Panasonic 25mm f1.7 with Extras for $148 [m43] {updated}

If you are looking for a budget “normal” Micro Four Thirds lens, the Panasonic 25mm f1.7 lens continues to go for $148 with free shipping in new condition at authorized dealers, but that’s not all. Some of them are offering extras!

This sale continues as of 9/17/17 recheck: you can instead get 4% promotional rewards (around $6~ towards future purchases) at B&H Photo.

As of a 9/17/17 recheck, the price returned to $250… At Adorama you get the Corel Software Bundle (five software titles), and a 3-piece filter kit with case, a lens wrapper, tether, and cleaning kit.

Rokinon 24mm T1.5 Cine ED AS IF UMC for $500 (Canon, Nikon, M43, Sony E) [updated]

The new condition Rokinon 24mm T1.5 Cine ED AS IF UMC lens is on sale for a limited time for $500 with free expedited shipping and $10~ promotional rewards at B&H Photo in the Canon and Nikon SLR systems, and the Micro Four Thirds and Sony E mirrorless systems.

This is among the latest B&H Featured Sales

(SOLD OUT) Refurbished Olympus 25mm f1.8 for $160 with coupon [m43]

As of a 9/14/17 AM recheck, this too got sold out and its page became a 404. I do not know if they’ll be able to “find” additional inventory before the coupon expires today…

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(SOLD OUT) Refurbished Olympus 7-14mm f2.8 PRO for $780 with coupon

It’s a day of things selling-out today, the 7-14mm is sold out as of a 8:22pm ET recheck, thanks to the Olympus Outlet store promotion with coupon code SEPTOUTLET running until Thursday night…

can get you the manufacturer refurbished Olympus 7-14mm f2.8 PRO for $780 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty.

Coupon expires Thursday 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out.

In new condition at authorized dealers, the lens goes for $1150 with 4% promotional rewards (around $46 in future purchases) at B&H Photo and Adorama.

Tokina 11-16mm T3.0 Cinema w/$32 rewards for $799 [M43]

In this case, video is not killing the radio or the M43rds star. Instead, it is giving it a discount 🙂

The new condition Tokina Cinema 11-16mm T3.0 lens, only in the Micro Four Thirds option, is on sale, for a limited time, for $799 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo where it also gets 4% promotional rewards (around $32 to spend in the future at B&H).

This is among the latest B&H Featured Sales.

PS: this is certified Tokina. In the preview version of this post I caught one mention of Tamron 🙂

(ENDED) 20% off Olympus Outlet Items with coupon

This 2-day coupon expired, but Olympus launches these every few weeks…

Good until Thursday 11:59pm ET, coupon code SEPTOUTLET gets you 20% off eligible refurbished items at the Olympus Outlet store

Most items are 20% off but some items have a maximum discount of $100 per item with the coupon.

(SOLD OUT) Refurbished Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 PRO for $544 with coupon

Another one goes down! As of late 9/14/17 PM, the 12-40mm lens sold out too, and cannot be purchased at the time. Its product page has been yanked, returning a 404 error…

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Olympus 17mm f1.8 for $349 [m43]

The new condition Olympus 17mm f1.8 is down to $349 with free shipping in the black or silver color schemes at Adorama and Amazon itself and B&H Photo.

They get 4% promotional rewards at B&H and Adorama, and the usual 5% for Amazon Prime if paying with a Prime-branded credit card.

Thanks to one of our readers for the email alert on this lens!

Refurbished Olympus E-M5 with 12-50mm EZ for $450

On the other hand, if you prefer a “take pictures with” kit, you can get the Olympus E-M5 (first generation) with the 12-50mm EZ lens in manufacturer refurbished condition for $450 with free shipping at the Get Olympus USA store with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty.

Contract that to getting the body only used starting at around $300 with a 180-day warranty through KEH ~ check our Used options post for more details.

This too surfaced while price-checking the Get Olympus Refurbished Refill (I think that’s a new official term now).

