I had an email this evening from Bristol Cameras. The USB dock will be dispatched early next week.
I must say they've been good. Ordered late on Tuesday, lens delivered early today. Included in the bundle was a Sigma 105mm protector filter for the front of the lens. It was included on the website at the bottom of the order, but I hadn't noticed it was there in the package as a freebee.
Nice surprise when I opened the box.
Another shot from this morning. This was a rapid reaction, point-and-shoot effort as the ducks came and went. The crop is near as dammit full frame.
Absolutely not impressed with Bristol Cameras. My praise was premature.
The email from last week (23rd) assured me that the USB dock would be despatched on 27th/28th April. I phoned them on 28th and asked for an update, since I'd heard no more.
The bloke in the shop told me that he would get straight onto his supplier and have it delivered to me direct - it still wasn't in the shop. He assured me it would with me today, the 30th.
I waited until after lunch today and I then received an email from them telling me that the dock had 'now left our dispatch center and should be with you within 48 hours'
48 hours? It's Thursday afternoon and a bank holiday weekend is approaching. I phoned them and was told that rather than being sent to me as promised it had been sent to Bristol Cameras and that it had now been sent Royal Mail next day delivery, so now they tell me it'll be here tomorrow. I live in hope, but another day has been lost.
I need the lens tuned and up and running for a flight early on Monday. If I'd known they would mess about like this I'd have ordered one from another supplier next day delivery.