Never a frown with silver-brown! Olympus has a new Limited Edition of the E-M10 Mark II micro.four.thirds camera along with a 14-42mm lens available for pre-ordering for $900 at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself.
It’s the universal law of film camera name revival. The longer digital runs, the more film camera names and designs will be brought back. And sure enough, the Olympus Pen-F with a 20mp M43rds sensor is now a real thing, available for pre-order in either black or silver-black color schemes for $1200 at Amazon and Adorama and B&H Photo.
Coming along with and for the Pen-F is a $130 Metal Grip and a $50 Jacket Grip [corrected both links!]. But that’s not all in the way of accessories. Olympus is also going into Leica territory with a $500 Premium Leather bag and $150 leather wrapping cloth. Which means smart Etsy artists/sellers can make a nice profit by making more affordable lux-accessories for the Pen-F
This has been added to the Serious Cameras and Lenses of 2016 page which already looks like a respectable starting line-up with two Nikon flagship FX/DX dSLRs, a Fuji flagship mirrorless, a 100mp (“real” megapixels) medium format camera, a smartphone with a flat “real” optical zoom, a more affordable Big Sensor Prime, and a Leica collector’s dream, an element-proof body. Because some of those display cases are not 100% proof against dust and moisture and nano-particles and cosmic radiation 😉
There’s always trade-offs when a newer generation camera comes out. Latest vs value, extra items vs newer items and so forth. This is a value stock-up type of an offer. The first generation Olympus E-M10 with the M.Zuiko 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II R and the M. Zuiko ED 40-150mm f4-5.6 R Lenses is offered, in new condition, for $698 with free expedited shipping at Adorama.
Prime time for micro four thirds shooters, the Olympus 25mm f1.8 M.Zuiko, in either silver or black color schemes, is on sale for $299 with free shipping and it also earns 5% promotional rewards (= $15~) at B&H Photo and Adorama.
Speaking of M43rds lenses, the Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm f4-5.6 R micro-four-thirds lens continues for $99 with free shipping, in new condition, in either black or silver at Adorama (with $5~ promotional rewards) and B&H Photo (with $4~ promotional rewards) and Amazon itself.
With the Mark II being the latest model, there is more pricing flexibility on the first generation Olympus E-M5. If you only need the body only and have no need of the 14-42mm kit lens, the E-M5 body only, in either the black or silver-black color schemes is now on sale for $379 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. It goes for $450 with the 14-42mm in standard or Elite (adjust the little tabs over there to see the various colors and lens options). Certainly not a bad choice as a “first serious” M43rds camera.
Adorama launched an impromptu limited-time flash sale. For $400 with free shipping you get the Olympus E-P5 body along with the 40-150mm f4-5.6 R M43rds lens and a ProOptic cleaning kit in either the black color scheme (black camera and lens) or the silver-black color scheme (silver-black camera, silver lens). This is a limited time offer! No coupons, no rebates, just add to cart and checkout.
Continuing on, the Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm f4-5.6 R micro-four-thirds lens is going for $99 with free shipping, in new condition, in either black or silver at Adorama (with $5~ promotional rewards) and B&H Photo (with $4~ promotional rewards) and Amazon itself.
Speaking of M43rds, also continuing is the Panasonic 20mm f1.7 II lens with a $25 Gift Card going for $268 or you can substitute the $25 Gift Card with a boatload of free accessories. See our earlier detailed post for more details.
In addition to the current round of Instant Savings on Olympus M.icro F.our T.hirds lenses, retailers are also offering 4% to 5% promotional rewards (towards future purchases) on a number of those lenses. Look for your lens of interest at Adorama and B&H Photo.
The dream of image stabilization is alive! The brand new Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f4.0 PRO lens is offering image stabilization that synchronizes between the lens and the body. This new M43rds lens is now available for pre-order for $2500 at Adorama and Amazon itself… This too has been added to the quickly-growing New Cameras & Lenses of 2016 page…
UPDATE: Adorama is offering a $125 promotional reward if you pre-order this lens from them at its starting price of $2500… (annotated screenshot crop below):
Things can fly fast during the holiday season, so if you missed this post last week, the sale is still continuing, the Olympus E-P5 body only (yes, E-P5, not E-PL5) is currently on sale for $350 with free shipping and $40 promotional rewards at Adorama in either the black E-P5 body only or the silver E-P5 body only. Offer ends by 12/31/15 or earlier if sold out.
