Olympus Outlet Store Watch: only three PRO items listed for Green Monday

Green Monday is well under way but the Olympus Outlet store has not been decorated like a Christmas tree with deals. Only the three previously aforementioned PRO camera gear are listed there. As a refresher:

+ refurb E-M1 II body for $1500 with coupon GREENDEALS
+ refurb 25mm f1.2 PRO for $900
+ refurb 12-140mm f4 IS PRO for $1050
+ 90-day Olympus USA warranty included
+ all three are in-stock as of the time of writing

Refurbished Olympus 12-100mm f4.0 IS PRO (m43) for $1050

Also in-stock as of the time of writing at the Olympus USA store is the manufacturer refurbished Olympus ED 12-100mm f4.0 IS PRO micro four thirds lens for $1050 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty.

This goes for $1300 in new condition at authorized dealers such as Adorama.

Refurbished Olympus 25mm f1.2 ED PRO (m43) for $900

Don’t stop believing Olympus M43rds fans! The manufacturer refurbished Olympus 25mm f1.2 ED PRO micro four thirds lens is now in-stock and shipping at the Olympus USA store for $900 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. It had been out of stock earlier in the week.

This goes for $1200 in new condition at authorized dealers such as Adorama.

This is one of two lenses currently listed at the Olympus USA store. Mayhaps they are/were saving them for “Green Monday”? [total speculation]

(OUT OF STOCK) Refurbished Olympus 25/1.2 PRO for $900, 12-100/4 IS for $1050

Arggh, these tricked me. They are both out of stock and cannot be ordered 🙁

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(OUT OF STOCK) Olympus Outlet Store returns with two $1000 PRO lenses

As of a 11/8/17 AM recheck, these are out of stock and cannot be ordered, but they have also been discounted…

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In-Stock Now: Sony 16/1.4 DC DN (E, m43) and Canon 135/4L TS-E Macro Tilt-Shift Lens

More new lenses are now in-stock and ready to ship at B&H Photo, let’s round them all together for a 2-for-1 in blog post savings 🙂

+ Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN for $449 in Sony E and Micro Four Thirds

+ Canon TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro Tilt-Shift Lens for $2199
+ yes, the dream of the 90s is alive, macro tilt-shift for the EF system!
+ the other two are still in pre-order status: TS-E 90mm f/2.8L Macro Tilt-Shift and TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro Tilt-Shift. Each going for $2199. A used Honda Civic gets you all three 🙂

Panasonic 100-300mm f4-5.6 II OIS + $100 Gift Card for $648

This is the lowest priced lens so far that gets a $100 gift certificate from Adorama, it is the new condition Panasonic 100-300mm f4-5.6 II Power O.I.S going for $648 with free expedited shipping… No promotional rewards on this one… You can optionally triple the original warranty by filing with Panasonic…

Panasonic 100-400 f4-6.3 OIS + $100 Gift Card for $1798

And now to the bodybuilder zooms! The new condition Panasonic 100-400mm f4-6.3 Power O.I.S. micro four thirds lens is bundled with a $100 Adorama certificate for $1798 with free expedited shipping at Adorama. No promotional rewards on this one… You can optionally triple the original warranty by filing with Panasonic…

Panasonic 45mm f2.8 Macro OIS with $100 Gift Certificate and $32 Rewards for $798

It’s not just zooms! M43rds primes too get a $100 certificate at Adorama, it is the new condition Panasonic 45mm f/2.8 Macro-Elmarit Mega O.I.S micro four thirds lens going for $798 with $32 promotional rewards and a $100 Adorama gift certificate, along with free expedited shipping… Optionally you can triple the original warranty by filing with Panasonica…

Panasonic 12-60mm f2.8-4 OIS with $100 Gift Card for $998

Here comes another Panasonic M43 lens that is getting a free gift certificate from Adorama, this time it is the new condition Panasonic 12-60mm f2.8-4 OIS with a $100 gift certificate going for $998 with free expedited shipping. No promotional rewards on this guy though.

Panasonic 12-35 f2.8 II OIS with $100 Gift Certificate and $36 Rewards for $898

But wait, there’s more! The new condition Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f2.8 II Power O.I.S. micro four thirds lens is bundled with a $100 Adorama gift certificate for a limited time, along with $36~ promotional rewards at its current price of $898 with free expedited shipping at Adorama… You can optionally triple the original 1-year warranty by filing with Panasonic…

PS: this is a good opportunity to search for your favorite Panasonic lenses at Adorama to see if they too are getting free gift certificates!

