And here we are, finally the E-M5 with 12-50mm lens is in Stock and shiping by Amazon itself (Click here). It took a veyr long time (four months) until we got it. Olympus may be influenced by the Panaosnic delay syndrome
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The official Olympus Facebook website (Click here) launched a new E-M5 photo contest: “The “OM–D Photo Contest” will be held on facebook starting July 2! (Japan Standard Time). The first contest theme is “First shot taken with the OM–D.” Submit a favorite photo that was taken soon after you bought your OM–D to the OM–D’s facebook page. One photo each will be awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze from among the submitted photos. Selected photos will also be posted on the OM–D’s wall together with comments from the Olympus Photo Contest Team. The deadline for submissions is 6:00 p.m., July 23 (Japan Standard Time).”
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After two months the E-M5 kits will be in Stock tomorrow at Amazon (Click here). Finally!
June 19th for the Black E-M5 with 12-50mm lens (Click here).
1-2 days processing for the Black E-M5 with 14-42mm lens (Click here).
June 21th for the Silver E-M5 with 12-50mm lens (Click here).
UPDATE: Amazon just unvieled that the E-M5 kits will be in Stock on Monday. Click here to grab the Black E-M5 with 12-50mm camera. And here for the Silver E-M5 with 12-50mm lens.
Don’t forget that the Olympus PEN deal will last until tomorrow only. You can see the full deal page at Amazon (Click here).
A couple of dealers contacted me to say that the new Olympus 75mm f/1.8 lens will ship next week in Asia and Europe (no info about USA yet). From the chats I had with dealers it sounds like there weren’t so many preorders requests and unlike it is happening with the E-M5 there will be no delay. While the lens has a superb quality the price and maybe the focal length are not for everyone needs. You can check the price and preorder the Olympus 75mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon Germany and Amazon UK.
For a couple of hours Amazon informed that the Silver E-M5 with 12-50mm lens (Click here) will be in Stock on June 20th. As you know the Silver E-m5 had much more preorder requests than expected and indeed is out of Stock almost everywhere like at Amazon Germany, and only three of them are in Stock at Amazon UK. Of course you can find some on eBay (Click her to see auctions) but all are overpriced. I think it’s save to sya that it will still need 3-4 weeks before the camera is regularly in Stock. And a month after that Panasonic will announce the GH3. That is going to be a battle between two giants!
P.S.: Mike Kobal (Click here) posted a short Fuji X Pro1 vs Sony Nex-7 vs Olympus OM-D E-M5 video.