The Olympus E-P5 body only (yes, E-P5, not E-PL5) is currently on sale for $350 with free shipping and $40 promotional rewards at Adorama in either the black E-P5 body only or the silver E-P5 body only. Offer ends by 12/31/15 or earlier if sold out.
Optionally you can purchase it together with an eligible Olympus M43rds Lens for a $50 off combined purchase discount. Look under the yellow “Special Offer” section over there for all participating lenses. *you can see the yellow tab at the annotated screenshot crop above).
Olympus is running a combined purchase promotion where if you buy an eligible interchangeable lens camera together (in the same shopping cart) with a eligible lens, you will get a $50 off combined purchase discount. Participating are the E-M1, E-M5 II, E-M10 I and II, E-P5, and E-P7. Ten lenses are participating in this promotion including the f2.8 TRIO (Da, Da, Da; oops, I mean 7-14, 12-40, 40-150). Three primes are participating. You can see all eligible options in a left-right spreadsheet-style grid (I’m not sure how to describe it) at Amazon by Amazon itself
Near instant gratification, the Olympus E-M1 body only is on sale for $900 at authorized dealers. You also get 5% promotional rewards and free NEXT DAY delivery at Adorama and B&H Photo. The free-next-day delivery promotions expire soon (they’ll disappear from their websites when they expire).
Free NEXT DAY shipping on select Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, Olympus, Fuji, Zeiss, Hasselblad products
Breaking shipping news alert! B&H Photo has just launched their FREE NEXT DAY SHIPPING promotion for the holidays. Over 2000 products are eligible for this promotion. You can filter them over there by product category (first set of buttons) or by manufacturer (second set of numerous buttons). Included in the promotion are 160+ Canon items, 150+ Nikon items, 80+ Sony items, 40+ Panasonic items, 20+ Zeiss items. The other camera manufacturers are not participating.
UPDATE: Fuji and Olympus and Hasselblad are also participating but they don’t have brand-name box. You can click “Photography” on the first set of boxes, and filter on the left hand by manufacturer by selecting “Fujifilm” or “Olympus” or “Hasselblad”.
Other photo-related brands part of the FREE NEXT DAY SHIPPING promotion include Tamrac, Spider, Lowepro, Impossible, Westcott, Drobo, Fotodiox, DJI, Flir, iKan, DXO, Wolverine, Impact, Vello, Oben, Ruggard, etc.
Olympus is running another one of their Lens Instant Savings promotions that include the f2.8 pro zoom duo of the 12-40mm for $850 and the 40-150mm for $1350. A mix of zooms, superzooms, primes and converters are participating in the sale that features 29 items in total.
Oops, forgot about this! Coupon code ENCORE20 gets you 20% off at the official Olympus USA outlet store. With this coupon, you can get the refurbished E-M10 body only for around $290, or pay $320 to get it with the 14-42 lens [corrected link!].
This is just the tip of the iceberg, there are 40+ featured items, or if you want to check by product category, they have:
This sale ends on Wednesday 12/9/15 at 23:59pm ET.
Micro Four Thirds fans, you can also get a $100 lens from the Olympus camp. The Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f4-5.6 R is currently on sale for $100 at Adorama, but that’s not all. Each lens gets a three year New Leaf Spills and Drops warranty, and $4 in promotional rewards. Optionally you can check the “Special Offers” section where you can add Elements 14 for +$30. This is available in either the black 40-150 or the silver 40-150. All apologies Raiders fans, a silver-and-black edition is not available (but you can always custom-paint it!).
Speaking of $100 Micro Four Thirds lenses, the Panasonic 25mm f1.7 still remains orderable for $100 at Adorama (temporarily on backorder). The price also remains $100 at B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself but you cannot order it at this point in time from them.
