Panasonic G9 Floodgates Begin to Open (aka In-Stock for $1700)

Good news for Panasonic G9 hunters! The floodgates have began to open! As of the latest update of the Stock Status Tracker, the camera is in-stock at its starting price of $1700 at following authorized Panasonic USA dealers:

+ Amazon itself (limit up to three per customer)

+ Samys (eBay)

+ Cameta (eBay) (different listing since yesterday)

+ various at 3rd-party sellers at Amazon including Beach, Ritz, Samy’s

In-Stock: Panasonic G9 for $1700 [limited quantities]

The latest update of the Stock Status Tracker finds the Panasonic G9 in-stock at authorized dealers in limited quantities at its official starting price of $1700 as follows:

+ Cameta Camera (eBay) (two available as of the time of writing)

+ Amazon (3rd Parties)

Panasonic 45-150mm f4-5.6 for $148 with freebies

On the budget side of Micro Four Thirds, the new condition Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f4.0-5.6 ASPH lens is currently on sale for $148 with free shipping at authorized dealers with the following freebies:

+ at Adorama you get a 52mm ProOptics filter kit (three filters with case), cap keeper and cleaning kit

+ 4% promotional rewards ($6~) at Adorama and B&H Photo

+ 5% statement credit for Prime members pay with a Prime credit card at Amazon

Refurbished Olympus PEN-F for $700 (black) or $750 (silver)

If you are a fan of the Pen-F digital cameras, they are refilled too on the Olympus Outlet store and they are both in-stock as of the time of writing, but expedited shipping is not available for them (only slow free shipping). They come with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty as follows:

+ factory reconditioned Olympus PEN-F Black Body Only for $700

+ factory reconditioned Olympus PEN-F Silver Body Only for $750

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

Pre-order new Panasonic GH5S mirrorless for $2500

CES 2018 is here and with it we have our first major interchangeable lens camera announcement, it is the brand new Panasonic GH5S, yes, the S is part of the name, it is not plural, SAD that so many companies fail at such a simple thing in product naming 🙂 The new GH5S is a video-priority variant of the GH5, and it is available for pre-ordering for $2500 at B&H Photo and Adorama

Having won 2017 with a 13 vs 8 score, Mirrorless scores the first “goal” of 2018 against DSLRs. That D-Rebel T6 is a leaky goalie 🙂

Panasonic GX85 with 12-32 and 45-150 and $50 Gift Card and $24 Rewards for $598

If you are looking for a Micro Four Thirds “take pictures with” kit, Adorama has a bundle for you. The Panasonic GX85 with the 12-32mm and 45-150mm f4-5.6 lenses, along with a $50 Adorama gift certificate and $24 promotional rewards, all together for $598 with fre expedited shipping in the silver color scheme or the black color scheme.

B&H Photo also offers the two lens kit for the same price, but instead of the gift card and promotional rewards, you get a SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I Memory Card and a Ruggard Hunter 25 DSLR Holster Bag.

Panasonic GX8 body for $748, with 25/1.7 for $898

The Panasonic G9 is on the horizon for $1300, but if you don’t want to wait or pay the deputy-flagship price (I will add this to the Stock Tracker as we get closer), the silver color of the Panasonic GX8 is on sale for $748 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards ($30~) at B&H Photo until Saturday at 11:59pm ET. Note however that B&H does not accept orders during the Sabbath (Friday PM to Saturday PM), so plan your ordering accordingly!

What if you like the GX8 but also want a price lens with it? B&H Photo has you covered there too, the GX8 with 25mm f1.7 lens for $898 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards ($36~). This offer ends Sunday at 11:59pm ET.

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 🙂

(ENDED) Z CAM E1 Mini 4K M43rds Body Only for $199

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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.

Panasonic GX85 with 12-32 and 45-150 and $50 Gift Card and 64GB Sandisk Extreme and Bag for $598

The Panasonic GX85 is back on with another offer! B&H Photo is including a $50 B&H Photo Gift Card along with a free 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC memory card (definitely not a throw-away memory card!) and a shoulder bag bundled with the Panasonic GX85 two lens kit (12-32, 45-150) for $598 with free expeditd shipping in your choice of silver or black.

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 E-M1 II body for $1500

The new condition Olympus E-M1 II body only goes for $1800 at authorized dealers such as Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself.

But if you want to save some, off to the Olympus USA Outlet store we go, where coupon code GREENMONDAY gets you the refurbished Olympus E-M1 II body for $1500 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. The coupon drops the price from $1700 to $1500.

PS: the addition of the E-M1 II and the coupon seems to suggest that more things will be loaded to the Olympus USA store, but this is only my speculation…

Panasonic GX85 with 12-32 and 45-150 back to $598

The Panasonic GX85 with 12-32 and 45-150 goes for $598 at B&H Photo and Adorama.

As of 12/11/17 PM recheck, the price increased from $548 to $598 at at Amazon by Amazon itself with up to three cameras per color per customer. This WAS not a lightning deal, so expiration time WAS unknown.

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]

Panasonic GX8 Silver with 25mm f1.7 Lens for $898

Panasonic action once again, a “Take Pictures with a Prime Lens Kit”, the new condition Panasonic GX8 silver color scheme is bundled with the Panasonic 25mm f1.7 lens, together going for $898 with free shipping at B&H Photo… You can optionally triple the original warranty by filing with Panasonic…

If you are interested in the GX85 with 12-32mm, there are a couple of freebie promotions running:
+ B&H Photo you get a $50 B&H Gift Card
+ Adorama you get the Panasonic 45-150mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH Lens instead of a $50 GC

PS: a number of the previously mentioned Panasonic gift card deals continue.

(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.

Panasonic GX85 with 12-32 and 45-150 for $598

The Panasonic freebie promotions move to the world of Micro Four Thirds, where the Panasonic GX85 has made a new friend! The standard Panasonic GX85 (GX eighty five) with 12-32mm is now bundled with the Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f/4-5.6 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. Lens, together going for $598 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards at B&H Photo and Adorama. You can optionally file with Panasonica to triple the original warranty.

This time the Amazon price bots woke up, and Amazon itself too is offering the free 45-150 lens, in silver or black, with up to three per color for $598. If you pay with a Prime credit card or with the activated Discover Q4 Cashback promotion, you get 5% back as a statement credit.

PS: some of the Panasonic model names are easy to mistype, so as an extra verification, I am typing the model name twice, the second time in words, eg GX85 (GX eighty five) or LX10 (LX ten). This reduces the chances of typos, as the Panasonic line-up has some traps, LX10/LX100, G85/GX85/GX850, etc.

Open-Box Panasonic GH5 for $1600, Imported for $1500, New with V-Log for $2000

The Panasonic GH5 body only has been steadily in-stock for $2000 at authorized Panasonic dealers (thank you MAP!) in new condition, so it is also being removed from the Stock Status Tracker [update in progress], so in a new blog tradition, it too is getting a “parting shot” post. The current offers:

+ new condition grey-market with 1-Year Seller warranty from 6ave on eBAY for $1500

+ open-box from authorized dealer Samy’s Camera for $1600

+ new condition at authorized dealers for $2000 with FREE V-Log at Adorama and B&H Photo
+ optionally triple the warranty by filing with Panasonic

Monday: refurbished Olympus E-M1 II for $1500 after coupon

One more thing from the Olympus Outlet store coupon CYBERSAVINGS. It drops the price of everything there by 20% with the exception of the refurbished Olympus E-M1 II body which drops from $1700 to $1500 when you use the promo code CYBERSAVINGS until 11:59pm ET on Monday. You get a 90-day Olympus USA warranty.

In new condition, this is going for $1700 at authorized Olympus USA dealers such as Amazon and Adorama and B&H Photo. The last two offer 4% promotional rewards, that’s $68~ to be used in future purchases at those stores.

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?

Refurbished Olympus FL-600R for $160 after coupon

The Olympus FL-600R flash was not discounted in this round of instant savings, it remains at $299 in new condition at B&H Photo and Adorama, so the 20% off coupon code CYBERSAVINGS is a welcome discount as it drops it from $200 to $160 at the Olympus Outlet store.

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

Still Good: Panasonic G85 with 12-60 and 45-200 OIS for $998

Amazon itself has ran out of these, but fear NOT, both Adorama and B&H Photo still have them in-stock and ready to ship. “Them” is the new condition Panasonic G85 with 12-60 and 45-200 OIS bundle for $998 with free shipping.

Multiply the camera’s name by ten, insert an “X”, and divide the price by 0.40 [I believe this is the first time ever I attempted this type of a joke ~ probably with good reason!] and you get the new condition Panasonic GX850 with the 12-32mm kit lens and free extras for $400 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself (no freebies but 5% cashback with Prime card or activated Discover Q4 cashback).

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)…

Panasonic GX850 with 12-32 and Extras for $400

Another Micro Four Thirds “Take Pictures With” temptation! $400 will get you the new condition Panasonic GX850 with 12-32mm and a 32GB Sandisk EXtrEmE microSD card, a Ruggard pouch and cleaning cloth at B&H Photo in your choice of black or silver… You can optionally triple the original warranty by filing with Panasonic… This kit went for $550 when we posted the Mirrorless Price Charts

(ENDED) Panasonic GX850 w/12-32 and Extras for $400

As of a 11/281/7 PM re-check, this party’s over… The prices are up to $550…

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(ENDED) Panasonic G85 with 12-60 and 45-200 for $998

As of a 11/281/7 PM re-check, this party’s over… The prices are up to $550…

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Panasonic GH4 Body with Choice of Freebie for $898

The Panasonic GH5 body only is holding steady at $2000, but the imported/grey-market prices have been dropping steadily, currently going for $1500 grey market as one of the eBay Black Friday features.

But the Panasonic GH4 is not only going for $898 but you have choices on which freebie to pick at B&H Photo: FREE Rode Mic or mayhaps V-LOG Activation Kit or 4% promotional rewards ($36~ in future purchases)… Amazon has it for $900, but no freeebies…

YI M1 with 12-40 and 42.5/.18 for $349 [m43]

The YI 42.5mm f1.8 macro lens for $100 offer expired, but there is a new discount on the YI M1 two lens kit (with 12-40, 42.5mm f1.8) dropping from $379 to $350 in the black or silver color schemes. This is not a lightning deal. If you don’t need it immediately, since YI is a frequent participant in the Gold Box Lightning Deals, it may show up there at some point(s) during this Holiday shopping season. This is only speculation, I have no way of knowing either way ahead of time.

PS: but that’s not all, there are many Micro Four Thirds sales and more when Olympus unveils their Outlet store specials. As of the time of writing all the refurbished products are gone. Maybe they are saving them for Cyber Monday?