Refurbished Olympus F2.8 PRO Zoom Trio Back In-Stock

The more doorbustery refilled offers at the Olympus Outlet store are sold out as of this recheck, but the trio of professional f2.8 zoom lenses are back in-stock, in manufacturer refurbished condition with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty as follows:

+ refurbished 12-40mm f2.8 for $680
+ goes for $900 in new condition at authorized dealers, eg Adorama

+ refurbished 7-14mm f2.8 for $975
+ goes for $1300 in new condition at authorized dealers, eg Adorama

+ refurbished 40-150mm f2.8 for $1125
+ goes for $1400 in new condition at authorized dealers, eg B&H Photo

Refurbished Olympus 300mm f4 IS PRO for $2125

A surprise PRO lens also made its appearance at the official Olympus Outlet store, it is the manufacturer refurbished Olympus M.Zuiko ED 300mm f4.0 IS PRO going for $2125 with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty.

This is a “miracle lens” as it has Optical Image Stabilization, a rarity for Olympus M43rds lenses since their camera body had embraced sensor-shift stabilization a few digital-centuries ago.

The price is a close call though, in new condition at authorized deals such as Adorama and B&H Photo it goes for $2500 with $100 promotional rewards.

This in-stock in “extremely limited availability” per the listing…

(SOLD OUT) Refurbished Olympus 9-18mm f4-5.6 ED for $400 [m43]

These too sold out as of a 10/10/17 PM recheck and its page has been removed temporarily (404) as usual… Check to see which offers “survived” at the Olympus Outlet store

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(SOLD OUT) Refurbished Olympus 17mm f2.8 pancake for $90 [m43]

The price was too good to last, as of 2:35pm ET recheck, it is sold out and its page removed temporarily (404)… Check to see which offers “survived” at the Olympus Outlet store

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Refurbished Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm f4.0-5.6 R for $60

A couple more items have been added to the Olympus Outlet store. If you are looking for a budget M43rds zoom lens, the manufacturer refurbished M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f4.0-5.6 R is back in-stock for $60. Shipping is extra unless your order total is $100+ (I think).

Olympus EC-20 2.0X Teleconverter: USED for $250, Imported for $290, Manu Refurb for $345 [FOUR THIRDS DSLR]

This is a Four Thirds DSLR product, not a micro four thirds mirrorless product! The Olympus EC-20 2.0X Teleconverter is available in different conditions at different retailers as follows:

+ USED (condition 9) for $250 at B&H Photo with a 90-day B&H Photo Used products warranty

+ imported grey-market by unknown seller for $290 with the order fufilled by Amazon (Prime eligible)
+ NOTE: some of the other sellers are shipping from Asia, so pay attention to the individual listings and shipping estimates

+ manufacturer refurbished for $345 by the Olympus Outlet store with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty.

All Olympus E-M10 III Kits In-Stock at Normal Prices

All four official Olympus kits for their new E-M10 III micro four thirds mirrorless camera are now in-stock at B&H Photo at their normal prices of $650 (body only) or $800 (with 14-42 EZ) in the silver or black color schemes.

On the other hand, if you prefer the previous generation models or their price-ranges, you might as well go manufacturer refurbished at the Olympus USA outlet store where the manufacturer refurbished E-M10 II body goes for $300, or with the 14-42mm EZ for $430. These come with a 90-day warranty from Olympus USA.

In-Stock Alert: Olympus E-M10 III Body for $650

The “smartphonization” of digital cameras (the addition of smartphone-like features, Wifi, touchscreens, NFC, companion apps, syncing, etc) has the added benefits to manufacturers of encouraging photographers to follow the upgrade cycles, similar to the smartphone upgrade cycles.

With that master of the obvious generalization out of the way, we have a new in-stock alert! The recently revealed [see New Cameras of 2017] Olympus E-M10 III body only is now in-stock and ready to ship for its starting price of $650 at Adorama in the black color scheme and the silver color scheme! Free expedited shipping is included!

If instead you prefer a previous generation model, getting reliable used (eg from places that test and stand behind their used products like KEH, B&H, Adorama) or manufacturer refurbished can save you money while lowering the risks of a eBay purchases from unreliable sellers.

Which brings us to the Olympus Outlet store currently offering the E-M10 II body only in manufacturer refurbished condition for $300 with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty, or with the 14-42mm EZ lens for $430.

Refurbished Olympus 8mm f1.8 fisheye [M43] for $660

The Olympus 8mm f1.8 fisheye lens (Micro Four Thirds) goes for $1000 at authorized dealers such as Adorama and B&H Photo with 4% promotional rewards, or 5% statement credit for Prime members paying with a Prime credit card at Amazon.

But if you want to save, then off to the Olympus Outlet store we go where they are offering this lens in manufacturer refurbished condition for $660 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty.

Refurbished Olympus E-M10 II Body for $300

Olympus has began refilling their refurbished camera gear at the GetOlympus USA store, and as of the time of writing, the refurbished E-M10 II body onlies are back:

+ refurbished Olympus E-M10 Mark II Body (Black) for $300

+ refurbished Olympus E-M10 Mark II Body (Silver) for $300

+ they come with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty

+ both of these are in-stock as of 5:53pm ET

Refurbished Olympus PEN-F silver for $750 [updated]

Never a dull moment today! Olympus has began refilling their refurbished camera gear at the GetOlympus USA store, and as of the time of writing, the refurbished PEN-Fs are back:

+ SOLD OUT as of 9/22/17 AM re-check
+ refurbished Olympus PEN-F black for $700

+ refurbished Olympus PEN-F silver for $750

+ they come with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty

+ both of these are in-stock as of 5:53pm ET

(SOLD OUT) Refurbished Olympus 25mm f1.8 for $160 with coupon [m43]

As of a 9/14/17 AM recheck, this too got sold out and its page became a 404. I do not know if they’ll be able to “find” additional inventory before the coupon expires today…

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(SOLD OUT) Refurbished Olympus 7-14mm f2.8 PRO for $780 with coupon

It’s a day of things selling-out today, the 7-14mm is sold out as of a 8:22pm ET recheck, thanks to the Olympus Outlet store promotion with coupon code SEPTOUTLET running until Thursday night…

can get you the manufacturer refurbished Olympus 7-14mm f2.8 PRO for $780 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty.

Coupon expires Thursday 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out.

In new condition at authorized dealers, the lens goes for $1150 with 4% promotional rewards (around $46 in future purchases) at B&H Photo and Adorama.

(ENDED) 20% off Olympus Outlet Items with coupon

This 2-day coupon expired, but Olympus launches these every few weeks…

Good until Thursday 11:59pm ET, coupon code SEPTOUTLET gets you 20% off eligible refurbished items at the Olympus Outlet store

Most items are 20% off but some items have a maximum discount of $100 per item with the coupon.

Olympus 17mm f1.8 for $349 [m43]

The new condition Olympus 17mm f1.8 is down to $349 with free shipping in the black or silver color schemes at Adorama and Amazon itself and B&H Photo.

They get 4% promotional rewards at B&H and Adorama, and the usual 5% for Amazon Prime if paying with a Prime-branded credit card.

Thanks to one of our readers for the email alert on this lens!

Refurbished Olympus E-M5 with 12-50mm EZ for $450

On the other hand, if you prefer a “take pictures with” kit, you can get the Olympus E-M5 (first generation) with the 12-50mm EZ lens in manufacturer refurbished condition for $450 with free shipping at the Get Olympus USA store with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty.

Contract that to getting the body only used starting at around $300 with a 180-day warranty through KEH ~ check our Used options post for more details.

This too surfaced while price-checking the Get Olympus Refurbished Refill (I think that’s a new official term now).

PS: I can’t post all 20+ new additions to the Get Olympus refurbished store, but if any others stand out in your opinion and would be of interest to other photographers, please let me know in the comments here or using the online contact form.

Used Olympus E-M5 Body w/180-day warranty for $289 + S&H

While price-checking the Get Olympus Refurbished Refill (I think that’s a new official term now), this alternative offer to the Get Olympus store surfaced…

… you can get the Olympus E-M5 body only in “Used – Excellent” condition starting at $289 plus shipping (under $10 for most zipcodes) at KEH Camera with a 180-day non-transferable warranty…

… you can get the Olympus E-M5 body only in “Used – Excellent Plus” condition for $329 plus shipping (starts at around $8 and varies by zipcode) at Adorama USED. Used products at Adorama come with a 90-day warranty covered by Adorama, and a 30-day return policy.

So when comparing used prices to other places, eg Amazon Warehouse Deals (AWD), keep in mind that most sellers at AWD offer zero warranty!

