Used Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 35-100mm f2 (Four Thirds) for $1000

NOTE: this is a Four Thirds DSLR lens; NOT a micro four thirds lens for the M43 mirrorless system.

Of interest to Four Thirds DSLR photographers and adapter-erers, B&H Photo has the Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 35-100mm f2 (Four Thirds) in Used Condition for $1000 in 8+ condition and $1100 in 9 condition and $1150 in 9+ condition. The new condition price is $1950 at B&H.

In-Stock: Olympus E-M1 II Body for $1999

In the first post-holidays update of the Stock Status Tracker, the Olympus E-M1 II body only is in-stock for its normal price of $1999 with free shipping by 3rd-party seller Wolfe’s Camera thru Amazon. This ships directly from Wolfe’s, so it’s not Prime eligible (this is a different Wolfe, not the “Ritz and Wolf” wolves). Supplies are limited as usual.

Olympus E-M1 (first gen) Body Only for $900 after $200 off coupon

The Olympus E-M1 II, riding a wave of performance accolades, is officially released but hard to find [check Stock Status Tracker for future updates) goes for $2000. But if you prefer to get the first generation for less than half the price, the NewEgg Techmas sale has a coupon for you, coupon code 1213GBYC298 drops the price from $1100 to $900 at NewEgg by NewEgg itself. The sale ends on Sunday 12/18/16 or earlier if sold out. (The Pen-F is not participating this time – it had sold out the previous time they did this $200 off coupon promotion).

PS: for a summary of the latest offers on a rolling basis, check the Holiday Shopping Situation Room. I just pruned all the expired deals from it.

(SOLD OUT) In-stock Now: Olympus E-M1 II body for $2000 [updated]

This sold out… For the big picture, check the just-updated Stock Status Tracker… Earlier posts after the jump for historical reference only…

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Olympus E-PL7 w/14-42 for $399

The Olympus E-PL7 along with the 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II R lens is currently on sale for $399 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo as one of their Green Monday specials.

These expired: PS: don’t forget the Green Monday only $200 coupons for the Olympus E-M1 and Pen-F which bring them down to $900 and $1000 respectively ~ the original post had coupon-math errors with the title saying $1000 and $1100 respectively; because math is hard 🙂

(OLDER POST) Stock Update: Fuji X-T2 Auction continues, Used options with 3yr warranty; Olympus E-M1 II: movement but not in-stock right now

This is an older post… For future updates, check the Stock Status Tracker

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(ENDED) Monday: Olympus E-M1 Body for $900 (with Coupons) [Update: Pen-F sold out]

Green Monday is over and so are these promotions…

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Refurbished Olympus VP-10 4GB Digital Voice Recorder for $40 w/FS

This was a daily deal at Adorama but as of 12/13/16 it continues, the manufacturer refurbished Olympus VP-10 4GB Digital Voice Recorder for $40 with free shipping.

PSA: Beware of trending Scam on Amazon from “Before Purchasing Contact Us” 3rd-party sellers

Beware of a new trending scam at Amazon, on listings of new and/or highly desirable products, scam artists are listing the product as 3rd-party sellers with significantly lower prices, and asking people to contact them before buying from Amazon. This violates various Amazon marketplace rules, and it’s also a scam, because no one would sell a $2000 camera for $500 unless it’s a scam or fake or stolen or who knows what else.

Here’s an example from the Olympus E-M1 II listing. The sad thing is that if they keep on doing it, it may suggest that a small percentage of people who see these are actually gullible enough to bite, so, just like spam, it becomes a numbers game, the more listings they create, the more people will bite.

Here’s an “annotated” screenshot of a listing like that:


Amazon is removing them but more and more keep on cropping us, which may suggest they haven’t found a way yet to block them at the root of the problem. It is easy to sell items as a 3rd-party seller, and there are infinite email accounts available. The pros and cons of an open marketplace.

Olympus Instant Savings: cameras, lenses, accessories

Another round of Olympus Instant Savings is in progress at Adorama featuring a variety of Olympus cameras (iLC and fixed) and lenses, and various accessories. Some of them are bundled with free accessories and/or promotional rewards. Due to time (and sanity) constraints I can’t go through them all one by one (at least not yet). Cyber Monday flies by too fast!

(ENDED) Cyber Monday only: 25% off Refurbished items at Olympus Outlet with coupon

This 1-day coupon expired but GetOlympus often launches coupon during holiday weekends… For Cyber Monday only, good until 11:59pm eastern, coupon code CYBER25 gets you 25% off at the Olympus Outlet which has refurbished/reconditioned Olympus cameras and lenses that come with a 90-day Olympus warranty. Supplies are limited, so YMMV on availability depending on when you check and what you are interested in.

