Getting back to the genesis of this post, is anyone out there actually getting their 600's that they have ordered delivered? Any insight as to why Canon is taking so long to get this lens to their customers. I have had mine ordered for some time now and am still waiting to get my hands on it...thanks for your replies!You noted that you have had yours ordered "for some time now" - how long? I have been waiting 2 and 1/2 months now and still no indication from either my dealer of Canon Canada when it is likely to arrive. Greatland, where are you and who did you order it from, not that it is the dealer's fault, but it is still his "problem". My new tripod and gimbal head should arrive in the next couple of days and I would really like to have my 600 II to test it out - obviously not yet .