On the other hand...boo on Olympus. $1500 lens and no soft case included? Really? Any of you that have one have any recommendations for a case that will fit?
due to its size, this lens was assorted with FF lenses to be shipped out from the Far East ports and necessitated an FF ship to do the high seas voyage safely but the canal has been longtime APS-C ships optimizedI don't know for sure, but I imagine that boat stuck in that canal hasn't helped things.
I don't usually store it in a case because it goes in my dry cabinet. However, I bought a large semi-rigid lens case from Olympus when I had some rewards points to use up. Olympus is only giving pouches with their Pro lenses. Heck, they don't even give you lens hoods with most of their lenses. I think that's more important. At least this one came with a decent lens hood.
Thank you so much, I can’t even express how grateful I am to you right now. I called the store, cancelled the pre order and ordered the lens in less then 10 minutes.There's another 5* used Olympus 100-400 on LCE site again Ovidio.
And under a grand!
Listening to this, I am now sure the 100-400mm lenses bound for Europe are loaded on the impounded ”Ever Given” currently moored in the middle of the Suez canal.Well, I am getting a bit more anxious now. Jessops dropped my pre-order out of the blue. Made a pre-order with Clifton Cameras and I talked to them today, no update on a stock delivery, they are still looking at allocation for May.
Well the lenses were held ransom by the canal not allowing the ship to go sideways but now they are probably going to be held ransom by the Egyptian mummies for:Listening to this, I am now sure the 100-400mm lenses bound for Europe are loaded on the impounded ”Ever Given” currently moored in the middle of the Suez canal.
You see, nobody told the Japanese shipowners that all this was orchestrated by the hardcore m43 aficionados populating most of the key chairs of the current Egyptian ruling mechanism that have always been lusting the latest Olympus big guns (as for the 150-400mm royal guns, when available, these are too holy and are already reserved to be ceremonially offered to the recently relocated Pharao mummy Kings).
I don't mind used ... my Oly 12-100mm f 4 Pro is a used one. To be honest, I was feeling a bit desperate, I have been feeling quite depressed and my mental health was falling apart for some months now and I really need some photography trips, even just locally, to get some good results and make some prints. I am going to try it next week, unfortunately, it will arrive on Tuesday, when I am working 08:00 to 20:30.Wow Ovidio, I wasn't sure you'd be interested in a "used" version, but given how desperate you seemed (and disappointed on missing out on the last one I told you about) I thought I'd just give you the "heads up".
And now, I'm delighted I did so and that you even got a discount.
Actually, there was only the one available, I was referring to what was actually a ***** (five star) offering.
I only got back from a few days away, so both me, and you seemed to get lucky.
I sincerely hope you have lots of fun with the lens and await patiently for some Kingfishers photos.
All the best,