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Olympus OM-D E-M1 The first Micro Four Thirds camera that offers phase detect focusing so you can use Four Thirds DSLR lenses normally as well a Micro Four Thirds lenses.

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I have had no email and no payment on the credit card yet. However I just called the number (00800-65967873 the double zero is important, doh) and a very helpful lady informed me the order is placed, that I did catch it at the "introductory" price, and payment will occur in a few days. She did not know if the freebies would arrive at the same time or as a separate delivery. Expected the beginning of or mid October.

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Snap! - I might have to go and borrow a MFT lens from somewhere...
Me too. Do you have any MMF-3 for rent Ian??
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Me too. Do you have any MMF-3 for rent Ian??
We have a small number of adapters - in fact one MMF-1, one MMF-2 and one MMF-3 - but I can see we will have to get more in!

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Re: OM-D E-M1 pricing and offers (UK)

Like others I have just had the phone call from HSBC fraud department to check on a transaction on my credit card yesterday for £1299.99. At least I was half expecting it. This purchase has been far from smooth so I hope the camera is worth it.

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We have a small number of adapters - in fact one MMF-1, one MMF-2 and one MMF-3 - but I can see we will have to get more in!

Ian
A bit OT for this thread but is it easy to leave an MMF* attached to an M43 body and just swap the 43 lenses or do you tend to take the lens and adaptor combo off as one before swapping. Put another way if money was no object would it be better to have a number of MMF adaptors permanently on the 43 lenses or is that unnecessary.

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Re: OM-D E-M1 pricing and offers (UK)

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I have had no email and no payment on the credit card yet. However I just called the number (00800-65967873 the double zero is important, doh) and a very helpful lady informed me the order is placed, that I did catch it at the "introductory" price, and payment will occur in a few days. She did not know if the freebies would arrive at the same time or as a separate delivery. Expected the beginning of or mid October.

See some of you later today!

Simon
Simon, I'm in the same position, just phoned Olympus and awaiting a callback to confirm order went through ok. Nice to know they are honarying the lower price that was available yesterday.

I've got a purchase number so figure crossed it was just a glitch on their website that stopped the email confirmation coming through.

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A bit OT for this thread but is it easy to leave an MMF* attached to an M43 body and just swap the 43 lenses or do you tend to take the lens and adaptor combo off as one before swapping. Put another way if money was no object would it be better to have a number of MMF adaptors permanently on the 43 lenses or is that unnecessary.

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If I am out with my three 4/3 lenses then I leave the adapter on the E-M5 and swap the lenses onto it. If I'm out with a m4/3 lens and a 4/3 then the adapter stays on the lens obviously.

It all goes wrong if you have two of each type of lens and you keep swapping...

Fitting an adapter to each lens costs more, make the kit bigger, but is slightly more convenient I guess.

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Simon, I'm in the same position, just phoned Olympus and awaiting a callback to confirm order went through ok. Nice to know they are honarying the lower price that was available yesterday.

I've got a purchase number so figure crossed it was just a glitch on their website that stopped the email confirmation coming through.

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Got call back from olympus and order confirmed.

Always find their customer service team good.

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I'm deeply impressed with all you folks pre-ordering this new monster

It reminds me of April '12 when I was pre-ordering the E-M5 purely on the basis of the adverts and the initial reviews. I have to say I was and remain well pleased with it. If the E-M1 is that bit better it will be one serious camera. Unfortunately I can't bring myself to shell out the 1949 it takes to get the camera and the 12-40 lens

Mind, the lens does look tempting for use with my E-M5. And the camera body looks tempting for use with my 4/3 lenses.

Aaargh!
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I'm deeply impressed with all you folks pre-ordering this new monster

It reminds me of April '12 when I was pre-ordering the E-M5 purely on the basis of the adverts and the initial reviews. I have to say I was and remain well pleased with it. If the E-M1 is that bit better it will be one serious camera. Unfortunately I can't bring myself to shell out the 1949 it takes to get the camera and the 12-40 lens

Mind, the lens does look tempting for use with my E-M5. And the camera body looks tempting for use with my 4/3 lenses.

Aaargh!
Go on Pete - you know you want to!
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Go on Pete - you know you want to!
Many of us want to but kit costs money........
Really looking forward to tomorrow in bristol.
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...It reminds me of April '12 when I was pre-ordering the E-M5 purely on the basis of the adverts and the initial reviews...Mind, the lens does look tempting for use with my E-M5
Ah, yes. I rememeber succumbing to E-M5 fever and pre-ordering, mainly due to the free grip they were throwing with it. However having tried and hated the grip I put it back in the box where it stays. The lens will have to be something I save for though.

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If the E-M1 is that bit better it will be one serious camera. ... And the camera body looks tempting for use with my 4/3 lenses.
Not having any 4/3 glass or a spare 1949 I can give the camera a miss (but tempted by the lens as I said). I like the size of the E-M5 and I think the E-M1 may be that little bit bigger than my ideal. Obviously there are some features that I would like but many of them I would not really miss except perhap the 2x2 switch with one of the dials configured to ISO setting on the "2" postitin.To be truthful I also think the E-M5 is better looking albeit that the top plate on/off switch on the E-M1 is gorgeous.
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Ah, yes. I rememeber succumbing to E-M5 fever and pre-ordering, mainly due to the free grip they were throwing with it. However having tried and hated the grip I put it back in the box where it stays. The lens will have to be something I save for though.



Not having any 4/3 glass or a spare 1949 I can give the camera a miss (but tempted by the lens as I said). I like the size of the E-M5 and I think the E-M1 may be that little bit bigger than my ideal. Obviously there are some features that I would like but many of them I would not really miss except perhap the 2x2 switch with one of the dials configured to ISO setting on the "2" postitin.To be truthful I also think the E-M5 is better looking albeit that the top plate on/off switch on the E-M1 is gorgeous.
Please send me a PM if you would like your grip to go to a good home.

I have just bought a very low mileage used E-M5 and am extremely impressed with it, to the point that I really don't know whether I will be using my E5 very much.

Having read through the previous 119 posts, and as the owner of an E1, E5 and now an E-M5, I am still unclear as to whether I can claim an adaptor to use my Four-Thirds lenses on the E-M5? Can anyone clarify please?
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