The Olympus E-M10 (first generation) along with the 14-42mm and 40-150mm M43rds lens is bundled all together along with $20 promotional rewards at Adorama in the black color scheme or the silver-black color scheme… You can also get it for the same price but without the $20 promotional rewards at Amazon by Amazon itself…
In last week’s Mirrorless Price Charts (see the first chart, the flagship comparison) the Olympus E-M1 body only was going for $950. Fast forward to now, and you can get it for $900 at the Get Olympus store and B&H Photo (4% rewards, ON1 Effects) and Adorama (4% rewards, also look at yellow “Special Offer” for combined purchase discounts) and Amazon by Amazon itself.
The Olympus E-PL6 two lens kit (with 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 2R and 40-150mm R f4.0-5.6 lenses) and a bonus 8GB Flash Air SD card is now in-stock and ready to ship to you for $400 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo, adding yet another option in the ever-growing world of M43rds cameras.
Olympus has another round of instant savings for their M.Zuiko Micro.Four.Thirds lenses, with 13 of them participating. You can find them nicely organized at B&H Photo, including the 12-40/2.8 for $900, the 40-150/2.8 for $1400, with the rest of them being primes from 12mm up to 75mm. Pancakes are included for $250 per serving.
Also part of the 2-Day Sale-a-bration at B&H Photo is the new condition Elite edition of the Olympus E-M5 with 14-42 (first generation) for $450 with free expedited shipping… The Elite edition has a nicer finish and texture than the standard edition per the Q&A over there – see close-ups of the pictures of the two to see differences…
The new condition Olympus E-M1 goes for $1300 at authorized dealers, but if you are comfortable with refurbished, coupon code BOO can get it to you for $816 in refurbished condition at the GetOlympus Outlet, in your choice of silver E-M1 or in black E-M1. They come with a 90-day Olympus warranty and 30-day return policy… Coupon expires 11/3/15.
There are other items there as well, I can’t re-post their whole store inventory here, but if you have noticed any good deals you would like to see highlighted, please let us know!
The new condition Olympus E-M5 Mark II is in four-figures territory, but if you are comfortable with the previous generation model and refurbished, you can get the first generation E-M5 body only in refurbished condition for $408 using coupon code BOO at the GetOlympus Outlet store sale… Alternately, you can get the E-M5 with 14-42 for $476 (15% of $560) or the E-M5 with 12-50mm for $637.50 (15% off $750)… Coupon expires Tue 11/3/15.
The new condition Olympus E-M10 with 14-42mm goes for $500 at authorized dealers. But if you want to save more, coupon code BOO gets you 15% off the refurbished E-M10 with 14-42. So, 15% off $400 = $340. You get a 90-day Olympus warranty and a 30-day return policy… The refurbished E-M10 body only is $306 (15% off $360), so it’s a trade-off of having an extra lens or not… This is part of the GetOlympus Outlet store sale. Coupon expires Tue 11/3/15.
Coupon time! To celebrate Halloween, the GetOlympus (official Olympus store) is offering a 15% off sale with coupon code BOO until the end of day on Tuesday 11/3/15. These come with a 90-day warranty and a 30-day return period. Free shipping on $100+ orders, and flat $5 shipping on orders under $100.
There are 22 items in their Featured Sales including the refurbished E-M10, E-M1, E-M5, E-Pens, and lenses and P&S.
The Olympus USA Outlet store has received more supplies and sales for their refurbished Olympus cameras and lenses. Among the headliners of the refurbished sale is E-M10 body for $360 or w/14-42 for $400, the 12-40/2.8 for $640, the E-M1 for $960, and more. A total of 31 items are part of this sale. Their refurbished items come with a 90-day warranty.
Separately, the Olympus store has a 30% off sale on 4-year extended warranty for cameras or lenses, but as of the time of writing, the price is not discounted after you add it to the shopping cart. I don’t know if there’s a glitch or a magic coupon code is needed. The aforelinked page says “in-cart savings”. Maybe the discount appears at the very last step before paying?
