7D Mark 2 Preorders "sound off"

BigAntTVProductions

Hey Fellow Canon Shooters
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anybody order there 7D Mark 2 kits yet and if so
when are u scheduled for your deliveries???

or do some of u rather go too any big camera stores and get them in hand rather then rely on FedEX Or UPS
slow shipping even with 1 day shipping options?

i ordered mine from a store in NJ called BEACH CAMERA on route 22 via amazon they had me promised me a oct 16th delivery via amazon's listing now it they telling me via Beach Camera its coming NOV 1-5th ugh i'm very disappointed i was hoping too get 1 earlier then others lol
but here the question i have for all of you SHOULD I WAIT FOR NOV 1-5th for my preorder or cancel my order go too B&H nyc store NOVEMBER 28th & trade in my gear and saving $$$ getting the 7D Mark 2 cheaper

basically should i wait for Beach Camera or go too B&H for better service and save $$$
 

2n10

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I ordered through Adorama. They had the Canon release date of Nov 28 when I ordered. I check a few days ago and now they say just November 2014.
 

Mt Spokane Photography

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If you ordered one the first day, it should arrive in the first batch. Amazon usually delivers a month or two after Adorama, but it seems to improve a little each year. I think Canon gives priority to real camera stores.

I pre ordered the original 7D, there was a lot of hype, but I already had a 5D MK II, and it was a big disappointment compared to the FF. I fully expect the same thing, lots of hype, but, in the end, its a crop camera sensor and limited by the area of the sensor.
 

candc

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I ordered one from camera Canada, spoke to them a few days ago and they said first run was shipping to them on nov 8th and they anticipate shipping to customers about the 15th.
 

SoullessPolack

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Mar 13, 2014
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Mt Spokane Photography said:
If you ordered one the first day, it should arrive in the first batch. Amazon usually delivers a month or two after Adorama, but it seems to improve a little each year. I think Canon gives priority to real camera stores.

I pre ordered the original 7D, there was a lot of hype, but I already had a 5D MK II, and it was a big disappointment compared to the FF. I fully expect the same thing, lots of hype, but, in the end, its a crop camera sensor and limited by the area of the sensor.
How is Amazon not a real camera store? They sell a ton of photography gear. In fact, they have more options than any local camera store in the Phoenix area. They may not quite have the selectivity of B&H or Adorama, but I guarantee you they are more of a camera store than the vast majority of camera stores (what you think of, at least) out there.
 

Aglet

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place my canadian pre-order within a couple days of it being announced and delivery expected mid November
 

Don Haines

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Jun 4, 2012
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All the big players are saying "around November 15", so I would not trust any earlier date....
 

whothafunk

EOS RP
Apr 17, 2013
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here you go

1 - http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=22757.0

2 - http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=22948.0
 

ScottyP

EOS 7D MK II
Feb 18, 2012
791
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BigAntTVProductions said:
anybody order there 7D Mark 2 kits yet and if so
when are u scheduled for your deliveries???

or do some of u rather go too any big camera stores and get them in hand rather then rely on FedEX Or UPS
slow shipping even with 1 day shipping options?

i ordered mine from a store in NJ called BEACH CAMERA on route 22 via amazon they had me promised me a oct 16th delivery via amazon's listing now it they telling me via Beach Camera its coming NOV 1-5th ugh i'm very disappointed i was hoping too get 1 earlier then others lol
but here the question i have for all of you SHOULD I WAIT FOR NOV 1-5th for my preorder or cancel my order go too B&H nyc store NOVEMBER 28th & trade in my gear and saving $$$ getting the 7D Mark 2 cheaper

basically should i wait for Beach Camera or go too B&H for better service and save $$$
If you live outside New York, order online and they ship to you, there is no sales tax. Tax on an $1,800 camera would cost you over a hundred bucks.
 

