Yes, Kite is shipping them now. I got the last one they had in stock. I guess I get 21% refunded for the VAT. I will write a review when I get them. Is the IS totally rock steady at 16x and no jitters at all on the APC? That is why the Fujinon is superior to the Canons. Thanks, for the tip. I look forward to trying them.The IS of the APC 16x42 works very well and I am pretty sure you're going to like it. In particular, unlike the IS of the Fujinon, it is totally silent. It will be interesting to see if you will prefer the Kite to Fujinon----I look forward to reading your comparative review.