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- Feb 21, 2017
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- Mike Wingate
Well 12 is not enough. There are so many people who have expressed a strong desire to own this lens in the U.K. i have 2 members of my photo group who have New Olympus cameras, they have both had the Panasonic and then the Olympus 100-400mm models and have the cash to buy the new Olympus 150_400 lens, and they are not full time BIF photographers.I just got mine from a local shop. It was the only one they had.
I was planning to wait until next springtime to get one at a cheaper price but the fact that it is sold out almost everywhere will likely mean no price reduction anytime soon and someone mentioned the fact that we don’t know how the transition to JIP will impact the manufacturing process so I started looking on the web for a place with stock.
I found a website with the lens with “low stock” so I gave them a ring and they had this one in stock. Didn’t think twice.
I cannot test it properly before the weekend because is dark in Ireland after work but after the first test inside I can say it seems very sharp, heavier than I was expecting and the mount is not that tight. The lens rotates quite a bit on my EM1mk2 which is a bit annoying. Seems like it is a common “issue” so I need to decide what to do about it.
P.S. The shop owner told me that for UK + Ireland they are only expecting 12 (twelve) units of the 150-400.