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Old 15th September 2014
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40-150 F2.8 announced.

Available November for an estimated price of $1500 along with a 1.4 converter for an estimated $350.
At the moment the converter will only be compatible with the 40-150 F2.8 but I expect it will work with the forthcoming 300 F4.

The 40-150 promises faster focussing dual linear VCM motors for "fast moving subjects at sports events". Min focussing distance (from front element) of 20" at all focal lengths. Internal focussing.

Sounds brilliant to me!
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Re: 40-150 F2.8 announced.

Hi There,

Great news! I have a Pre-order for this fine looking piece of glass so it will be Christmas come early if it arrives at the back end of November
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Re: 40-150 F2.8 announced.

So, which dealers will be getting this lens in stock first then ?
Is there any sort of pecking order ?
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Re: 40-150 F2.8 announced.

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So, which dealers will be getting this lens in stock first then ?
Is there any sort of pecking order ?
If it's anything like the E-M1, even the dealers don't know their own pecking order. It seems to be random. But the main guys seem to be Park, Wex, and SRS, in no particular order.
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Re: 40-150 F2.8 announced.

I note that SRS are hoping for deliveries at the end of this month, at a price of £1299.
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Re: 40-150 F2.8 announced.

Hmm. So placing a pre-order is a bit hit and miss possibly unless I use one of the dealers you mention (not that I know what the process is having never done one!)..
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Re: 40-150 F2.8 announced.

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I note that SRS are hoping for deliveries at the end of this month, at a price of 1299.
..and having just taken a look they also have the lens with TC at 1499 !
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Re: 40-150 F2.8 announced.

Notice no offers this time not like when the OMD EM1 came out, I expect all will be priced the same everywhere?
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Re: 40-150 F2.8 announced.

Even places like HDEW ?
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Re: 40-150 F2.8 announced.

I ordered through LCE and they said maybe October. I thought this was optimistic but will be pleased if it happens.

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Re: 40-150 F2.8 announced.

As all these post were happening I was on to SRS re the lens and converter shown on their site for 1249.17 but the bad news this is a mistake?
For some reason the pre VAT price has been posted.
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Re: 40-150 F2.8 announced.

Samples here!
http://pen3.de/40-150/40-150.html
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Re: 40-150 F2.8 announced.

and here...
http://www.pekkapotka.com/airshow-pa...vh6x4sakr2aely
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Re: 40-150 F2.8 announced.

I had great success with LCE in colchester with the EM1 bodies - I walked out of the shop with a pair on the first day -I dropped them a mail a week before photokina and got put on list for lens and converter.
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Re: 40-150 F2.8 announced.

Hmm.
While SRS's website says they are still expecting stock late in September there are others who are now expecting to get some in early December - anyone know any more about this ?
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