Finally B&H has the BLN-1 for the EM5 in stock. It is $60. Since I pre-orderd the grip I needed an extra battery and I always have at least 2 batteries for my cameras anyway so I gulped hard and mashed the add to cart button. Today I called them up to see if they could send me the newly ordered battery along with the camera and accessories I had preordered. I was informed that if they did this I would lose my place in line. Ridiculous. I also asked them about my original order status. They could not give me any info as to my particular place in the group who had pre-ordered. Just the standard "due in 16 of April". They had no information on the accessories I ordered ( grip and flash ) as to when they would get them. The rep I spoke with hinted at least that the accessories might come much later. I am officially bugged.