May 14th, 2012, 01:01 PM
They're in...but still some questions!
The EM-5 skins are now available at http://aki-asahi.com/store/
$16 + $2.50 for the brass 'filler' plates + $4 shipping.
I have emailed them to ask about the 'G-17 glue' listed for $2.50 - whether it's needed for the kit and included, or needed but not included, ie, extra cost.
Finally, I have asked if the brass, etc can be removed and the original skin pieces put back - which would be a good thing (though labor intensive), if warranty repair were needed.
The nice thing about the skins for E-P1,2,3 was that they could be easily removed, leaving no evidence of their use. This is more of a commitment, although it seems clear that at least the skin part of the kit can be removed/replaced. This would be no problem for the Silver E-M5 - one of the skins is a good match for the OEM skin. However, unless Aki-Asahi can offer a skin matching the Black E-M5, there is no easy way to get it back to original.
E-M5, Computar 12.5, Oly 14-42, Lumix 14, Oly 45mm, Hexanon 55 Macro, Oly 40-150, OM 135 f2.8, OM 300 f4.5
Last edited by thearne3; May 14th, 2012 at 01:14 PM.