I got mine!
Looking at the selection there were two items that caught my eye. The camera bag and the 70-200mm lens. I was considering the 70-200 after renting it a few times, and the one for the 10th year was
It took until June for the prices to be announced, and at $4000, the kit would hold a $1200 premium over the 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR and even more over the 70-200mm f/2.8G that I rented.
I called my friends over at ACE PHOTO to put a reserve on both the bag and the Lens. This was June and I thought it would be useful to have the lens for the summer.
Well Nikon and their products, the Bag came in in September, and no word on the lens. Then a week before Christmas, Ace called me up telling me that Nikon canceled the preorders.
The beauty of a local Camera store is that they are people that you get to know and who know you. They worked their Nikon sources and got me a lens.
The lens arrived on Dac 27th and I picked it on Dec 28th, a few days left in the 100th year of Nikon!!!
The lens will be tested soon, and the glass elements and display stand are VERY cool!!!!
I went to pick it up today, and this was the first one that the team at Ace had seen, so we unboxed it in the store.
Now when I got home, I need to unBox again!
Here are a few photos of the elements
Each piece is labeled and inserts into a rubber slot. Yes it did come with white gloves to handle the glass.
Assembly was easy, and fun!
Once completed the Display is stunning;
Once again Thank You to the team at Ace Photo