PS: I can’t post all 20+ new additions to the Get Olympus refurbished store, but if any others stand out in your opinion and would be of interest to other photographers, please let me know in the comments here or using the online contact form.

Used Olympus E-M5 Body w/180-day warranty for $289 + S&H

While price-checking the Get Olympus Refurbished Refill (I think that’s a new official term now), this alternative offer to the Get Olympus store surfaced…

… you can get the Olympus E-M5 body only in “Used – Excellent” condition starting at $289 plus shipping (under $10 for most zipcodes) at KEH Camera with a 180-day non-transferable warranty…

… you can get the Olympus E-M5 body only in “Used – Excellent Plus” condition for $329 plus shipping (starts at around $8 and varies by zipcode) at Adorama USED. Used products at Adorama come with a 90-day warranty covered by Adorama, and a 30-day return policy.

So when comparing used prices to other places, eg Amazon Warehouse Deals (AWD), keep in mind that most sellers at AWD offer zero warranty!

Refurbished options at Olympus USA reloaded!

The refurbished options at the Olympus USA store have been reloaded! The item count has jumped from 18 to 39!

I will be going through them and posting individual posts for good deals, but since some of them sell-out quickly, I’m posting this alert, so you can jump in right away!

*** HOT DEAL ALERT ***
*** MORE COMING UP ***

PS: the Stock Status Tracker update is being postponed until I finish going through the reload of the Get Olympus store!

(SOLD OUT) Refurbished Olympus E-PL7 Body for $200

As of 9/5/17 at 9:55pm ET recheck, the page for the refurbished Olympus E-PL7 body only is marked as Out Of Stock with the “Add To Cart” button gone. However, the page is not returning a 404, so your guess is as good as mine whether it will come back in a few hours or not…

A number of refurbished lenses are also available during this refurbished department of the GetOlympus store.

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(SOLD OUT) Refurbished Olympus E-M10 II Body for $300

As of a 9/5/17 at 10pm ET recheck, this sold out and its product page is 404 (they remove the web pages when they sell out ~ it’s kinda annoying)…

This was part of the refill of the refurbished options at the Olympus USA store

As of the time of writing, the manufacturer refurbished Olympus E-M10 II body only is in-stock and shipping for $300 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty.

Keep in mind, that since the last time this was in-stock, Olympus announced the E-M10 III camera which goes for $650 body only or $800 with the 14-42mm EZ lens.

(SOLD OUT) Refurbished Olympus 45mm f1.8 for $200 [m43]

As of 9/6/17 re-check, this sold out and its product page is a 404…

This one was added after I posted the earlier GetOlympus store refills, and it’s another tempting price, it is the manufacturer refurbished Olympus 45mm f1.8 silver going for $200 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty.

In new condition at authorized dealers this was on sale for $300 a few days ago, and now it is back to $400.

Olympus M43rds Trade IN Promotion with Bonus Up to $300 [in addition to actual value of your used traded-in camera gear]

Olympus is running a trade-in promotion at B&H Photo and other dealers that give you a Trade-IN Bonus towards the purchase of select Olympus M43rds cameras and lenses.

Eligible cameras to purchase with this promotion are the E-M1 II, E-M5 II, PEN-F, and E-PL8. Nine Olympus M43rd Prime lenses are also eligible.

You will ALSO receive the trade-in value of the cameras you turn in for the trade-in promotion.

So, for example, if you are buying the Olympus E-M1 II body only through this promotion. The camera’s current price is $2000. If you participate in the trade-in promotion, you get a $300 off trade in-bonus discount. So you pay $1700 for the camera.

You will also receive the trade-in value of the camera you turn it. For example, if you trade-in an old beat-up DSLR, you may get a $100. If you trade-in a recent pristine DSLR, you may get a $500 value. The numbers I’m using here are strictly for example purposes, not based on current market prices!

When you click on the “Start your Trade-In” links over at the trade-in promotional page, you will see a list of eligible camera and lenses for this promotion.

