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UPS Has My Olympus Pro 12-40mm Lens

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by DWhite, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. DWhite

    DWhite Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 23, 2013
    David
    I'm SO pumped :2thumbs: :2thumbs: :2thumbs:. I just received the shipping confirmation from B&H that my Oly 12-40mm Pro lens has just shipped. I'm scheduled to have it next Wednesday -- just in time for a planned trip to photograph waterfalls and fall color.

    The really funny thing is that at 5AM this very morning, I got a second "still on backorder" notification from B&H.
     
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  2. briloop

    briloop Mu-43 Regular

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    May 23, 2012
    Mount Juliet, TN
    When did you order it?
     
  3. DWhite

    DWhite Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 23, 2013
    David
    I literally pressed the "confirm order" button within two minutes of it appearing as a pre-order. I knew that I wanted this lens to replace my versatile, but slow and soft Oly 12-50.
     
  4. Colorbright

    Colorbright Mu-43 Regular

    Wow! big congrats, and hope it shows up soon. You will have to tell us what it is like, and post some new images.

    I wonder if anyone in Canada has already received this shipping notice, too, as when the OM-D E-M1 came out it seemed like many of the people in Canada who had ordered directly from Olympus were among the first to receive the camera.
     
  5. m43man

    m43man Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 28, 2012
    Vancouver
    Nope, I was hoping the lens would deliver early just like how Olympus Canada delivered EM1 early to all the Canadian orders.
    I actually called them today to ask about this, the agent said expected delivery is still end of Nov, hopefully she is wrong.
     
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  6. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Lucky!

    That's awesome, congrats! Look forward to reading your impressions of the lens and, better yet, seeing some images.
     
  7. DWhite

    DWhite Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 23, 2013
    David
    I was already planning a waterfall and fall color backwoods photo trip the following weekend (November 2); I'm sure I'll use the new lens a lot. I'll be sure to share as soon as I get back.
     
  8. m43man

    m43man Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 28, 2012
    Vancouver
    Maybe it's good that there is delay in shipping my 12-40mm lens, I'll have more time to decide whether to get the New Zeiss 24-70mm f4 which is also weather sealed and has internal zoom that Oly doesn't have, not to mention $500 cheaper if bought as a kit with A7
     
  9. I was told by an Olympus rep that Olympus USA siphoned a lot of these 12-40mm lenses that were destined for other markets because they got their own estimates for demand so wrong, so you better like it :smile:
     
  10. m43man

    m43man Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 28, 2012
    Vancouver
    Which explains why none for Canada :(
     
  11. bcaslis

    bcaslis Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 3, 2011
    Wilsonville, OR, USA
    Brian Caslis
    How do you get that as a Sony kit? I thought only the 28-70 was offered as a kit.
     
  12. m43man

    m43man Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 28, 2012
    Vancouver
    my bad, I met 28-70 :p
     
  13. darosk

    darosk Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Apr 17, 2013
    Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
    Daros
    Color me jealous. I've never been much of a zooms guy, but the 12-40 really has my eye this year.
     
  14. lombardispot

    lombardispot Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 19, 2013
    Any update on the UPS shipping status? I expect that the lens will arrive at my local store around the same time.
     
  15. m43man

    m43man Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 28, 2012
    Vancouver
    Just called Olympus Canada again, they said to me because I ordered on the first day, I should be expecting it to arrive the first week of November.
     
  16. lombardispot

    lombardispot Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 19, 2013
    I'm in the same boat. My local store also confirmed a small shipment coming in very soon. Exciting!
     
  17. radamo

    radamo Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 22, 2012
    Long Island, NY
    Rich
    My local store has them in today. I am picking mine up tomorrow night.
     
  18. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 13, 2014
    Central Ohio, USA
    Andrew
    You are really going to like that 12-40. Top notch all around. Enjoy.
     
  19. Wisertime

    Wisertime Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 6, 2013
    Philly
    Steve
    I sure hope he got it by now. It's been over 2 years now since he ordered. :bump::bravo-009::clapping:;)

    Guess you got caught by the suggested threads?
     
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  20. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 13, 2014
    Central Ohio, USA
    Andrew
    LMAO.... I sure did...:clapping::dance2:
     
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