Panasonic 7-14mm f4 Lens with $100 Gift Certificate and $32 Rewards for $798 [M43]

We already mentioned a number of Panasonic cameras getting free gift cards at Adorama, but it looks like this promotion is also covering some lenses as well! The new condition Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f4 goes for $798 with free expedited shipping and $32~ promotional rewards AND a $100 Adorama gift certificate! The offer continues as long as you see the $100 gift certificate mentioned in the listing.

Monday Only System Switch Temptation: Refurbished Olympus E-M5 II with TRIO of F2.8 PRO ZOOMS + Battery Grip + More for $2752 [VS $4400+ in NEW Condition]

On the PRO side of things in the Olympus Outlet Store you get 20% off with coupon code CYBERSAVINGS on the Olympus E-M5 II PRO KIT listing which goes for $3440 before coupon. Entering the coupon in the shopping cart (you don’t have to sign-in or sign-up to enter/test the coupon), drops the price of $2752 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. The sale ends on actual Cyber Monday at 11:59pm ET.

For $2752, you get the following manufacturer refurbished items:

+ Olympus E-M5 II body black
+ Olympus 7-14mm f2.8 M34ds lens
+ Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 M43rds lens
+ Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 M43rds lens
+ Olympus HLD-8 Grip/Battery Holder
+ Olympus BLN-1 battery
+ Olympus CBG-10 System Bag

Price-checking these in new condition and with the current Black Cyber-Friday Monday sales at authorized dealers such as Adorama has these new condition prices:

+ the trio of f2.8 PRO zooms goes for $3200 ($1300 + $1100 + $800)
+ the E-M5 II body only goes for $800
+ that’s $4000 already
+ the battery grip goes for $173
+ the extra BLN-1 battery goes for $50
+ the Olympus CBG-10 System Bag goes for $190
+ total of $4413

So you are paying $1660 less than the new condition prices! A system switch temptation? A stock up purchase?

20% off Olympus Outlet store with coupon

Here it is! Cyber Monday coupon CYBERSAVINGS a total of eighteen refurbished Olympus items in the Olympus Outlet store.

Now before you buy, make sure you compare the prices to the new condition versions of those lenses and cameras, some of which are heavily discounted in the Olympus Instant Savings.

Olympus 60mm f2.8 MACRO [m43] for $300

The Olympus 60mm f2.8 macro (M43rds) lens went for $500 in new condition last week but now, thanks to the new Olympus Lens Instant Savings, the lens is going for $300 in new condition at Amazon and at Adorama and at B&H Photo along with $12 promotional rewards at Ado and B&H.

Olympus Outlet Store refilled with 8 items

As of the time of writing, eight items now appear at the Olympus Outlet Store, up from zero before. From what I recall, they were there before it got emptied, the E-M1 II, some lenses, and the FL-600R for $200, and a couple of converter/lens-cap thingies.

So the theory that they emptied the Outlet store for Black Friday and would refill it for Cyber Monday is on the right track. Just like Voq = Tyler 😉

After all, some of their deals are better than refurbished, for example, the Olympus 30mm f3.5 Macro [M43] for $99 at Adorama and at the Olympus USA store and at B&H Photo

Olympus 30mm f3.5 Macro [M43] for $99

OMG how did I miss this? The new condition Olympus 30mm f3.5 Macro Micro Four Thirds lens is on sale for $99 with free shipping and $4 promotional rewards at Adorama and at the Olympus USA store and at B&H Photo where it is another one of their hot 140+ B&H Black Friday Sales (there are two pages of deals there)…

Rokinon 24, 35, 50, 85mm T1.5 Cine DS Lens Bundle for $1649

The two Rokinon lightning deals go live at 7:05pm ET and 8:20pm ET tonight, but there’s more Rokinon action, not a lightning deal but a Black Friday bundle, the Rokinon 24, 35, 50, 85mm T1.5 Cine DS Lens Bundle is discounted to $1649 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo in the Nikon, Canon, Sony E and M43rds. That’s $412.50 per lens 🙂

Olympus 45mm f1.8 for $199 [m43]

The second of the Olympus BF lens sales that is getting a 50% off price drop [see Oly BF teasers] is a prime temptation! The Olympus 45mm f1.8 has dropped from $400 to $200 with free shipping at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself. At B&H and Adorama you get $8 promotional rewards as well, while at Amazon you get a $10 statement credit if you pay with Prime VISA or Discover with activated Q4 rewards. With free shipping but not a Wattpad subscription 🙂

