(ENDED) Refurbished Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 ED PRO lens for $956

This flash sale ended…

Coupon code SPRINGSALE can get you the factory reconditioned Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 ED PRO lens for $956~ with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. It is not eligible for expedited shipping. The sale ends Wednesday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out. It is in-stock as of the time of writing. I tested the coupon and it works.

(ENDED) Refurbished Olympus 12-100mm f4 IS PRO for $892

This flash sale ended…

Coupon code SPRINGSALE can get you the factory reconditioned Olympus 12-100mm f4 IS PRO (yes, Olympus has an IS lens) for $892~ with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. It is not eligible for expedited shipping. The sale ends Wednesday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out. It is in-stock as of the time of writing. I tested the coupon and it works.

(ENDED) 15% off PRO Gear at Olympus Outlet with coupon (24 hours only)

This flash sale ended…

Grab your e-wallets! The Olympus Outlet store has just launched a 24 hour flash sale. Coupon code SPRINGSALE gets you 15% off select Olympus PRO lenses over there until Wednesday at 10am eastern or earlier if sold out…

Rokinon 12mm f2 lens for $274 [X/m43/E/EF-M]

The new condition Rokinon 12mm f2 ultra wide lens is on sale for $274 with free shipping at Adorama for a limited time in your choice of various Mirrorless (Sony E, Fuji X, Micro Four Thirds, Canon M) systems, some lenses are in black, some are in silver….

Olympus Outlet store refilled with 26 items

The Olympus Outlet store has been refilled now with a total of 26 items, including the previously mentioned refurb E-M1 II along with the f2.8 PRO lens trio, primes, zooms and more (= converters, grips, etc)…

Pre-order new Panasonic 50-200mm f2.8-4 OIS [m43]

There is no theme, this is like rolling the blogging dice, things are coming in from all directions! πŸ™‚ Now we have a pre-order of a brand new micro four thirds pro lens, almost a constant aperture but not quite! It is the brand new Panasonic 50-200mm f2.8-4 Power OIS (Lumix G, Leica, aspherical, Vario-Elmarit) available for pre-ordering for $1698 at Adorama and B&H Photo… It has been added to the New Lenses of 2018 tracking page…

Panasonic 100-400 f4-6.3 Power OIS + $100 GC for $1800

Zoom-zoom on the Micro Four Thirds front! The new condition Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm f/4-6.3 POWER OIS is getting a $100 B&H Photo gift card as a bonus while still selling at the authorized dealer price of $1800 with free expedited shipping at B&H. As usual, you can optionally triple the original warranty by filing with Panasonic. This too is part of the WPPI B&H sales

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

It’s back on sale for the price of $99 in new condition at authorized Olympus dealers, it is the new condition Olympus 40-150mm f4-5.6R micro four thirds lens 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 credit card (Chase VISA or Store Card). The lens is available in the usual black and silver color schemes.

Rokinon Xeen Cine Primes Sale (PL, M43, Nikon F, Sony E, Canon EF)

Prime time now of the Cine T-Prime kind! A variety of Rokinon Xeen Cine prime lenses are on sale at Adorama in a variety of camera systems, including PL, Micro Four Thirds, Sony E, Nikon F and Canon EF. Primes start at 14mm and go all the way up to 135mm. They are all nicely organized at the aforelinked page, sorted by focal length.

In-Stock: Panasonic 200mm f2.8 PowerOIS [m43]

Grab your wallet and your weight lifting set! The new condition Panasonic Leica DG Elmarit 200mm f/2.8 POWER OIS Micro Four Thirds lens is now in-stock and ready to ship for its starting price of $2998 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. You can optionally triple the original 1-year warranty by filing with Panasonic…

Samyang 12mm f2.0 NCS CS for $299 [m43]

It’s Samyang time of the Micro Four Thirds kind at B&H Photo, where either the silver or the black color scheme of the new condition Samyang 12mm f2.0 NCS CS lens is on sale for $299 with free expedited shipping.

On the same listing, you will find the black Sony E going for $289, while the lowest Fuji X price is $309 for the silver.

Note that the prices of Samyang lenses are not always the same for all mounts, so keep that in mind when price-checking comparatively.

(ENDED) Panasonic 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 + $300 Gift Card for $500

As of a 1/22/18 AM re-check, this promotion expired… Original post after the jump for historical reference…

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Panasonic G9 gets a January 15 estimate (YMMV)

I just added the upcoming Panasonic G9 to the Stock Status Tracker, and surprise-surprise, both the Amazon itself listing and the B&H Photo listing have a January 15 estimate! The original Panasonic estimate was for late February. So if two major retailers have the same estimate, that’s a good sign!

Obligatory screenshots to make sure I did not post this while sleep-walking/sleep-blogging, first B&H and then Amazonia πŸ™‚

Refurbished Olympus 45mm f1.8 for $174 [no coupon]

We start digging into the reload of the Olympus Outlet store. We start with the factory recondition Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f1.8 (Silver) going for $174 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. No coupon is needed (thankfully!). It is shown as in-stock as of the time of writing, and with 1-2 business days for processing, with expedited shipping not available.

Olympus Outlet Store refilled: 32 items now!