Olympus Instant Savings on E-M cameras & Lenses

B&H Photo is also running an Olympus Instant Savings promotion featuring a variety of E-M cameras and Micro Four Thirds lenses. This is an ever-scrolling page, keep going on the “Load More” until you see them all. It includes the E-M5 II, E-M10 II, E-PL7, Pen-F, primes and zoom lenses, and more.

Stock Update: Olympus E-M1 II estimate moves to December 12

I just updated the Stock Status Tracker and it looks like the Olympus E-M1 II estimate is shifting deeper into December, it went from December 2 to 12 at two of the three retailers tracked. Amazon remains December 2nd but it’s possible that they haven’t updated their website with the new info yet, but Amazon is often slightly behind the specialty retailers in time-sensitive updates of this nature.

Pre-order alert: Olympus E-M1 II for $2000 [updated]

The brand new Olympus E-M1 II micro-four-thirds price-flagship is now available for pre-order as a body only kit with a starting price of $2000 at B&H Photo. Shipping estimate is early December… This camera too is included in the Stock Status Tracker

UPDATE: more retailers have it available for pre-order for $2000 including Amazon itself (December 8 estimate) and Adorama and the official Olympus USA store GetOlympus.

Olympus E-M1 with 12-40 and $52 Rewards for $1300

The Olympus E-M1 with the 12-40mm lens comes with 4% promotional rewards ($52~ to be used in future purchases) for $1300 with free shipping at Adorama. Orders placed now will begin shipping 10/26+.

10% off Olympus Fan Gear with coupon

Olympus is having a 10% off coupon sale on their Olympus-branded Fan Gear (hats, t-shirts, cups, etc). Use coupon code GEAR10 until the end of day on 10/23/16. The coupon only works on fan gear, not on cameras/lenses/accessories.

Buy One Get Second one for 10% off: refurbished Camera Gear (49 options, mostly Nikon and Olympus)

The official BuyDig eBay store is running a new promotion, Buy One Item, Get The Second One for 10% off. A total of 49 certified refurbished cameras and lenses are participating including Nikon DSLR lenses, the Olympus E-M5 and E-M10 Mark IIs, the E-PL5, various Nikon APS-C dSLRs up to the D7200, and a few Coolpixes too up to the P900 uber-zoom.

NOTE: you must purchase two items for this promotion. The discount will be applied to the LOWEST PRICE ITEM, so strategically this promotion maximizes your savings if the two items are as close in price as possible.

Free …Brunch for Two with Olympus E-PL8 purchase (must fill out forms)

I don’t recall a camera manufacturer offering free food with a camera purchase before, but Olympus is currently doing it. If you purchase the Olympus E-PL8, and fill out some forms, you can get a brunch for two (yes, brunch as in breakfast + lunch) for FREE. You have to fill in a form, and then plan with a “concierge agent” based on time-sensitive deadlines. You must purchase the Olympus E-PL8 at an authorized dealer between 9/19 and 12/31 in 2016 and follow the instructions and deadlines at the promotional page.

Olympus M43 Lens Instant Savings (10 options)

Olympus has launched another round of instant savings on ten of their micro four thirds lenses. You can find the participating lenses nicely organized at B&H Photo. This includes the f2.8 zoom trio going for $1200 (7-14), $900 (12-40), and $1400 (40-150), along with a mix of primes and other zooms. The lenses earn 4% promotional rewards as well.

(ENDED) Olympus E-M1 body and $32 rewards for $800

This 1-day sale ended…

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Olympus Pen-F Body with 15mm f8 Body Cap Lens and $48 rewards for $1200

The Olympus Pen-F body only, in either black or silver, is bundled with the Olympus 15mm f8 Body-Cap Lens and 4% promotional rewards ($48~ to be used in future purchases) at B&H Photo and Adorama.

Olympus 9mm f8 Fisheye Body-Cap Lens for $85 [m43]

The Olympus 9mm f8 Fisheye Body-Cap Lens (model BCL-0980) for Micro Four Thirds Cameras is currently on sale for $85 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of 30 units per customer.

