What is the benefit of registering your Olympus cameras and lenses with Olympus?

rogergu

Mu-43 Regular
Bear with me if I could find the answer myself from the manual. Would the registration do any good to the warranty?
 

taz98spin

Mu-43 Top Veteran
Bear with me if I could find the answer myself from the manual. Would the registration do any good to the warranty?
That's a good question that I wondered about too.
I guess if you have a 1 year warranty, you can show that you got the camera within the time-frame showing that you qualify for the warranty?
 

Dewi

Mu-43 Regular
I got a free lens when I registered. Olympus are going for world domination, they're collecting data on us all
 

mcasan

Mu-43 All-Pro
Definitely registered with extended warranty on body and lenses. When you register you can opt in/out of email announcements. Last one I got was for the 20% off for the spring clean at the outlet store.
 

Leif

Mu-43 Regular
When I've registered my E-M10 it told me that I've got another 6 months extended warranty.
 

HaViet

Mu-43 Veteran
Go to the Olympus website, and look under the Support menu. You shoils see a Register product.

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torsteinh

Mu-43 Regular
I normally don't register items I bought, as there's usually not much of an incentive to do so. In Norway we already have quite good warranties on everything we buy, so manufacturers seldom give away anything else just for registering.

However after I unwrapped my new E-M5 today I thought I could do a check on Olympus' website. Lo and behold - by registering and sending in copy of receipt I will get a free bonus zoom, the 40-150 f4.0-5.6.

I have to say I'm tempted to spend a stamp to get a free zoom....





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Kilauea

Mu-43 Regular
Upon seeing this, I registered my 12-40 and it got me a 1 month extended warranty along with 10% off of accessories. Its nothing to write home about and in the eventuality that the lens does break between month 12 and 13, it would ease things up. But I know I am covered by the warranty for much more than just 12 months here. Although the law is a bit unclear, I'd say that having a Pro lens used in a recreative way should last at the bare minimum 5 years (as long as that is considered reasonable, then that is what the actual warranty).

So, out of curiosity. What would you say is a reasonable amount of time an E-M5 or a 12-40 should last granted it is used and not abused ?
 

Replytoken

Mu-43 Hall of Famer
Upon seeing this, I registered my 12-40 and it got me a 1 month extended warranty along with 10% off of accessories. Its nothing to write home about and in the eventuality that the lens does break between month 12 and 13, it would ease things up. But I know I am covered by the warranty for much more than just 12 months here. Although the law is a bit unclear, I'd say that having a Pro lens used in a recreative way should last at the bare minimum 5 years (as long as that is considered reasonable, then that is what the actual warranty).

So, out of curiosity. What would you say is a reasonable amount of time an E-M5 or a 12-40 should last granted it is used and not abused ?
FWIW, I purchased two low mileage E-M5's recently and both needed servicing - one for IBIS and the other for the sticky shutter at high speeds. I would not read too much into this, except to say that there are a lot of parts and pieces in these cameras, especially associated with IBIS, so the probability of needing service is likely greater than with an old Nikon FM. An extended warranty is something I often consider with more expensive camera bodies these days.

--Ken
 

Leif

Mu-43 Regular
Especially for the E-M1 users it's definitely worth it because they'll get the Service Plus package if they register their E-M1 during the first few weeks. Faster repair, +6 months warranty, pick up service for repair or in some cases you get a new one, an extra hotline - at least here in Germany. Don't know if the "Service Plus" exists worldwide.
 
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