...it figures. Just got set to pull the trigger on a D300. I have an event to do July 29.
What to do? I see Adorama is taking orders but, I see no delivery times. This has me going crazy. Anyone have a clue about possible delivery dates? I know with Nikon this is difficult but, man, I have GOT to know!
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Just get the D300 now and when the D700 comes out just pick that one up. I only say this so it will make me feel better, that is since I bought the D300 two weeks ago.
Actually I think there are good things about both bodies and if I can figure out how I may carry both the D300 and D700, course with no glass if I get the D700 but oh well. So when is the D4 coming out?
I ordered my Pentax K20D (now sold but no fault on the part of the camera) from Amazon and they showed a delivery date well past everyone else.
B&H got it in, I cancelled my order with Amazon, paid $50 for overnight shipping and two days later, Amazon had it in stock. As a prime member, next day shipping is $3.99 so that hurt a little.
I do not know why they're conservative on their delivery estimates but they are HUGE and I expect them, worst case scenario, to have my D700 within a few days of the major camera vendors. If not, I'll pony up for the extra postage again, assuming I can find one somewhere.
Until then, I am "limping by" with my D300! FX/DX...here I come!
Nikon has claimed they will ship the D700 bodies out to dealers beginning on the 25th of July (Friday) of next week. I am certainly hoping this sticks. My dealer said his rep called them to confirm last Thursday they were on track to stick to that date, and will be sending them out to them 2nd day air. So if all goes well I'll have mine Tuesday afternoon the 29th of July......I hope....
In the UK the online site - jessops.co.uk are advertising the D700 as being available in 6 days so that makes it the same as you have already mentioned above e.g. the 25th July. They are a very reliable company here.