In case you were not aware, Olympus just began offering a $200.00 rebate for those that will be ordering both the new OMD-EM1 body AND the 12-40 f2.8 lens. Apparently due to the lack of availability of the "kit" option they are placating their customers with this olive branch so to speak. Not unreasonable if I do say so. I have mine ordered like that along with a grip. This info comes from a dealer for Olympus that tends to get their shipments of new product pretty much first in line. ********** in New York. I got my EM5 and grip from them weeks before other dealers had them so I have a track record with them. Just speak to the owner there...Joel. He will fill you in if needed.