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Old Nov 2, 2016, 7:20 AM   #1
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Default OM-D E-M1 II Price Ouch!!!

Just checked out the price of the OM-D E-M1 II body only here in Australia at a few local camera stores $2,799.95 AU ($2144.99 US). A lot more expensive than I anticipated, paid $1899 AU for the OM-D E-M1 with 12-50mm lend and bonus battery grip a couple months after release. Was expecting somewhere around $2000 AU.
Out of my budget now reconsidering my purchase of the E-M1 II, going to wait a few months and see what happens with the price or give it a miss as I am more than happy with my E-M1 and I think I get some good results with my motorsport photography with this camera. The best camera does not always make you a better photographer.
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Old Nov 2, 2016, 11:14 AM   #2
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Yes it is a expensive camera, $2000 in USA plus taxes.
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Old Nov 2, 2016, 6:15 PM   #3
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Yes it is a expensive camera, $2000 in USA plus taxes.
Thought it would be a bit closer to the original E-M1 as have found Olympus priceing normally very good.

Forgot you have to add tax in the US.
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Well ... so far, it is $2499CND up here + a 5% tax (Alberta) and up to 16% in other provinces.

I am interested but since I got the EM5 MK2 6 months ago, I will wait a bit until the price drop or there is a sale in order to replace my "aging" EM-1...
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G'day all

Just as a comparison ... Aussie GST / VAT is 10% on just about all goods except fresh foods, and is applied by the seller before advertising the selling price. So the Oly referred to here is about $2550 before tax. Still makes it expensive, but then so is a 'Rolls'

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No tax for me in New Hampshire, but $1,999 is still more than what I can spend on a camera while paying for a kid in college, that and my em1 is plenty good enough!
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Definitely starting out on the high end. I would guess that we may see a price drop via rebates or bundle pricing by next summer.

Per another web site, the reason for the price increase:
.....The reason for the increased price compared to the E-M1 are the following:
Yen got a 23% appreciation over the Euro in 3 years
Salary increase for workers
Higher costs of the parts
Sensor is designed also by part of the Medical sensor engineering team and produced by Sony
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Do you get the feeling it's more for getting the "actual" pros into the format? If the camera is your livelihood I can't imagine the extra cost is all that big of a deal if it does the job.
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I will eventually get it, but the price did make some changes in my plans. I dropped any thought of getting the 12-100 for now and took my Leica M262 outfit on my latest trip to West Texas this past week.

I really have no room to complain too much about the price having spent what I have on my M outfit this year. I could have purchased four or five E-M1 Mark II's instead, LOL...
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Unfortunately, most of my fun camera budget this year got sunk into replacing the entire steering mechanism for my 500-miles-past-warranty car six weeks ago. :/
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