I ordered 6am exactly when the preorders started and got it the 26th. I anticipated massive shortages. I am about to use my new child tonight.Same here, in Canada. But there was no gift this time (512G CF card, CF reader and a spare battery were offered for purchasing a 1Dx3).
On another thread, someone posted that the ordered from B&H at 8:45 ET and theirs shipped the day before Thanksgiving. At this point, unfortunately I suspect you will have to wait for the next allotment, which may be a while.Ordered my September 14th at 10am ET from B&H, no shipment notice yet.
Why, do you anticipate that the R3 will not be good enough to keep?They'll be plenty of R3 returns when the unsponsored YouTubers return theirs just before the return window closes. We will then have a second round of R3 videos entitled 'Why I returned my R3' that will also be complete nonsense.
I don’t, I think half the people making YouTube videos simply preorder whatever product is hot, R3, A1, M1 MacBook Pro etc etc, they make an unboxing video, then they make a ‘living with it for two weeks’ video, then they make a ‘why I sent it back’ video. Meanwhile owning it costs nothing because they can send it back for free, they can then move on to ‘purchasing’ the next hot product.Why, do you anticipate that the R3 will not be good enough to keep?
That's what I hear in Denmark as well: only one R3 camera per shop.Don't compare the American market and the European market. The dealers in France have received mostly only one R3 and they will not be delivered again until the beginning of next year.
France is not a small market for Canon but that's the way it is. I suppose for all European countries the situation is the same.
I don't know where you are based, but if you are in the US both the RF 100-500 mm and RF 400 mm f2.8 lens are in stock at amazon.com at of Sunday Dec 5th at 7 a.m.Sorry to say, but the problem is not to get "one R3" to play a little bit.
The thing of concern is, that you can not switch your equipment as planned. No 100-500, no 400/2.8, no 2nd, 3rd R3 is promptly available.
Working with fast EF telephoto lenses, EF Bodies and some RF available Lenses in operation together is nice, but not in a professionell way.
And at the End of 2022 when the next prof. R-Body will arrive, you have your early 2021-ordered then oldish equipment together. Maybe.
Lets see how fast Nikon can deliver. The race is on.
After 30 years with Canon I´m now open minded.
As I said before USA first and the rest of Europe when Canon has time to ship.I don't know where you are based, but if you are in the US both the RF 100-500 mm and RF 400 mm f2.8 lens are in stock at amazon.com at of Sunday Dec 5th at 7 a.m.