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9mm BCL backordered?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by barry13, May 20, 2014.

  1. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    Hi,

    Most retailers seem to be out-of-stock on the 9mm BCL.

    Olympus' US Accessories site says new orders will ship in April (wtf?)

    I ordered one from Amazon yesterday but they don't know when it will ship.

    Anyone know how far behind the production/distribution from Oly is?

    Thanks,
    Barry
     
  2. ex machina

    ex machina Mu-43 Top Veteran

    805
    Jan 3, 2014
    Northern Virgnia
    More popular than expected?
     
  3. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing
    Probably under-produced, really. I certainly haven't seen many real world results with it yet. My guess is Olympus didn't bet on it being a big success, but put it out there to see if it would take off.
     
  4. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apparently it did! Good to know it is on back order, I was thinking about ordering one next paycheck. I guess I will order some more batteries instead, really need them more anyway, just not quite as fun as a new lens!:biggrin:
     
  5. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Larry
    I ran into the same issue. Backordered at Oly.
     
  6. jcm5

    jcm5 Mu-43 Veteran

    212
    May 12, 2014
    USA
    Can you guys let us know when actually ships? I'm interested in this fun little piece but wondering how long amazon will take to actually get it to the purchaser. Thanks


    Sent from my iPhone using Mu-43
     
  7. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    OK...
    No news yet; Amazon says
    "Delivery estimate: We need a little more time to provide you with a good estimate."

    Barry
     
  8. jcm5

    jcm5 Mu-43 Veteran

    212
    May 12, 2014
    USA
    I see, thanks. I'm interested in purchasing one too, seems like a fun piece to have for good price. Hope Amazon gets them in stock again soon.

     
  9. flipmack

    flipmack Mu-43 Veteran

    252
    Mar 23, 2012
    irvine, CA
    Oh man! If I had known that there was such demand for it, I would have just sold my 9mm BCL here on the board instead of returning it to Amazon!
     
  10. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    Amazon now says
    "Your new estimated delivery date is: Tuesday, June 3, 2014"
    If correct, that'll be about 2 weeks from when I ordered it.

    No tracking # yet.

    Barry
     
  11. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    The 9mm BCL arrived on 5/30.

    Also, Amazon seems to have it in stock for new orders now.

    Barry