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D800 ship date Jan 2, 2013!

slip10

Madison, US
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slip10 Silver Member Nikonian since 09th Feb 2006
Tue 14-Feb-12 02:45 AM

I hope Amazon is just posting a placeholder. I checked my order for the D800 which I placed at around 6am cst on Feb 7 and it says the estimated ship date is Jan 2, 2013! Good thing I still love my D700!


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nurseman

Duabi, AE
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#1. "RE: D800 ship date Jan 2, 2013!" | In response to Reply # 0

nurseman Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Dec 2008
Tue 14-Feb-12 03:54 AM

Look on the bright side , if you put aside only $65 a week it will be paid for before it ships .


I got the same message with other pre orders that shipped on release day. I would not worry .

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nikonus

Southern California, US
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#2. "RE: D800 ship date Jan 2, 2013!" | In response to Reply # 0

nikonus Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 04th Feb 2007
Tue 14-Feb-12 10:49 AM | edited Tue 14-Feb-12 10:54 AM by nikonus

One B&H employee wrote in that there was no place holding . If you pre order 2 seconds after the email or two weeks later it's the same . Forget that happy feeling like you took number and you're at the head of the line .... or sleeping in front of the store till it opens ... No . B & H is showing March 22 shipment for a stock D800 ,

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Marmion4

Near Sacramento, US
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#3. "RE: D800 ship date Jan 2, 2013!" | In response to Reply # 2

Marmion4 Gold Member Nikonian since 21st Sep 2008
Tue 14-Feb-12 01:51 PM

I don't understand B & H no place holder.

I spoke with a B & H rep out on the West Coast on Sunday and he said the same thing--no way to know where you are in line...that makes no sense to me...is it lottery style?

Thinking of ordering with my local and beloved Ritz...

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slip10

Madison, US
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#4. "RE: D800 ship date Jan 2, 2013!" | In response to Reply # 0

slip10 Silver Member Nikonian since 09th Feb 2006
Tue 14-Feb-12 05:02 PM

All better. Nikonrumors says it's just an amazon error. Whew!

However, I do like the $65 a week lay-away plan and I am a little curious as to what order B&H will fulfill the pre-orders...

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nikonus

Southern California, US
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#5. "RE: D800 ship date Jan 2, 2013!" | In response to Reply # 4

nikonus Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 04th Feb 2007
Tue 14-Feb-12 06:47 PM

Must be one huge mailing when it comes in . No one is ahead in line .


I think they are testing the waters , If they reach their number / limit of pre-orders. This tells the manufacture to run 1 or 3 shifts . So it gives them a cushion to gauge demand / production .

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chroaz

Cave Creek, US
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chroaz Silver Member Nikonian since 26th Apr 2009
Tue 14-Feb-12 06:35 PM

Yup, got the same nessage! Can't wait, the anticipation is killing me !!

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holdenchicago

Chicago, US
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holdenchicago Registered since 30th Dec 2009
Tue 14-Feb-12 07:58 PM

I changed my shipping speed to 1-day and now it says March 21!

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chroaz

Cave Creek, US
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chroaz Silver Member Nikonian since 26th Apr 2009
Thu 16-Feb-12 05:51 PM

Yes, I just got this email from Amazon:


"Nikon D800 36.3 MP CMOS FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)"
Previous estimated arrival date: January 04, 2013 - January 08, 2013
New estimated arrival date: March 23, 2012 - March 27, 2012"

Chris

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shinoda

São Paulo, BR
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#9. "RE: D800 ship date Jan 2, 2013!" | In response to Reply # 8

shinoda Registered since 27th Feb 2012
Mon 27-Feb-12 07:49 PM

Hi guys,

I would like to ask you all this: How sure the D800 will be released on March 22nd in Paris ? Does anyone knows anything about that ?
The reason I'm asking this is because I live in Brazil and I'm planning a trip to Europe to get the camera.
Did Nikon always released cameras on the date estimated or not ?
Any sugestion on getting these cameras ( yes, I'll take two ! )in France or Germany, will be very appreciated.

Oh, and BTW, does anyone knows some good place to get them up there ? I know a few shops, but would like to check with you guys !

Thanks everybody.

