Olympus: New OM-D E-M5 Mark II Limited Edition (Body or Kit): Available from June 2015; Limited to 7,000 Sets WorldwideTue May 12, 2015
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Olympus today announced a limited-edition, titanium colored-body, version of the TIPA award-winning OM-D E-M5 Mark II* which is a Micro Four Thirds System standard interchangeable lens Compact System Camera.
This special color body will be available in a limited quantity of 7,000 sets worldwide from June 2015.
The new OM-D E-M5 Mark II Limited Edition Kit includes:
- OM-D E-M5 Mark II titanium colored-body + M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-150mm f4.0-5.6 II* lens,
- OM-D-branded premium leather strap,
- Owner’s card bearing a quote from the legendary OM designer, Yoshihisa Maitani, and a premium-stitched leather case for the card.
- A number between one and 7,000 will appear on the other side of the card, to authenticate that it is a limited edition, as only 7,000 of these cameras are due to be made.
*1 The color of the lens will be black
Olympus Europe also announced that the OM-D E-M5 Mark II Limited Edition (Europe) will be available from June 2015 as the body only, or in a kit with the all-round zoom M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-150mm 1:4.0-5.6 II lens.
- The body will retail for €1199 (1345.22 US Dollar at the current exchange rate).
- The lens kit will cost €1599 (1793.38 US Dollar at the current exchange rate).
Olympus USA announced that the U.S. price is $1,199.99 for the OM-D E-M5 Mark II Limited Edition (USA).
This body color – titanium – was displayed at CP+, this past February, and will be available in June in a limited quantity in response to high demand from customers.
Award-winning OM-D pays homage to 90s titanium classic
Hamburg, 12 May 2015 – For fans of landmark high-end cameras, the 1994 OM-3Ti is an all-time classic, and now collectors can acquire a contemporary homage to this titanium-clad SLR icon: a limited-edition version of its most recent OM-D descendant, the TIPA award-winning OM-D E-M5 Mark II*. The beautifully redesigned E-M5 Mark II will be available in a distinctively retro, titanium-tinted body that evokes the golden age of the original Olympus OM series, a period that laid the foundations for the flagship Olympus Micro Four Thirds cameras of today. In addition to the titanium colour, the Limited Edition differs from the regular model with a special OM-D-branded leather strap, an owner’s card bearing a quote from the legendary OM designer, Yoshihisa Maitani, and a premium-stitched leather case for the card. A number between one and 7,000 will appear on the other side of the card, as only 7,000 of these cameras are due to be made. The OM-D E-M5 Mark II Limited Edition will be available from June 2015 as the body only, or in a kit with the all-round zoom M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-150mm 1:4.0-5.6 II lens. The body will retail for €1199. The lens kit will cost €1599.
One portable icon deserves another
Although some 20 years have passed since the launch of the OM-3Ti, the OM-D E-M5 Mark II Limited Edition has much in common with its illustrious forebear, and not just visually. Both offer serious photographers a more portable, high-grade alternative to bulkier SLRs. The 1980s and 90s cemented the OM series’ reputation for compact, lightweight, go-anywhere system cameras as well as innovations such as the air damper that muffled the shock of mirror movement or the multi-spot metering mechanism beloved of professional owners of the OM-4. The E-M5 Mark II continues that tradition with its minimal dimensions, rugged build, and the world’s most powerful** 5-axis Image Stabilization system. This – as the TIPA award jury pointed out – makes it ideal for high-speed, spontaneous photography on the move (“a breakthrough technology that handles virtually every shooting situation.”).
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