New Sony 70-200 f/2.8 GM mark II

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Reynolds

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Sorry to hear that. It is a superb lens.

I found mine in stock at my local dealer. Maybe ring a few to see if someone has one? Someone a few posts up found one in stock, so I’m not the only one.
Yes…call around some smaller shops. Clearly there are a few around.
 

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Ordered mine in early Dec and BH is now saying it won't ship until May 2022
The local store still does not have a status on mine. I've only been on the list since mid-December. I missed the first shipment they got. Bad timing on my part. The 70-200 GM is my favorite zoom to use in this Willamette Valley weather.
 

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Reading all the posts here, makes me think two things; or the demand in the European market is not so great or the same market gets more lenses. Same goes for Australia. I got my lense quite fast. And am impressed by it, non the less.
 

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My theory is that Australia gets an early shipment because that single shipment can fill pre-orders and put a few on the shelves. Same size shipment to the US would vanish without trace leaving plaintive cries of “where’s mine???”

Theory. Not verified. Not fact. But something I hope continue!
 

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My theory is that Australia gets an early shipment because that single shipment can fill pre-orders and put a few on the shelves. Same size shipment to the US would vanish without trace leaving plaintive cries of “where’s mine???”

Theory. Not verified. Not fact. But something I hope continue!

Date of Order: October 20, 2021
Item: Heliopan 49mm RG 780 Infrared filter
Quantity: 1
Status: Order in Progress

Looks to me that it is a sign of how bad distribution of product is for the United States. Bad weather, lack of transport drivers, and lack of workers at the docks are a continuing problem for the US at this time.
 

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BH contacted me to tell me the Lens is arriving 4 months early...it's here tomorrow!!
See, sometimes there is good news. Mine was receiving my A7 M4 on Christmas Eve day and using it on Christmas. OK, now back to reality. :mad:
 
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