Olympus M43 Lens Instant Savings (10 options)

Olympus has launched another round of instant savings on ten of their micro four thirds lenses. You can find the participating lenses nicely organized at B&H Photo. This includes the f2.8 zoom trio going for $1200 (7-14), $900 (12-40), and $1400 (40-150), along with a mix of primes and other zooms. The lenses earn 4% promotional rewards as well.

Panasonic 35-100mm f2.8 PowerOIS with $150 Gift Card for $900

F2.8 zoom action for M43rds photographers now where the Panasonic 35-100mm f2.8 PowerOIS lens is bundled with a $150 Adorama Gift Certificate, and together they go for $898 with free shipping at Adorama… Optionally you can extend the original warranty by filing a mail-in rebate with Panasonic…

Panasonic GH4 Body with $200 Gift Card and Choice of Freebie for $1300

The Panasonic GH4 body only is currently bundled with a $200 store Gift Card along with one additional freebie for $1300 with free shipping. At B&H Photo the freebie is 4% promotional rewards ($52~ to be used in future purchase), while at Adorama the freebie is a 32GB Transcend SDHC card.

Olympus 9mm f8 Fisheye Body-Cap Lens for $85 [m43]

The Olympus 9mm f8 Fisheye Body-Cap Lens (model BCL-0980) for Micro Four Thirds Cameras is currently on sale for $85 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of 30 units per customer.

Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 with Rewards for $799

And now a Micro Four Thirds f2.8 workhorse zoom, the Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 is on sale for $799 with free shipping at Adorama (with 4% rewards) and B&H Photo (with 2% rewards)… This is part of the latest Olympus M43rds Lens Instant Savings

(ENDED) Rokinon 12mm f2 NCS CS for $279 (E/m43/X/NX)

This daily deal expired… The B&H Photo Daily Deal for Tuesday 8/2/16, good until 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out is the new condition Rokinon 12mm f2 NCS CS offered for $279 with free shipping and 2% promotional rewards in the Sony E-mount, Micro Four Thirds, Samsung NX and Fuji X mount (two color options). The Canon EF-M is not participating in the sale. Click on the mount-tabs of interest over there to switch to the mount of interest.

Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R for $99

On the bang for the buck side of Micro Four Thirds, the Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R lens in either black or silver is on sale for $99 with free shipping at B&H Photo (with 2% rewards) and Adorama (optionally add Pho Elements 14 for +$30 or both Elements 14 for +$50) and Amazon by Amazon itself.

Pre-order new Rokinon Xeen 135mm T2.2 for $2500

Prime time is Tea time, it’s a new video-priority lens from Rokinon, the Xeen 135mm T2.2 is now available for pre-order for $2500 at B&H Photo in the Canon and Nikon DSLR mounts, the Sony E and M43rds mirrornyet mounts, and since it is a video-priority lens, the PL mount too… This has been added to the Interesting Cameras and Lenses of 2016 Tracking page…

Olympus 9mm f8.0 Fisheye for $85

Fishy eyes now, it’s the Olympus 9mm f8.0 Fisheye going for $85 with free shipping at Amazon itself and B&H Photo… At Adorama it goes for $90 with free shipping but you can optionally bundle it with Elements 14 (single) for +$29 or Elements 14 (both Premiere and Photoshop) for +$49…

Panasonic GX8 with 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 OIS and $150 Gift Card for $1198

Another bundle is offered in the world of M43rds at Adorama. It is the Panasonic GX8 body only along with the Panasonic 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 OIS and a $150 Adorama Gift Certificate, all together for $1198 with free shipping in either the black GX8 or the silver GX8. This is a while supplies last type of a promotion.

PSA: if you are touch-typing and your right hand is misaligned (shifted one position to the right), then instead of writing “OIS” you write “POS”. So if you read that in the forums, the person writing it may not necessarily be a Panasonic hater, they may just have a misaligned touch-typing situation 🙂

$100 to $150 Gift Card with select Panasonic GX85, G7 and GH4 Kits

More action at the B&H Photoshop World Specials, the following Panasonic cameras get a $100 to $150 B&H Photo Gift Card:

+ GX85 with 12-32mm (either color) with $100 B&H Gift Card along with Extra Battery and Charger for $798

+ G7 with 14-140mm and 25mm f1.7 with $150 B&H Gift Card for $998

+ GH4 Body Only with $100 B&H Gift Card and 4% promotional rewards ($52~ to be used in future purchases) for $1298

20% off Olympus Outlet with coupon (2-day sale)

A surprise coupon, coupon code FIREWORKS (a recycled 4th of July coupon but regardless) gets you 20% off purchases at the official Olympus Outlet store. The coupon only works on the refurbished items there, not new condition items. Refurbished items come with a 90-day warranty from Olympus. The coupon expires July 20, 2016 at 11:59:59 PM ET.

Panasonic G7 with 25mm f1.7 and 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 PowerOIS and $150 Gift Certificate for $998

Hide your wallets! A Micro Four Thirds temptation is upon us! Adorama is offering the Panasonic G7 with the 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 PowerOIS Lens, along with the 25mm f1.7 Lens and a $150 Adorama Gift Certificate, all together for $998 with free expedited shipping for a limited time only… Optionally you can add the Panasonic 42.5mm f1.7 lens to the bundle for +$298 (look for this when you expand the yellow “Special Offer” section…

New Olympus Instant Savings: E-PL7 $350, E-M1 $900, 40-150 $99 and F2.8 PRO Zooms, more

Olympus has a new round of instant savings, good until 7/31/16. You can find the participating cameras and lenses nicely organized at Adorama. Among them:

+ E-PL7 body for $350 or E-PL7 w/14-42 for $400

+ E-M1 body for $900

+ M. Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/4-5.6 “R” Zoom for $99

+ 17mm f2.8 prime for $200

+ f2.8 PRO zooms
+ 7-14mm f2.8 for $1100
+ 12-40mm f2.8 for $800
+ 40-150mm f2.8 for $1300

+ and more at the Instant Savings page

Panasonic G7 with 14-140mm and 25mm f1.7 and $100 Gift Card for $998

Micro Temptations now! Adorama has a Panasonic G7 bundle for $998 with free expedited shipping. For that you get the following:

  • Panasonic G7 with 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S. Lens
  • Panasonic 25mm f1.7 prime
  • $100 Adorama gift certificate

Pre-order new Panasonic 12mm f1.4 (m43) for $1300

New lens time for the Micro Four Thirds world, the Panasonic Leica 12mm f1.4 prime is available for pre-order for $1300 at Adorama… This too has been added to the list of New Gear of 2016.

Rokinon T1.5 Three Cine Prime Lens Bundle for $999 (C/N/A/E/m43)

It’s Prime Cine time now, the Rokinon T1.5 Cine Prime Lens Bundle that consists of the 24mm and 35mm and 85mm T1.5 Cine Primes is on sale for $999 with free shipping at B&H Photo in your choice of Canon or Nikon or Sony SLR mounts and Sony E or M43rds mirrorless systems. Click on the mount of choice in the tabs over there to get to your desired version of interest.

Pre-order Olympus Portrait Lens Kit (45/1.8, 75/1.8) for $999

Olympus has launched a new Olympus Portrait Lens Kit that is comprised of the M. Zuiko Digital 45mm f1.8 and M. Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f1.8 Micro Four Thirds lenses, along with appropriately matched Lens Hoods and Lens Cases for each lens. This kit is now available for pre-order for $999 with free shipping at Adorama.

Pre-order Olympus Travel Lens Kit (14-150, 17/1.8) for $799

Manufacturer initiated lens bundles are a new trend these days, and Olympus is jumping aboard this hype train with the “Olympus Travel Lens Kit”, bundling the M.Zuiko 14-150mm f4.5-6.6 II Black lens along with the M. Zuiko 17mm f1.8 Black lens, along with appropriately sized lens hoods and more importantly lens cases (it’s a travel kit after all!). This is available for pre-order for $799 with free S&H at Adorama.

Preorder new Veydra 85mm T2.2 Mini Prime Lens for $900 to $950

It’s a season of primes these days, and here comes another one available for pre-order in the Sony E-mount, C-mount and Micro Four Thirds, it is the Veydra 85mm T2.2 Mini Prime Lens going for $900 to $950 depending on mount and focus distance markings (meters or feet) at B&H Photo. This is not a full frame lens.

Tokina Cinema T- Lenses Sale (9 options) {EF, PL, m43}

The NAB specials are running in all directions, here’s another one. If you are a fan of Tokina’s Cinema T-lenses (yes, they make those too), there is a sale on nine of those lenses at B&H Photo with the Canon EF, PL, and M43rds mounts represented with various T3.0 zooms and other lenses. They also earn 4% promotional rewards.

Most of the NAB Specials at B&H expire on 4/21/16 PM, and that’s when the B&H offices will close until 5/1/16, so factor that in your purchase planning.

Five Rokinon Xeen Cine T-Primes for $10,000 [C/N/PL/E/m43]

For the price of a used Honda Civic (not fact-checked with the Blue Book) you can get a five-pack of Rokinon Xeen Cine lenses for $9,995 with free shipping from Adorama. The 5-packs are available in the Canon and Nikon SLR mounts, the PL-mount and the Sony E and M43rds mirrorless systems. The lenses are the 14mm T3.1, and four T1.5s, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm and 85mm. The lenses go for $2500 on their own.

Rokinon T1.5 Cine Prime 4-Lens Bundle (24, 35, 50, 85) for $1900 [C/N/A/E/m43]

There’s enough lenses in this bundle to justify a YouTube “Haul video” 🙂 Four Rokinon Cine DS primes are bundled together for $1900 (technically $1896) with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon and Sony SLR mounts and Sony E and Micro Four Thirds mirrornyet mounts… The four lenses are all T1.5, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm… No coupon is needed for this particular offer, but like many of the B&H NAB specials they expire on 4/21/16…

Rokinon 50mm T1.5 AS UMC Cine DS for $450 with Coupon (C/N/A/E/M43)

The Rokinon 50mm T1.5 AS UMC Cine DS lens is on sale for $450 with free shipping at B&H Photo when you enter coupon code BHNAB16 at checkout. It is available in the Canon, Nikon, Sony A SLR mounts and M43rds and Sony E mirrornyet mounts… This coupon, like many of the B&H NAB specials expires on 4/21/16…

20% off Olympus Refurbished Cameras and Lenses with Coupon

Enough droning around, time to take action (oh dear!) on the real cameras front. The official Olympus Outlet Store is back with another coupon, coupon SHOWERS gets you 20% off all certified refurbished products in their outlet. These come with a 90-day warranty. Free shipping with orders of $100+. If you are planning to get something here, and you are interested in Olympus-branded gear (hats, tshirts, coffee cups, etc), you can add them to this order to avoid the shipping fee.

+ Lenses: four options, 14-42, 14-150, 40-150, adapter kit

+ Digital Cameras: sixteen options, including E-M5, E-M10, E-P5, E-PL5, Stylus 1, SH50, and TG-series

+ Accessories: four options including the FL-300R flash for $96 before coupon

+ all the items above are refurbished
+ coupon expires 4/18/16

Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 (M43) with 4% rewards for $698

For a limited time, in the Land of Micro Four Thirds, where fractional math is always over 1.0, the Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f2.8 lens is on sale for $698 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards (around $28 to be used in future purchases) at B&H Photo and Adorama… The usual Panasonic tripling of the warranty via a mail-in rebate song-and-dance apply… Why can’t Panasonic just offer a three year warranty for all? 🙂

Still Good: Panasonic 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 OIS and $100 Gift Card for $498

This offer is still good, the Panasonic G 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 OIS M43rds lens is bundled with a $100 Adorama gift certificate, all together for $498 with free shipping from Adorama as one of the items in their latest 48 hour sale… You can optionally triple the original warranty by submitting a mail-in rebate to Panasonic…

Panasonic G 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 OIS with $100 Gift Card for $500

Zoom zoom for Micro Four Thirds fans, the Panasonic G 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS lens, in the black color scheme, is bundled with a $100 Adorama gift certificate, all together for $500 with free shipping at Adorama. Only the black option gets the gift card. The silver only gets 2% rewards… This is part of the Adorama April Fool’s Day Sale

Olympus M43 Lens Instant Savings with 5% Rewards expire tonight

Good until 11:59pm ET tonight (3/31/16), seven Olympus M43rds lens are on an instant savings promotion with 5% promotional rewards at B&H Photo. The lenses are four f2.8s: 60mm macro, 7-14, 12-40, 40-150, the 8/1.8 fisheye, the 14-150 f4-5.6 II zoom, and the utilitarian 12-50 f3.5-6.3 EZ macro.

Olympus E-M5 II Body and 7-14mm f2.8 and 12-40mm f2.8 and 40-150mm f2.8 and HLD-8 Battery Holder and extra BLN-1 Battery and System Bag and 5% Rewards for $3700

On the Micro Four Thirds front, if you are ready to make an f2.8 commitment to the system, the Olympus E-M5 II PROFESSIONAL kit is now on sale for $3700 with free shipping and 5% promotional rewards (that’s $185 to spend on a future purchase) at B&H Photo. The same price but without 5% rewards is available at Adorama.

