Olympus Announces Pricing and Availability for Their New Flagship OM-D E-M1 Mark II Micro Four Thirds ILC; Along with Two New Accessories

Olympus has finally released pricing and availability for their OM-D E-M1 Mark II ILC, which was unveiled at Photokina in September (2016). The new E-M1 II will start shipping in late December of this year, with a suggested retail price of $1999.99 US for the body only. 

Alongside this pricing announcement, Olympus has also introduced two new accessories for use with their OM-D and PEN camera lines, the SEF-8 Macro Flash and the CBG-12 Premium Camera Bag.

Olympus_E-M1II_STF-8_right.jpgThe STF-8 Macro Flash unit is the "world's first macro twin flash with waterproof construction"; making it ideal for using on the new water tight OM-D E-M1 Mark II. This is a compact, lightweight flash unit that offers a guide number of 8.5, and it's compatible with various M.Zuiko lenses, including the M.ZUIKO Digital ED 30mm F3.5 Macro, M.ZUIKO Digital ED 60mm F2.8 Macro, and M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO. Look for this new unit in January of 2017, at approx. $479.99 US.


Olympus_CBG-12_Bag.jpgThe CBG-12 Premium Camera Bag is a rugged, compact camera backpack that Olympus designed "for the on-the-go photo enthusiast who wants to carry a variety of Olympus OM-D series cameras, interchangeable lenses and accessories for a wide range of shooting situations." Although compact, this pack has the room needed to carry an entire camera system, with spares, "including two Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II cameras with HLD-9 Powered Grips attached, M. ZUIKO Digital ED 7-14mm F2.8 PRO, M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO, M.ZUIKO Digital ED 40-150mm F2.8 PRO, and M.ZUIKO Digital ED 300mm F4.0 IS PRO interchangeable lenses, along with other accessories, such as a FL-900R electronic flash and a laptop. " Built from water-repellent materials, the new CBG-12 Premium Camera Bag seems like it would be a great choice for both OM-D and PEN camera owners. Pricing is set at $349.99 US, and it should start shipping in December of this year (2016).

For more details on all of these announcements, visit Olympus' website.