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shenstone
2nd November 2016, 08:39 PM
So we know the spec, the price and are seeing some pictures

I think the time has come for me to finally shift from 4/3 to u4/3 but I am hoping there will be some price drops in time for my Neice's wedding in April

Who's in?

andym
2nd November 2016, 08:59 PM
I think the only way you're going to see a price drop by April is if no one buys it. ;););)
I know the economic climate has changed but for someone from Oly to say a small price increase over the mk1 which turns out to be 550.00 over the 1299.00 I paid as an early adopter makes it a bit sour. That's nearly half as much again.
I'm sticking for now.

Simon Bee
2nd November 2016, 09:30 PM
So we know the spec, the price and are seeing some pictures

I think the time has come for me to finally shift from 4/3 to u4/3 but I am hoping there will be some price drops in time for my Neice's wedding in April

Who's in?

Did you go to Carmarthen Cameras today? If so, was it a 'hands on' of the mk2 after all? I couldn't make it as I had work commitments too difficult to reschedule.

At 1849 it's rather a steep increase over the mk1 especially when you consider that Carmarthen Cameras are currently selling a mk1 with 12-40 Pro & 40-150 Pro for just 100 more than the cost of the mk2 body, that kind of puts things somewhat into perspective :eek::eek:

Oh and I do believe the 'free grip' offer is still running on the mk1 ;)

Simon

Wee man
2nd November 2016, 09:39 PM
Andy/Simon I am out I have cancelled my pre order. With Olympus asking 1850 for the mk2 and offering 400 for a mk1 body as a trade in, values seem skewed.
With committed m4/3 users having PRO lenses already the only real deal is 100 off a 12-100 mm lens no big deal. Especially as existing grip batteries etc will need to be sold off and replaced if selling the mk 1 body. My thoughts are Olympus have got it wrong.

Wee Man

shenstone
2nd November 2016, 10:18 PM
Did you go to Carmarthen Cameras today? If so, was it a 'hands on' of the mk2 after all? I couldn't make it as I had work commitments too difficult to reschedule.

Me too so I did not go

Regards
Andy

CJJE
2nd November 2016, 11:30 PM
I finally traded my E-M5 for an E-M1 last August, when I bought the body plus free grip for 754. (I sold my E-M5 plus 12-50mm plus grips for 400, so it was a cheap upgrade.) And of course Olympus have given us some extra firmware upgrades since then too!

I'd rather put my cash towards new lenses than the E-M1 Mk II :)

Chris

George Dorn
3rd November 2016, 06:23 AM
The E-5 was 1500 at launch and keeping that perspective I'm not so surprised at the 1850 price tag for the E*M10 mk ii, given the strength of the pound against the yen.

I shall be getting one come January 31 2017, I expect. :D By then, though, the E-M5 iii will be on the horizon and it ought to be a doozie.

mik
3rd November 2016, 08:00 AM
First post on here,ime out not because i feel there top of the range camera isnt worth it but because ime retired, that sort of expense is a bit much,had i been working my order would have been in.

OM USer
3rd November 2016, 12:10 PM
...By then, though, the E-M5 iii will be on the horizon and it ought to be a doozie.

Yes, an E-M5 iii should be enough of an upgrade to my Mk 1 to make me interested; the E-M1 Mk 1 & 2 don't interest me at all.

iso
3rd November 2016, 06:03 PM
Oh Lord - what's all this about a E-M5 iii - I've just bought a ii :eek:

iso
3rd November 2016, 06:07 PM
As someone said earlier in this Thread, they would buy more glass than spend that money on a Body. I reckon that's absolutely right. It's the glass that makes things happen, not the chunk of metal behind it.

shenstone
4th November 2016, 11:46 AM
I'm pleased to see 6 "in" so far. I really do hope this camera is successful and I do want to get one, but its a lot of money and I really do need to think carefully about what else I can do with that amount

Elsewhere someone commented on the Golf vs Merc model and I think they are marketing for the high end afforder. I'm the person who went out for a land rover and twice came back with a Suzuki. Just as capable half the price.

its about how many do they sell to recoup the outlay. it can be a few at high profit or more at lower

As this would be a move to m4/3 for me I also need to consider the cost of all the glass I will buy which will depend on reviews of how the pro 4/3 glass works

regards
Andy

Greytop
4th November 2016, 01:41 PM
Price drop for me.
I'm contemplating the 7-14 Pro at the moment so thoughts of a MK2 will have to wait.

OM USer
4th November 2016, 04:27 PM
Oh Lord - what's all this about a E-M5 iii - I've just bought a ii

Hopefully in about 12 or 18 months they will release an E-M5 with the sensor and all (most?) of the features of the E-M1 II in a smaller package. I'm really hoping that on-sensor PD-AF takes off in a big way. Lets hope they don't change the battery if they do make another E-M5.

Beagletorque
6th November 2016, 10:40 AM
Looking at the price history and Yen rates over the period, the new price is approx 17% more than the mk1 equivalent price back then. So with around 25% more pixels and not including all the other wizardry you could call it a bargain!

Mdb2
7th November 2016, 08:59 AM
Most will disagree, the em1 came with better package? Your now looking at well in excess of 2grand with the battery grip included.
Kind regards Mike

Beagletorque
7th November 2016, 09:53 AM
That is true, but it is a specialist bit of kit and olympus is aiming it at real pros this time. It is overkill for most of us, even if we like to have the newest and best.

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George Dorn
9th November 2016, 12:10 AM
Sylvain Duford has written an interesting article about the price on his blog.