I spoke to Olympus Store today. They are the 1st to be allocated the lenses prior to the dealer network. They began shipping earliest pre orders yesterday. I just ordered mine on the 24th and he said it should ship by the 8th of November. As for dealers having them, more likely very end of November at the earliest. 1st week of December more likely. I was told to call next Wednesday for a update or confirmation of my shipment of the lens.