Just checked in again with the store. Their response:
“Thank you for contacting the Customer Service Department.
We have received your E-Mail and will respond to you as quickly as possible. ”
More research via google produced this now stale info. Assuming 3 months production of 15,000 for world wide distribution I am still well back in the line. I am thinking it would have been good to hedge the order with a call option on Nikon stock.
N Photo (British Nikon only magazine) published an eight page report extolling the virtues of the camera two months ago. Fueling, I presume, the demand.
This month N Photo reports that Frakes the famous sports photographer has ordered 6 D4’s. Oh my!