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Old February 4th, 2011, 04:52 PM   #1
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F3 launch and availability

It seems like the arrival of the first F3:s is imminent. May I suggest that we use this thread to report word on delivery dates and the arrival of the cameras in different parts of the world?
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Old February 7th, 2011, 12:38 PM   #2
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CVP Mitcorp just changed their availability status for the F3 without lenses from "In stock 14 feb" to "Available soon". I wonder which is sooner?
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Old February 7th, 2011, 04:05 PM   #3
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I heard today that the cameras will be arriving sometime in the next two weeks, possibly even by the end of this week. However initial quantities are limited.
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Old February 8th, 2011, 04:24 AM   #4
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Are Sony showing one on their stand at the broadcast expo next week?

I can see it being a bit of a bun fight at Sony's stand
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Old February 8th, 2011, 08:43 AM   #5
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I believe they will. I was planning on showing a pair on my 3D rig on the Manfrotto booth, but delivery delays may prevent that.
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Old February 9th, 2011, 01:39 PM   #6
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I'm at the top of EC Pro's list, and they're telling me it will ship from NY on Friday or Monday. I'm thinking their order is coming from California, so West Coast orders might start shipping this week...

In short, I expect to have the camera in about 1 week. Say, next Wednesday.

Now, just hoping my Nikon adapter doesn't get slowed down by customs...
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Old February 9th, 2011, 04:45 PM   #7
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Local dealer here in Minnesota says the first 4 cameras will arrive late next week. Unfortunately, I'm #5 on their list. They assure me that mine will get here in a year or so.
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Old February 9th, 2011, 10:11 PM   #8
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My local dealer Snader in San Francisco says that haven't heard a word from Sony yet - maybe March. Do you think they are playing favorites and sending to some dealers much earlier than others. This T's me off as I always use Snader and I can check it out locally first.
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Old February 9th, 2011, 10:19 PM   #9
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They definitely are playing favourites here in AU. A number of dealers I've spoken too have said they were not allowed to get any from the first batch, and they are not sure if they might not get excluded for awhile.

It might be that the limited early dealer availability is the result of the low numbers produced so far, and Sony wanting to hit their release date.
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Old February 10th, 2011, 08:14 AM   #10
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I think all of this is Sony marketing strategy. They're creating scarcity to generate demand. Normally, I'd wait til the dust settled, but I'm really sick of shooting with the 5D. I know a lot of other guys who are, too.
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Old February 10th, 2011, 08:46 PM   #11
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Sick of the 5D too but I may miss the shallow depth of field on wide lenses. The super 35 footprint doesn't quite get you that.

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Old February 10th, 2011, 09:29 PM   #12
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I know exactly what you're talking about, and I'll miss it, too.
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Old February 11th, 2011, 08:04 PM   #13
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I think all of this is Sony marketing strategy. They're creating scarcity to generate demand. Normally, I'd wait til the dust settled, but I'm really sick of shooting with the 5D. I know a lot of other guys who are, too.
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Old February 25th, 2011, 03:11 PM   #14
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Re: F3 launch and availability

Got a shipment today, we have one available PMW-F3K. Contact our sales department sales@ecprovideo.com for more info.

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Old February 26th, 2011, 04:38 AM   #15
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Re: F3 launch and availability

Ditched the 5D and no looking back. My GH2 suites me well and the Zuiko 35-100/f2 glass is what I'd deal a legend! ;-)
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