Olympus 40-150mm f4-5.6R for $99 [m43]

The biggest percent price drop of the Olympus Black Friday sales is 50% and two lenses are doing this. The first of the two is the good old Olympus 40-150mm f4-5.6 R M43rds lens returning to $99 again at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself. At B&H and Adorama you get $4 promotional rewards as well, while at Amazon you get a $5 statement credit if you pay with Prime VISA or Discover with activated Q4 rewards. With free shipping but not a Wattpad subscription 🙂

Olympus Trio of F2.8 PRO Zooms drop $100 each

AS promised in the Olympus Black Friday teaser, their trio of f2.8 professional zooms is on sale as follows:

+ 7-14mm f2.8 for $1100 at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon
+ price before sale $1200

+ 12-40mm f2.8 for $800 at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon
+ price before sale $900

+ 40-150mm f2.8 for $1300 at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon
+ price before sale $1400

In-Stock Now: Olympus 45mm f1.2 PRO [m43]

I am posting as fast I can type, although how fast I can think is the limiting factor here 🙂 Prime your E-system cameras! The new condition Olympus 45mm f1.2 ED PRO lens is in-stock and shipping at B&H Photo at its starting price of $1199 with free expedited shipping.

The lens is not on the list of the Olympus Black Friday lenses but since these start on Thursday, you may want to add it to your shopping cart and wait until the Black Friday Olympus deals go live in case it gets discounted. It is unusual for a “just released” professional tier product to get discounted, but Thursday is just 11 hours away in the Eastern Time Zone 🙂

Olympus posts Black Friday Preview (Sales Begin Thursday)

SPOILER ALERT! If you don’t want to be spoiled about the Olympus Black Friday deals that begin Thursday 11/23/17, do not check the Olympus Black Friday preview. The sale prices go live tomorrow (Thursday). These are the new condition cameras and lenses sold at various authorized Olympus dealers.

+ new low on their E-M1 II flagship, it will drop from $1800 to $1700
+ E-M10 III kits drop $100, body for $550, with lens for $650

Here are screenshots of the lens teasers, it’s much faster (and more accurate) than me transcribing pictures 🙂

Refurbished Olympus 8mm f1.8 fisheye [m43] for $660

We don’t want fans of fisheye lenses to feel left out, so here we go! The new condition Olympus 8mm f1.8 ED Fisheye PRO lens goes for $900 in new condition at authorized dealers such as Amazon itself and B&H Photo but if you want to save $240 on the price…

… then to the refilled Olympus Outlet store we go where they offer this lens in manufacturer refurbished condition for $660 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus warranty.

Refurbished Olympus 25mm f1.8 for $200 [m43]

The Olympus 25mm f1.8 lens goes for $300 in new condition at authorized dealers such as Adorama and Amazon itself, but if you are comfortable with manufacturer refurbished, the lens is back at the just refilled Olympus USA Outlet Store as follows:

+ Black 25mm f1.8 for $200
+ Silver 25mm f1.8 for $230

Refurbished Olympus 17mm f2.8 [m43] for $90

Let them have pancake lenses said Marie Photographette! And the Olympus USA Outlet Store obeyed the order…

… the manufacturer refurbished Olympus M.Zuiko Lens 17mm f2.8 (Silver) is back in-stock for $90. Free shipping or flat $5 if the order total is under $100, I don’t remember. It comes with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty.

This lens is no longer available in new condition. The most reputable dealer carrying right now is used at KEH Camera for $159+

Olympus Outlet store refilled: 13 new items

This is a breaking news alert! The Olympus USA Outlet Store has been refilled! Thirteen new items have been added since I checked earlier today!

You can find some of the highlights broken down individually under the Olympus category

SLR Magic Cine M43rds Lenses: 25/T0.95 for $399, 35/T1.4 II for $299, Etc

In addition to the previously mentioned E-mount sales, SLR Magic also has sales on their Micro Four Thirds Cine primes as follows:

+ 25mm T0.95 Hyperprime Cine III for $394 at Adorama and $399 at at B&H Photo

+ 35mm T1.4 Mark II Lens for $299 at B&H Photo with $12~ promotional rewards

+ 10mm T2.1 Hyperprime for $499 at B&H Photo

+ 17mm T1.6 Lens with MFT Mount for BMPCC for $299 at B&H Photo

Speaking of Micro Four Thirds and alternative lens makers, the YI 42.5mm f1.8 with Macro Mode continues to sell for $100.

