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Wife ordered the 500mm II from B&H on Sunday May 27th and got the e mail today at 10:06am that it has been filled and shipped! YEA!! FYI... There is one on Amazon in stock NOW GONE..

Now just have to wait for my 600mm II order to be filled. Happy fourth indeed.....
Patrick

*Update*....Got a email this morning at 6:45am that B&H has filled my order for the 600mm II. I preordered May 25th in the morning. Just when I was thinking, what about me?

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Jul 04, 2012 at 11:15 PM
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Congrats! The 500II sounds like a great lens. I will wait a little longer hoping the price comes down a bit.
Post some pictures.
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Jul 04, 2012 at 11:23 PM
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And thanks Fred for posting up the "Pre-Order" post for B&H. We would have missed it and been further down the list.
Patrick



Jul 04, 2012 at 11:31 PM
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Dear Fred,

I know what you mean, thought the same thing when I bought my 800 for $10,800. In retrospect I'm happy I jumped when I did!

JW



Jul 04, 2012 at 11:44 PM
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JWilsonphoto wrote:
Dear Fred,

I know what you mean, thought the same thing when I bought my 800 for $10,800. In retrospect I'm happy I jumped when I did!

JW


Yes, my resistance is futile but then I can always say that I tried.



Jul 05, 2012 at 12:02 AM
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If we had that magic 8 ball that would tell us when and IF the price would go down would be great. Did the 800mm ever go down in price after release BUT it sure did go up!
Patrick



Jul 05, 2012 at 03:14 PM
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B&H just shipped 600 II to me as well - cheers!


Jul 05, 2012 at 03:31 PM
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My 500 4.0L II is on the road from B&H.


Jul 05, 2012 at 03:42 PM
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I ordered my 600II in February and have yet to see it. I didn't order from BH as I do for most L lenses as I save around $2000 buying in Canada for the super telephotos. Oh well, $2000 is worth the wait.


Jul 05, 2012 at 03:46 PM
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My 600 just shipped from B&H today. Can't wait to use it!

The MSRP difference between US and Canada is tempting and a bit strange given that the currencies are trading almost 1 to 1 and the trend that things have usually been cheaper in the South. My guess is it is not going to last that way.

Has anyone actually received a lens at those prices in Canada yet?



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Peter (PetKal) has got the 500II at those prices. Well actually lower as he and I are CPS gold so we get another discount even on the price listed at Camera Canada. Also the CR guy has got both at Canadian prices (I'm sure at CPS also)

My price for the 600II when it shows up with CPS pricing is going to be $10,700.



Jul 05, 2012 at 04:22 PM
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arbitrage, are you canadian cps members limited to the number of lenses you can buy at those discounts or can you buy more than one...


Jul 05, 2012 at 04:31 PM
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arbitrage wrote:
Peter (PetKal) has got the 500II at those prices. Well actually lower as he and I are CPS gold so we get another discount even on the price listed at Camera Canada. Also the CR guy has got both at Canadian prices (I'm sure at CPS also)

My price for the 600II when it shows up with CPS pricing is going to be $10,700.


that's a very good deal, I hope you can get one at that price.

It's interesting Canon has no discount or priority for CPS members in the US.



Jul 05, 2012 at 05:22 PM
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Yes, but the requirement to be a CPS Gold member is more rigorous north of the border. I remembered Geoff (arbitrage) was waiting for months to get his approved....


Jul 05, 2012 at 09:26 PM
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AGeoJO wrote:
Yes, but the requirement to be a CPS Gold member is more rigorous north of the border. I remembered Geoff (arbitrage) was waiting for months to get his approved....


Well the requirements weren't all that rigorous at all. You just had to own a bunch of gear. It did take forever but that was just the whole system being slow plus and IT problem that delayed it by a month. But I think the Gold requirements were to own 2 bodies 40D or better and 2 or 3 L lenses. $100 per year. Great value. I finally have my membership number but my card and welcome gift is still in the mail. I am surprised that they have a discount when no other countries seem to have one. The discount isn't even mentioned on the CPS website at all, it is like a hidden benefit that I only found out about on these forums.



Jul 05, 2012 at 09:41 PM
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Oh, OK, somehow I was under the impression that the requirement was more rigorous but it is not. The way it sounds it is approximately the same as the requirement down here. Too bad they did not adopt the same benefit in buying gear at a CPS discount over here.... .


Jul 05, 2012 at 09:46 PM
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Fred Miranda wrote:
Yes, my resistance is futile but then I can always say that I tried.


You owe it to us to buy one for a review. (trying to help you out here with that pesky conscience)



Jul 05, 2012 at 10:00 PM
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Canon Australia only give out CPS (Gold or Silver) to actual professional photographers, no matter how much gear you own. Not sure why this a country-by-country decision rather than have one set of guidelines.


Jul 05, 2012 at 10:28 PM
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mco_970 wrote:
You owe it to us to buy one for a review. (trying to help you out here with that pesky conscience)


When I get this lens, I am going to Africa!



Jul 05, 2012 at 10:36 PM
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Fred, if you are going to Tanzania and/or Kenya, I am afraid you may need a longer lens than the 500mm, even on a 1.3X body and a 1.4X TC and that's based on my personal first-hand experience. I am not sure about other countries though.


Jul 05, 2012 at 11:18 PM
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