Usually, they put in a test authorization, which is not actually a charge, but a confirmation that your card is good. Then, when they ship, they change the authorization to a actual charge. The same thing happens when you buy gas, the pump puts in a authorization for $75, but when you finish pumping, it charges the actual amount. That happens so quickly that you don't see it.I went with Samy's Camera for the tax free and 3% back. On the website it says that the card won't be charged until the item is shipped but my card was aleady charged?
The way 2020 is going please do not temp fateWell, I was going to say "you asked for it, you got it" but now it's "you asked for it, but you may not get it".(for a long time) When I saw the spec sheet, I knew this would explode in our faces. Most of us will now have to sit and watch all the YouTube reviews and have a melt down. Seriously, I am happy for Canon's success and patiently wait for that golden email- "you order has been shipped".
Short of an asteroid or comet smoking japan, we'll get through this.
Whelp. I pre-ordered the R5 kit at 5:05am on release morning. Hopefully most people just went for the body so my order won't be affected.
For everyone that didn't order early looks like if you wanted to it may be next year sometime before you get it.
I used to own the 85 f1.8 and it was just a hair better at OOF backgrounds than the 70-200 f 2.8. I sold the 85 as I did not like being that close to the subject for a head and shoulders portrait. The 70-200 allowed a a lot more flexibility and very narrow DOF at 100mm up to 200 mm when shooting at 3.5 (so I did not miss focus).The pre-orders for the extenders are not by me... Still disappointed the extenders do not work with the 70-200. R5 and 6 sound awesome though. Wondering how big the difference between 85 2 and 70-200 2.8 is for portraits (not accounting for the macro capabilities)...
The R5 has a lot more capability built in than almost any DSLR.I don't see the R5 as a legitimate successor of the 5D Mark IV, because it is not as DSLR and therefore should be a lot cheaper.
Sadly those high preorder numbers mean that the high price of that camera is okay. That makes a price drop unlikely for quite a while.
Noooooo. Don’t. Let them buy in droves and then dump their mint R5 bodies on a secondary market in pretty much unused condition But heavily discounted with a remainder of local Canon warranty.I guess I should join the bandwagon and start trashing the R5 all over the internet for overheating...so more people will cancel their preorders and I can get mine quicker. LOL jk
I've ordered a few cameras as a pre-order and never had a challenge getting the camera very early. This is the first time I've actually been worried about receiving mine in a timely fashion. My goal is to have it in my hands ready to be put to work before I leave for my next race in St. Louis later this month...it does seem unlikely. But it would also mean that Adobe would have to provide support for the new files as well before I could use it to deliver images during the event. Come on, Canon! Make my dreams come true!!
Not sure if things are the same in the UK as I've never pre ordered but I did this time. The retailer said I am 5th on the list and although that sounds OK, he has no idea how many units Canon will send them so whilst being 5th sounds OK they may only send 1 or 2 units. Hopefully not but the next few weeks are not going to be fun.I spoke with one of the big, direct retailers not named after an SA river and they still expect first shipments by the end of July, but they have no idea how many will be in that shipment. Moreover, they don't know when the next shipment will be made after that.
Even Canon says that it is the successor of the 5D.I don't see the R5 as a legitimate successor of the 5D Mark IV, because it is not as DSLR and therefore should be a lot cheaper.
LOL WTF.because it is not as DSLR and therefore should be a lot cheaper.
I’m glad I’m on the top of a list and should get one from the first shipment. As to investing in equipment, I see this as the perfect time. Get the camera, get to know it’s features, get it configured, do what photography I can given the current pandemic, and then be ready to get back to business once there’s either an effective treatment or vaccine available.We are in the middle of the pandemic and photographers are running out of cash. It is not the time for investing equipments. It is time for finding survive.