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).
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 or the black Olympus 75mm f1.8 for $600 with free shipping, with a 90-day warranty from Olympus USA.
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.
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:
We begin a Rokinon Trilogy of posts today, starting with the new condition Rokinon Xeen 24mm T1.5 professional CINE lens on sale for $1900 and earning 10% promotional rewards (about $190 to be spent in future purchases) at B&H Photo and Adorama in the Canon and Nikon SLR systems, the M43rds and Sony E mirrorless systems, and the video-friendly PL mount.
PS: the same price is available at Amazon but no 10% promotional rewards.
The new Olympus M43rds Lens instant savings we mentioned last night have also propagated to other retailers as of this recheck [sadly I’m not Google, I can’t check everything at once, all the time] including…
… the Olympus 45mm f1.8 for $299 at Adorama and Amazon itself (limit 3 per customer)…
… the Olympus 25mm f1.8 for $299 at Adorama and Amazon itself (limit 3 per customer)…
… the Olympus 17mm f1.8 for $399 at Adorama and Amazon itself (limit 3 per customer)…
… lenses are available in silver or black but not as a Raiders edition YET ~ because Vegas can move merchandise 🙂
Sunday is here in the Eastern Time Zone and with it we have the new Olympus Instant Savings promotions that were promised. All the items mentioned below get free shipping and 4% promotional rewards (which can be spent in future purchases at B&H Photo)
OLYMPUS M43 PRIME LENSES
+ 17mm f1.8 for $400
+ 25mm f1.8 for $299
+ 45mm f1.8 for $299
+ these lenses are down $100 each since the previous week
+ lenses are available in black or silver
OLYMPUS M43 ZOOM LENSES
+ 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R for $199
+ 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ for $199
+ 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ for $399
+ these lenses are down $100 each since the previous week
+ lenses are available in black or silver
Starting on Sunday 8/6/17, there will be a new round of Olympus instant savings and promotions. Among them, the Olympus E-M5 II body will be getting a free 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ Lens. Other offers will include discounts on select Pen F and E-M1 II kits, along with discounts on various M43rds lenses, such as the 25mm f1.8 dropping to $300.
The sale prices will go live at B&H Photo on Sunday. Before Sunday, it shows the current prices.
More details and prices later in the weekend.
A modest doorbuster of utilitarian purpose, the SLR Magic 49mm MC UV Filter is currently on sale for $10 with free shipping at Adorama or if you have Amazon gift cards to spend, by Adorama thru Amazon (not Prime eligible).
Speaking of SLR Magic, their 8mm f4 Micro Four Thirds lens continues to be on sale for $200 with free shipping at Adorama.
Speaking of alternative M43rds brands, the YI M1 w/12-40mm is back to $299, while the YI M1 w/12-40mm and 42.5mm f1.8 is back to $379.
The new condition SLR Magic 8mm f4 Micro Four Thirds lens is on sale for a limited time for $200 with free shipping at Adorama, or for $199 plus shipping at B&H Photo.
Speaking of alternative M43rds manufacturers, the YI with 12-40mm continues for $299, and even better the YI M1 with 12-40mm and 42.5mm f1.8 goes for $379 with free shipping in either black or silver.
If you are a fan of Micro Four Thirds and prime lenses, the new condition Panasonic 25mm f1.7 is on sale for $148 with free shipping at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself (limit three per customer).
One of the earlier prime lenses in the world of Panasonic Micro Four Thirds was the Panasonic 20mm f1.7 pancake lens. Since lens, Panasonic’s iHOP released version II, and this lens is on sale for $268 with free shipping at Adorama which also includes these free accessories: Slinger lens pouch, 46mm ProOptic lens filters kit, Corel software bundle, lens wrap (sorry, you have to write your own lens rap song), and cleaning kit.
On the other hand, if you don’t need the extra accessories and software, you can instead get $10.72 promotional rewards at B&H Photo.
