Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/01/22[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
John, There has only been one batch of USA lenses since you returned yours, and that was at the end of November when I obtained mine. Up until that time, earlier delays were caused by the production of the titanium mounts for the limited edition titanium cameras. Germany basically shuts down for the month of December for the holidays. Another USA batch of lenses is due in at the end of this month. My wait for a lens was only three weeks because I buy from a dealer with a large allocation. He received five in November because he sells A LOT of Leica product. Your problem may stem from the fact that your region in Canada may have received NO allocation in November. (Educated guess.) A friend of mine ordered one from my U.S. dealer at the beginning of December and ought to have his very soon. If you want one from this batch, contact me off-line. It might still be possible. Alternately, Tony Rose at Popflash may have a "grey" lens with no USA warranty in stock, but I doubt the savings would be all that great. Mine has been flawless, mechanically and optically, but I did not want to torture you with examples from this stunning lens. Best Regards, William At 01:40 PM 01/22/2005 -0700, you wrote: >AFAIK it is back ordered up the ying yang. Does anyone know of anyone who >has one? > >John Collier > >On 22-Jan-05, at 1:32 PM, Richard wrote: > >>Surely other people have it in stock by now?