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arbitrage wrote:
FWIW, Amazon Canada now lists the Z8 to preorder and gives an estimated delivery to my location of May 31 - June 1. Probably means they are in the eastern warehouses. Someone in Ontario may want to check and see if the delivery estimate is even sooner. I'll check again tomorrow once it is the release date and see if the estimate changes and how many they list available to order. Amazon usually has pretty good inventory management when shipped directly from Amazon (as the Z8 is) so they must have more units than they have sold so far.

https://www.amazon.ca/Nikon-Z-8-Body-Only/dp/B0C4VV3GDS/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=nikon+z8&qid=1684962029&sr=8-2


And now on release day Amazon says Temporarily Unavailable, working on getting more, blah, blah, blah. I wonder what would have happened if I'd placed an order yesterday? Did they really have some to deliver by next week? Seems doubtful.



May 25, 2023 at 07:01 AM
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I just got emailed the payment instructions for my Z8 from Foto Koch so presumably I will be receiving one from the first batch here. Exciting!


May 25, 2023 at 07:56 AM
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p.3 #3 · p.3 #3 · Z8 Shipping Updates


Ordered from Nikon USA website at 5:42am PST on May 10, got notice this morning that it is in stock and being prepped for shipping. Between this and the 85mm 1.2, Nikon has been getting it right on release day lately :-).

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May 25, 2023 at 08:18 AM
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I ordered from B&H and it shipped out early this morning. The FedEx website says it will be delivered to me (in California) by mid-day tomorrow!



May 25, 2023 at 08:31 AM
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I ordered a Z8 this morning from unsold stock at an authorized dealer. So did a friend of mine who had ordered from nikon and cancelled that order. I don't know how long the inventory will last, but it sounds like most people who wanted one right now are getting one. When the next shipment comes after these are gone is anyone's guess...But I'm looking forward to seeing how the Z8 performs relative to my R5...


May 25, 2023 at 11:54 AM
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Next wave of shipments come in June


May 25, 2023 at 12:58 PM
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aisnikkor wrote:
Ordered from Nikon USA website at 5:42am PST on May 10, got notice this morning that it is in stock and being prepped for shipping. Between this and the 85mm 1.2, Nikon has been getting it right on release day lately :-).


LoL no one bought the 85mm 1.2 but some wedding and portrait photographers. Initial demand wasn't there.

Let's be real. Most people didn't pre order that lens as people on release day posted they walked in and was able to buy one of the shelf. They just got lucky on the 85mm f1.2



May 25, 2023 at 01:02 PM
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cohenfive wrote:
I ordered a Z8 this morning from unsold stock at an authorized dealer. So did a friend of mine who had ordered from nikon and cancelled that order. I don't know how long the inventory will last, but it sounds like most people who wanted one right now are getting one. When the next shipment comes after these are gone is anyone's guess...But I'm looking forward to seeing how the Z8 performs relative to my R5...


This just goes to show what I've been saying since the announcement. The Z8 demand will be nothing like the Z9 was. By 2 months you'll be able to walk in to a store and buy if the shelf...

Whelp, that happened in release day lol.



May 25, 2023 at 01:04 PM
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Got tracking from Adorama just now


May 25, 2023 at 01:09 PM
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Eric214 wrote:
This just goes to show what I've been saying since the announcement. The Z8 demand will be nothing like the Z9 was. By 2 months you'll be able to walk in to a store and buy if the shelf...

Whelp, that happened in release day lol.


I'll go out on a limb and say that you are ignoring the other side of demand.... supply. You can fill 3 times the Z9 demand in a day (much less 2 months) if you have the supply. If you have the demand and supply info for release day for both the Z8 and Z9, I'd be interested to see it.

I'm not saying you're wrong... just saying you don't know if you're right or wrong.



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Eric214 wrote:
This just goes to show what I've been saying since the announcement. The Z8 demand will be nothing like the Z9 was. By 2 months you'll be able to walk in to a store and buy if the shelf...

Whelp, that happened in release day lol.


The demand is much higher, but so is the supply.



May 25, 2023 at 01:41 PM
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Just picked up my Z8. Wonít have time to test her out until later tonight.


May 25, 2023 at 01:45 PM
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Actually the Z9 was released during a time in which supply chains were much more constrained than they are today.

