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Feb 11, 2019 18:45:37   #
Hasslla
 
Has anyone’s backorder been fulfilled on this lens recently? How long was the wait and who did you buy it from?

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Feb 11, 2019 19:07:53   #
MT Shooter (a regular here)
 
Hasslla wrote:
Has anyone’s backorder been fulfilled on this lens recently? How long was the wait and who did you buy it from?


I have received 3 of the 5 pre orders I placed in July. None since December. Demand has FAR exceeded supply on this lens.

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Feb 11, 2019 20:04:37   #
howlynn
 
MT Shooter wrote:
I have received 3 of the 5 pre orders I placed in July. None since December. Demand has FAR exceeded supply on this lens.


At least someone is getting some. NikonRumors had some information that
Nikon China (where the only plant is) is having problems getting good
quality glass for this lens. Also this lens is a totally hand built and they are
now trying to train more tech's to build these lens.

Since you are a NPS member your order has priority over non-NPS members, at
least this is how Adorama handles NPS orders. It think it is going to be a very
long wait for this lens if you are not a NPS member.

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Feb 11, 2019 20:17:06   #
MT Shooter (a regular here)
 
howlynn wrote:
At least someone is getting some. NikonRumors had some information that
Nikon China (where the only plant is) is having problems getting good
quality glass for this lens. Also this lens is a totally hand built and they are
now trying to train more tech's to build these lens.

Since you are a NPS member your order has priority over non-NPS members, at
least this is how Adorama handles NPS orders. It think it is going to be a very
long wait for this lens if you are not a NPS member.
At least someone is getting some. NikonRumors had ... (show quote)


Two were store orders, the first was a donated lens by Nikon for my upcoming expedition so it is now one of my personal inventory. I do have to say its an amazing lens and the high demand is very justified!

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Feb 12, 2019 06:47:06   #
cliburn
 
I was in Japan a couple of weeks ago, and there were none on the shelf there either.

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Feb 12, 2019 07:10:15   #
New Mexico Dave
 
I ordered mine in August and am still waiting. I contacted B&H to inquire on when they might be getting some more in stock, and they said that the manufacturer has no new information on availability.

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Feb 12, 2019 07:20:41   #
Brucej67
 
Got mine in December from B&H and it is an absolutely great lens.

MT Shooter wrote:
Two were store orders, the first was a donated lens by Nikon for my upcoming expedition so it is now one of my personal inventory. I do have to say its an amazing lens and the high demand is very justified!
Taken with the 500 PF
Taken with the 500 PF...
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Feb 12, 2019 08:57:52   #
billnikon (a regular here)
 
Hasslla wrote:
Has anyone’s backorder been fulfilled on this lens recently? How long was the wait and who did you buy it from?


I had mine on order from B&H since August. I am a member of Nikon Professional Services so I called Nikon for help. They sent a lens to B&H and B&H sent it to me overnight FedEx. Great job to all three for a job well done.
PS. I have owned a Nikon 300 2.8, 200-400 4, and a 200-500 5.6. This new Nikon 500 5.6 is the real deal. I will be posting some photo's soon here. It is a wonderful lens.
I tried to get a copy from MT shooter when he said he had one. But unfortunately he could not send me the lens.

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Feb 12, 2019 09:22:28   #
murraypastko
 
Hasslla wrote:
Has anyone’s backorder been fulfilled on this lens recently? How long was the wait and who did you buy it from?


Hello. I placed my order with Abt in Glenview Illinois on September 20th. I received it on February 5th.

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Feb 12, 2019 19:30:10   #
kybob
 
I was able to get mine from a local camera store in about two weeks back in September. I too am one that love this lens. I have tried it with the 1.4 teleconverter can cannot tell any difference in sharpness, used a D850 and D7200. Now my 'test' was not very scientific IE grid pattern, concert block, just out the back door at a fence and some trees on a sunny day.

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