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Old 28th December 2014
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OM-D EM5 and / or 12-40mm f/2.8

After giving it much thought, I have decided to once again buy into an interchangeable lens camera system, and the 12-40mm f/2.8 together with the OM-D EM5 seems like the best combination to start with.

Based on recently completed auctions and other second hand sales, I would expect to pay about 750 - 800 second hand for this camera and lens combination, or about 300 (EM5) and 500 (12-40mm) each, depending on the condition.

I realise that this is my first post on this forum, but if you are interested in selling an EM5, 12-40mm or both, I will of course provide you with all the details you may need to feel reassured.
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Re: OM-D EM5 and / or 12-40mm f/2.8

That budget will get a new one of both from hdew

http://www.hdewcameras.co.uk/olympus...ack-2521-p.asp

I've used hdew a few times and their service is excellent.
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Re: OM-D EM5 and / or 12-40mm f/2.8

Good store & good prices.
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Re: OM-D EM5 and / or 12-40mm f/2.8

Thanks for the suggestion! I am surprised, since for this price, I only found used equipment or sellers outside the EU. I assume that HDEW are "grey" imports, but legal in terms of VAT? I will do a bit more research, but unless a significantly better offer comes up, I may very well end up buying from them.
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Re: OM-D EM5 and / or 12-40mm f/2.8

They are grey imports however they have been trading (in the UK) for a while now. Any warranty issues/repairs would be dealt by them directly.
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Re: OM-D EM5 and / or 12-40mm f/2.8

Would a new EM-10 with EZ lens be of interest?
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Re: OM-D EM5 and / or 12-40mm f/2.8

I have an as-new black E-M5 and 12-50mm kit I purchased as a spare I'd be willing to sell. The camera has only done about 730 shots from new and the date code indicates it was manufactured in April 2013. Everything is working perfectly and all the original accessories and box are included. The lens is very sharp, albeit a little slow at the long end, it's a good match for the E-M5, weathersealed, and a bit of a bargain IMHO.

I'd take 400 for both or 300 body only plus postage. Bank transfer preferred.

Jerry.
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Re: OM-D EM5 and / or 12-40mm f/2.8

Thanks very much for both of your offers! However, I am only interested in the EM-5 for weather resistance, and in the 12-40mm lens.

Considering that HDEW sell the kit for £790 and the lens for £499 (and I have not found it cheaper elsewhere, not even second hand), it would not make sense for me to buy the camera on its own for £300. Of course, it's a perfectly fair price, and I am sure you would not want to sell it for any less, since you'd get at least that much elsewhere.

I don't see the grey import as a major issue - I don't expect to keep the camera for more than a few years, and while I do intend to keep the lens for longer, I don't expect it to develop any problems that would only be covered by the original manufacturer warranty.

I have now placed an order with HDEW - thanks again for the recommendation, and I hope that I'll soon be posting in other sections of the forum!

P.S. The thread can now be closed - many thanks again to everyone who responded.
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