If you are a fan of M43rds, Tokina, and video, we have good news for you! The Tokina Cinema 11-16mm T3.0 for Micro Four Thirds is on sale for $999 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards (around $40 to be used in future B&H purchases) at B&H Photo. Only the M43rds mount is on sale at this price.
PS: this is certified to be Tokina ~ often confuse Tamron/Tokina in these type pf posts, so this “certification” is to verify that it is indeed Tokina and not Tamron 🙂
After the Prime Day madness I will be making adjustments so I can better track the various Camera and Lens Instant Savings promotions. The July 2017 Price Charts were the first step. Until then, it’s helter skelter…
… which brings us to the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO lens going for $800 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo along with 4% promotional rewards ($32~ to be spent in the future at B&H).
The Rokinon Lens Coupon Party continues with the Rokinon 85mm f1.4 at Amazon. After the clip-on coupon is factored in, the prices drop to $207 in Pentax K, $232 in Canon and Fuji X, and M43rds, and $240 in Sony A and Sony E and Olympus Four Thirds, and $263 in Canon AE and Nikon AE.
The Nikon and Samsung NX options are sold out and cannot be ordered. Offer expires 7/11/17 PM (or earlier for any options that sell out and cannot be ordered).
More clip-on lens coupon action at Amazon, it is the Rokinon 24mm F/1.4 lens dropping 20% off its current price when you clip-on the coupon. This must be sold and shipped by Amazon itself. After the coupon is factored it, the prices drop to $375 in Four Thirds (yes, the DSLR system), $391 in Fuji X, $400 in Micro Four Thirds, and $440 in Canon and Nikon DSLR systems and the Sony E system. Coupon expires 7/11/17 PM.
The Rokinon coupon party continues. This clip-on coupon is a 20% off the current price of this Rokinon lens, which must be sold and shipped by Amazon itself. It is the Rokinon 35mm T1.5 Cine lens dropping for the Nikon to $320, for the M43rds to $342, and for the Canon F and Sony E to $400. Coupon expires 7/11/17.
On the other hand, if you don’t want/need the GX85, so you are not tempted by the two lens kit but you still want the Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f/4-5.6 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S lens, we have good news for you too, you can get it for $148 with free shipping at Adorama (with $6~ promotional rewards) and at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit up to three per customer).
It is good to have choices 🙂
Speaking of video related matters, the Rokinon T1.5 Cine Prime bundle is on sale until 6/30/17 at B&H Photo with sale prices varying by mount. The Nikon F goes for $1749, M43rds go for $1799, the Canon EF and Sony E go for $1899.
The bundle consists of these four T1.5 Cine Rokinon lenses: the 24mm, 35mm, 50mm and 85mm.
Lenses can have baby, and once they start doing so, they start multiplying like bunnies. Which brings us to a new Lensbunny, oops, I mean, Lensbaby, it is the Velvet 85mm f1.8 with a pre-order price of $500 and available in eight different systems, Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony A, Sony E, Fuji X, Micro Four Thirds, and …Samsung NX.
They are available for pre-order at Adorama and at B&H Photo.
There are currently 22 factory reconditioned Olympus Lenses that are participating in the Get Olympus sale, including the 17mm f2.8 for $90, the 25mm f1.8 for $230, the 45mm f1.8 for $240, with a handful of primes in-between, going all the way up to the f2.8 Zoom duo of 7-14mm for $975 and 40-150mm for $1125. All these are factory reconditioned with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty and a 30-day money-back guaranty.
Meanwhile the 40-150mm f4-5.6R is out of stock at $60 and cannot be ordered unless it gets back in-stock.
The Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS in the black color scheme for Micro Four Thirds in on sale for a limited time for $299 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. Prices vary by color and mount, unlike Sigma, Tamron and Tokina lenses that are typically uniform per mount, even sometimes when they differ with regards to OS.