Mt Spokane Photography

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SoullessPolack said:
Mt Spokane Photography said:
If you ordered one the first day, it should arrive in the first batch. Amazon usually delivers a month or two after Adorama, but it seems to improve a little each year. I think Canon gives priority to real camera stores.

I pre ordered the original 7D, there was a lot of hype, but I already had a 5D MK II, and it was a big disappointment compared to the FF. I fully expect the same thing, lots of hype, but, in the end, its a crop camera sensor and limited by the area of the sensor.
How is Amazon not a real camera store? They sell a ton of photography gear. In fact, they have more options than any local camera store in the Phoenix area. They may not quite have the selectivity of B&H or Adorama, but I guarantee you they are more of a camera store than the vast majority of camera stores (what you think of, at least) out there.
To me, a real camera store has at least one pro or knowledgeable person that can answer questions, demonstrate a camera, and intelligently discuss your needs. Even Best Buy has some help that knows what they are doing. Amazon, Costco, Walmart, Sams, and the like just push merchandise out the door. They are not Camera stores, they do not hire photographers.

The point is that just because Home Depot sells a zillion toilets, for example, they are not a plumbing store, they often stock the wrong parts for the job because the store buyers just buy what the manufacturers sell them for the lowest price. I had to redo my water well system recently, and went to Home Depot to get a pressure switch and a pressure relief valve. In their well section, they stock this stuff, the wrong type of pressure switch, and a pressure relief valve intended for air compressors, not water systems. Its dangerous when they sell you a 250 psi relief valve when it should be 75 psi, sometimes 100 psi. The wrong one could cause a disaster.

You might read this thread about the 5D MK III's and Amazon pre-orders, its a story repeated for each pro or semi pro new model.

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=3808.msg94958;topicseen#msg94958
 

BigAntTVProductions

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Don Haines said:
All the big players are saying "around November 15", so I would not trust any earlier date....
WHO ARE THE BIG PLAYERS?? are u referring too B&H and Adorama?
well im trying too get this camera in HAND AD FAST AS POSSIBLE without relying on FEDEX AND UPS and there super slow "even with 1 day or overnight shipping options" i feel more comfy goin too B&H and getting mine ADORAMA NO OFFENSE DEY SEEM hella slow at getting the newest cameras and there store is super small :(
 

BigAntTVProductions

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Oct 13, 2014
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ScottyP said:
BigAntTVProductions said:
anybody order there 7D Mark 2 kits yet and if so
when are u scheduled for your deliveries???

or do some of u rather go too any big camera stores and get them in hand rather then rely on FedEX Or UPS
slow shipping even with 1 day shipping options?

i ordered mine from a store in NJ called BEACH CAMERA on route 22 via amazon they had me promised me a oct 16th delivery via amazon's listing now it they telling me via Beach Camera its coming NOV 1-5th ugh i'm very disappointed i was hoping too get 1 earlier then others lol
but here the question i have for all of you SHOULD I WAIT FOR NOV 1-5th for my preorder or cancel my order go too B&H nyc store NOVEMBER 28th & trade in my gear and saving $$$ getting the 7D Mark 2 cheaper

basically should i wait for Beach Camera or go too B&H for better service and save $$$

YOUR RIGHT MAYBE I SHOULD GIVE IT 2 WEEKS AND SEE IF ANYTHING CHANGES, I DID SUBSCRIBE TOO B&H IN STORE STOCK ALERT SO IF THEY GET THE CAMERA 1st then im canceling my amazon/beach camera order asap
If you live outside New York, order online and they ship to you, there is no sales tax. Tax on an $1,800 camera would cost you over a hundred bucks.
 

slclick

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SoullessPolack said:
Mt Spokane Photography said:
If you ordered one the first day, it should arrive in the first batch. Amazon usually delivers a month or two after Adorama, but it seems to improve a little each year. I think Canon gives priority to real camera stores.

