I think the people receiving emails were people that ordered through B&H.I thought everyone received an email a while back (early-mid august) with an expected ship date. Mine originally said it was to ship on August 21st, and so now I expect it'll get pushed back at least week or so...
Received the grip today. Looks like next item is the lens.
Still waiting for the body and the adapter ring.
Side note, that 28-70 is a brick! I'm a big dude, and I figured the size would be no issue, but seeing it by itself in person I've got my concerns.. Now since I don't have the camera yet, I have not been able to check it all together, but that is one solid piece of glass! It'll surprise you when you open the box! But i'm extremely excited to get a body attached to it, and take some gorgeous shots!
Actually I looked at that. I have a 5D IV and the EF 24-70 2.8 and that combo is a little heavier than the R5 and the RF 24-70 2.8. Eventually I will get the RF 70-200 2.8. With the R5 that combo is close to a pound less than the EF version with the 5D IV.
What version of the firmware came installed? I'm curious to see if they're holding things up to update the firmware.