(ENDED) Olympus E-M1 Body for $799 (silver only) [updated]

Party’s over! As of a 3:55pm ET re-check, all prices mentioned below increased to $900…

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Olympus Pen-F Body and 15mm f8 Body Cap Lens and $48 Rewards for $1199 with Free Overnight Shipping

If you hate waiting for new cameras to arrive, Adorama is offering Free Overnight Shipping on the Olympus Pen-F Body Only in either the black or silver color schemes for $1199. You also get $48~ in promotional rewards (to be used in future purchases) and the Olympus 15mm f8 Body Cap Lens… The same offer is available at B&H Photo except you don’t get overnight but expedited shipping…

PS: this is part of the latest Olympus Camera and Lens Sale.

Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 with Rewards for $799

And now a Micro Four Thirds f2.8 workhorse zoom, the Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 is on sale for $799 with free shipping at Adorama (with 4% rewards) and B&H Photo (with 2% rewards)… This is part of the latest Olympus M43rds Lens Instant Savings

Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R for $99

On the bang for the buck side of Micro Four Thirds, the Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R lens in either black or silver is on sale for $99 with free shipping at B&H Photo (with 2% rewards) and Adorama (optionally add Pho Elements 14 for +$30 or both Elements 14 for +$50) and Amazon by Amazon itself.

GetOlympus remodels, free S&H with $50+ order

The official Olympus USA store has been remodeled with a more modern and responsive design, and they are offering free shipping on orders of $50+ to modestly celebrate the remodel. Offer ends 7/31/16.

Olympus 9mm f8.0 Fisheye for $85

Fishy eyes now, it’s the Olympus 9mm f8.0 Fisheye going for $85 with free shipping at Amazon itself and B&H Photo… At Adorama it goes for $90 with free shipping but you can optionally bundle it with Elements 14 (single) for +$29 or Elements 14 (both Premiere and Photoshop) for +$49…

20% off Olympus Outlet with coupon (2-day sale)

A surprise coupon, coupon code FIREWORKS (a recycled 4th of July coupon but regardless) gets you 20% off purchases at the official Olympus Outlet store. The coupon only works on the refurbished items there, not new condition items. Refurbished items come with a 90-day warranty from Olympus. The coupon expires July 20, 2016 at 11:59:59 PM ET.

Canon and Olympus Underwater Housing Sale (15 options)

Summer time is here and so are the underwater housing sales. Adorama has a sale on seven Canon Underwater Housings and eight Olympus Underwater Housings. See the listings over there for compatible camera models.

New Olympus Instant Savings: E-PL7 $350, E-M1 $900, 40-150 $99 and F2.8 PRO Zooms, more

Olympus has a new round of instant savings, good until 7/31/16. You can find the participating cameras and lenses nicely organized at Adorama. Among them:

+ E-PL7 body for $350 or E-PL7 w/14-42 for $400

+ E-M1 body for $900

+ M. Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/4-5.6 “R” Zoom for $99

+ 17mm f2.8 prime for $200

+ f2.8 PRO zooms
+ 7-14mm f2.8 for $1100
+ 12-40mm f2.8 for $800
+ 40-150mm f2.8 for $1300

+ and more at the Instant Savings page

(ENDED) Ends Tonight: 20% off Olympus Outlet with Coupon

This coupon offer expired but sometimes it returns during 3-day weekend/holidays…

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(ENDED) Olympus E-M10 Body Only for $299

As of a 6/20/16 re-check, this party is over…

Adorama sold-out and is no longer offering this sale… The Olympus E-M10 (first generation) Body Only is doing its farewell tour, and if this is something you’re interested in, the silver-black color scheme is currently going for $299 with free shipping at Adorama directly or if you have Amazon Gift Cards to spend, by Adorama thru Amazon (ships from Adorama, not Prime eligible).

Amazon still has them in-stock but the price increased to $400… UPDATE:: for Prime-members only, the black E-M10 body only goes for $299 at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of TEN per customer. The shipping estimate is 1-3 weeks.

Olympus E-M10 Body Only for $399

The Olympus E-M10 body only is currently down to $399 with free shipping, good until 6/20/16 at B&H Photo and Adorama… The second generation E-M10 II body only goes for $550 at the moment…

Olympus E-M5 II body drops to $899

The Olympus E-M5 II body only is now down to $899 at authorized dealers such as B&H Photo where the black body gets 2% promotional rewards, and Adorama and Amazon itself… The other E-M5 II kits are also discounted appropriately…

Pre-order Olympus Portrait Lens Kit (45/1.8, 75/1.8) for $999

Olympus has launched a new Olympus Portrait Lens Kit that is comprised of the M. Zuiko Digital 45mm f1.8 and M. Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f1.8 Micro Four Thirds lenses, along with appropriately matched Lens Hoods and Lens Cases for each lens. This kit is now available for pre-order for $999 with free shipping at Adorama.