More B&H action, this time it is a Rokinon Lens Instant savings sale featuring 16 different options in various mounts as follows:
+ 16mm f2 ED AS UMC CS for $319 in Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Fuji X, M43 Sony E
+ 10mm f2.8 ED AS NCS CS fro $349 in Pentax K, Samsung NX (!), Fuji X, M43, Canon
+ Nikon version for $399
+ 24mm f3.5 Tilt Shift ED AS UMC for $679 in Sony E, Canon, Nikon and Pentax
+ they also earn 2% promotional rewards
Rokinon’s Cine primes are like kittens, you are often encouraged to get a basket full of them 😉 Which brings us to the Rokinon T1.5 Cine Lens Bundle on sale for $1099 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. It includes the 24mm, 35mm, and 85mm T1.5 lenses. It is offered for the Canon and Nikon SLR systems, and the Sony E and Micro 43rds mirrorless systems.
The Lensbaby Trio 28mm f/3.5 Lens drops to $230 after coupon code MOMDAY17 at B&H Photo. The price before the coupon is $280. Free expedited shipping. This is available in the Fuji X, Sony E, and Micro Four Thirds systems. This is a limited time offer, part of the Mother’s Day promotions.
A new round of Olympus Instant Savings promotions are running until 6/3/17 featuring M43rds cameras, lenses and a couple of P&S critters too. Many of them get 4% promotional rewards as well. Free shipping. You can find the participating products nicely organized at Adorama.
More Rokinon action at Adorama, with two variations of the 12mm f2 manual focus lens on sale for $289 each along with $6~ promotional rewards and free shipping at Adorama until 5/7/17.
The Rokinon 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS Manual Focus is offered in four mirrorless systems: Fuji X, Micro Four Thirds, Sony E, and Canon M.
Meanwhile the Rokinon 12mm F/2.0 Ultra Wide manual focus lens is offered in Fuji X, Micro Four Thirds and Sony E.
Prime time for your manual focusing photo-video skills, the Rokinon 50mm T1.5 Cine DS Manual Focus sale is on sale for $400 with $8 promotional rewards and free shipping at Adorama in the Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E, and M43rds systems. This is a limited time sale,
In addition to the previously mentioned Panasonic M43rds cameras, a total of 27 Panasonic M43rds are participating in the latest Panasonica instant savings. You can find all the participating lenses nicely organized by B&H Photo. It includes a mix of primes and zooms, with prices starting at $148 (25mm f1.7) and climbing to $1798 (100-400 f4-6.3 Power OIS).
Micro Four Thirds photographers pay $50 more for the Rokinon Cine T1.5 prime bundle but if you prefer a zoom Cine lens, M43rds is the only system getting this discount, you can get the Tokina Cinema 11-16mm T3.0 for $799 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. You also get 4% promotional rewards ($32~ to be spent in future B&H purchases). Offer ends 4/27/17.
PS: this is certified to be Tokina (I often mistype/confuse Tamron with Tokina, both six letter names starting with a T and sharing four out of their six scrabble squares).
More B&H NAB 2017 action, it’s a 4-pack of Rokinon T1.5 Cine DS prime lenses, the 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm are on sale, together as a bundle at B&H Photo for $1749 with free expedited shipping in the Canon, Nikon and Sony E systems. M43rds photographers pay $50 more for this bundle. Offer ends 4/27/17.
These should not be confused with the Rokinon 20mm T1.9 which is a Tuesday daily deal.
The Panasonic 25mm f1.7 lens is currently on sale for $148 with 4% promotional rewards (around $6) at B&H Photo and Adorama. Same price at Amazon (5% back for Prime members with Amazon Chase or Store credit card).
Alternately you can get the lens with a handful of free accessories, for the same price, but you have to pay shipping ($8+) at Adorama.
NOTE: B&H and Adorama orders will ships April 19+.