Refurbished options at Olympus USA reloaded!

The refurbished options at the Olympus USA store have been reloaded! The item count has jumped from 18 to 39!

I will be going through them and posting individual posts for good deals, but since some of them sell-out quickly, I’m posting this alert, so you can jump in right away!

*** HOT DEAL ALERT ***
*** MORE COMING UP ***

PS: the Stock Status Tracker update is being postponed until I finish going through the reload of the Get Olympus store!

(SOLD OUT) Refurbished Olympus E-PL7 Body for $200

As of 9/5/17 at 9:55pm ET recheck, the page for the refurbished Olympus E-PL7 body only is marked as Out Of Stock with the “Add To Cart” button gone. However, the page is not returning a 404, so your guess is as good as mine whether it will come back in a few hours or not…

A number of refurbished lenses are also available during this refurbished department of the GetOlympus store.

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(SOLD OUT) Refurbished Olympus E-M10 II Body for $300

As of a 9/5/17 at 10pm ET recheck, this sold out and its product page is 404 (they remove the web pages when they sell out ~ it’s kinda annoying)…

This was part of the refill of the refurbished options at the Olympus USA store

As of the time of writing, the manufacturer refurbished Olympus E-M10 II body only is in-stock and shipping for $300 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty.

Keep in mind, that since the last time this was in-stock, Olympus announced the E-M10 III camera which goes for $650 body only or $800 with the 14-42mm EZ lens.

(SOLD OUT) Refurbished Olympus 45mm f1.8 for $200 [m43]

As of 9/6/17 re-check, this sold out and its product page is a 404…

This one was added after I posted the earlier GetOlympus store refills, and it’s another tempting price, it is the manufacturer refurbished Olympus 45mm f1.8 silver going for $200 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty.

In new condition at authorized dealers this was on sale for $300 a few days ago, and now it is back to $400.

Olympus M43rds Trade IN Promotion with Bonus Up to $300 [in addition to actual value of your used traded-in camera gear]

Olympus is running a trade-in promotion at B&H Photo and other dealers that give you a Trade-IN Bonus towards the purchase of select Olympus M43rds cameras and lenses.

Eligible cameras to purchase with this promotion are the E-M1 II, E-M5 II, PEN-F, and E-PL8. Nine Olympus M43rd Prime lenses are also eligible.

You will ALSO receive the trade-in value of the cameras you turn in for the trade-in promotion.

So, for example, if you are buying the Olympus E-M1 II body only through this promotion. The camera’s current price is $2000. If you participate in the trade-in promotion, you get a $300 off trade in-bonus discount. So you pay $1700 for the camera.

You will also receive the trade-in value of the camera you turn it. For example, if you trade-in an old beat-up DSLR, you may get a $100. If you trade-in a recent pristine DSLR, you may get a $500 value. The numbers I’m using here are strictly for example purposes, not based on current market prices!

When you click on the “Start your Trade-In” links over at the trade-in promotional page, you will see a list of eligible camera and lenses for this promotion.

Olympus E-M5 II body loses free lens but drops to $899

Good news / bad news now. The Olympus E-M5 II body only free lens promotion expired BUT the price of the E-M5 II body only dropped from $999 to $899 at authorized dealers such as Amazon itself and B&H Photo and Adorama.

B&H and Adorama offer 4% promotional rewards. Amazon offers 5% as a statement credit for Prime members paying with either the Prime Store credit card or the Amazon Chase VISA.

Pre-order new Olympus E-M10 Mark III M43rds Mirrorless Camera

In a matter of three days, the Mirrorless Cameras managed to not only score an equalizer, but take the lead 9-8 over DSLR cameras among the New Cameras of 2017. The one who gave the mirrorless cameras the lead is the brand new Olympus E-M10 Mark III, or Third of Its Name, now available for pre-ordering in two configurations, body only or with lens and bag.

Each combo is available in either silver or black, but so far, there’s no Raiders edition yet. With the Raiders moving in Vegas, the opportunities for Raiders merchandising are at an all time high [speculation].