Pre-order Olympus Travel Lens Kit (14-150, 17/1.8) for $799

Manufacturer initiated lens bundles are a new trend these days, and Olympus is jumping aboard this hype train with the “Olympus Travel Lens Kit”, bundling the M.Zuiko 14-150mm f4.5-6.6 II Black lens along with the M. Zuiko 17mm f1.8 Black lens, along with appropriately sized lens hoods and more importantly lens cases (it’s a travel kit after all!). This is available for pre-order for $799 with free S&H at Adorama.

Pre-order new Olympus Stylus Tough TG-Tracker for $350

Olympus is jumping into the Action Camera segment with their brand new Olympus Stylus Tough TG-Tracker available now for pre-order for $350 in two different colors schemes:

+ black: Adorama and B&H Photo

+ black/green: Adorama and B&H Photo

10% off official Olympus Fan Merchandise with Coupon

The official Olympus USA store is having a coupon sale on its official Fan Merchandise (hats, shirts, coffee cups, and of course the obligatory Swiss Army Knife). You get 10% off with coupon code GETGEAR until 5/22/16. They call it “Gear Shop” but that is rather be confusing since camera gear is more gear than t-shirts and hats 🙂

Costco Members Only offers: Olympus TG-3, GoPro {don’t know the prices}

Currently Costco has two camera offers that are members-only exclusives (you can’t buy members-only items with a 5% surcharge if you are not member), which often means the prices are better than the rest of the internets. It is the red Olympus TG-4 waterproof P&S cameras with extras, and the GoPro Hero3+ Silver Edition with Li-ion Battery and Dual Battery Charger.

NOTE: Unfortunately I am not a Costco member, so I don’t know what the prices are. Even if you login with a Costco account, you can’t see the prices without being a member. Maybe I need to start a Kickstarter to fund purchases of memberships so I can check prices 😉

Olympus Pen-F for $1050 using Trade-In Promotion

If you have older camera gear you are willing to part with, Adorama is having a trade-in promotion that gets you the Olympus Pen-F for $1050 with the trade-in discount factored in the price you pay. The offer is available for both the black Pen-F and the silver Pen-F.

PS: I haven’t done this trade-in promotion, so I don’t know how it works end to end.

20% off Olympus Refurbished Cameras and Lenses with Coupon

Enough droning around, time to take action (oh dear!) on the real cameras front. The official Olympus Outlet Store is back with another coupon, coupon SHOWERS gets you 20% off all certified refurbished products in their outlet. These come with a 90-day warranty. Free shipping with orders of $100+. If you are planning to get something here, and you are interested in Olympus-branded gear (hats, tshirts, coffee cups, etc), you can add them to this order to avoid the shipping fee.

+ Lenses: four options, 14-42, 14-150, 40-150, adapter kit

+ Digital Cameras: sixteen options, including E-M5, E-M10, E-P5, E-PL5, Stylus 1, SH50, and TG-series

+ Accessories: four options including the FL-300R flash for $96 before coupon

+ all the items above are refurbished
+ coupon expires 4/18/16

Olympus USA launches Branded Gift Shop (hats, tshirts, cups, etc)

If you are a fan of the Olympus brand, especially if you have enough Olympus Rewards points to get you a free item, you may be interested in the new Olympus Gift Shop, where you can buy Olympus-branded gift items, like hats, shirts, cups, totes, swiss army knives, and pocket journals. As of the time of writing they have 18 items available. The prices are typical “gift shop prices”, so you may want to wait for a coupon promotion or at least a free shipping promotion or to add them to a future purchase that would qualify for free shipping.

Olympus M43 Lens Instant Savings with 5% Rewards expire tonight

Good until 11:59pm ET tonight (3/31/16), seven Olympus M43rds lens are on an instant savings promotion with 5% promotional rewards at B&H Photo. The lenses are four f2.8s: 60mm macro, 7-14, 12-40, 40-150, the 8/1.8 fisheye, the 14-150 f4-5.6 II zoom, and the utilitarian 12-50 f3.5-6.3 EZ macro.