Now micro four thirds action in the eBay Daily Deals. Robert’s Digital of Indianapolis (Indiana) is offering the new condition Olympus E-P5 with 17mm f1.8 lens in either silver or black color scheme, for $750 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer. There is no mention of warranty in the listing (or I couldn’t find it).
Back to the eBay Deals we go, where BuyDig’s eBay store is back with another offer. This time they have the new condition Olympus E-PL6 with 14-42mm II and 40-150mm lens, and an unspecified 8GB SD card and a $80 VISA prepaid gift card for $400 with free shipping. Limit five bundles per customer. The VISA gift card will be delivered 4-6 weeks after the camera.
NOTE: the camera will be delivered mid-to-late October 2015.
UPDATE: if you can’t wait that long, or if you have available GetOlympus rewards, you can get it from GetOlympus directly [select the two lens kit under “Select an option”) for $400 (without the $80 VISA gift card, but with an 8GB Toshiba Flash Air Wifi SD card). Thanks to one of our readers for the alert!
UPDATE #2: Thanks to S.W. Anderson for pointing out in the comments that the GetOlympus also comes with the 8GB Toshiba FlashAir wireless-SD.
Buy Olympus E-M1 body and a Zuiko Four Thirds Macro Prime (35/3.5 or 50/2), Get the MMF-3 Four Thirds Adapter for FREE
The GetOlympus store has an intermediate level deal going on right now. Especially of interest if you live at the intersection of M43rds and Four Thirds… The camera is M43, the lenses are Four Thirds below…
If you purchase the Olympus E-M1 body only (Micro Four Thirds) together with either one of these two Four Thirds Lenses (Zuiko 35mm f3.5 or 50mm f2 macro), and the MMF-3 Four Thirds adapter, the price of the MMF-3 adapter will be deducted from your total. Of interest if you use both M43 and Four Thirds or are happy to use the Zuiko prime with the MMF-3 adapter.
The steps are simple. Let’s break it down:
- Add the Olympus E-M1 body only (select color) to the shopping cart
- add either the Zuiko 35mm f3.5 macro (Four Thirds Lens) or the Zuiko 50mm f2 macro (Four Thirds Lens)
- add the MMF-3 Four Thirds adapter to the shopping cart
- click the yellow Proceed to Checkout button (page-down over there if you don’t see it)
- the price of the MMF-3 adapter ($179.99) will be deducted from your total
- no coupon/rebate – discount happens automatically while this promotion is running
In the example below, we have in the shopping cart the E-M1 body only ($1100), the MMF-3 adapter ($180), and the 35mm f3.5 Zuiko ($230). Their total is $1510. Then the price of the MMF-3 is deducted from the total, making it $1330.
Annotated screenshot crop of the above shopping cart right below:
Lower prices simple prime lenses are one area where some photographers may feel more comfortable getting an imported model. If so, the eBay Deals has some of that too. The imported grey-market Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f1.8 goes for $270 with free shipping by eBay seller “QuickNDone” (99.8%). The listing mentions a one year warranty but does not say who provides the warranty.
Please note this ships from Canada, with USA and Canada as the official “ship-to” addresses mentioned in the eBay listing.
So many camera mounts so little time. If you are interested in the world of Olympus, you can find all the latest instant savings promotions for the iLCs, Lenses, and fixed lens cameras nicely organized at the official Olympus store where they have free shipping with $100+ orders (flat $5 if under $100).
If you are comfortable with refurbished, don’t forget to check the Outlet store where creatures big (35-100/2 for $1769) and small (body cap lens for $38) are offered. Their reconditioned items come with a 90 day warranty from Olympus.
The Olympus M43 Lens Instant SaAvings promotion ends by 9/5/15. You can find participating items with priced in red ink at the official Olympus USA store.
New from Olympus, the E-M10 Mark II is now available for pre-order with a late August 2015 release estimate. The body only goes for $650, while the kit with the 14-42mm lens goes for $800, in black or silver. Pre-orders are accepted at Get Olympus (official Olympus USA store) and at Adorama… This has been added to the New Cameras Tracking Page…