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Get a Free Adapter or Flash with OM-D E-M5 Purchase

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Muntz, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. Muntz

    Muntz Mu-43 Regular

    37
    Apr 23, 2010
    Canada
    Olympus has just announced a special offer for the OM-D E-M5.

    There is a mail in rebate for one of the following:

    FL-300R WIRELESS FLASH or
    MMF-3 FOUR THIRDS LENS ADAPTER or
    MF-2 OM LENS ADAPTER

    Both the E-M5 and selected accessory must be purchased at an authorized Olympus dealer.

    Details can be found here on the rebate form:

    http://www.olympusamerica.com/crm/rebates/e-m5_accessory_mir_form.pdf

    The offer is good in both the US and Canada.

    Personally I'm going to go for the flash. It can be triggered wirelessly using the little flash included with the E-M5.

    So it looks like it isn't only the UK that is getting a bonus when purchasing and EM-5.
     
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  2. starlabs

    starlabs Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 30, 2010
    Los Angeles
    This is tricky for us early pre-order peeps, since the rebate states that both have to be purchased at the same time.

    Not sure what I should do...
     
  3. Muntz

    Muntz Mu-43 Regular

    37
    Apr 23, 2010
    Canada
    I know. I just read that part.

    I'm going to try to get the FL-300R added to my pre-order. I guess that is one advantage of pre-ordering from a local store.
     
  4. bongestrella

    bongestrella Mu-43 Veteran

    404
    Sep 2, 2011
    Mechanicsburg, PA
    Wow thanks! I would've preferred the grip but this is not too bad.

    At the risk of looking ignorant, b&h and amazon are authorized olympus dealer, right??
     
  5. Phoque

    Phoque Mu-43 Regular

    164
    Sep 18, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
  6. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Luke
    according to that link on Olympus' site, my nearest Olympus dealers are Toys 'R Us, Radio Shack, Office Max, Walmart and Sears (?!?!)
     
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  7. Linh

    Linh Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 14, 2009
    Maryland, US
    hrmm... how in the world can we get this in w/o resetting ourselves in the queue for amazon? I feel like it'll be hard to get after the first batch, but I'm biased since I float around in m43 sites. And have more experience w/ Panasonic =/
     
  8. Muntz

    Muntz Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 23, 2010
    Canada
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  9. starlabs

    starlabs Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 30, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Think I'm gonna call up Adorama tomorrow and see if they can add an accessory to my pre-order. $160-$170 is nothing to scoff at...
     
  10. Phoque

    Phoque Mu-43 Regular

    164
    Sep 18, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
    Same for me, I will cancel and order from Vistek if it's not the case.
     
  11. drewbot

    drewbot Mu-43 Top Veteran

    702
    Oct 21, 2011
    Toronto, ON
    Weird that Henry's isn't an official vendor. I really want the grip instead of either of these.
     
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  12. ftwphoto

    ftwphoto Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 12, 2011
    Henry's is most definitely an authorized retailer, it might be that they are just not listed in the lookup for some reason.
     
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  13. duke

    duke Mu-43 Veteran

    420
    Dec 4, 2010
    Tulsa, moving to Houston
    Duke
    Throw in the grip and I won't keep canceling my preorders olympus!! Seriously, I've ordered this camera about 3 times now and then I cancel it a week later, it's just a little too much for me...
     
  14. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    What's so ?!?! about that? I get all my Canon L lenses at Toys 'R Us ... and I develop my cards at the Shack.

    Gary
     
  15. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Oh nice. It may not be worth as much as the grip, but the MMF-3 is something I would absolutely buy with the camera anyways. :)
     
  16. spinyman

    spinyman Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 19, 2010
    San Diego
    The form states that purchase must be between April 1 and May 31.I guess I need to decide whether to cancel my preorder and move to the back of the line by waiting until April,or let it be and get the camera in the first wave.I wish I knew how long a wait it would be.
     
  17. heedpantsnow

    heedpantsnow Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 24, 2011
    Well, I guess I'll put in another (3rd!) order on April 1st that includes the flash. If neither of my other 2 orders ships before April 10th, then I'll have to wait until May to receive my camera anyway (living in China but buying in the USA sucks sometimes).
     
  18. fljoe

    fljoe Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 30, 2011
    FL
    On the rebate form it says "Purchase a rebate-eligible accessory at the same time as an OM-D E-M5 camera and get that accessory free after mail-in rebate." It does not say anywhere that it has to be on the same order. I will call the rebate customer service number (1-800-953-3098) to confirm that I can make a separate purchase on the eligible accessory on a separate order and still get the rebate. This way I do not lose my spot on the pre-order line for the camera.
     
  19. heedpantsnow

    heedpantsnow Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 24, 2011
    Could you pls let us all know what you find out?
     
  20. hodad66

    hodad66 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 27, 2010
    Indialantic, Florida
    that would help.....