The PROFESSIONAL KIT (so many products use the term “Pro” as just marketing, so since this is actually a pro kit, it deserves full capitalization) consists of the following:

+ Olympus E-M5 II body only ($900 on its own)
+ Olympus 7-14mm f2.8 ($1200 on its own)
+ Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 ($900 on its own)
+ Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 ($1400 on its own)
+ Olympus HLD-8 Power Battery Holder for OM-D E-M5 Mark II (goes for $239 on its own)
+ additional Olympus BLN-1 battery ($40 on its own)
+ CBG-10 Camera System Bag (priceless)

So let’s do the math, you pay $3700 versus $4679 buying the items separately. No coupons, no rebates, just add the pro thing to the shopping cart and proceed to checkout.

Panasonic 20mm f1.7 II and $25 Gift Card for $268

It’s tape-delayed Pancake Day at the eBay Deals, where Adorama’s eBay store is offering the new condition Panasonic 20mm f1.7 II pancake lens along with a $25 Adorama Gift Card for $268 with free shipping. The lens goes for $248 on its own, so you are +$5 on this offer. Especially of interest if you have eBay Bucks or eBay Gift Cards waiting to be spent.

Panasonic M43 Lenses Instant Savings (16 options) with 4% rewards

B&H Photo is having an instant savings promotion on sixteen Panasonic M43rds Lenses along with 4% promotional rewards. It is a mix of primes (including pancakes) and zooms (including the two f2.8 pro lenses)… Optionally, some of the lenses are eligible for a tripling of the original 1-year manufacturer warranty by submitting a mail-in rebate (seriously, it’s 2016, why are we still doing mail-in rebates!) to Panasonic…

Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 with $28 rewards for $700

F2.8 zoom action on the Micro Four Thirds front, the Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 G X Vario asph. lens is on sale for $698 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards (around $28) at B&H Photo and Adorama… Optionally you can triple the original 1-year manufacturer warranty by submitting a mail-in rebate to Panasonic (why can’t they make it a 3-year warranty for everyone?)…

25% off the Olympus Outlet Store with coupon [eg refurb E-M10 w/14-42 for $300, refurb Stylus 1s for $330]

To celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day season, the official Olympus Outlet store is bringing back their 25% off sale using coupon code SPRING over there. The coupon is good on all the refurbished items. Coupon expires Tuesday 3/22/16 at 11:59:59 PM ET.

This includes interchangeable and fixed-lens cameras, lenses, and other assorted items, including:

+ refurb E-M5 and E-M10 kits such as refurb E-M10 with 14-42 II R for $300
+ fifteen refurbished Lenses
+ refurb Stylus 1s rawsumer for $330
+ various refurb TG-series waterproof cameras
+ the prices you see on the website are before the coupon; after you add the coupon, the price drops by 25% in the shopping cart
+ refurbished items come with a 90-day Olympus warranty and a 30-day return policy

(ENDED) Heads Up: Panasonic 100-300 f4-5.6 Lightning Deal on Saturday at 8am ET

This lightning deal ended…

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Rokinon Cine Lens Sale (18 options) [various mounts]

Also part of the WPPI festivities, B&H Photo has a sale on 18 Rokinon Cine Lenses of different SLR and Mirrorless mounts. The sale includes the “T1.5 Prime Bundle” (24, 35, 50, 85) for $1900 in the Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A, Sony E, and M43rds mounts. Sale ends 3/10/16.

Pre-order new Panasonic 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 OIS for $500

Not done yet! Panasonic has a new M43rds lens, the Panasonic G 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 Power OIS, available for pre-order for $500 at B&H Photo with a May 2016 release estimate… This has been added to the ever-growing List of 2016 Cameras and Lenses… You can quickly browse through the most recent items using the Pre-Orders Category here

25% off 4-Year Extended Warranty for Lenses at Get Olympus with coupon

The official Olympus USA store, Get Olympus, is offering 25% off 4-Year Extended Warranties for Lenses with coupon PROTECT25 added to the shopping cart. This brings the price down from $80 to $60. This is good for M43rds and Four Thirds Olympus lenses. Check the aforelinked page for details, conditions and restrictions. Coupon ends 2/29/16.

Pre-order Sigma 30mm f1.4 DN DC for $339 [m43, E]

It’s not just Mobile World Congress in Barcelona [Travel Tip: do not wear Real Madrid t-shirts while in Barcelona!], there’s also the Japanese CP Plus happening at this time of the year [see Trade Show Calendar] and with it it brings lots of new camera gear.

