Trying to preorder OM-5 ... BUT ! :-(

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by nueces snapper, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

    Went to Amazon first. They had the grip. Good. -check- But no batteries that I can find. Like I really want to pay shipping from some other outfit just to get a battery. :mad:

    Went to B & H. They don't show the grip anywhere. :mad: :mad:

    Can anyone help here? Please. :smile:
     
  2. meyerweb

    meyerweb Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 5, 2011
    The camera isn't even out yet. It was just announced today. I think you're expecting a bot too much for the entire system and all accessories to be available already. Be patient. If you really want the camera, go ahead and pre-order. The accessories will be available by the time the camera ships.
     
  3. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro


    Thanks. :thumbup: That is reasonable. Amazon has the grip and the 4/3 adapter though. I just want a couple batteries. I guess its not a very big chance I'm taking having to order batteries elsewhere however. I just wanted to get my entire preorder done at one whack. Having to call Amazon and make sure they get a later supplied battery included with my original order could be a significant hassle.
     
  4. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

    Interestingly Enough Crotchedy Thom Notes my Problem

    Sans Mirror just put up a short note on this battery unavailability thing. Notes this is a fly in the ointment for Oly. Could lead to lack of pre-orders for the grip, possibly leading Oly to think it isn't selling well and cutting back production. It IS a stupid oversight on Oly's part to my mind. :mad:
     
  5. starlabs

    starlabs Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 30, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Wasn't battery availability for the GH2 when it first came out also an issue?

    I'm hoping the Chinese battery makers are fast in releasing knock-offs! Go go generic batteries!
     
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  6. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

    Thank you. :smile: