Canon 5D Mark II – Pre-Order and Availability Update (Part II)

Reports are flooding in from the stable of photographers that have pre-ordered the Canon 5D Mark II.  It seems that the consensus is many US retailers will be getting the 5D Mark II this coming week.  I have yet to be able to confirm this with the larger retailers; however, I’ve seen many reports that photographers who have pre-ordered the 5D Mark II getting notices from their local shops that they will be receiving the cameras from Canon this week.

Here’s a rundown of some of the major retailers for the Canon 5D Mark II.  Out of this list, Ritz is the only retailer still accepting pre-orders for the camera.  B&H hasn’t taken any pre-orders that I’ve seen.  Keep an eye on them for launch day and see if it’s available (if only briefly).



B&H Photo


Finally, I’ve started a thread in the forum where you can exchange info and keep up with the pre-order status of the Canon 5D Mark II – click here for the forum thread.  I’ll try to keep up with the chaos as well and let you know where it’s available as it rolls out next week.

For more news and reviews, be sure to visit Photography Bay’s Canon 5D Mark II Reviews and Resources.


Canon 5D Mark II Pre-Order and Shipping Status

It seems that the Canon 5D Mark II has enjoyed an overwhelming pre-order response.  Some stores, including big, online stores, have stopped taking pre-orders for the 5D Mark II.

One of the places still taking pre-orders is Ritz (here’s the link).  They’re still accepting pre-orders for the 5D Mark II (body only) and kit with the 24-105mm L lens.  If you’re wanting one for Christmas, it might be a good idea to go ahead and get in line.  Both Amazon and Adorama have pulled their pre-order capabilities for now.

Finally, word is building toward shipping dates in the US around November 20-22.  That means some of you lucky folks will be shooting your turkey dinner with 21.1 megapixels.