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  • Confirmed: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Will Start Shipping in Early December

    From Cameratimes.org:

    http://cameratimes.org/confirmed-oly...arly-december/

    Great news for all Olympus folks: It is now confirmed that the new Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II mirrorless camera will start shipping in early December, 2016. And Olympus will have a major E-M1 Mark II try out event with journalist during the first week of November, it is highly likely the pre-order will open then, just before Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2016.
    According to the report from 43Rumors, Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II (a very limited quantity) camera will first be released the first week of December, and larger stock will start shipping out in January 2017. The US price of E-M1 Mark II is NOT confirmed yet, but it is expected to be around $1,599, the same price as Fujifilm X-T2, a little more expensive than the Olympus E-M1 (launch price $1,399, currently for $1,099).

    I'm guessing UK cost will be in the region of 1600.00.

    Dave

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    Re: Confirmed: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Will Start Shipping in Early December

    The current UK price of the X-T2 seems to be around 1400 in most stores. If the E-M1 Mark II is to be priced similarly to the X-T2 that price would be less than I feared.

    Ron

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    • #3
      Re: Confirmed: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Will Start Shipping in Early December

      Remember the pound is plummeting so all kit will cost more soon. I've just had a work computer purchase blocked as Lenovo has put the price up due to the fall in Sterling.

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      • #4
        Re: Confirmed: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Will Start Shipping in Early December

        I wish Olympus would come out with an availability/price statement... I'm beginning to feel slightly irritated. Why announce the product and then go silent on it? I know Photokina is a big event and they wanted to announce there, but it feels to me that they really weren't quite ready.

        Phew! Glad I got that off my chest... still think it promises to be a great camera.
        Steve

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        • #5
          Re: Confirmed: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Will Start Shipping in Early December

          In the current climate, I can understand they want to leave the announcement as late as possible. They need to make a good return on them, but too high, and many enthusiasts will pass. I suspect they'll sell quite a lot to pros regardless with its emphasis on speed.
          Bruce

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          • #6
            Re: Confirmed: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Will Start Shipping in Early December

            Originally posted by Olybirder View Post
            The current UK price of the X-T2 seems to be around 1400 in most stores. If the E-M1 Mark II is to be priced similarly to the X-T2 that price would be less than I feared.

            Ron
            The RRP for the X-T2 'downunder' is AU$2299 with one retailer selling it on sale for $2049, so I can see the E-M1 Mk II starting at a release price of (AU)$2300 - $2500 (with Olympus management saying the Mk II will be slightly more than the E-M1). The E-M1 was released at AU$1599 when our dollar was around parity (could have been higher) with the US$ & that equates to AU$2100 now (similar to what the E5 was), so I know we won't be getting any cheap bargains at that rate (AU$1.00 = US$0.76).
            Ross
            I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
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            • #7
              Re: Confirmed: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Will Start Shipping in Early December

              It certainly sounds like it's going to be too steep for me to go for unless they do a stunning part ex deal for EM1s. That's a big hint for Olympus if anyone reads these posts.
              http://www.flickr.com/photos/flip_photo_flickr/

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              • #8
                Re: Confirmed: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Will Start Shipping in Early December

                Maybe like several other manufacturers, they have announced something that actually is not completely ready?

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                • #9
                  Re: Confirmed: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Will Start Shipping in Early December

                  Practical Photography have a price listed for EM1 Mk 2 as 1199.
                  I have checked with Olympus and it is a misprint, price still not announced!

                  Wee Man
                  Ed

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                  • #10
                    Re: Confirmed: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Will Start Shipping in Early December

                    According to this site the price has been leaked and looks rather eye-watering. I don't know whether it is correct or not.

                    Ron

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                    • #11
                      Re: Confirmed: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Will Start Shipping in Early December

                      Originally posted by Olybirder View Post
                      According to this site the price has been leaked and looks rather eye-watering. I don't know whether it is correct or not.

                      Ron
                      Yea - I saw that too. It looks like the US price will be about $2000. If Oly follow Apple's lead with the Macbook Pro then we're probably looking at almost the same in . At that price it'll have to deliver significantly better IQ before I even consider it. Crazy money (but perhaps the harbinger of Brexit Britain?).
                      Paul
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                      • #12
                        Re: Confirmed: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Will Start Shipping in Early December

                        What's a waterproof protector?

                        At $1400, it must be something more than a plastic bag...
                        Brian

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                        • #13
                          Re: Confirmed: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Will Start Shipping in Early December

                          At these suggested priced I am out it makes the X-T2 look interesting, but would mean a big change lenses and bodies to sell up.

                          Wee Man
                          Ed

                          What if the Hokey Cokey is what its all about?

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                          • #14
                            Re: Confirmed: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Will Start Shipping in Early December

                            Originally posted by Wee man View Post
                            At these suggested priced I am out it makes the X-T2 look interesting, but would mean a big change lenses and bodies to sell up.

                            Wee Man
                            Me too. Shame because I've been using top line Olympus kit since the 70's. The Fuji is far better positioned.
                            Brian

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                            • #15
                              Re: Confirmed: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Will Start Shipping in Early December

                              Originally posted by bilbo View Post
                              What's a waterproof protector?

                              At $1400, it must be something more than a plastic bag...
                              :-) Its the underwater housing that has suffered from that website not spending enough on their translation services!
                              Regards,
                              Mark

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