Eric214 wrote:
This just goes to show what I've been saying since the announcement. The Z8 demand will be nothing like the Z9 was. By 2 months you'll be able to walk in to a store and buy if the shelf...

Whelp, that happened in release day lol.




May 25, 2023 at 01:53 PM
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p.3 #14 · p.3 #14 · Z8 Shipping Updates


I received mine today evening.
Camera feels lightweight with a 40/2 on it.

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May 25, 2023 at 02:02 PM
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RobCD wrote:
I'll go out on a limb and say that you are ignoring the other side of demand.... supply. You can fill 3 times the Z9 demand in a day (much less 2 months) if you have the supply. If you have the demand and supply info for release day for both the Z8 and Z9, I'd be interested to see it.

I'm not saying you're wrong... just saying you don't know if you're right or wrong.


And like i said before, in order to have that much supply, Nikon would have had to have been producing the Z8 back in January or February. There is no way they are making 12k units per month like some have suggested.

Still that is doubtful so we shall see, bit people just waking in to stores today and buying without our ordering... No doubt means less demand

And no one knows if they are right or working which again is why i said that if you're regularly walking into a store in 2 months and can just buy a Z8, that will tell you all about the lack of demand



May 25, 2023 at 03:20 PM
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maverick777 wrote:
The demand is much higher, but so is the supply.


LoL you have no idea and the evidence is more to the fact that demand is less not more



May 25, 2023 at 03:22 PM
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robert_in_ca wrote:
Actually the Z9 was released during a time in which supply chains were much more constrained than they are today.



The supply chain is still closer to 2020/2031 than it is to bring normal. But there is still the the limitation of the factory and number of workers.

Nikon stayed they could increase the production of the Z9 of never to more than the 3500 a month it said it could produce but ain't more working and expanding the facility, annoying that it wasn't the supply chain issues at the biggest issue



May 25, 2023 at 03:26 PM
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Eric214 wrote:
LoL no one bought the 85mm 1.2 but some wedding and portrait photographers. Initial demand wasn't there.

Let's be real. Most people didn't pre order that lens as people on release day posted they walked in and was able to buy one of the shelf. They just got lucky on the 85mm f1.2


My point of reference on this one is/was the 800 PF. Nikon did far better with the 85 than they did with the 800, and I I would imagine they will sell far more of the 85 1.2S in the long run.

From reports Iím seeing they got a big number of Z8ís in the pipeline. Regardless of the reasoning, itís a nice turn for them to a better way of doing businessÖ



May 25, 2023 at 03:46 PM
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Eric214 wrote:
The supply chain is still closer to 2020/2031 than it is to bring normal. But there is still the the limitation of the factory and number of workers.

Nikon stayed they could increase the production of the Z9 of never to more than the 3500 a month it said it could produce but ain't more working and expanding the facility, annoying that it wasn't the supply chain issues at the biggest issue


Didnít Nikon itself say in a recent financial earnings report that supply chain issues had resolved?

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May 25, 2023 at 06:50 PM
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Eric214 wrote:
And like i said before, in order to have that much supply, Nikon would have had to have been producing the Z8 back in January or February. There is no way they are making 12k units per month like some have suggested.

Still that is doubtful so we shall see, bit people just waking in to stores today and buying without our ordering... No doubt means less demand

And no one knows if they are right or working which again is why i said that if you're regularly walking into a store in 2 months and can just buy a Z8, that
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I think you may be jumping to conclusions on demand. We just don't have access to the information to know the demand side.

On the supply side we do have some information. The supply of Z8 is very much higher than a normal release has. We do know that the Z8 release was delayed for Months due to a supply problem for a particular part. The Nikon factory in Thailand continued to build Z8 units during this time, and built up a very large inventory of almost done cameras. Now that this part started being delivered in volume Nikon is able to complete these units at a very fast pace. This continues for now, and for the next who knows how many delivery batches going forward. I was aware of this inventory build up more than 3 Months ago. So, it has been going on longer than that. I think it is entirely possible for Nikon Thailand to finish a large number of units a Month for a period of time under these circumstances.

What the actual demand is is unknown, what the inventory and production capacity are is known to larger than usual. Again, I think it unwise to use current availability to estimate demand.



May 25, 2023 at 07:14 PM
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