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« on: November 13, 2008, 05:10 »
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well.. I have preordered this camera and they are always pushing the delivery date on it.  I am starting to get curious to when it actually is going to be in stock.

How about we post here if anyone actually see's that a store has them in stock.


« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2008, 06:06 »
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I saw it "in stock" in some online shops in Germany - you can check idealo.de portal, it's easy to navigate even not knowing German. I saw it in several shops at idealo a few days ago, but now I only see it in one shop. This is a direct link - http://www.idealo.de/preisvergleich/OffersOfProduct/1169959I-1-15_-eos-5d-mark-ii-canon.html?ts=1226561996762

« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2008, 06:11 »
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hmm.. don't think it is in those stores.  Either it says 'released on .. such and such a date' or the ones who first say they have it in stock, then say 'pre order' when you got to the camera page...

I am not sure any store has it yet... I hope canon is making a super stock pile of them :)

« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2008, 06:13 »
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ok.. found a little tid bit of info

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This is what is going to be happening with pre-orders and the first shipment of 5D Mark IIs.

Retailers have to prove there has been money exchanged from a customer for a pre-order.

1) Canon must receive a fax from the retailer proving money has been taken for the 5D Mark II. Sales receipts or whatever.

2) Once this has been done by retailers, then Canon will set the allocation as to which stores get what. No proof of preorder. No camera shipment.

3) Canon must receive this information by Friday, November 14, 2008 or no cameras for you.

4) This basically assures no one is getting the $2799 pricing.


[CanonRumors.com]

« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2008, 06:16 »
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and a little more

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2008 November

12th In an update to the UK Jessops info below, we're told by someone who pre-ordered one from them a few weeks ago, that after speaking to someone from Canon, they were expecting the camera in store on the 26th November.

Meanwhile Amazon.co.uk are saying:
"This item is due to be released on November 30, 2008."

...and Amazon.com are now saying:
"Usually ships within 1 to 3 weeks"

I've also heard from someone in Canada, who's dealer (Leo's, Vancouver ~$3100 BO) couldn't do anything about the price hike, but were including an 8GB Extreme CF card.
For a more complex version of what they think is happening in Canada, see the item at CR

Also in the UK, even play.com is saying Nov 30th (~2500 kit)
As to when new orders are likely to be shipped, dealers are a bit quiet on that one...

In Germany a dealer commented that Canon Germany had informed them that they will get 5 EOS 5D Mark II on Friday the 28th of November, even if they had preorderd 10. Also Mediamarkt (electronic store chain) said that a Canon representative has told them that they will get one 5D2 on the 28th of November.

In the US a 'local' dealer was told by Canon that they could only initially order 5 cameras.


[Northlight-images.co.uk]

« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2008, 06:16 »
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this isn't looking good.  1 to 5 cameras PER STORE  :-\  I am REALLY hoping to get this before Dec 13th ... not sure it will happen.

« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2008, 07:35 »
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bad news indeed!  :(

the price is very likely to increase and there seems to be a shortage of supply too.and by the time we could buy it  our MSG discounts coupons could expire too .

for me what is worse if I can't get the camera around xmas than I'd have to buy it from the uk and  they talk about a GBP 2500 price tag ,which is about usd 3700 and may be even more:(

« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2008, 10:04 »
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I found this site recommended in the DP review forum.  They have the 5D Mark II listed for 1,799.99.  It is out of stock and the price might go up but it is much cheaper than the other UK sites I have looked at.  Best to do some research, as I have never used this site.
http://www.rgb-tech.co.uk/product/1679

« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2008, 10:12 »
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The Canadian news is not good either.  I preodered 3 weeks ago, and I will be lucky if i see it before Christmas.

Henry's is the only store getting shipments the first time around.  With 400 preorders and only 1 shipment of an estimated 75 cameras, it doesn't look so good.

This is another debacle for Canon, their dealers and everyone.  Despite the off the charts demand, there is a reason Nikon is catching up.  You never really hear about this with their stuff.  But whatever, I guess thats the price you have to pay for sticking with one system

« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2008, 10:41 »
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hi

from Greece, No Cameras here yet, they told me might be by the end of November
They accept about 150 cameras in the first shippment but the preorders (mine incl) are a lot more.

about price...

seems quite steady start about 2350 euro in sept (body only) now they have prices for preorder between

2200 to 2300 euros

I'd like to learn how much is the prices in your countries (especialy EU)

Thanx
Bye

« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2008, 10:55 »
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I found this site recommended in the DP review forum.  They have the 5D Mark II listed for 1,799.99.  It is out of stock and the price might go up but it is much cheaper than the other UK sites I have looked at.  Best to do some research, as I have never used this site.
http://www.rgb-tech.co.uk/product/1679


Thank you very much for posting this. I will check that site and try to find out if it's a  reliable one,but here again the bad news is they say they could take no orders before feb 2009:( I don't think it'd be any different  on other retailers in the EU.

« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2008, 11:24 »
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perhaps canon found problems with noise on new sensor and delaying the sales because they are desperately trying to fix the problem! LOL!

so much talk about low noise on 50D, I bought one, and guess what, it has more noise than 40D and 400D even at ISO 100. Image quality is not bad, but far from low noise. Canon lied to us. Thed didnt make any improvement in terms of noise, at contrary they made it even worse. 15MP on this sensor is a bit too much.

« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2008, 12:37 »
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perhaps canon found problems with noise on new sensor and delaying the sales because they are desperately trying to fix the problem! LOL!

so much talk about low noise on 50D, I bought one, and guess what, it has more noise than 40D and 400D even at ISO 100. Image quality is not bad, but far from low noise. Canon lied to us. Thed didnt make any improvement in terms of noise, at contrary they made it even worse. 15MP on this sensor is a bit too much.

How can you say Canon lied to you?  If that was the case, there would be a class action lawsuit from every direction against Canon for false advertising and everything else regarding the product.  There were plenty of samples available from many sources, so its up to you as a consumer to have a look to see if you like (or accept) the quality of the product you are going to buy.  Don't blame Canon for a responsibility that rests on your shoulders.

As a sidenote:  Nikon cameras (from a Canon user) seem to be very good too.  However, the noise is nicely masked by the fact that they have huge amounts of NR done in camera JPEG to compensate making their photos look a bit plastic too.  There have been many questions regarding this.  What bothers me is that RAW files are not compares, its always in-camera JPEG production.  So people from the outside look and say:  OOOH it looks so clean.  Meanwhile, its not the power of the sensor thats awesome, its some stupid mathematical algorithm thats compensating.

As for Canon taking too long, there was a problem with the focus (if I can believe my rep) and they have held back until they can update the firmware so that the out of box camera doesn't have any immediate flaws.  Interesting? yes..  Surprising? no... mainly because the same sort of thing happened to the 50D

I'm just curious to see how well the autofocus will perform in sporting situations and wildlife shoots

hali

« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2008, 12:55 »
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it may be also due to the foreign exchange, with the currency going crazy like a roller coaster. remember the cameras are not being produced in the same country, so parts, maunfacture,etc.. can be affected by this market volatility.
so instead of increasing the price, and increasing again, and again, maybe it's easier to delay saying it's a technical flaw. 
just guessing, as usual. like every business and government agencies, we all are affected. no one knows .

« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2008, 20:28 »
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From what I remember from the mid september press release, Canon said the the 5D MKII would be available in late november.

So I think it is premature to talk about problems with the camera...

I remember when they launched the 40D, they used the same tactic by creating an artificial shortage so buyers put themselves on a waiting list (which I did!).

One month after the launch, the store where I bought it lowered the price by about 200$ !

So my bet is a top price from the end of november (with few cameras available per store to justify that top price) followed by a 2 - 300$ lowered price right after Xmas...

We'll see!
Claude


« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2008, 02:57 »
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I can make do with my 5D for at least another 6 months.  The exchange rate could make cameras more expensive but a global recession might make them slash prices after the initial sales burst.

hali

« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2008, 12:41 »
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I remember when they launched the 40D, they used the same tactic by creating an artificial shortage so buyers put themselves on a waiting list (which I did!).

One month after the launch, the store where I bought it lowered the price by about 200$ !

ah yes, the old "get them anxious" sale tactic. this , along with the other "better hurry, it's the last one in stock", must get a lot of impulse buyers into trouble. ;D   
also, i wonder how many cancelled their backorder when they heard the price change.

shank_ali

« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2008, 15:52 »
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anyone selling a 5D plz let me no.Tar

lisafx

« Reply #18 on: November 19, 2008, 16:25 »
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Thanks for the update.  I preordered at Amazon on Sept 18.  At this rate I wonder if the thing will arrive before Christmas. 

To be honest, I am tempted to cancel and wait until the Spring when prices are lower and bugs are worked out. 

I have never been a first adopter of any new gear in the past and now I see that I saved myself a lot of aggravation that way ;)

jsnover

« Reply #19 on: November 19, 2008, 17:46 »
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I didn't pre-order, figuring I could wait a few months for the initial supply problems and inevitable firmware upgrades to get worked out. It requires quite a bit of restraint as I didn't buy a 5D, so my excellent 20D is looking a bit prehistoric these days :)

If you had a trip coming up (as I think Leaf does) it might be different, but we're staying at home for Christmas this year, so waiting doesn't have any big drawbacks for me.

« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2008, 18:07 »
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yep i have a trip coming... ... very anxious to hopefully get the cam.  Otherwise I would be happy to wait until spring or some time

« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2008, 19:22 »
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I am hearing in Australia they may have worked out a deal with someone like GE Money to do a No Repayments for 3 years deal. So you can buy it, and as long as you pay the money back before 3 years, there will be no interest.

« Reply #22 on: November 19, 2008, 21:51 »
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Price just released in Australia. $3699AUD. Which is $2552USD on today's exchange rate.

« Reply #23 on: November 22, 2008, 03:36 »
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This might be useful for people buying in the UK.

http://www.camerapricebuster.co.uk/prod726.html

« Reply #24 on: November 22, 2008, 04:54 »
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I was in the store yesterday and asked about delivery times and they said the first week in December.... hmm.. here's hoping as it has already been pushed back a month from their original delivery date.


 

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