Share R5 delivery experience

Jul 8, 2020
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I order my Cameras July 9th at 10:22 am, I just spoke to Adorama and they are saying first week of November. Oh well .....
 
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monkeywizard

I'm New Here
Aug 26, 2020
24
7
My R5 status at B&H changed from back ordered to order in progress
Woot Woot!! Mine too!

Now, all we need is someone else that ordered from B&H & has received theirs to let us know how long it took to go from "order in progress" to when they got it (or at least shipped).
 
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richperson

EOS 90D
Sep 6, 2019
174
198
Woot Woot!! Mine too!

Now, all we need is someone else that ordered from B&H & has received theirs to let us know how long it took to go from "order in progress" to when they got it (or at least shipped).
My 10:33 got notice and charged this morning, and is on its way for delivery tomorrow. My 11:18 was charged, but still says "in progress".
 
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monkeywizard

I'm New Here
Aug 26, 2020
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7
My 10:33 got notice and charged this morning, and is on its way for delivery tomorrow. My 11:18 was charged, but still says "in progress".

Great Idea! I just checked my CC and it's charged too! so... maybe tomorrow, maybe Wednesday! either way, should be by Friday!!!!
 

Bdbtoys

EOS 90D
CR Pro
Jul 16, 2020
184
128
I think it depends a lot on your size. I have carried it around in a sling pack many times. I would be hesitant to do that with an EF 200mm f/2, which is massive, but the RF 28-70 to me is only marginally larger than the RF 85mm 1.2, which I also like. I can see how it would be too big for smaller people, but for me (6', 200) the only issue is if I need more space in my pack.
I think I'm right at a threshold... however it's the diameter combined with the weight that went over for me. And I really needed a walkaround zoom with that range... so for me it's more like the mallet when I really just needed a hammer.
 

AlanF

Hands. Face. Space.
CR Pro
Aug 16, 2012
7,349
7,162
Mine arrived within two days of ordering, put the old 100-400mm II + 1.4xTC on it, and by a stroke of luck shot a flying Migrant Hawker dragonfly. (another shot posted in the dragonfly thread). It focussed like a dream picking out the dragonfly against a very busy background, giving me one of my best shots ever. I now have to plough through the bird shots. This was just the test I wanted to do. This camera is a keeper. Do I need the 100-500mm with old faithful working so well?View attachment 192912
Did a little more testing and posted in https://www.canonrumors.com/forum/threads/r5-rf100-500-vs-d850-500-pf.39312/page-3
 

Quirkz

EOS RP
CR Pro
Oct 30, 2014
272
195
My 11:15 order shipped yesterday and arrived this morning... aaaand I'm our of town for the next couple days :D

Still, lucky they haven't been bought by scalpers using bots like the new nvidia GPU's that came out last week.
 

rightslot

EOS M50
Aug 22, 2018
31
15
I think I'm right at a threshold... however it's the diameter combined with the weight that went over for me. And I really needed a walkaround zoom with that range... so for me it's more like the mallet when I really just needed a hammer.
VERY interesting discussion on the 28-70. Ordered it, then I began to be concerned with the size so before it was sent, I read, and read, and read--'till my eyes were RED. {This is all without a body to attach it to.} So after some more thought I changed to the 24-70. I have it and still NO BODY. But I believe I made a good decision. All-in-all these lenses just keep getting bigger. I stated in another post it's awful hard to cheat physics. I GUESS.
 
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sal7777

From EF to RF
Jul 16, 2020
28
26
38
Santa Monica
VERY interesting discussion on the 28-70. Ordered it, then I began to be concerned with the size so before it was sent, I read, and read, and read--'till my eyes were RED. {This is all without a body to attach it to.} So after some more thought I changed to the 24-70. I have it and still NO BODY. But I believe I made a good decision. All-in-all these lenses just keep getting bigger. I stated in another post it's awful hard to cheat physics. I GUESS.
In my opinion, the difference in weight between the 28-70 and 24-70 becomes a secondary factor to the importance of gaining an extra stop in speed.
If you are not going to be shooting in environments that demand that extra speed, then the 24-70 was the right choice for your needs.
If you’re shooting events (primarily in low-light), for example, that extra stop becomes imperative.
I hope you get your R5 soon and do some tests with the setup and post some pics on here
 
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Bdbtoys

EOS 90D
CR Pro
Jul 16, 2020
184
128
In my opinion, the difference in weight between the 28-70 and 24-70 becomes a secondary factor to the importance of gaining an extra stop in speed.
If you are not going to be shooting in environments that demand that extra speed, then the 24-70 was the right choice for your needs.
If you’re shooting events (primarily in low-light), for example, that extra stop becomes imperative.
I hope you get your R5 soon and do some tests with the setup and post some pics on here
Yes, everyone has their own needs.

I thought the 28-70 was for me, and I was proven wrong... by using it. Since I don't shoot in those situations that would require that lens often, I can fall back on the prime. However the size/weight/handing was the major factor because my use case was for a walk around lens (that I can go with the 24-70 for size/weight/IS/Extra Focal Length). For me this lens would have sit in a bag more than on the camera (which would have been a shame). If it wasn't for the size/weight I would have kept it... or if I had a use case (i.e. if I did weddings) for the extra stop in a zoom, I might have considered keeping it.
 

sal7777

From EF to RF
Jul 16, 2020
28
26
38
Santa Monica
Yes, everyone has their own needs.

I thought the 28-70 was for me, and I was proven wrong... by using it. Since I don't shoot in those situations that would require that lens often, I can fall back on the prime. However the size/weight/handing was the major factor because my use case was for a walk around lens (that I can go with the 24-70 for size/weight/IS/Extra Focal Length). For me this lens would have sit in a bag more than on the camera (which would have been a shame). If it wasn't for the size/weight I would have kept it... or if I had a use case (i.e. if I did weddings) for the extra stop in a zoom, I might have considered keeping it.
Agreed. Either way, happy shooting with your 24-70 and new photo gear. :)
 

tpatana

EOS 5D Mark IV
Nov 1, 2012
1,540
265
It's win-win to give customer options. Each person can get the lens that fits they shooting the best.

For my use I see the extra stop being worth the extra weight, and losing the 24-28mm on wide end is not hurting too much.
 
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richperson

EOS 90D
Sep 6, 2019
174
198
My general rule is that I try not to duplicate focal length with a one stop difference. So, I like my 24-105mm f/4 and 28-70mm f/2. One stop doesn't usually make a huge difference in what I shoot, but two often does.
 

amazin

I'm New Here
Nov 3, 2012
22
3
40
Saint-Léonard de Noblat, France
I'm in France, i ordered from photo-denfert.com
The offer has ended it was only for preorder.
If someone orders now they "only" give 5 years warranty, no extra battery.
I also fill in the form on canon cps website to get a free ef to rf adapter (even if i dont have ef lenses anymore).