Olympus E-M1 Kits - Australian Availability

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Luckypenguin, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. Back when the E-M5 was released last year we had a thread that tracked the availability of early Australian stock and which unearthed some good deals from JB HiFi and CameraPro. Hopefully the same can happen with the E-M1. Of course the crapness of the Australian dollar is going to hurt this time compared to it being over $US1 when the E-M5 came out.

    So far I've found that CameraPro has started taking pre-orders with the following prices (listed as indicative only):

    Body Only: $1600.01
    Body + 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 Lens: $1900
    Body + 12-40mm f2.8 Lens: $2400

    Link below to CameraPro's pre-order page. They are predicting early to mid October delivery.

    Compact System Cameras
  2. Faceinthecrowd

    Faceinthecrowd Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 29, 2011
    Teds have pricing now as well.
  3. I don't see pre order for the 12-40 lens only :(

    OK... changed my mind, I'm ordering the body now not the lens :)
  4. thelaxong

    thelaxong Mu-43 user

    Jan 13, 2011
    Melbourne - Australia

    Price of the kit is quite tempting. Probably if I get rid of some of the gears I could pre-order it :). btw, Cambuy ad showed they also give away a BLN-1 battery for pre orders. That alone is another 70-80A$ off the total price. Sooooo tempting.

    Here is the Olumpus AU promotion: HLD7 or MMF-3 https://twitter.com/Olympus_AU/status/383163304387940352/photo/1

    The promotion is not up on there website. How disappointing!
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  5. Didn't see the battery promotion. More good news. The kit price is less than you'll pay for a GH3 and 12-35mm in a kit. I might email them to see when they expect availability.
  6. thelaxong

    thelaxong Mu-43 user

    Jan 13, 2011
    Melbourne - Australia
    Nic, I would like to know that as well. Please update us if you got some good news :)
  7. The response from Cambuy.com.au is that they were given an ETA of late October but no information yet on which lens kits (12-40mm, 12-50mm, or none) they would receive first.

    It also appears so far that Olympus Australia isn't offering any promotions with the new camera, although they currently have some kind of deal to give away a pair of Sennheiser headphones with purchases of the E-M5 or selected Pen models. The E-M1 isn't mentioned in this promotion yet although it is of dubious value to me anyway unless I could resell them.
  8. RamblinR

    RamblinR Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Aug 16, 2012
    Qld Australia
    Thanks for posting all these details.
  9. thelaxong

    thelaxong Mu-43 user

    Jan 13, 2011
    Melbourne - Australia

    Hang in there guys :) I hit Olympus Imaging Australia on twitter and they said the promotion will be up this week :) Be patience ....

    Olympus Imaging ā€@Olympus_AU 9h

    @thelaxong promotional website page for this promotion will be available this week. Thanks for your patience.
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  10. Brucey

    Brucey New to Mu-43

    Jun 18, 2013
    Melbourne Australia
  11. Thanks, that's good to know. I assume that at ~$250-300 the battery grip is worth much more than the adapter (which I already have from when I purchased my E-M5) but I wonder whether there will be much of a market to sell it if everyone else is redeeming battery grips with their new E-M1s anyway. If you can see yourself using the HLD-7 it's a great offer.
  12. Camerapro has updated their prices ($1589.01 body only, $1889 with the 12-50mm, and $2379 with the 12-40mm) and confirmed the redemption offer. They note that you need to purchase before October 31 to get the grip or adapter for free.


    Cambuy now shows the same offer until the end of October and still have lower prices compared to CameraPro


    Incidentally, Cambuy's shipping costs are $11.95 for standard and $15.95 for insured.
  13. The Cambuy free battery offer has been withdrawn after Olympus Australia announced their promotion, so their deal is now equal with digitalcameragear.com.au although their shipping is still slightly cheaper.
  14. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 25, 2012
    This is not as good as the above offer, but I thought I'd mention it here anyway.

    Camerapro are offering a $100 voucher for accessories, if you purchase and EM-1 or EM-1 kit. Here are camerapro's pricing.

    "Eligible kits are:
    - Olympus OM-D E-M1 Body $1585: http://bit.ly/GE0Ugs
    - Olympus OM-D E-M1 + 12-50 WR $1889: http://bit.ly/1fPJKfl
    - Olympus OM-E E-M1 + 12-40 F2.8 Pro Lens $2379: http://bit.ly/178fkdT
    Discount will be taken off accompanying Olympus branded lenses, accessories, or other accessories purchased at time of order of Olympus OM-D E-M1 body or kit.
    Limit 3 units per customer.
    ADDITIONAL BONUS: By redemption, ALSO receive an Olympus HLD-7 Battery Grip or MMF-3 by Redemption from Olympus. "

    You need to go to their facebook page to redeem their offer:

    Also for the Brisbanites, they are having a hands on session with the EM-1 on 24 October.
  15. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 25, 2012
    I'm not sure if I'm going yet. It would be fun to go and play around with it, but I just don't see myself buying it right now.
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