Share R5 delivery experience

Bdbtoys

EOS 90D
CR Pro
Jul 16, 2020
126
90
I've seen that happen before on high demand items @ BB... I think it's because people are playing the cart game. May want to keep trying... as it might go thru.

I actually preordered from there and got the camera within a week or 2 after release.
 

Bdbtoys

EOS 90D
CR Pro
Jul 16, 2020
126
90
Also... out of coincidence, I had a non-camera item I just tried to preorder and it saying 'oops this is out of stock' when trying to checkout... so something might be going on w/ the site.
 
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arthurbikemad

EOS RP
Jul 19, 2015
503
118
UK
Cancelled my on going UK pre order, no dates, nothing, looked like Nov, so placed a new order for an import from Japan, here Friday.
 

tpatana

EOS 5D Mark IV
Nov 1, 2012
1,510
242
Btw., does R5 complain about 3rd party batteries? I'm thinking getting 2-3 spare batteries so difference could be $100+
 

vjlex

EOS R5
Oct 15, 2011
388
289
Osaka, Japan
Well I guess that's some progress:

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Getting closer. I missed the call to verify my R5 order. :cry: They were closed by the time I could return the call. I'll try them again first thing in the morning. Hopefully this means big things are about to start happening. Maybe they'll give you the battery that I had in my order. I cancelled my battery and control ring because I was able to get them locally.
 

tpatana

EOS 5D Mark IV
Nov 1, 2012
1,510
242
Getting closer. I missed the call to verify my R5 order. :cry: They were closed by the time I could return the call. I'll try them again first thing in the morning. Hopefully this means big things are about to start happening. Maybe they'll give you the battery that I had in my order. I cancelled my battery and control ring because I was able to get them locally.
Well, also my control ring adapter (refurb) from Canon:

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amazin

I'm New Here
Nov 3, 2012
22
3
40
Saint-Léonard de Noblat, France
Just a quick update of my experience here in France. This morning i visited one of the few stores who got a R5 for demo (preordered one without ever trying an EVF, so i wanted to try the R5 one and i'm 100% satisfied with it).
They told me they should have stocks by the end of september. So only a couple of weeks to wait.
 

vjlex

EOS R5
Oct 15, 2011
388
289
Osaka, Japan
For anyone still waiting, there's a $200 off promo code for R5 body only from B&H. Just called and got mine applied to my backorder. I don't want to post it here publicly, but you can send me a private message if you're interested. Or go to canonpricewatch(dot)com and sign up for the newsletter.

UPDATE: Deal expired
 
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monkeywizard

I'm New Here
Aug 26, 2020
19
4
Anyone got recommendations on CF Express Cards and Readers?
I just ordered this one.. Compact, solid reviews.. not too expensive.

 
Oct 9, 2014
3
0
I just ordered this one.. Compact, solid reviews.. not too expensive.

I got that one and a CF Express card 2-3 weeks ago in anticipation of eventually getting an R5. I have only been able to test it out by transferring files between it and my computer, but seems to be a good choice. I like that it comes with two different USB cables.
 

vjlex

EOS R5
Oct 15, 2011
388
289
Osaka, Japan
What do you mean you missed the call? Do they cancel your order if you don't answer?
No, they don't cancel it, they just put it on hold until they can contact you. It seems that B&H will call the buyer to verify the order in cases of large purchases for fraud prevention purposes. I wasn't able to call them back during store hours, so I had to wait till they opened the next day.
 
Sep 4, 2020
8
4
No, they don't cancel it, they just put it on hold until they can contact you. It seems that B&H will call the buyer to verify the order in cases of large purchases for fraud prevention purposes. I wasn't able to call them back during store hours, so I had to wait till they opened the next day.
I spoke to Adorama on Tuesday and they told me next week my R5 was getting shipped out. I ordered August 20th.
 
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