Alessandro Shinoda
Photojournalist/documentary photographer
www.alessandroshinoda.com.br

briantilley

Paignton, UK
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#10. "RE: D800 ship date Jan 2, 2013!" | In response to Reply # 9

briantilley Gold Member Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003
Mon 27-Feb-12 08:20 PM

Welcome to Nikonians!

No-one here knows anything for sure about D800 availability. But - if I were to guess, I'd say that unless you are already high on a retailer's waiting list you will struggle to get one (let alone two) on the first day of release

Brian
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chroaz

Cave Creek, US
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#11. "RE: D800 ship date Jan 2, 2013!" | In response to Reply # 9

chroaz Silver Member Nikonian since 26th Apr 2009
Mon 27-Feb-12 08:41 PM

Alessandro - you might try getting one through FNAC in Paris. I think FNAC are in Brasil too.

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shinoda

São Paulo, BR
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#12. "RE: D800 ship date Jan 2, 2013!" | In response to Reply # 11

shinoda Registered since 27th Feb 2012
Mon 27-Feb-12 09:46 PM

Prices in Brazil are too high due to taxes. Here we pay at least twice the price you guys pay. I will check Fnac's price in Paris.

Thank you guys !

SuicidnS13

US
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SuicidnS13 Registered since 25th Feb 2012
Tue 28-Feb-12 04:17 AM

While at WPPI I got it out of one of the BH Photo sales reps that the waiting list is looooonnnggg. He event mentioned of a famous video producer preordering 25 d800's. Sounds like the next 5d mark II to me. I remember going into a camera store and watching some indie nerds picking them up ten at a time. I waited almost 6 months for my first 5d mark II and Canon has much more efficient factories than Nikon when it comes to mfg in large quantities. I mean why are D7000's always sold out? They should be able to keep up with supply and demand. I'm worried I'll be waiting another 3-6 months for my D800's which I preordered on day 1. What sucks for me is I'm switching from Canon so for now I will be stuck using both systems since I use video a lot.

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stve10

UK
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#14. "RE: D800 ship date Jan 2, 2013!" | In response to Reply # 13

stve10 Registered since 17th Feb 2012
Tue 28-Feb-12 11:58 AM

>Canon has much more efficient factories than Nikon when it comes to mfg
>in large quantities. I mean why are D7000's always sold out?
>They should be able to keep up with supply and demand. I'm
>worried I'll be waiting another 3-6 months for my D800's which
>I preordered on day 1. What sucks for me is I'm switching from
>Canon so for now I will be stuck using both systems since I
>use video a lot.

The D7000 is a great camera so the demand is high & having the Nikon factory in Thailand where they make it flooded for several months last year possibly caused problems with supply.

DaveO

US
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#15. "RE: D800 ship date Jan 2, 2013!" | In response to Reply # 9

DaveO Registered since 06th Sep 2008
Tue 28-Feb-12 03:27 PM | edited Tue 28-Feb-12 03:28 PM by DaveO

>Hi guys,
>
>I would like to ask you all this: How sure the D800 will be
>released on March 22nd in Paris ? Does anyone knows anything
>about that ?
>The reason I'm asking this is because I live in Brazil and I'm
>planning a trip to Europe to get the camera.
>Did Nikon always released cameras on the date estimated or not
>?
>Any sugestion on getting these cameras ( yes, I'll take two !
>)in France or Germany, will be very appreciated.
>
>Oh, and BTW, does anyone knows some good place to get them up
>there ? I know a few shops, but would like to check with you
>guys !
>
>Thanks everybody.
>
>Alessandro Shinoda

Unless you reserve one in your name, you may find them sold out when you get there.

DaveO

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shinoda

São Paulo, BR
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#16. "RE: D800 ship date Jan 2, 2013!" | In response to Reply # 15

shinoda Registered since 27th Feb 2012
Tue 28-Feb-12 03:56 PM

That's what I've thinking Dave. Pre-order the cameras and get them when they arrive.

Thank you.

nikonus

Southern California, US
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nikonus Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 04th Feb 2007
Thu 01-Mar-12 06:08 PM

B&H emailed today

Your pre-order has been backorderd . No date given

I'm a very patient guy ,,, ain't worried .

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shinoda

São Paulo, BR
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#18. "RE: D800 ship date Jan 2, 2013!" | In response to Reply # 17

shinoda Registered since 27th Feb 2012
Thu 01-Mar-12 06:12 PM

News that I don't want to hear...

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