+ E-M10 III Body Only pre-orders for $650 in silver or black at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself

+ E-M10 III with 14-42mm EZ lens and Olympus Case and 16GB SD card for $800 in silver or black at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself

+ also available is Olympus CS-51B Body Jacket for $50 in Black or Brown color schemes

(SOLD OUT) Refurbished Olympus E-M10 II body for $300

As of a 1:22pm ET recheck, this is sold out again. These go in and out of stock at the Get Olympus store in a rather frequent (and maddening to anyone wanting to buy them right away) fashion. You can check the Olympus Outlet store for future listings. I’m also monitoring these and will post new blog-posts when they are back in-stock…

These have to be in-stock otherwise you can’t buy them. If the page doesn’t have an “Add to Cart” button [see screenshot at the bottom of this post], you can’t buy them…

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(SOLD OUT) Refurbished Olympus E-M10 II body for $300

As of 7:52pm ET recheck on Monday, this sold out again… Check the Olympus Outlet store in the future if interested…

Also back in-stock at the Olympus Outlet store is the manufacturer refurbished Olympus E-M10 II body only in the black color scheme going for $300 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty.

(SOLD OUT) Refurbished Olympus E-M10 w/14-42 for $200

As of 7:52pm ET recheck on Monday, this sold out again… Check the Olympus Outlet store in the future if interested…

They are back! The Olympus Outlet store has been reloaded during the weekend, and as of the time of writing, the manufacturer refurbished Olympus E-M10 with 14-42mm in the black color scheme is in-stock and shipping for $200 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty.

These only last a few hours (typically) and go out of stock and return a few days later, so don’t sleep on them if interested!

Refurbished Olympus 45mm f1.8 for $240 [m43] {updated}

Another addition to the Get Olympus store, it is the return of the refurbished Olympus 45mm f1.8 Prime lens, the black 45mm f1.8 goes for $240 with free shipping. They come with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty.

UPDATE 8/24/17 PM: the silver 45mm f1.8 goes went for $200 with free shipping, but it is currently out of stock and cannot be ordered and its product page is a 404 (the Olympus Store has the bad habit of yanking a page of a used item that runs out of stock).

Refurbished Olympus PEN-F body for $750 [updated]

UPDATED 8/26/17
At the Get Olympus store but if you are a fan of the PEN-F, the manufacturer refurbished silver PEN-F body is in-stock for $750 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. Silver kills vampires, so you have to pay more for it 🙂

The black color scheme is currently out of stock and cannot be ordered (the page is a 404 error).

(GONE) Listed but cannot be ordered at Get Oly: refurbs E-M10 w/14-42 for $200, E-M10 II for $300

UPDATE 10:52am ET: as of this recheck of the Get Olympus USA store, the pages of those two aforementioned cameras are 404 (the page has been pulled down), which means we caught them on the way out, not the way in…

I am trying to check for these on a regular basis since the prices are definitely right, but obviously I’m not a Google bot 🙂

Original post after the break for historical reference only…

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Refurbished Olympus 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ for $150 [m43]

There is some modest lens action at the official Olympus outlet store, the manufacturer refurbished silver Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ is on sale for $150 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. This is a Micro Four Thirds lens.

The new condition price is $200 at authorized dealers.

(SOLD OUT) Used Olympus E-420 with 14-42 for $75 [Four Thirds DSLR]

As of 8/31/17 this sold out at the low used prices…

Another wave of sales/discounts is happening at Amazon Warehouse Deals, including a Four Thirds DSLR “Take Pictures With” kit. This is for Four Thirds fans and hardcore cameraholics, it should go without saying. There is one (was two) USED Good condition listings of the Olympus E-420 with 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 Zuiko for the very specific price of $75~ [WAS $85.51]. This is sold by Amazon (Warehouse Deals) itself, not 3rd-party sellers.

Refurbished Olympus M.Zuiko MSC ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 for $150

Another one of the recent (re)arrivals at the Olympus USA Outlet store is the factory recondition Olympus M.Zuiko MSC ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 lens going for $150 with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty and a 30-day return policy as usual.

NOTE that this is an older lens, not to be confused with the more recent “EZ” lens. Speaking of the new “EZ” lens, at the moment this is bundled for FREE with new condition Olympus E-M5 II body onlies for $999.

PS: note that the refurb E-M10 with 14-42 for $200 is back in-stock again ~ rechecked on 10:48am ET.

ALSO FOR $150: new condition Panasonic 45-150mm f4.0-5.6 OIS
Speaking of the $150 lens price point, the new condition Panasonic 45-150mm f4.0-5.6 OIS, model H-FS45150AK, is on sale for $148 with free shipping by Amazon itself and B&H Photo (with 4% rewards) and Adorama (with 4% rewards).

