OM-D - Re-confirmed!

Started Feb 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
Abrak
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Re: OM-D - Re-confirmed!
In reply to Najinsky, Feb 8, 2013

Najinsky wrote:

Abrak wrote:

Najinsky wrote:

Abrak wrote:

Didnt really understand the last paragraph. Seems you are after the Panasonic 35-100 2.8 lens in Bangkok. It is already available @ AVCamera (avcamera.com).

Panasonic Thailand are totally hopeless and dont even have the 12-35 2.8 in stock (and never have done to the best of my knowledge).

Well that's both good news and dissapointing. Dissapointing that I could perhaps have bought it but have now left Bangkok and am heading back to Surin, but still good that it is actually available now. Korat is only a few hours away and there is an excellent camera shop there, and I need to visit the same mall for ink and paper supplies so I shouldn't have too long to wait. Thanks for the heads up.

-Najinsky

Actually you are probably not missing much.

As a rule of thumb we do very well with Olympus. We generally get US prices (or fairly close) and availability well before - the 15 f8 and 17 1.8 have been available since early December. For Panasonic we get UK prices and we are just about last in line for availability.

AVCamera is pretty much the go to place for M43 - they also stock Voigtlander and SLR Magic - a bit like Fotofile and Canon.

I have found exceptions in both directions. For example, in Korat, I picked up my 75/1.8 at US price, but another shop in the same mall (CW) were asking above UK prices for the 9-18mm. But the Panasonic shop had the 7-14/4 available at better than US prices, although that was a promotion.

On Wednesday in Bangkok, in MBK (3rd floor), I found the 12/2, 17/1.8 and the grip but they were all closer to UK prices so I passed for now until I see a better deal.

But for sure Panasonic doesn't seem to be that current, I didn't see any sign of the 12-35 (or 35-100) in about a dozen or so Camera Shops in MBK, including the likes of BigCamera Pro.

-Najinsky

There is a reason why the HLD-6 is a bit more expensive in Thailand. It comes with an OMD battery (BLN-1) included (there should be a sticker on the outside of the box.) In Europe and the US the HLD-6 is sold without a BLN-1 included.

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