The brand new, second generation, Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 II PowerOIS is now in-stock and ready to ship for $1000 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Adorama.
PS: In comparison, the first generation of this lens goes for $700 bundled with a $100 gift card.
F2.8 zoom action on the Micro Four Thirds front now, the Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 PowerOIS is bundled with a $100 Adorama gift certificate, all together going for $698 with free shipping at Adorama. OR if you prefer free accessories instead of the $100 gift card, they have a bundle with those too.
If you are a B&H fan, they offer it for the same price, but bundled with a $50 Gift Card.
If you are interested Micro Four Thirds, B&H Photo has put together the 32 Panasonic and Olympus lenses that participating in current instant savings promotions. A mix of primes and zooms are participating, with prices ranging from $148 to $1398.
We mentioned in detail the Olympus E-M1 II combined purchase discounts at Amazon, but Amazon is not the only one offering these. You can also get them at Adorama. Start at the E-M1 II product page and expand the yellow “Special Offer” area to see all the options.
If you are thinking of switching to Micro Four Thirds or making a big lens purchase, there is a hot new combined purchase promotion at Amazon that offers stackable combined purchase discounts if you buy one of select cameras and up to nine different participating M43rds lenses.
Here is a screenshot of the shopping cart with one eligible Olympus M43rds camera (E-M5 II body) and the nine different Olympus eligible M43rds lenses. As you can see, there are nine different discounts, one for each lens. You can buy anywhere from one to nine lenses, and get a discount for each lens ~ purchased together with an eligible camera.
NOTE: ALL items must be sold and shipped by Amazon itself, NOT by 3rd-party sellers if you want to get ALL the combined purchase discounts!
Buy One Of These Eligible Cameras
+ Olympus E-PL8 (all the colors and kit options are eligible, $550 to $650; six options)
+ Olympus E-M5 II body (black) for $900
+ Olympus E-M5 II body (silver) for $900
+ Olympus E-M1 body (black) for $1100
+ Olympus PEN-F Body (black) for $1200
+ Olympus PEN-F Body (silver) for $1200
+ Olympus E-M1 II body (black) for $2000
Buy Up to Nine of these Lenses in SAME Shopping Cart
The combined purchase discount amount varies from $100 to $300 per lens, depending on which lens you select. Here they are, in discount order:
+ $300 OFF Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 PRO
+ $300 OFF Olympus 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ
+ $200 OFF Olympus 40-150mm f2.8
+ $200 OFF Olympus 14-150mm f4.0-5.6 II
+ $150 OFF Olympus 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 EZ (Silver)
+ $150 OFF Olympus 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 EZ (Black)
+ $100 OFF Olympus 25mm f1.8 (Silver)
+ $100 OFF Olympus 25mm f1.8 (Black)
+ $100 OFF Olympus 30mm f3.5 MACRO
+ if you buy all nine, your total combined purchase discount is $1600
Even though two of the above lenses are available in two different colors, for the purpose of this promotion, they count as separate lenses, they each get a discount.
What DOESN’T WORK
+ items NOT sold by Amazon itself
+ buying more than one camera body in the same shopping cart won’t give you additional discounts
+ buying multiple units of the same camera won’t give you additional discounts
+ buying multiple units of the same lens won’t give you additional discounts (but the silver and black colors of the eligible lenses count as separate lenses for the sake of this promotion, so you can get one of each color)
The first generation Panasonic 12-35mm F/2.8 O.I.S M43rds lens goes for $700 at authorized dealers that bundle it with free accessories, such as Adorama (filter kit, Corel, shade, tether, cleaner) or 4% promotional rewards (B&H Photo).
But if you are comfortable with imported grey-market (from the USA market perspective) purchased from a Canadian seller, Canadian seller QuickNDone (Ontario, 99.9%) is offering the new condition Panasonic 12-35mm F/2.8 O.I.S M43rds lens for $560 with free shipping. Limit five per customer. Note that this will ship from Ontario, Canada.