Olympus E-M5 II Body and 7-14mm f2.8 and 12-40mm f2.8 and 40-150mm f2.8 and HLD-8 Battery Holder and extra BLN-1 Battery and System Bag and 5% Rewards for $3700

On the Micro Four Thirds front, if you are ready to make an f2.8 commitment to the system, the Olympus E-M5 II PROFESSIONAL kit is now on sale for $3700 with free shipping and 5% promotional rewards (that’s $185 to spend on a future purchase) at B&H Photo. The same price but without 5% rewards is available at Adorama.

The PROFESSIONAL KIT (so many products use the term “Pro” as just marketing, so since this is actually a pro kit, it deserves full capitalization) consists of the following:

+ Olympus E-M5 II body only ($900 on its own)
+ Olympus 7-14mm f2.8 ($1200 on its own)
+ Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 ($900 on its own)
+ Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 ($1400 on its own)
+ Olympus HLD-8 Power Battery Holder for OM-D E-M5 Mark II (goes for $239 on its own)
+ additional Olympus BLN-1 battery ($40 on its own)
+ CBG-10 Camera System Bag (priceless)

So let’s do the math, you pay $3700 versus $4679 buying the items separately. No coupons, no rebates, just add the pro thing to the shopping cart and proceed to checkout.

25% off the Olympus Outlet Store with coupon [eg refurb E-M10 w/14-42 for $300, refurb Stylus 1s for $330]

To celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day season, the official Olympus Outlet store is bringing back their 25% off sale using coupon code SPRING over there. The coupon is good on all the refurbished items. Coupon expires Tuesday 3/22/16 at 11:59:59 PM ET.

This includes interchangeable and fixed-lens cameras, lenses, and other assorted items, including:

+ refurb E-M5 and E-M10 kits such as refurb E-M10 with 14-42 II R for $300
+ fifteen refurbished Lenses
+ refurb Stylus 1s rawsumer for $330
+ various refurb TG-series waterproof cameras
+ the prices you see on the website are before the coupon; after you add the coupon, the price drops by 25% in the shopping cart
+ refurbished items come with a 90-day Olympus warranty and a 30-day return policy

Olympus Tough TG-860 + Floater for $199

Spring is in the air, at least based on the time change, which brings us to a waterproof camera sale, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is bundled with an Olympus floater, together for $199 with free shipping at Adorama in black or orange or white.

PS: I am having another “Keyboardian Existential Crisis”, so the chances of typos and HTML errors are elevated as I rotate through keyboards. I don’t know why it’s so hard to find a near-perfect keyboard. Maybe because I “hand-write” HTML which makes the bottom right corner of a keyboard a killer zone (the “< >” and Quote and Shift and Enter areas). If you have any keyboard suggestions please leave them in the comments or use the online contact form.

25% off 4-Year Extended Warranty for Lenses at Get Olympus with coupon

The official Olympus USA store, Get Olympus, is offering 25% off 4-Year Extended Warranties for Lenses with coupon PROTECT25 added to the shopping cart. This brings the price down from $80 to $60. This is good for M43rds and Four Thirds Olympus lenses. Check the aforelinked page for details, conditions and restrictions. Coupon ends 2/29/16.

20% off Olympus Outlet (refurbished) with coupon

The official Olympus Outlet store is having a Valentine/President sale, coupon code PRESIDENT gets you 20% off the current prices over there. These refurbished items come with a 90-day Olympus warranty and a 30-day money-back guarantee (excluding shipping). Free shipping with orders of $100+. Offer ends 2/16/16 at 11:59pm ET.

With the coupon factored in the price, among the refurbished E-M cameras you can get the E-M10 body for $288, E-M10 w/14-42 for $320, E-M5 body for $384, E-M5 w/12-50 for $576, and the E-M5 II body for $576. Some are available in both black and silver.

Also participating in the sale are E-Pens, Superzooms, Toughies, and the Stylus 1 rawsumer for $416.

Also participating in the sale are 13 Lenses including the 11-22mm f2.8-3.5 for $512, the 35-100mm f2.8 for $1415, the 17/2.8 for $192, and more.

The items mentioned above are factory reconditioned (refurbished) and the prices are AFTER the 20% off coupon is factored in. I did most of the math in my head, so the chances of 20% off math-errors are elevated. The prices drop after you add the item to the shopping cart and then you enter the coupon PRESIDENT at the Apply Coupon field further down the page.

Olympus 45mm f1.8 with $15 rewards for $300

The Olympus 45mm f1.8 Micro Four Thirds lens is not only on sale for $300 at authorized dealers, but B&H Photo is also including 5% promotional rewards ($15~) to be used on future purchases at B&H. This offer is available in either black or silver.