Refurbished Olympus 60mm f2.8 macro for $320 [m43]

The new condition Olympus 60mm f2.8 macro M434ds lens at authorized dealers goes for $500 such as Amazon itself and B&H Photo and Adorama.

But if you want to save a nice chuck, to the Olympus outlet store we go where they offering this lens in manufacturer refurbished condition for $320 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty.

There are lots of M43rds deals in progress at the moment, look for them under the Mirrorless and Lenses categories at the Black Friday Situation Room or use the various categories and tags here.

Rokinon 12mm f2 for $284 [X, m43, E]

Prime time now, the Rokinon 12mm F/2.0 Ultra Wide lens is on sale for $284 with free shipping in the Fuji X system, Micro Four Thirds and Sony E in the silver color scheme at Adorama (with 2% rewards) and at Amazon.

We’ve been posting a lot more, if you don’t want to go through the blog archives, you can also check our running Black Friday Deals summary.

Olympus f1.8 M43rds Portrait (75mm and 45mm) for $900

We already mentioned the $700 Olympus Travel Lens Kit (17/1.8 and 14-150/4-5.6 II), but Olympus also has another official lens kit, this one goes for $900 and it is the Portrait Kit, it bundles two f1.8 primes, the 75mm f1.8 and the 45mm f1.8.

The $900 Portrait Kit is currently available at Adorama and B&H Photo (with $36~ promotional rewards) and by various at Amazon ($45 statement credit if paid with Prime VISA).

Individually, the 45mm f1.8 goes for $300 at authorized dealers (eg Amazon), or you can get it as low as $174 refurbished.

Individually, the 75mm f1.8 goes for $900 at authorized dealers, eg B&H Photo (with $36~ promotional rewards).

So with this promotion, based on the current prices, you are essentially getting the 45mm f1.8. The Portrait Kit also includes matching barrel lens cases and hoods for the two lenses. The lenses are obviously of different size, and so are their cases and hoods.

Refurbished Olympus 25mm f1.8 for $200 [update: 45/1.8 sold out]

Refils are not free at the Olympus Outlet store but they can be discounted. As of this recheck, the following refurbished products with 90-day Olympus USA warranty have been re-added:

+ refurbished black M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f4.0-5.6 R for $60
+ the silver was already there

+ refurbished M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ for $150 in black or silver but not in Las Vegas Raiders edition

+ refurbished M.Zuiko 25mm f1.8 Black for $200, while the silver goes for $230
+ in new condition these go for $300

+ SOLD OUT: refurbished M. Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f1.8 (Silver) for $174
+ goes for $300 in new condition, eg Adorama
+ it is also included in the 75mm and 45mm f1.8 kit for $900

Panasonic Leica 42.5mm f1.2 OIS with lots of extras for $1398

The Panasonic Leica 42.5mm f1.2 OIS micro four thirds lens is on sale for $1398 with a boatload of free lens-y accessories at Adorama: 67mm filter kit, Corel software bundle, FocusShifter DSLR Follow Focus & Rack Focus, lens wrap, lens shade, and cleaning kit.

If you don’t need the extra accessories, you can instead get 4% promotional rewards ($56~ to be used in future purchases) at B&H Photo or if you pay with a Prime VISA, you can get 5% statement credit by Amazon itself.

(ENDED) YI 42.5mm F1.8 Lens with Macro Mode for $100 [m43]

As of a 11/22/17 recheck, the price went back up to $200… I will be monitoring the situation to see if the discount returns in the next few days…

YI is back with another doorbuster, this time it is not an action camera, but a Micro Four Thirds lens! The silver color scheme of the YI 42.5mm F1.8 Lens with Macro Mode is on sale at the moment for $100 with free shipping by YI with the orders fulfilled by Amazon. You can buy as many as you like. This is an old fashioned sale, not a lightning deal.