Olympus E-M5 II body loses free lens but drops to $899

Good news / bad news now. The Olympus E-M5 II body only free lens promotion expired BUT the price of the E-M5 II body only dropped from $999 to $899 at authorized dealers such as Amazon itself and B&H Photo and Adorama.

B&H and Adorama offer 4% promotional rewards. Amazon offers 5% as a statement credit for Prime members paying with either the Prime Store credit card or the Amazon Chase VISA.

Panasonic M43rds Lens Instant Savings end Sat PM

The current iteration of the Panasonic M43rds Lenses Instant Savings promotion is ending on Saturday 9/2/17 night. Keep in mind B&H does not accept orders between Friday PM and Saturday PM, so make sure you factor that in if you are planning a last minute purchase.

Eligible lenses include the 25/1.7 for $148, the 45-150/4-5.6 for $198, the 30/2.8 OIS Macro for $298, and the 42.5/1.2 OIS for $1398 among others. A total of 11 lenses are participating in this manufacturer-initiated instant-savings promotion.

Pre-order new Olympus E-M10 Mark III M43rds Mirrorless Camera

In a matter of three days, the Mirrorless Cameras managed to not only score an equalizer, but take the lead 9-8 over DSLR cameras among the New Cameras of 2017. The one who gave the mirrorless cameras the lead is the brand new Olympus E-M10 Mark III, or Third of Its Name, now available for pre-ordering in two configurations, body only or with lens and bag.

Each combo is available in either silver or black, but so far, there’s no Raiders edition yet. With the Raiders moving in Vegas, the opportunities for Raiders merchandising are at an all time high [speculation].

+ E-M10 III Body Only pre-orders for $650 in silver or black at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself

+ E-M10 III with 14-42mm EZ lens and Olympus Case and 16GB SD card for $800 in silver or black at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself

+ also available is Olympus CS-51B Body Jacket for $50 in Black or Brown color schemes

YI M1 with 12-40 and 42.5/1.8 for $379 [m43]

The black color scheme of the new condition YI M1 micro four thirds camera is bundled with the 12-40mm f3.5-5.6 and 42.5mm f1.8 lenses, all together going for $379 with free shipping, sold by YI with the order fufilled by Amazon, so you get free 2-day shipping if a Prime member. The two lens kit in the silver color scheme is sold out as of the time of writing.

(SOLD OUT) Refurbished Olympus E-M10 II body for $300

As of a 1:22pm ET recheck, this is sold out again. These go in and out of stock at the Get Olympus store in a rather frequent (and maddening to anyone wanting to buy them right away) fashion. You can check the Olympus Outlet store for future listings. I’m also monitoring these and will post new blog-posts when they are back in-stock…

These have to be in-stock otherwise you can’t buy them. If the page doesn’t have an “Add to Cart” button [see screenshot at the bottom of this post], you can’t buy them…

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Panasonic GH5 with 12-60 OIS and V-Log code for $2598

The Panasonic GH5 with the 12-60mm f2.8-4 ASPH POWER OIS lens goes for $2598 at authorized dealers. B&H Photo is also bundling this with the Panasonic V-Log L Function Activation Code ($98 on its own) for free for a limited time.

Optionally you can extend the warranty from 1 to 3 years by filing a rebate to Panasonic.

Speaking of the GH5, the GH5 Menu System Simplified book by David Thorpe goes for $6 in Kindle or $12 in paperback.

(SOLD OUT) Refurbished Olympus E-M10 II body for $300

As of 7:52pm ET recheck on Monday, this sold out again… Check the Olympus Outlet store in the future if interested…

Also back in-stock at the Olympus Outlet store is the manufacturer refurbished Olympus E-M10 II body only in the black color scheme going for $300 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty.

(SOLD OUT) Refurbished Olympus E-M10 w/14-42 for $200

As of 7:52pm ET recheck on Monday, this sold out again… Check the Olympus Outlet store in the future if interested…

They are back! The Olympus Outlet store has been reloaded during the weekend, and as of the time of writing, the manufacturer refurbished Olympus E-M10 with 14-42mm in the black color scheme is in-stock and shipping for $200 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty.

