I was wondering if anyone else was having trouble obtaining this lens specifically.
I paid for and bought this lens in April from J&R in person. I still have not received this lens despite being "3rd" on the list in NYC. Every time I call, I am told the earthquake has messed everything up (and I couldn't be more sympathetic), but for 4 months I have been told it will only take a week or two to get one. I really want this lens, so I don't want to pull out of my place in line by asking for my money back (and superstition dictates that it will suddenly come in once I pull out), especially since I have already paid for this, but this is frustrating. Going somewhere else is not an option. Is J&R legit in their excuse? Did Tokina's factory get wiped out from the earthquake? B&H cites the same problem, and I have no idea what their waiting list looks like. I also don't want to pay a gouging price online (I bought mine for $599). This couldn't be a more frustrating situation.
Any insight is appreciated.