Note also that the second generation version of this lens goes for $1000 in new condition and it is expected to ship at the end of the month, with pre-orders accepted at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazonia.
The brand new Panasonic 45-200mm f4-5.6 II Power OIS m43rds lens is now in-stock and ready to ship for $448 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself (5% statement credit if a Prime member paying with Amazon Chase or Store credit cards).
This gives the first generation more discounting room, you can get it for $300 with free shipping and $12 promotional rewards at Adorama. The first generation is no longer offered for sale at B&H (discontinued; B&H SKU PA45200).
Zoom-zoom for Micro Four Thirds photographers! The new condition Olympus ED 40-150mm f4.0-5.6 R in either black or silver color options is currently on sale for $99 with free shipping with 4% promotional rewards (around $4) to be used in future purchases at B&H Photo and Adorama.
Amazon itself also offers it for $99 but you don’t earn promotional rewards. However, if you are a Prime member and pay with either the Amazon Chase VISA or the Amazon Store Prime credit card, you get 5% back on your statement.
To the land of the Micro Four Thirds we return, where Adorama is offering the Panasonic GX7 with the 14-42mm and a $50 Adorama gift certificate and $24 in promotional rewards (to be used in future Adorama purchases) for $597 with free shipping in the black color scheme and the silver color scheme.
For more action, check the latest Adorama featured sales.
The “Olympus Portrait Kit” (Micro Four Thirds) currently breaks down as getting the Olympus 45mm f1.8 for FREE when you purchase the Olympus 75mm f1.8. The 75mm on its own goes for $900, and so does the Portrait kit. Meanwhile the 45mm f1.8 on its own goes for $324. You also get 4% promotional rewards on the bundle (about $36 to be used in future purchases) at Adorama and B&H Photo. The same price is available by various at Amazon but you don’t get 4% rewards. However, if you are a Prime member and pay with either the Amazon Chase VISA or the Prime Store Card, you get 5% cashback on the credit account [see Prime benefits].
If you are interested in Olympus M43rds cameras or lenses, a new round of Olympus Instant Savings went live as of Sunday 1/29/17 at 12:01am ET. The list of eligible products can be found at B&H Photo. Here’s some of them:
+ Olympus E-M10 II with 14-42 for $600
+ Olympus E-M10 II with 14-42 and 40-150 for $700
+ Olympus E-M10 II with 12-50 for $750
+ Olympus E-M5 II body with 12-50 for $1000
+ Olympus E-M5 II with 12-40 and 12-50 for $1600
+ Olympus Pen-F body for $1100
+ Olympus 17mm f1.8 for $324
+ Olympus 25mm f1.8 OR 45mm f1.8 for $324,
+ Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 for $1350, 75-300 for $474, 8-18 for $850
+ Olympus Travel Kit: 17mm f1.8 and 14-150 for $700
+ Olympus Portrait Kit with 45mm f1.8 and 75mm f1.8 for $900
+ Olympus HLD-7 Battery Grip for $159
+ see them all nicely organized at B&H Photo
Prime time now, the Sigma 30mm f2.8 DN ART lens is bundled with a handful of freebies for $169 with free shipping, in either black or silver color-schemes at Adorama, in either Sony E-mount or Micro Four Thirds. The freebies include the Corel software bundle (Aftershot PRO 2, Paintshop PRO X9, VideoStudio 9, etc), a Pro-Optic 46mm filters kit, a lens cap, a cap tether, and a cleaning kit… If you don’t need the extras, you can also save them and the next time you hand off a camera or lens to a friend/relative, you can also give them the extra accessories…
At CES 2017 [check the tracker of the interesting new cameras/lenses of 2017], Panasonic revealed the second generation of their 12-35mm lens with a pre-order price of $1000.
If you are not tempted by that, you can get the first generation of the Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 lens bundled with a $100 Adorama gift certificate for $698 at Adorama.