Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 expected shipping date

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by zulfur666, Nov 6, 2014.

  1. zulfur666

    zulfur666 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 30, 2014
    I just checked my Pre-Order @ B&H and they show expected availability Nov 10th. :smile: No date yet for the 1.4 extender.
     
  2. trandg

    trandg Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 24, 2012
    Toronto
    David
    Here in Canada, Vistek told me end of the month. They have a Olympus event though next week where they are demoing the lens
     
  3. RMills

    RMills Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 7, 2014
    I noticed it changed to the 10th also, hope its accurate! Some sites had said end of month due to demand.
     
  4. mcasan

    mcasan Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 26, 2014
    Atlanta
    We just got back from an event at Showcase camera store in downtown Atlanta. We paid for two 40-150 and two TC units. We had store credit that more than covered the sales tax. Evidently Olympus will start shipping the lenses to resellers on Monday. Showcase was located 8 lenses and 6 were already sold. We got their last two in their first shipment. We should have our lenses in hand by the end of next week. No known ship date for the 1.4 TC units. I really like that fast AF on on EM-1. :biggrin:
     
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  5. RMills

    RMills Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 7, 2014
    I hope BH has enough for all the preorders!
     
  6. mcasan

    mcasan Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 26, 2014
    Atlanta
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  7. BobbyTan

    BobbyTan Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 26, 2013
    Long Beach, CA
    I spoke with a B&H rep yesterday and was told the TC will start shipping on Nov 15.
     
  8. BobbyTan

    BobbyTan Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 26, 2013
    Long Beach, CA
    Funny thing is that Olympus has absolutely no idea when they can start shipping … other than saying that it will be around mid November … so I promptly canceled my order with them this morning! Mid November is too late … for me!
     
  9. hoodlum

    hoodlum Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 16, 2012
    Toronto Canada
    When is the event at Vistek?
     
  10. mcasan

    mcasan Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 26, 2014
    Atlanta
    At the Atlanta event 3 Oly reps all said the lens starts shipping Monday the 10th. They all said no firm data when the TC starts shipping. But since both can now be sold....it can't be that far from how. Good chance you can get both by Thanksgiving. I sure hope so.
     
  11. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    Hope the Australian date is soon but I bet we get the short end here and it's late november...
     
  12. zulfur666

    zulfur666 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 30, 2014
    it was reported on 43rumors that someone already received a tracking number. Anybody here from the forum already has a tracking number?
     
  13. zulfur666

    zulfur666 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 30, 2014
    wonder if there will be a Thanksgiving package deal for lens and MC combined?
     
  14. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Larry
    Pre-orders were allocated on Thursday. US orders are shipping Monday and Olympus expects to clear the backlog by mid December. This is from the Olympus rep in NE US.

    I got a chance to try the lens at Hunts and it is really impressive. Very light and compact and very fast focusing. I asked the the rep point blank if it was better than the 150f2 and he dodged well by answering "it is different". It is certainly a viable replacement for the 50-200 in my mind. It is hard to believe how small and light it is unless you hold it. Much smaller then the 50-200. I'll post a couple of bad test shots in a bit.
     
  15. mcasan

    mcasan Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 26, 2014
    Atlanta
    I agree about the size and weight. Someone coming from a P&S might think the lens is large and heavy. Coming from years of 35mm DSLRs and Canon L glass....it ain't. :wink:
     
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  16. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Larry
    I was playing with the sigma 120-300 f2.8 on a d600. That makes my 150f2 feel like a toy in comparison. The 40-150 f2.8 is a toy.
     
  17. mcasan

    mcasan Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 26, 2014
    Atlanta
    And a great toy at that.
     
  18. trandg

    trandg Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 24, 2012
    Toronto
    David
  19. zulfur666

    zulfur666 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 30, 2014
    it seems as of today, B&H has removed the Nov. 10th expected availability. WTF??? Was getting my hopes up my pre-order would ship out today.
     
  20. RMills

    RMills Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 7, 2014
    Me too!