Optionally if buy the lens together with the YI M1 Battery and Charger, you can use coupon code WCRQLY4P to get 20% off the price of the charger/battery (20% off $20 = $16). The lens does not use the battery, it is used in the YI M1 camera 🙂

(ENDED) Refurbished Olympus 12mm f2 silver for $429 [m43]

As of a 11/17/17 AM recheck, this sold out… Prime fans scooped it up at almost half the current price of the new condition… For the latest refurbished options, check the Olympus Outlet store

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Olympus Travel Lens Kit (14-150mm f4-5.6 II and 17mm f1.8 and extras) for $699 [m43]

Official manufacturer created two-lens bundles are all the rage these days. Olympus too has joined the party with the official Olympus Travel Lens Kit with the 14-150mm f4-5.6 II and 17mm f1.8 micro four thirds lenses. It is currently on sale for $699 at Adorama (with $28 rewards) and at B&H Photo (with $28 rewards) and at Amazon itself (5% rewards with PRIME VISA) and Get Olympus. The kit also includes a lens pouch and a lens hood for each one of the lenses (they are of very different size obviously).

On their own, the 14-150mm II goes for $600 while the 17/1.8 goes for $400. So that’s a $300 combined purchase discount.

Refurbished Olympus Body Cap Lens 15mm for $30

Some things are selling out in the Olympus Outlet store but other things are coming in. On the small things front, the manufacturer refurbished Olympus Body Cap Lens 15mm is back in-stock for $30. I believe shipping is extra ($5) unless the order total is $100+, so if interested, you may also want to combine it with something else now or later.

New Lens Instant Savings II: Pentax, Sigma, Rokinon, Samyang, Olympus

The previous Lens Instant Savings post got crowded, so now we have a Part II with some of the other lens manufacturers!

+ Pentax K-Lenses: 42 options including 24-70/2.8 SDM for $1100, 70-200/2.8 AW for $1600, 100/2.8 WR Macro for $500, etc

+ Sigma Lenses (various systems): 96 options including 17-50/2.8 DC OS HSM for $369, 105/2.8 HSM Macro for $569 and many more

+ Olympus M43 lenses: 15 options including 30/3.5 Macro for $199

+ Samyang Lenses (various systems): 49 options with a mix of photography-priority and video-priority lenses

+ Rokinon Lenses (various systems): 92 options with a mix of photography-priority and video-priority lenses including Sony E-system autofocus lenses
+ CORRECTED: an “option swith” is “options with” with the “s” at the wrong place 🙂

More on these later on, as, unfortunately, I am not IBM’s Watson and I cannot “digest” hundreds of lenses (over 500 of them in these two posts) on the fly. Not to mention that glass causes indigestion. Mayhaps I’ll start with the plastic lenses first 🙂

New Lens Instant Savings: Fuji, Tokina, Nikon, Canon, Zeiss

A number of new lens instant savings promotions are running at the moment! You can find them nicely organized at Adorama as follows:

+ Fuji X System: 58 options

+ Tokina (mostly Canon and Nikon): 17 options

+ Canon EF/EF-S lenses: 38 lenses and three flashes

+ Nikon F lenses: 9 options

+ Zeiss Batis and Loxia: 8 options

+ Panasonic M43 Lenses: 31 options

BUT that’s not all! There’s more instant savings from other manufacturers as well, rounded up separately: Pentax, Olympus, Rokinon, Samyang and of course Shiguma (Sigma).

Panasonic M43 Lens Instant Savings as well

In addition to the previously highlighted Panasonic Cameras on sale this week, a number of Panasonic M43 lenses are also joining the discounting party, you can find them nicely organized under the “Lenses” tab at B&H Photo.

A total of a dozen lenses are on sale including:
+ 12-35/2.8 II for $898, 35-100/2.8 for $998, 7-14/4 for $798
+ 30/2.8 Macro OIS for $298, 42.5/1.2 OIS for $1398, 42.5/1.7 for $348
+ they also earn 4% promotional rewards
+ see them all under the “Lenses” tab at B&H Photo

Panasonic GH4 body with your choice of FREEBIE (Rode, V-Log, etc) for $898

Panasonic Gone Wild! When I posted the Mirrorless Price Chart last week, the Panasonic GH4 was jumped up to $1500. This week though, it’s coming back down to reality, but that’s not all! It is getting some free extras as well.

At B&H Photo
+ with Rode VideoMic with Rycote Lyre Suspension System

+ with Polsen VM-180M DSLR/Video Microphone

+ with V-Log L Activation Code Kit

At Adorama
+ with Various Freebies: Corel software, 32GB Lexar SD, 24/7 TC medium holster, card wallet, screen protector, cleaning kit

+ with $36 promotional rewards as the freebie

It also goes for $898 at Amazon by Amazon itself but no free extras at the moment.

