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Re: Canon 500 availability ?
« Reply #45 on: October 01, 2012, 01:48:13 PM »
I keep mine in the laundry room too.

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Bad idea, IMO, for a couple of reasons.  First, laundry rooms are a frequent site of water leaks in the home (usually resulting from a hot water hose bursting, which is why the better ones are wrapped with braided steel).   Since the valve is inside the washer (no one turns the primary valve at the piping off, right?), a burst hose means water spraying everywhere.  Not the best idea, even if the lens is technically weather sealed. 

Also, laundry rooms are generally pretty humid.  Long term storage in high humidity can result in fungus inside the lens (apparently, mycetal organisms find lens coatings tasty - I wonder if Canon's SWC tastes even better to them?). 

I'd recommend reconsidering your storage location.  Personally, I store my lenses in Storm hard cases with desiccant packs inside (the color indicator type, and I change them out when they reach capacity and turn pink).
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« Reply #45 on: October 01, 2012, 01:48:13 PM »

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Re: Canon 500 availability ?
« Reply #46 on: October 01, 2012, 03:16:29 PM »
I keep mine in the laundry room too.

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Bad idea, IMO, for a couple of reasons.  First, laundry rooms are a frequent site of water leaks in the home (usually resulting from a hot water hose bursting, which is why the better ones are wrapped with braided steel).   Since the valve is inside the washer (no one turns the primary valve at the piping off, right?), a burst hose means water spraying everywhere.  Not the best idea, even if the lens is technically weather sealed. 

Also, laundry rooms are generally pretty humid.  Long term storage in high humidity can result in fungus inside the lens (apparently, mycetal organisms find lens coatings tasty - I wonder if Canon's SWC tastes even better to them?). 

I'd recommend reconsidering your storage location.  Personally, I store my lenses in Storm hard cases with desiccant packs inside (the color indicator type, and I change them out when they reach capacity and turn pink).

Funny!!!! You really make me laugh............ :)

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Re: Canon 500 availability ?
« Reply #47 on: October 02, 2012, 10:23:54 AM »
Still waiting for mine. Had it on order for months. Canon service shop where i placed the order, third in line and still waiting. When will my misery end!!!

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Re: Canon 500 availability ?
« Reply #48 on: October 02, 2012, 11:17:47 AM »
Still waiting for mine. Had it on order for months. Canon service shop where i placed the order, third in line and still waiting. When will my misery end!!!

Soon, I hope!

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Re: Canon 500 availability ?
« Reply #49 on: October 02, 2012, 02:06:44 PM »
I understand the "big" shops getting the stuff first but this is getting a little tirsome. Not tiresome enough to bail on the order, oh no. Then again my horrible evil mother (dont ask) died recently so for all the misery she caused ive been left with some money. Oh and a third of a house. So, whilst ill pay of the last of my depts ill have around £5000 left to spend which by a minor miracle is about the price of a new 300 f2.8. How weird is that? Ill be thinking of you mam every time i take a shot. And laughing. I could renovate my bathroom but hey, whats more important, new bath or new lens. Its a no brainer. Lens will still be worth 5000 in five years when the baths toast again. Feel free to agree with me my Canon chums. You know it makes sense.
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Re: Canon 500 availability ?
« Reply #50 on: October 03, 2012, 05:28:49 PM »
Anyone ever heard of Lens Horizon ?

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Sounds too good to be true.
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« Reply #51 on: October 04, 2012, 03:45:34 AM »
Anyone ever heard of Lens Horizon ?

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Sounds too good to be true.

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Re: Canon 500 availability ?
« Reply #52 on: October 07, 2012, 10:25:34 AM »
Anyone know if another batch of 500 F/4 II's will be shipping anytime soon?

Here in the UK none of the major high street shops or large mail order companies have any in stock and none of them seem to have any idea of when they might get a delivery.

A few of the smaller independent shops seem to get the odd 1 or 2 delivered now and again but no real solid shipments.

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Re: Canon 500 availability ?
« Reply #53 on: October 07, 2012, 11:27:59 AM »
Im in the same place as you mate thats why i started this thread. Ive been waiting about three months at a canon pro network repair shop and still no joy. Even being a platinum member makes no differance. Had to hire an old one for next week. Misery is ongoing with no signs of abating. At least we brits are good at waiting in line for stuff and grumbling.

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Re: Canon 500 availability ?
« Reply #54 on: October 08, 2012, 09:41:25 AM »
I'm holding out til a more local shop to me gets some in as I think I'd rather collect it in person, plus it gives me time to save a bit more money for the gimble head and lenscoat too.

But if you're interested in cancelling the order you currently have I have been in contact with a few places that have them in stock.

Park cameras in west sussex have a few
Mifsuds in south Devon have 1
and Castle cameras in  Bournemouth have some.

Warehouse express and Jessops dont have any and dont have a clue when they might get any.

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Re: Canon 500 availability ?
« Reply #55 on: October 08, 2012, 09:09:27 PM »
fumfie.com messaged me on twitter and said they had some in

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Re: Canon 500 availability ?
« Reply #56 on: October 18, 2012, 08:17:58 AM »
Just collected mine thismorning and loving it already, can't believe how light it is!

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Re: Canon 500 availability ?
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