Hi Bernard, I hope you are not implying I hope that Fuji fails, as that is not the case. I had high hopes of this launch in the US. Had hoped that Fuji would not repeat the mistakes that were made by others with similar products. I have been on board with the GFX for over 1 year now, since the first rumors of it appeared actually 1.5 years ago. So no I am not hoping to see the launch fail. However, I believe that it could have been handled better and am surprised at this glitch after the debacle on C1 support.
B&H, almost never shows a actual date unless they know it for sure. As of last night, it was 02/28/17. I have contacted B&H twice today and both times I have been told no GFX product arrived in their warehouse to ship. On the 2nd call, I pushed for more info seeking to find if B&H received some cameras just a limited number and thus my order was not high enough in the que. But again they told me, nothing had arrived. I did then and still do find it a bit hard to believe that B&H has no idea where such a outlay of product might be. I have still to hear if anyone with a first day order on the GFX at B&H had anything ship.
The X1D as beautiful and masterful a design does not appeal to me for a lot of reasons. I have been a Fuji user since the days of the Fuji re-branded Nikon N90 (can't remember that camera's name) and even then Fuji was using x-trans or something like it. This camera, the GFX is straight Bayer pattern and I am very strongly looking forward to it as the raw conversion should be much more straight forward.
So, no I sure don't wish ill will on Fuji, however I do wish that they had better communicated on their dates as for some reason they gave B&H a valid reason to suppose 02/28/17 was a real date.
From reading several posts on the close FujiGFX Facebook group I totally agree that the Asia Pacific market has had cameras shipping, quite a few in fact and bit and pieces have shown up on Amazon US.