YI 42.5mm f1.8 lens for $169 [m43]

One thing leads to another and we have a bit of a YI theme today. Unrelated to their action cameras, the YI 42.5mm f1.8 lens is on sale for $169 in the black color scheme or the silver color scheme, sold by the YI Amazon store with the orders fulfilled by Amazon, so it is Prime eligible.

This is of interest if you only want the lens and have zero interest in the YI M1 camera or 12-40 YI lens.

If you have some interest in the YI M1 camera, note that it is sold as a YI M1 two lens kit (the M1 camera, this 42.5/1.8 lens and the 12-40/3.5-5.6 lens) for $379 in the silver color scheme. The black color scheme is currently sold out.

Pre-order new Panasonic 200mm f2.8 OIS lens [m43]

Telebrights are coming to Micro Four Thirds Landia! Coming along with the G9 flagship camera is a brand new bright telephoto prime, the new H-ES200 lens. Or as most people like to call it, a Panasonic 200mm f2.8 OIS with an includes 1.4X teleconverter (DMW-TC14) for the pre-order price of $3000.

Pre-orders for this lovely are accepted at Amazon by Amazon itself and B&H Photo and Adorama.

If the included 1.4X teleconverter is not enough, Panasonic will also be releasing at about the same time the brand new Panasonic LUMIX 2.0X Teleconverter Lens, Black (DMW-TC20) for this lens, available for pre-ordering for $600 at Amazon by Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo.

This too has been added to the New Lenses of 2017 tracking page.

Refurbished Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II for $90 [m43]

Another refill at the Olympus Outlet store, it is the manufacturer refurbished M.Zuiko 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II (Micro Four Thirds) in the silver color scheme going for $90 with a 90-day warranty. I believe shipping is $5 flat unless the order total is $100+ but I could be wrong.

Imported Panasonic 100-400 f4-6.3 OIS for $1370 [m43]

To the eBay Deals we go, where the QuickNDone eBay store (99.9%) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Panasonic Leica DG 100-400mm F/4-6.3 O.I.S micro four thirds lens for $1370 with free shipping until 11/6/17 or earlier if sold out. Limit two per customer.

There is no mention of warranty in the eBay listing except when you hit the Warranty tab at the very bottom, it says limited 1-year (it may have been a leftover or default setting in the form). In the chance they do offer a warranty, it would be a seller-warranty, since they are not Panasonic USA retailers. Assume there is no warranty to be on the safe side.

PS: if interested in this, don’t forget to first activate the 8% eBay Bucks if you have invited by the eBay email bots to participate.

Refurbished Olympus M43 Primes return: 25mm f1.8 for $230, 45mm f1.8 for $240, 60mm f2.8 MACRO for $320

Among the six refills since yesterday at the Olympus USA Outlet, they returned three Micro Four Thirds Prime lenses, with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty, and free shipping as follows:

+ refurbished 25mm f1.8 (silver) for $230

+ refurbished 45mm f1.8 (black) for $240

+ refurbished 60mm f2.8 MACRO for $320

Refurbished Olympus 40-150/f4-5.6 R [m43] for $60

More refills at the Olympus USA Outlet, you can get the manufacturer refurbished M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f4.0-5.6 R for $60, in the silver color scheme, with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. I believe free shipping with $100+ orders otherwise it’s $5 flat.

Refurbished Olympus 17mm f1.8 [m43] for $330

There is one refill that happened the last couple of days at the Olympus Outlet store, the manufacturer refurbished Olympus 17mm f1.8 with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty is in-stock for $330 with free shipping in the black color scheme.

I don’t know if this is the vanguard of another refill round, so an isolated incident. I will be monitoring the situation…

Pre-order new Olympus 17mm f1.2 and 45mm f1.2 PRO Lenses for $1200 each

Micro Four Thirds bright prime time! Olympus has revealed two brand new f1.2 PRO micro four thirds lenses, for $1200 each, with a mid-November release estimate for the 45mm and mid-January release estimate for the 17mm.

+ pre-order Olympus 45mm f1.2 PRO for $1200 at Amazon by Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo

+ pre-order Olympus 17mm f1.2 PRO for $1200 at Amazon by Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo

+ these two have been added to the New Lenses of 2017 tracking page

Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 OIS (first gen) for $700

The second generation Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 Power OIS lens goes for $900 with free accessories at authorized dealers, eg Adorama, but if it is the first generation the one you want, it is still available in new condition for $700 at B&H Photo.