The Olympus USA Outlet store has been refilled since our last check yesterday. They now have a total of 32 items, up from 9 yesterday! The two not-working coupons that were shown yesterday are no longer mentioned. I will try to digest these later today, but I’m posting this now so you can check for any hard to find items that may sell out by the time I get around to “digesting” it all. I also have to “digest” today’s CES action, which is the official Day #1 of the Las Vegas trade show.

(ENDED) 7artisans 25mm F1.8 Manual Focus Lens for $56

This lightning deal expired…

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Refurb Olympus 45mm f1.8 [m43] for $240 [UPDATE: coupon not working!]

UPDATE 6:54pm ET: the coupon code CYBERSAVINGS is not working! Their shopping cart says it is not valid, but the coupon is shown on the Olympus USA Outlet store page. It may be a technical issue, or an error in the coupon, or an error in the display of the coupon. Or they posted it too early or too late. Thanks to our readers for the alert! All apologies for the confusion…

The factory reconditioned Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f1.8 goes for $240 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty in the black color scheme at the Olympus USA Outlet store. It is in-stock as of the time of writing. The coupon is a limited time offer.

In new condition, this lens goes for $324 at authorized Olympus USA dealers such as Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo.

Refurb Olympus ED 75-300mm F4.8-6.7 II for $360 [UPDATE: coupon not working!]

UPDATE 6:54pm ET: the coupon code CYBERSAVINGS is not working! Their shopping cart says it is not valid, but the coupon is shown on the Olympus USA Outlet store page. It may be a technical issue, or an error in the coupon, or an error in the display of the coupon. Or they posted it too early or too late. Thanks to our readers for the alert! All apologies for the confusion…

The factory reconditioned Olympus ED 75-300mm F4.8-6.7 II lens goes for $360 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty from their Outlet store. It is in-stock as of the time of writing. The coupon is a limited time offer.

In new condition at authorized Olympus dealers, this lens goes for $474, eg Adorama and B&H Photo.

Refurbished Olympus ED 40-150mm f4.0-5.6 R [m43] for $60

Zoom-zoom now, the factory reconditioned Olympus ED 40-150mm f4.0-5.6 R micro four third lens goes for $60 plus $5 flat shipping (or free shipping with $100+ orders) and with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty in the black color scheme at the Olympus USA Outlet store. It is in-stock as of the time of writing.

If you want to avoid the shipping fee, you can buy this together with something else over there, eg the $90 17mm f2.8 pancake.

In new condition, this goes as low as $99 during Olympus initiated instant savings sales. At the moment it goes for $124 at authorized dealers such as B&H Photo and Adorama.

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

They are both in-stock as of the time of writing! The Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f1.8 Silver micro four thirds lens is offered in refurbished condition in the silver color scheme or the black color scheme for $200 w with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty at the Olympus USA outlet store.

In new condition, at authorized Olympus USA dealers, this goes for $324 such as B&H Photo and Amazon and Adorama

Refurbished Olympus 17mm f2.8 [m43] for $90 (limit 1)

Nom-nom the pancakes! In-stock as of the time of writing is the manufacturer refurbished Olympus 17mm f2.8 silver pancake lens for $90 with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty at the Olympus USA outlet store. Shipping is $5 flat. I believe it becomes free shipping with $100+ orders (if memory serves me well). Limit one per customer.

Six Refurbished Olympus Lenses added to Outlet Store

It’s refill time! The official Olympus Outlet store has been refilled with six Olympus micro four thirds lenses!!!

RECOUNT: six refurbished lenses have been added, not eight. It already had two PRO lenses that had been there since the holidays along with the E-M1 II body.

We have separate posts for these lenses under our Olympus posts

Kamlan 50mm f1.1 APS-C Lens for $130 [X/m43/E/EF-M]

If you are a fan of Prime lenses made by non-mainstream lens manufacturers, the membership website MassDrop is offering the new condition Kamlan 50mm F/1.1 APS-C Prime Lens for $130 with free shipping for USA shoppers. Shipping is extra for non-USA shoppers. The lens is available in Canon EF-M, Fuji X, M43rds and Sony E. You select the option at checkout. It comes with a 1-year warranty. All sales are final. These will ship in late January 2018. There is no express shipping option!

If you are not familiar with MassDrop, think of them as a group buy shopping club. You have to create an account (free to join, no annual/membership fees) to see the prices and details of a product. Orders do not ship right away like Amazon. It’s the opposite of Prime. Orders can take weeks to months before they ship because of the nature of group buys. Sales are final. Some items come with a manufacturer warranty, others don’t. Some are purchased directly from the manufacturer, others through third parties.

If you hate waiting, then mayhaps it’s not for you. You can instead go for near-instant gratification with the B&H FREE Next Day delivery of various products πŸ™‚

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

The Olympus 30mm f3.5 Macro [M43] had been going for $99 but has increased to $149 as of this recheck, however, its $99 partner-in-crime, the Olympus 40-150mm f4-5.6R continues to go for $99 (or has returned to $99) since our previous recheck 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.

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 πŸ™

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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 πŸ™‚

+ 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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ˜‰

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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

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+