OM-D E-M1 Mark II price announced


Olympus has announced the price and availability of its flagship OM-D E-M1 Mark II. Available from December you can purchase the camera body only for £1849.99, or get the kit option with the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-40mm 1:2.8 PRO lens for £2399.99. For more information read the official Olympus press release below:

New OM-D E-M1 Mark II Mirrorless sets benchmarks in speed and mobility

High-speed wonder OM-D E-M1 Mark II available in December

Southend, 02 November 2016 – The new OM-D E-M1 Mark II will no doubt exceed all expectations for an ILC model, and give photography professionals and enthusiasts exactly what they demand. This milestone model will be delivering high-class image quality at unparalleled high-speed performance, while ensuring superior mobility. The new OM-D E-M1 Mark II is one of the best cameras Olympus has ever built. To establish Olympus’ clear and unmistakable stance in the professional field, there will be new professional service agreements for the OM-D E-M1 Mark II that enable the professional owner to continue shooting under almost any circumstances. At the same time, the range of matching professional accessories and PRO lenses is also extended.
The OM-D E-M1 Mark II will be available as a body only for £1849.99, or in a kit with the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-40mm 1:2.8 PRO lens for £2399.99 from December 2016.

The key facts of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II read like a wish list of the ideal, versatile camera every photographer has dreamt of: It meets the demands of serious enthusiasts in every photography field and serves professionals in wildlife, documentary and travel with its high-speed performance, mobility and image quality. It is the fastest in its category with unprecedented sequential shooting performance and a breathtakingly fast new autofocus system, and it is part of a holistic approach including professional accessories, PRO lenses and a dedicated service approach.

Professional service

Olympus goes the extra mile for customer service and offers OM-D E-M1 Mark II owners a choice of three service levels under the new OLYMPUS PRO Service concept. OLYMPUS PRO Service will be available in most European countries, for more details please check the Olympus website.

OM-D E-M1 Mark II

MAIN FEATURES (extract):

> OM-D flagship camera ideal for fast-moving wildlife, travel, and documentary

> Generates high-class still image quality with 20 Megapixels Live MOS sensor and True Pic VIII image processor

> In-body, on-sensor 5-axis IS system

> Class-best new high-speed AF: - 121-point All Cross-type
- Phase detection
- 18 fps with C-AF

- 60 fps with S-AF

> Splashproof*, freezeproof*, dustproof*

> 2 SD card slots, one compatible with UHS-II, USB 3.0 (Type C) for high-capacity data transfer

> New rechargeable battery BLH-1 with 1720 mAh for approx. 440 shots (CIPA standard)

> Detailed battery status menu with %-display

> High-speed battery charging in max. 2 hours

> High-speed, smooth EVF

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Accessories and lenses

The OM-D E-M1 Mark II is compatible with Olympus’ range of professional- grade Micro Four Thirds lenses and accessories, including an all new HLD-9 battery grip that not only hosts an additional battery to deliver up to 880 shots, but also comes in an ergonomic design with a dedicated arrow pad offering the same handling both horizontally and vertically. Tailor-made camera bags, new flashes and a housing for shooting down to 60 metres underwater are also other capable additions to the OM-D system. The new Olympus flagship system was designed to make professional photography faster, easier and more effective – anytime anywhere. Mission accomplished.

Like every Olympus lens and camera, the OM-D E-M1 Mark II comes with a free six-month warranty extension** when registered via the MyOlympus online platform.

Product specifications are subject to change without notice. Please check the Olympus website at http://www.olympus.co.uk/cameras for the latest specifications.

* Splashproof, dustproof and freezeproof according to Olympus test conditions. ** Six months on top of the statutory warranty in the country of purchase.

Pricing and Availability

The OM-D E-M1 Mark II body only, is priced at £1849.99 inc VAT and available from December 2016 from key photographic retailers.

The OM-D E-M1 Mark II, M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-40mm 1:2.8 PRO lens kit is priced at £2399.99 inc VAT and available from December 2016 from key photographic retailers. 

For more information visit the official Olympus website.


Compact and lightweight yet rugged STF-8 Macro flash

Southend, 02 November 2016 – Olympus OM-D is on a mission to give photography professionals and enthusiasts exactly what they want. Not only the new OM-D E-M1 Mark II sets new benchmarks in speed and mobility, the whole system available is designed to convert professionals and photo enthusiasts to the lighter side of photography. The accompanying accessories are now complemented with the new STF-8 Macro Flash, available from December 2016 at £449.99.

This compact and lightweight flash features sealing technology cultivated on cameras and lenses to deliver the world's first dust-, splash- and freezeproof macro twin flash. In combination with weatherproof OM-D models and lenses, this system is highly versatile in any shooting environment and allows shooting with confidence even in rain or morning dew-splashed outdoor scenes.

The STF-8 twin flash is designed for a perfect output to match macro shooting, with a guide number of 8.5 when both heads are fired, and 6 when firing one head. The output ratio of left and right flash head (A/B) can be set from 1:8 to 8:1 through two dials on the control panel. In addition to high- precision TTL auto sync, the output can be fine-tuned for manual flash firing within 1/1 to 1/128. The full control of the flash output makes it easier to avoid overexposure. Shadows can be controlled to emphasize depth of subjects, and accurately reflect your intentions for creative expressions. Precise output control also helps to shorten charging times by setting the appropriate flash output.

The flash construction allows the closest shooting distance which a specific lens may capture, as the flash heads do not protrude. They can be tilted in a range of 60°upward to 40°downward and can slide along the ring adapter. The flash heads may also be detached from the ring adapter for versatile angles and shooting distances.

Remote firing from the front of the control section is compatible with the Olympus wireless RC flash system that communicates via infrared

STF-8 MAIN FEATURES:

> GN 8.5 with both heads (GN 6 firing one head)

> Ultra- portable compact design

> Flash heads can be moved or detached for versatile angles or shooting distances

> Compatibility with three M.ZUIKO lenses:
M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 30mm 1:3.5 Macro,

M. ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 60mm 1:2.8 Macro,
and M. ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12- 40mm 1:2.8 PRO

> Third-party step-up/down rings can be attached for variety of lenses

> Ideal for closest distances, as flash heads do not protrude

> Compatible with Olympus wireless RC flash system

> Supports multi-flash, focus stacking and High Res shots

> Splash-*, freeze-* and dustproof*

> Retractable diffuser (bundled)

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1 (commander only). The separately sold clip-on flash FL-900R and other large flashes for background light can be used for multi-unit lighting. Features such as Olympus Focus Bracketing, Focus Stacking and High Res shot on the OM-D E-M1 Mark II, E-M5 Mark II (manual flash only) and E-M1 (however no High Res function) can be used to further expand expressions. Frame speed is controlled to coincide with charging time and firing priority during shooting.

Product specifications are subject to change without notice. Please check the Olympus website at http://www.olympus-europa.com for the latest specifications.

* Splashproof, dustproof and freezeproof according to Olympus test conditions.

Pricing and Availability

The Olympus STF-8 Macro Flash is priced at £449.99 inc VAT and available from December 2016 from key photographic retailers. 

For more information visit the official Olympus website.