Black E-M5 Kit with Silver Olympus 45/1.8 for $999 with Free Shipping and 4% Reward at Adorama

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by Amin Sabet, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
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  2. ean10775

    ean10775 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 31, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Eric
    Even better is that you can apparently pair this with another lens and take advantage of the lens discounts Olympus is currently running. Nice for someone who is disappointed the 45mm isn't included in the promotion on is own. I might jump on this myself (despite preferring the black version of the lens)
     
  3. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    Comes in a posh box too!
     
  4. briloop

    briloop Mu-43 Regular

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    May 23, 2012
    Mount Juliet, TN
    I'd jump on the deal if the black E-M5 was paired with a black 25mm 1.8.
     
  5. Jaynometry

    Jaynometry Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 13, 2011
    Toronto, Ontario
    So classy!
     
  6. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    A RARE collector's item then....:biggrin::tongue:
     
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  7. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    That's a real deal. With the hood, priceless.
     
  8. marcr1230

    marcr1230 Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 28, 2013
    Why a black body / silver lens ?
     
  9. bikerhiker

    bikerhiker Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 24, 2013
    Canada
    David
    I'll probably wait -- expecting even better deals down the road...

    Knowingly that 2014 will be the battle of the fittest -- gaining marketshare in an already mature market means duelling it out through price cuts to steal market share; I expect this is one of the many deals you'll see for the rest of 2014 as well as with everyone else.

    So why rush now out of the gate so soon when you may get something better and cheaper down the road? Unless you really need it now?

    I'm staying put. Oh and Olympus finally included the lens hood for the 45mm f/1.8 free of charge!! To me, that should have been included in the first place.
     
  10. bikerhiker

    bikerhiker Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 24, 2013
    Canada
    David
    Probably trying to rid excess inventory. There is a glut of inventory in all manufacturers as sales projection for 2013 for everyone were off by around 15 to 20%, which means there is an excess and with new models coming through the pipeline, you will probably see something like this happening more often as sales projection for 2014 will be DOWN again. So if sales are down, excess inventory need to be flogged off some how right?
     
  11. broncophil

    broncophil Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 23, 2010
    Thanks for the heads up. did me using the link you referenced help you out Amin?

    I just bought it with the 12-40 using the link.

    on a side note.. Anyone interested in a BRAND NEW 45 1.8 Special Edition with a metal lens hood?
     
  12. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Thanks, yes using the affiliate links helps a lot!
     
  13. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    Well, I think it's a rather nice combination.
     
  14. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    Oly always needs a quirk in these little deals,:smile:
     
  15. Haans

    Haans Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 18, 2012
    Obviously, someone has too many sliver lenses...it's a dump.
     
  16. briloop

    briloop Mu-43 Regular

    171
    May 23, 2012
    Mount Juliet, TN

    Exactly - Olympus had too many black E-M5 bodies and silver 45s in their inventory. They tossed in the metal hood and the posh box as an extra sweetener.

    The only thing missing is labeling the product as a "Collector's Edition":wink:
     
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  17. katiedaddy

    katiedaddy Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 31, 2014
    MD, USA
    I would jump on this if they paired with 12mm lens...
     
  18. yekimrd

    yekimrd Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 14, 2012
    Cincinnati, OH
    Mikey
    I would jump on this if it were a silver body with a black lens. :)
     
  19. so 650

    so 650 Mu-43 Rookie

    10
    Dec 19, 2010
    I did buy this. Along with the 75/1.8 with the stacked discount. Not a bad way to get beyond my 1st generation G1. Yes, I could wait for yet better deals, but one always can ...
     
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  20. rezatravilla

    rezatravilla Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 7, 2013
    Indonesia
    Reza Travilla
    same opinion here....i think they have to many black body and silver 45. C'mon! just a lens hood bonus and a nice box? i think they should add filters, vertical grip, and a leather neck strap/hand strap.