(SOLD OUT) In-Stock again: refurbished Olympus E-M10 with 14-42 for $200

As of 1:53pm ET, this is out of stock. I will monitor the situation to see if it comes back.

As of a 10:11am ET, this is back in-stock! If you are looking for an affordable entry into Micro Four Thirds, the official Get Olympus USA store is offering the factory reconditioned silver Olympus E-M10 with 14-42mm II R black for $200 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty.

PS: this may sell out quickly. The black version of this sold out fairly quickly.

PS2: this surfaced as the Olympus USA Outlet store got reloaded with more items.

Limit one per customer per the shopping cart:

Refurbished Olympus E-M1 II Body for $1700

The Olympus USA Outlet store has been reloaded again with more inventory, and among the latest additions is the manufacturer refurbished silver Olympus E-M1 II body only for $1700 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty.

The new condition price of this is $2000 at authorized Olympus USA dealers.

(SOLD OUT) Refurbished Olympus E-M10 with 14-42 for $200

UPDATE 8/18/17 at 2pm ET: it is OUT of stock!

UPDATE 8/18/17 at 10:14am ET: it is back in-stock!

UPDATE: as of 8/18/17 at 1:49am ETT recheck, this is sold out and cannot be ordered. I will monitor the situation on Friday to see if it returns…

If you are looking for an affordable entry into Micro Four Thirds, the official Get Olympus USA store is offering the factory reconditioned silver Olympus E-M10 with 14-42mm II R black for $200 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty.

PS: this may sell out quickly. The black version of this sold out fairly quickly.

PS2: this surfaced as the Olympus USA Outlet store got reloaded with more items.

Refurbished Olympus 75mm f1.8 for $560 [updated]

The Olympus 75mm f1.8 goes for $800 in new condition at authorized dealers (eg B&H Photo and Adorama), but if you are comfortable with manufacturer refurbished…

… you can get the manufacturer silver Olympus 75mm f1.8 for $560 with free shipping, with a 90-day warranty from Olympus USA.

UPDATE: the black Olympus 75mm f1.8 for $600 is currently sold out as of 8/19/17

Refurbished Olympus E-M5 II Body for $650 [updated]

The Olympus E-M5 II body only currently participates in a promotion that gets it the Olympus EZ 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 lens for FREE at authorized dealers.

But if you don’t want/need the 12-50mm EZ lens, and you prefer to pay a lower price, you can get the E-M5 II body only in manufacturer refurbished condition with a 90-day warranty from the official Get Olympus store for $650 with free shipping in the silver color scheme.

UPDATE 8/19/17: this is sold out as of this recheck: The Olympus E-M1 II body goes for $2000 in new condition at authorized dealers. The first generation E-M1 body only is no longer available in new condition, but if that’s the camera you want among the various M43rds options, you can get it in manufacturer refurbished condition with a 90-day warranty from the official Get Olympus store for $600 with free shipping in the silver color scheme.

(SOLD OUT) Refurbished Olympus E-M10 II body for $300

As of 8/19/17 re-check, this has gone out of stock again…

The official Get Olympus USA store has been reloaded with a total of 28 items currently available there, including the factory reconditioned silver Olympus E-M10 II body for $300 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty.

The black Olympus E-M10 II body is currently out of stock and cannot be ordered.

Imported Olympus M. 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R for $74 [m43]

Woot has a longer-running Garage Sale running until 9/1/17, and among the items featured is the new condition international grey-market Olympus M. 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R Zoom micro four thirds lens offered for $69 plus $5 flat shipping. Limit three per customer. It comes with a 90-day Woot warranty.

Olympus E-M5 II Body with 12-50mm EZ for $999 also eligible for Optional Combined Purchase Olympus Lens Discounts

The Olympus E-M5 II body only has a current promotion that includes the Olympus 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ lens for FREE, going for $999 with free shipping and $40~ in promotional rewards at Adorama in the Black color scheme or the Silver color scheme. But that’s not all!

When you expand the “Special Offer” section (look for the yellow tab towards the middle of the page over there), you will see a variety of OPTIONAL combined purchase discounts. If you buy this kit with the eligible items, you will get the eligible lenses (or other accessories) at a discount over their current prices.

Here’s a screenshot of that section of the page, annotated John Madden style, to give you some ideas: