RF 100mm Macro L - Anyone's shipped yet?

matthileo

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I preordered through B&H and it looks like it's backordered, but was supposed to start shipping today. Apparently Canon had them in stock on the official Canon USA site for a little while today.

Anyone who preordered have their charged / shipped yet? If so, where'd you order from?
 

Mt Spokane Photography

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I cancelled mine 2 days ago, I have not been using my existing EF 100mm L enough to justify the new one. Maybe later in the year, It will be different. There is a posted image in the forum taken with the lens so someone has one.
 

HenryL

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I ordered from B&H as well, early on the first day orders were opened, and no movement thus far.
 

canonmike

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Just an FYI update on pre-orders for the new RF 100 macro lens. Was supposed to start shipping y'day, July 8 and Canon's on line store showed small inventory on hand for sale, sold out within a few hours, I might add. I placed my pre-order on Jun 1, the first day you could do so with July 8 shown as anticipated ship date. Well, July 8 has come and gone with no B&H shipment notification, so again, we are looking at delays on getting our gear orders. Point is, a little patience is in order as you cannot rely on anticipated shipping dates in the marketplace, just yet.......I do find it a little undermining that the Canon store can sell a newly released lens when they haven't yet supplied their merchants with adequate inventory to cover pre-orders.
 
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ColorBlindBat

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FWIW, I pre-ordered from B&H on April 14th, and my copy hasn't shipped yet.

Hopefully soon...
 

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...I do find it a little undermining that the Canon store can sell a newly released lens when they haven't yet supplied their merchants with adequate inventory to cover pre-orders.

This has got to be really annoying to their best customers, like B&H and Adorama. Canon even stated in their last financial report that they were maximizing their profits by channeling more inventory to their own online stores. (Which means they get more $ per sale, since they don't have to share the profit with the retailer) If I were a retailer, I'd be raising hell with my sales rep, as you know the retailers represent a massively larger revenue stream for Canon than their own little online store.
 

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This has got to be really annoying to their best customers, like B&H and Adorama. Canon even stated in their last financial report that they were maximizing their profits by channeling more inventory to their own online stores. (Which means they get more $ per sale, since they don't have to share the profit with the retailer) If I were a retailer, I'd be raising hell with my sales rep, as you know the retailers represent a massively larger revenue stream for Canon than their own little online store.
I couldn't have said it better, unfocused. This ongoing policy has to be a real thorn in their loyal merchants' sides, as they bite their tongues, unable to procure Canon product(s) now showing for sale in Canon's own on line store. Not a problem, so much, with refurbs and seasoned inventory but a bit of an insult IMO to see newly released merchandise being sold there.
 
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This has got to be really annoying to their best customers, like B&H and Adorama. Canon even stated in their last financial report that they were maximizing their profits by channeling more inventory to their own online stores. (Which means they get more $ per sale, since they don't have to share the profit with the retailer) If I were a retailer, I'd be raising hell with my sales rep, as you know the retailers represent a massively larger revenue stream for Canon than their own little online store.
And OBTW you don't help the rep for your region by ordering online, either. Of course many people have no choice in the matter.
 

ColorBlindBat

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Although I do have the option of buying from a local B&M store, I would have to order and then wait even longer.
Which would you choose : - pay sales tax that can be avoided (but still paid to stay legal) by ordering from B&H using their PayBoo card.
Or slower delivery plus sales tax.
 

HenryL

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I checked my order status and it showed three days to add a protection plan if I wanted it.
Maybe it is going to ship soon (crossing my fingers).
Not to worry, the protection plan info will update when the item actually ships.
 

JohnC

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Showed up yesterday. Preordered from Canon.
 
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Although I do have the option of buying from a local B&M store, I would have to order and then wait even longer.
Which would you choose : - pay sales tax that can be avoided (but still paid to stay legal) by ordering from B&H using their PayBoo card.
Or slower delivery plus sales tax.
Why would ordering from a brick and mortar store take longer than ordering from B&H?
I don't think that has been the case for most of the people who have gotten their lenses so far.

I ordered from a store and received my lens today.
 

ColorBlindBat

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Why would ordering from a brick and mortar store take longer than ordering from B&H?
I don't think that has been the case for most of the people who have gotten their lenses so far.

I ordered from a store and received my lens today.
The only local B&M near me is Best Buy. Per CPW, Best Buy will have the RF 100L beginning around July 20th (I'm in the San Diego area) and those will go to their early preorders.

I ordered from B&H way back on April 14th. I would assume if I cancelled my order with B&H and then ordered from Best Buy, my delivery date would be way out there.

In addition, buying through B&H using their PayBoo card saves me the sales tax as B&H discounts the order by the tax amount and then pays it themselves. In my case, that is a savings of ~$128.
 

john1970

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I placed my name on a pre-order list at a local B&M store in December 2020 and received mine last week on the day of release. It is easier to decide that I do not want the lens and WCS for the B&M store the lens would go to the next person on their list.
 

FrenchFry

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The only local B&M near me is Best Buy. Per CPW, Best Buy will have the RF 100L beginning around July 20th (I'm in the San Diego area) and those will go to their early preorders.

I ordered from B&H way back on April 14th. I would assume if I cancelled my order with B&H and then ordered from Best Buy, my delivery date would be way out there.

In addition, buying through B&H using their PayBoo card saves me the sales tax as B&H discounts the order by the tax amount and then pays it themselves. In my case, that is a savings of ~$128.
I don't doubt the advantages of having B&H pay the sales tax, as long as you are not in a hurry to receive the item you have ordered from them.
I was simply pointing out that pre-ordering from a store can result in receiving the lens just as quickly as pre-orders placed at online retailers. That is provided that you get your order in early.
Comparing delivery dates of an order placed on April 14th with an order placed three months later would not be very fair. Nonetheless, given the extremely large volume of orders placed at B&H, it may still be possible to find the lens elsewhere faster. This would not resolve the sales tax concerns.
 

ColorBlindBat

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I don't doubt the advantages of having B&H pay the sales tax, as long as you are not in a hurry to receive the item you have ordered from them.
I was simply pointing out that pre-ordering from a store can result in receiving the lens just as quickly as pre-orders placed at online retailers. That is provided that you get your order in early.
Comparing delivery dates of an order placed on April 14th with an order placed three months later would not be very fair. Nonetheless, given the extremely large volume of orders placed at B&H, it may still be possible to find the lens elsewhere faster. This would not resolve the sales tax concerns.
I fully agree with your post. And as I'm a cheapskate, I'll wait for B&H.
 

lethiferous

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For those who ordered from BH like I did the moment it came up on 4/14. They didnt get the first shipment yet, CS said the 16th so who knows. AS for best buy on the 8th you could do store pick up for the 12th but obviously that's past and now sold out. The lens has shipped from places like bedfords etc.
 

JohnC

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The 15% cash back at Rakuten made it worth it to order direct from canon for me. I typically use B&H but you can’t argue with a deal like that.