", but feel free to contact your preferred vendor for this purpose. (google translate)
 
Avec nos meilleures salutations

I tried to ask once more after, but no answer at all.
knows whet will it arrive, i tried to contact different vendors - nothing!!!!
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5D3 Shipment in Europe?!?!
« on: May 05, 2012, 02:38:19 PM »

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Re: 5D3 Shipment in Europe?!?!
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2012, 02:41:48 PM »
Kits with the 24-70?  :o that's new

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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2012, 05:48:16 AM »
I have mine for nearly 4 weeks now - bought it in shop in my hometown
5D MKII, 5D MK III, 7D, Sigma 12-24 HSM2, Canon 17-40 F/4.0 L, Canon 24-70 F/2.8 L, Canon 70-200 F/2.8 IS II L , Ext x2 III + some other stuff

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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2012, 08:42:20 AM »
i´m a german living next to swiss(1km xD)
gotta buy it there, because i can save about 500€ over the price in germany  :)

i hope its avaible soon... looking forward in summer-time to buy it 8)

next week... im gonna ask the shop i picked for a offer and about delivery time  ;)

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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2012, 11:06:30 AM »
Thanks for posting this. :)

I'm from Luxembourg and I preordered mine (in kit with the 24-105 lens) in a German online shop.

Been waiting since the 2nd of April and still no news of when I can hope to finally get it...

It's starting to feel depressing when you've been saving for this beauty and you have to wait for an unknown date to finally receive it...

Will it be this week...? This month...? No idea...

I'll keep you informed if I finally get any news on a delivery date. :(

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« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2012, 06:36:31 PM »
Hi, I live in Switzerland and I ordered my 5D iii (kit) March 10 on a popular helvetic site ... I'm still waiting...  :'(

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« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2012, 08:16:52 AM »

I'm from Luxembourg and I preordered mine (in kit with the 24-105 lens) in a German online shop.


Hi,

I also live in Luxembourg.

Usually, I also buy in German online shops, but for the 5D Mark III I found that Luxembourg prices were unbeatable:

Body: €3099

Body + kit lens: €3799

I ordered it in the main camera shop in Lux city, but I am also still waiting.

Cheers,

Antoon

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« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2012, 08:16:52 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2012, 09:29:28 AM »
Many european countries are still dry. One major german official distributor told me he had still to see one kit delivered by canon germany. All what they had was coming from HK gray market. Same is happening in Italy. HK is also dry at the moment. There were plenty of 24-105 kits and bodies there until last week but now zero. Prolly this has to do with the light leak fix thing, even though Canon sales strategy has been recently somewhat confusing. They have raised prices pretty much on every popular item (DSLR lenses & cameras) and availability in general is extremely low. OL good marketing tricks.
« Last Edit: May 09, 2012, 09:34:35 AM by rambarra »

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« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2012, 11:30:19 AM »

I'm from Luxembourg and I preordered mine (in kit with the 24-105 lens) in a German online shop.


Hi,

I also live in Luxembourg.

Usually, I also buy in German online shops, but for the 5D Mark III I found that Luxembourg prices were unbeatable:

Body: €3099

Body + kit lens: €3799

I ordered it in the main camera shop in Lux city, but I am also still waiting.

Cheers,

Antoon

Hello,

Yes, I went to the shop you are mentioning two weeks after my preorder but the guy told me that they had a huge waiting list so I decided to wait for my German shop...

I got mine for the same price, so I wasn't too disappointed that I didn't order it in Luxembourg directly to avoid delivery fees.

As for the release date, still no news from Germany. I'm starting to get really upset, I don't care if I still have to wait 3 weeks or more, but I would just really like to have a clear release date.

It's starting to feel like the release of a well known phone that was sold out the first day and unavailable in every shop here for two months after that...

I'm going to try contacting Canon Germany to get some information...

I'll keep you posted if I get anything interesting from them.

Regards,

Lily

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« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2012, 01:12:10 PM »
Was at a demo event for 5D3 and the new radio flash system today, on a main Canon Dealer in Denmark. There was canon reps. (Canon Professional Service) there and they knew absolutely less than nothing about the next supplies. They dont know when, they dont know how many bodies/kits they will get.  >:(  :o  :-[  :'(

It sucks big time.

Come on Canon DK / UK / DE / SE ........, call Japan and ask them, they should know.

They should have waited 2-3 months with the release - it is simply embarrassing.

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« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2012, 06:46:11 PM »
At least the 5D Mark III appears to be getting there eventually. The situation is even more frustrating waiting for the 1D-X.

Lily

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« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2012, 04:50:45 AM »
For me, the main frustration comes from the fact that no vendors/shops and Canon official rep seams to be able to give an clear estimation date of shipping.

Because in the meantime, they are people like myself, for whom it's a really expensive purchase and not just some addition to a fancy Canon gear collection...

And knowing that since more than a month and a half I have 3800 euros wandering somewhere in the nature and still no camera in my hands... :'(

Anyway... I've contacted Canon Luxembourg yesterday and today and finally managed to get someone on the phone. They are going to contact me per e-mail within 48h. Wait and see...  :-\

Lily

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« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2012, 06:07:25 AM »
Canon Support Center replied today :

Cher,
 
Nous avons bien reçu votre message concernant le Canon EOS 5D Mark III et nous vous
remercions pour l’intérêt que vous portez à nos produits.
 
Les livraisons du modèle Canon EOS 5D Mark III se font actuellement toujours par
petites quantités vu le grand succès de cet appareil et la production qui ne sait
pas suivre la demande.  Nous vous conseillons de contacter votre revendeur qui est
le seul qui pourrait vous informer correctement sur les dates de livraison.

Cordialement


Basically : The 5D Mark 3 is sent in small quantity, due to the high success of the product and the production which is unable to keep up with the demand. Contact your reseller for more information on the delivery dates.

Meaning : We have no clue about how many of our products will be available in the next months but your reseller should know better. XO XO, Canon

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« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2012, 06:07:25 AM »

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« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2012, 07:51:55 AM »
Hi Lily

Sounds exactly what I was told by Canon's employees  :(

But there is light at the end of the tunnel  :)
I can see that in the United Kingdom, yesterday Calumet got them in stock, however, with rapidly declining stocks today.
Today, warehouseexpress in UK gained kit (including 24-105 lens) in stock.

So maybe there is something on the way from Japan - both for Denmark, Luxembourg and Germany. I look forward to it, and has done so for over a month. The money is burning in my pocket. The dealers are just as impatient as we are - it's all about turnover for them. I would also suspect the Danish customs-authorities for some delays - but only because I know their pace - they are not waiting for their products - they really don't care.

Come on Canon - let the dealer call us with good news - sooooooon

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« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2012, 07:56:58 AM »
I bought mine a month or so ago in Norway... We didn't get that many, but a fair amount. The second batch seems harder to get hold of.
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« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2012, 07:56:58 AM »