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OMD EM5 Question, No Answer From Olympus America

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by SCT, May 28, 2012.

  1. SCT

    SCT Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 8, 2011
    Landover, MD, USA
    Hi, wondering if you guys can get through to them.

    I'm wanting to order an EM5 maybe in a month or less. However, special custom order. I want the silver EM5 with the skin from a black EM5 instead of the leather skin that comes on the silver EM5.

    I don't know if such order can be made, now or later.... Which is why I tried contacting Oly America but they never responded.
  2. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
    I don't think you will get that level of personal cutomization on a mass produced camera.
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  3. Barb

    Barb Mu-43 Rookie

    May 4, 2011
    Eden Prairie, MN
    I suspect they are rather busy fulfilling the orders they have now.
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  4. Grinch

    Grinch Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 9, 2011
    If your not happy with the stock skin, I'd try looking at the aki-asahi skins and see if one of those will work for you. I'm pretty sure the only way to do what you want is buy both bodies and swap the skins yourself(which I'm guessing will end in failure). Sometimes the consumer wants too much, your asking them to make a one time copy of which they are making thousands or more. Assembly lines don't do well with custom work.
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  5. Chuck-B&H

    Chuck-B&H Sponsor

    Apr 28, 2012

    I am sorry, but we are not handling special order (skin) E-M5's at this time.
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  6. SCT

    SCT Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 8, 2011
    Landover, MD, USA
    Which is what it might come down to, take apart the two bodies to swap skins. If the skins were held on by double sided tape, that would make it easier. I never taken a camera apart, of all other things that I have, so I'm not sure on what to expect on how the skins are attached.

    Thanks Chuck. Thought I ask.
  7. artsifrtsy

    artsifrtsy Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 2, 2011
    It won't take any better pictures with the custom skin:) 
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  8. SCT

    SCT Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 8, 2011
    Landover, MD, USA
    Lol It won't. I'm just into customizing everything.
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