View Full Version : Silver kit lens

22nd November 2012, 05:41 PM
I am not one of those people who is obsessed with how cool their gear looks but I am idly curious why Olympus does not pair the silver finish 12-50 lens with the silver OM-D body. it is only that some of the far east online retailers offer the silver lens on its own that I even know of its existence. must be a home market item but even gray import silver body kits have the black lens. strange:confused:

26th November 2012, 08:08 AM
There was a thread on this some while back, which I cannot now find. Mark Thackara (Olympus) contributed.

Must admit, I am increasingly preferring a silver lens with the silver body.

26th November 2012, 01:30 PM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7137/7858666920_47edcd7abe_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/73924710@N08/7858666920/)
Silver Olympus OM-D E-M5 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/73924710@N08/7858666920/) by Billie Ruffian (http://www.flickr.com/people/73924710@N08/), on Flickr

Got my kit from Park Cameras, I was lucky and the silver lens came in the box, looks like someone made a mistake and put the wrong lens back in the box ... at the time I was unaware that the silver lens was meant to be separate purchase.

26th November 2012, 02:11 PM
I seem to recall that, when I was asked by SRS what colour I wanted, I was given the choice of body AND lens. At the time, I chose the black lens. Mind you, I've not used the lens since a few days after I got it.