70-200 f2.8 S listed on Amazon for 31 May release

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maljo@inreach.com Veteran Member • Posts: 7,966
70-200 f2.8 S listed on Amazon for 31 May release
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Progress.

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Eddy Philippe
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Re: 70-200 f2.8 S listed on Amazon for 31 May release
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maljo@inreach.com wrote:

Progress.

maljo

So is the nikkor z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 vr ! Yay!

hollygolitely Junior Member • Posts: 45
Re: 70-200 f2.8 S listed on Amazon for 31 May release
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Id like that to be true but I’m not holding my breath

Eddy Philippe
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Re: 70-200 f2.8 S listed on Amazon for 31 May release

hollygolitely wrote:

Id like that to be true but I’m not holding my breath

Me neither! I checked the B&H and Adorama websites, and as of this morning, there are no availability dates listed for both zooms.

Ellis Vener
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Re: 70-200 f2.8 S listed on Amazon for 31 May release

Eddy Philippe wrote:

hollygolitely wrote:

Id like that to be true but I’m not holding my breath

Me neither! I checked the B&H and Adorama websites, and as of this morning, there are no availability dates listed for both zooms.

Neither Adorama or B&H are going to update their website between about 3pm on Fridays and sunset on Saturdays.

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Eddy Philippe
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Re: 70-200 f2.8 S listed on Amazon for 31 May release

Ellis Vener wrote:

Eddy Philippe wrote:

hollygolitely wrote:

Id like that to be true but I’m not holding my breath

Me neither! I checked the B&H and Adorama websites, and as of this morning, there are no availability dates listed for both zooms.

Neither Adorama or B&H are going to update their website between about 3pm on Fridays and sunset on Saturdays

Ah yes! Shabbat! I forgot!

OP maljo@inreach.com Veteran Member • Posts: 7,966
My want list: 70-200 f2.8 S and 105 micro S
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Otherwise I'm happy with the lenses we have so far.

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TITCHY Senior Member • Posts: 1,322
Re: My want list: 70-200 f2.8 S and 105 micro S
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just got an email , confirming 31st May shipping date.

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Eddy Philippe
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Re: My want list: 70-200 f2.8 S and 105 micro S

TITCHY wrote:

just got an email , confirming 31st May shipping date.

Awesome! May I ask from which dealer?

briantilley
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Re: My want list: 70-200 f2.8 S and 105 micro S

TITCHY wrote:

just got an email , confirming 31st May shipping date.

That's good news!  I have a pre-order at Grays of Westminster, and I see you're in the UK too

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Rich Rosen Senior Member • Posts: 2,951
Re: 70-200 f2.8 S listed on Amazon for 31 May release

I haven't ordered one yet. Probably will, but sheltering in place has really put a kabash on my photography; a good percentage of which is sports. I don't foresee getting one before October, if they are even available.

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akmtshun Junior Member • Posts: 30
Re: 70-200 f2.8 S listed on Amazon for 31 May release

I had read a piece of news (https://www.nikkei.com/nkd/industry/article/?DisplayType=1&n_m_code=033&ng=DGXMZO58125520W0A410C2X20000) before reporting that the reason for the delay is that Nikon was unable to send technicians to Thailand, where lenses are manufactured, due to the spread of the virus inflection.

I really hope that that piece of news is speculation (although, it is true that the influence is spreading to supply of parts and shipping logistics) and Amazon US will start shipping from 31 May 2020.

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Patrick McMahon
Patrick McMahon Senior Member • Posts: 1,407
Re: 70-200 f2.8 S listed on Amazon for 31 May release

Gotta say, with the cancellation of kids sports and the equivalent size to my VR2... I made the right move cancelling my order.

wonder what demand will be like.

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RicClarke Regular Member • Posts: 128
Re: 70-200 f2.8 S listed on Amazon for 31 May release

Amazon now has a release date of 30 June so maybe they were guessing before and are guessing now  

Mackiesback
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Re: 70-200 f2.8 S listed on Amazon for 31 May release

RicClarke wrote:

Amazon now has a release date of 30 June so maybe they were guessing before and are guessing now

As a supplier of product to Amazon, I can tell everybody to never trust their estimated ship dates. They change often, and often reflect Amazon's ability internally to stock and ship the item.  I have often had new releases in hand ready to ship and their site would be claiming 2 months wait time.

All of which makes me think is that they hold off on an inventory position until they see how well an item sells through the marketplace vendors first.

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astirusty Senior Member • Posts: 1,226
Re: 70-200 f2.8 S listed on Amazon for 31 May release

Still no official word from Nikon.  Thus, re-delay may yet surpass 6-months.

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