I pre ordered the original 7D, there was a lot of hype, but I already had a 5D MK II, and it was a big disappointment compared to the FF. I fully expect the same thing, lots of hype, but, in the end, its a crop camera sensor and limited by the area of the sensor.
How is Amazon not a real camera store? They sell a ton of photography gear. In fact, they have more options than any local camera store in the Phoenix area. They may not quite have the selectivity of B&H or Adorama, but I guarantee you they are more of a camera store than the vast majority of camera stores (what you think of, at least) out there.
Amazon is a selling hub, calling it a camera store because they sell a lot of camera gear well, you also might as well call it a lingerie store. A deodorant store. A battery store etc etc. It's just Amazon and not a Canon Dealer.
 

cnardo

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May 17, 2012
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I pre-ordered and they said 27 Nov as the release date... That's Thanksgiving Day in USA. Preordered from a local camera store (Samy's) to keep some of $$$ in town lest we lose that like we did the Big Box Bookstores!
 

Mt Spokane Photography

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BigAntTVProductions said:
Don Haines said:
All the big players are saying "around November 15", so I would not trust any earlier date....
WHO ARE THE BIG PLAYERS?? are u referring too B&H and Adorama?
well im trying too get this camera in HAND AD FAST AS POSSIBLE without relying on FEDEX AND UPS and there super slow "even with 1 day or overnight shipping options" i feel more comfy goin too B&H and getting mine ADORAMA NO OFFENSE DEY SEEM hella slow at getting the newest cameras and there store is super small :(
Actually, Adorama got far more 5D MK III's early on than B&H. Canon was angry with B&H over some undisclosed offense and limited their shipments to B&H. Adorama had always delivered my new models in the first batch received from Canon. The cameras are shipped according to the time you place your order. If you ordered early, you should get one of the first batch to arrive. If you order now, it might be well after Christmas, or it might be sooner, it depends on the backlog. A small local dealer can often do better on delivery.

As far as taxes, they are owed according to the state you live in, not according to where you buy it. 1 day shipping is 1 day. However, it takes time for a dealer to process thousands of orders so they may not ship or make them available in 1 day.
 

Hjalmarg1

Photo Hobbyist
Oct 8, 2013
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I'd wait.
Particularly, I prefer not to buy from the first prodcution batch but to wait until demand settles down. I want to buy the 7D2 to complement my 5D3, particularly for sports and wildlife.
 

Mt Spokane Photography

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Hjalmarg1 said:
I'd wait.
Particularly, I prefer not to buy from the first prodcution batch but to wait until demand settles down. I want to buy the 7D2 to complement my 5D3, particularly for sports and wildlife.
There is definitely something to be said in favor of waiting. However, Canon builds up a huge inventory to match the pre-orders as much as possible. After that, cameras trickle in, and it can take months to get one if they turn out to be popular. The big demand for Christmas is not lost on Canon, they seem to make announcements of major new bodies timed for the holidays.
 

Tugela

EOS 6D MK II
Feb 12, 2014
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I doubt there will be massive demand. Unlike the original 7D, the new camera is not compelling enough for regular users to upgrade to. Most who buy it will be specialist photographers who do birds and such, and how many of those are out there? Not so many I suspect. Mid level users will likely be buying a 70D (or its successor, which probably will show up in 2015) while high end users will buy full frame cameras such as a 5D3 (or its successor, also probably arriving in 2015).

Personally, if I were in the market for a new camera and was determined that it be a Canon, I would wait for the 80D and see what they do with that, rather than buying a 7D2. I do plan to get a new camera in 2015, but at the moment it is looking like Panasonic or Sony (and perhaps Samsung) are the best options for my specs/price point.
 
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slclick said:
Amazon is a selling hub, calling it a camera store because they sell a lot of camera gear well, you also might as well call it a lingerie store. A deodorant store. A battery store etc etc. It's just Amazon and not a Canon Dealer.
http://www.usa.canon.com/app/pdf/dealer/CanonAuthorizedDealers.pdf

Shows Amazon.com on their list of Canon Authorized Dealers.