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Tokina (11-16mm) and the Japan Earthquake

 
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Jun 30, 2011 09:58 |  #1

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.


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Jun 30, 2011 10:22 |  #2

This lens has pretty much always been hard to come by. I suppose it is possible J&R is bumping you in favor of people that paid the current, higher price, but it's probably just a matter of availability. Pretty much every major retailer is out of stock.




  
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Jun 30, 2011 11:36 |  #3

this was a tough to get lens before the Japan disasters...
if that shop can't get it for you after 4 months, get your money back and move on... you should be able to get it a whole lot faster than that!


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Jun 30, 2011 11:43 |  #4

I was pointed to a store in Texas called competitive camera. I sent them an email asking if they had one and bought it the same day.5 day shipping and no sales taxes and I had a new lens on my door step. Check them out.


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Jun 30, 2011 11:45 as a reply to  @ SMP_Homer's post |  #5

I would get your money back and go some were else 4 months seems way to long, I don't know where abouts you live but they really easy to get hold off in the UK everyone seems to have them in stock.




  
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Jun 30, 2011 13:04 |  #6

FWIW, we placed an order for Canon in April that just came last week. And yeah, that lens is always hard to come by so you'd be better off just moving on probably.


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Jun 30, 2011 13:13 |  #7

I just bought my tokina 11-17 at Hunt's photo (known here in New England). I called ahead to make sure they had them, and they said they had 1 more in stock between all their retail locations. Needless to say, I drove there that day to buy it!


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Jun 30, 2011 13:30 |  #8

Got mine off Amazon, no problems.


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Jun 30, 2011 13:39 |  #9

Sorry to hear your pain, bro... but once you get it, you'll love it! ;)


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Jun 30, 2011 14:31 |  #10

IUnknown wrote in post #12683828 (external link)
Got mine off Amazon, no problems.

^^ That.

Amazon has them in stock at $750. I'd talk to J&R and make them give you one soon, as other retailers have them currently in stock and you've been waiting for a very long time. They have your money, other people have the lens, so there shouldn't be any reason why you should have to wait as long as you have.


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Jun 30, 2011 14:44 |  #11

Why not ask for a refund and go elsewhere?




  
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Jun 30, 2011 15:46 |  #12

wow 4 months I would be upset ..that is 4 months of pics you missed out on ..pay the extra cash and start shooting the wait is costing you more than money at this point..good luck


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Jun 30, 2011 15:54 |  #13

Going on 4 months??? That seems severely excessive, even though you got a GREAT price.


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Jun 30, 2011 16:04 |  #14

Robert's has them in stock. Good folks, have always treated me well.

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Jun 30, 2011 18:26 |  #15

Jmantyger wrote in post #12684701 (external link)
Robert's has them in stock. Good folks, have always treated me well.

Tokina 11-16 for Canon (external link)

DONE!

Thank you so much. $659 is exactly what I paid here in NYC after tax, and this IN company didn't charge me tax, so I am even (minus the 4 months I lost). I will have this lens sometime next week.

And thanks for vouching for them!

Heading to J&R tomorrow after work with my receipt tomorrow and getting a refund.


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