We start with Shiguma, they have a new “mirrorless” DN prime lens, it is part of the Contemporary series, it is the 30mm f1.4 DC DN with a pre-order price of $339 and available in the following options:

+ Micro Four Thirds: Adorama and B&H Photo

+ Sony E-mount: Adorama and B&H Photo

20% off Olympus Outlet (refurbished) with coupon

The official Olympus Outlet store is having a Valentine/President sale, coupon code PRESIDENT gets you 20% off the current prices over there. These refurbished items come with a 90-day Olympus warranty and a 30-day money-back guarantee (excluding shipping). Free shipping with orders of $100+. Offer ends 2/16/16 at 11:59pm ET.

With the coupon factored in the price, among the refurbished E-M cameras you can get the E-M10 body for $288, E-M10 w/14-42 for $320, E-M5 body for $384, E-M5 w/12-50 for $576, and the E-M5 II body for $576. Some are available in both black and silver.

Also participating in the sale are E-Pens, Superzooms, Toughies, and the Stylus 1 rawsumer for $416.

Also participating in the sale are 13 Lenses including the 11-22mm f2.8-3.5 for $512, the 35-100mm f2.8 for $1415, the 17/2.8 for $192, and more.

The items mentioned above are factory reconditioned (refurbished) and the prices are AFTER the 20% off coupon is factored in. I did most of the math in my head, so the chances of 20% off math-errors are elevated. The prices drop after you add the item to the shopping cart and then you enter the coupon PRESIDENT at the Apply Coupon field further down the page.

Olympus 45mm f1.8 with $15 rewards for $300

The Olympus 45mm f1.8 Micro Four Thirds lens is not only on sale for $300 at authorized dealers, but B&H Photo is also including 5% promotional rewards ($15~) to be used on future purchases at B&H. This offer is available in either black or silver.

Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 OIS with $100 Gift Certificate for $800

In a parallel f2.8 promotion, Adorama is bundling the Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 OIS lens with a $100 Adorama Gift certificate for the authorized dealer price of $800 with free expedited shipping… This is one of their many Adorama Panasonic specials (page further down over there to see the Gift Certificate Bundles)…

Panasonic 35-100mm f2.8 OIS with $150 Gift Certificate for $900

More temptations for Micro Four Thirds photographers in the Adorama Panasonic specials (page further down over there to see the Gift Certificate Bundles). The Panasonic 35-100mm f2.8 OIS lens is bundled with a $150 Adorama Gift Certificate for the authorized dealer price of $900. The $150 Gift Certificate can be used on future Adorama purchases. Optionally you can triple the warranty via a Panasonic mail-in rebate (the PDF with the details can be found on the product page over there). The sale ends 2/20/16.

Rokinon 50mm T1.5 Cine DS for $379 (C/N/m43)

Prime time for video, double puns intended, the Rokinon 50mm T1.5 Cine DS lens is on sale for $379 with free shipping and 2% promotional rewards at Adorama in the Canon mount and Nikon mount and Micro Four Thirds mounts. Offer ends 2/7/16 or earlier if sold out.

Olympus E-M10 with 14-42 and 40-150 for $700

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.

The second generation M. Zuiko ED 40-150mm f4-5.6 II Lens on its own goes for $400 with $25 promotional rewards at B&H Photo and Adorama, which sets up yet another set of trade offs.

Panasonic 20mm f1.7 II and Corel Software (Aftershot, PSP) and Extras for $268

If you need the Panasonic 20mm f1.7 II pancake and you are also curious about Corel’s software packages but don’t want to risk any money on Corel, Adorama comes to the rescue, you can get the 20mm f1.7 II for $268 with the Corel software bundle (Aftershot Pro 2, Paintshop Pro X7, etc), along with a slinger soft lens case, a 46mm digital essentials filter kit (three of them), a lens wrap and a cleaning kit. This offer is available for either the black 20/1.7 II and the silver 20/1.7 II.

Olympus 25mm f1.8 with $15 rewards for $299

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.

Still Good: Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm f4-5.6 R for $99

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.

5% Rewards on many Olympus Lenses

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.

For example, the 12-40mm f2.8 m43 lens goes for $800 and earns 5% promotional rewards (=$40~) at B&H Photo and Adorama.

Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm f4-5.6 R for $99

On the bang for the buck side of things, the Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm f4-5.6 R micro-four-thirds lens is down to $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.