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Invicta
1st August 2012, 07:45 PM
I cannot be sure but I ordered a spare Oly BLN-1 from SRS and they have confirmed they should be in stock by mid-August.

Park cameras are also saying mid to late August for stock availability.

Hopefully genuine Oly BLN-1 batteries will be in stock within a few weeks.

Bluegrass Jim
6th August 2012, 03:47 PM
Hello Invicta, I've one on order from Park since I ordered the camera and they are saying August to me as well. I've been on holiday with only one battery and it didn't do too badly although when it goes orange you don't have much time left! I tried not to use live view or review photos until I was back at night by the charger. I'm beginning to think the main component in these batteries is unobtanium stored on the moon in a lock up where somebody has lost the key and there's a hungry dog inside!:rolleyes:

Bikie John
6th August 2012, 06:36 PM
I ordered a spare through LCE at the same time as the camera, soon after it was announced. It eventually arrived late last week, so I feel a little more confident about taking it out for more serious events now.

Ciao ... John

brian1208
9th August 2012, 05:17 PM
Just got mine via Jessops so there must have been a reasonable container load come into the country :)

garethlovering
9th August 2012, 09:26 PM
Just had a look at Jessops website to see if they have listed a battery for the Olympus OMD EM5, I was gobsmacked when I saw the price 119.99.
if you don’t believe me have a look here. http://www.jessops.com/online.store/products/85589/show.html

brian1208
9th August 2012, 10:33 PM
glad I had mine pre-ordered Gareth so paid the original price for mine. (Lets hope Olympus haven't turned a supply shortage into a "Cash Cow" and hiked their prices)

Looking at their site again I reckon they've either been hacked or someone has screwed up an update, several of the existing Olympus batteries in addition to the BLN-1 are also showing "out of stock" and a 119.99 price tag

OM USer
9th August 2012, 10:45 PM
I'll trump your 119.99 with this offer on Amazon, and its not even an Oly battery.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/BestDealUK-BLN1-Battery-Olympus-OM-D/dp/B008N6DV72/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1344287967&sr=8-6

Does it come with a free camera?

timg
10th August 2012, 08:30 AM
I'll trump your 119.99 with this offer on Amazon, and its not even an Oly battery.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/BestDealUK-BLN1-Battery-Olympus-OM-D/dp/B008N6DV72/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1344287967&sr=8-6

Does it come with a free camera?

"Dispatched from and sold by BestDealUK"... Best Deal for who!! :eek:

Invicta
10th August 2012, 11:02 AM
The rocking horse at SRS hasn't produced the goods yet, maybe I need to send SRS some syrup of figs :)

ayewing
10th August 2012, 04:31 PM
"Dispatched from and sold by BestDealUK"... Best Deal for who!! :eek:

I bought two batteries + charger for 17.98 on ebay. From the illustration the batteries look identical to the one shown by BestDealUK. Does their name fall foul of the trade descriptions legislation?

Loup Garou
12th August 2012, 07:56 AM
I'll trump your 119.99 with this offer on Amazon, and its not even an Oly battery.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/BestDealUK-BLN1-Battery-Olympus-OM-D/dp/B008N6DV72/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1344287967&sr=8-6

Does it come with a free camera?

:eek: The guy must be off his rocker, unless it does come with an inclusive OM-D.

Invicta
16th August 2012, 09:53 AM
Latest update I have had from SRS is that Olympus are saying "soon" for availability of BLN-1s.

steverh
20th August 2012, 03:06 PM
Latest update I have had from SRS is that Olympus are saying "soon" for availability of BLN-1s.

Just had an email from SRS - my battery is being despatched today! *chr

edmund473
10th October 2012, 12:49 PM
I have just received my BLN-1 battery from park cameras, it's been a long wait John.

Invicta
10th October 2012, 12:56 PM
I have just received my BLN-1 battery from park cameras, it's been a long wait John.

A long wait for me too, received mine from SRS yesterday.

DJMC
10th October 2012, 04:03 PM
I'll trump your 119.99 with this offer on Amazon, and its not even an Oly battery.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/BestDealUK-BLN1-Battery-Olympus-OM-D/dp/B008N6DV72/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1344287967&sr=8-6

Does it come with a free camera?

I'm offering a BLS-5 for that money...

...and yes, it DOES come with a free camera. *yes

http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?p=192353#post192353


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