These only last a few hours (typically) and go out of stock and return a few days later, so don’t sleep on them if interested!

Refurbished Olympus 45mm f1.8 for $240 [m43] {updated}

Another addition to the Get Olympus store, it is the return of the refurbished Olympus 45mm f1.8 Prime lens, the black 45mm f1.8 goes for $240 with free shipping. They come with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty.

UPDATE 8/24/17 PM: the silver 45mm f1.8 goes went for $200 with free shipping, but it is currently out of stock and cannot be ordered and its product page is a 404 (the Olympus Store has the bad habit of yanking a page of a used item that runs out of stock).

Refurbished Olympus PEN-F body for $750 [updated]

UPDATED 8/26/17
At the Get Olympus store but if you are a fan of the PEN-F, the manufacturer refurbished silver PEN-F body is in-stock for $750 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. Silver kills vampires, so you have to pay more for it 🙂

The black color scheme is currently out of stock and cannot be ordered (the page is a 404 error).

(GONE) Listed but cannot be ordered at Get Oly: refurbs E-M10 w/14-42 for $200, E-M10 II for $300

UPDATE 10:52am ET: as of this recheck of the Get Olympus USA store, the pages of those two aforementioned cameras are 404 (the page has been pulled down), which means we caught them on the way out, not the way in…

I am trying to check for these on a regular basis since the prices are definitely right, but obviously I’m not a Google bot 🙂

Original post after the break for historical reference only…

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Still Good: SLR Magic 8mm f4 for $200 [m43]

This sale continues! The new condition SLR Magic 8mm f4 Micro Four Thirds lens is on sale for a limited time for $200 with free shipping at Adorama and B&H Photo.

Speaking of alternative M43rds manufacturers, the YI with 12-40mm continues for $299, and even better the YI M1 with 12-40mm and 42.5mm f1.8 goes for $379 with free shipping in either black or silver.

Refurbished Olympus 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ for $150 [m43]

There is some modest lens action at the official Olympus outlet store, the manufacturer refurbished silver Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ is on sale for $150 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. This is a Micro Four Thirds lens.

The new condition price is $200 at authorized dealers.

Refurbished Olympus M.Zuiko MSC ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 for $150

Another one of the recent (re)arrivals at the Olympus USA Outlet store is the factory recondition Olympus M.Zuiko MSC ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 lens going for $150 with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty and a 30-day return policy as usual.

NOTE that this is an older lens, not to be confused with the more recent “EZ” lens. Speaking of the new “EZ” lens, at the moment this is bundled for FREE with new condition Olympus E-M5 II body onlies for $999.

PS: note that the refurb E-M10 with 14-42 for $200 is back in-stock again ~ rechecked on 10:48am ET.

ALSO FOR $150: new condition Panasonic 45-150mm f4.0-5.6 OIS
Speaking of the $150 lens price point, the new condition Panasonic 45-150mm f4.0-5.6 OIS, model H-FS45150AK, is on sale for $148 with free shipping by Amazon itself and B&H Photo (with 4% rewards) and Adorama (with 4% rewards).

(SOLD OUT) In-Stock again: refurbished Olympus E-M10 with 14-42 for $200

As of 1:53pm ET, this is out of stock. I will monitor the situation to see if it comes back.

As of a 10:11am ET, this is back in-stock! If you are looking for an affordable entry into Micro Four Thirds, the official Get Olympus USA store is offering the factory reconditioned silver Olympus E-M10 with 14-42mm II R black for $200 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty.

PS: this may sell out quickly. The black version of this sold out fairly quickly.

PS2: this surfaced as the Olympus USA Outlet store got reloaded with more items.

Limit one per customer per the shopping cart:

Refurbished Olympus E-M1 II Body for $1700

The Olympus USA Outlet store has been reloaded again with more inventory, and among the latest additions is the manufacturer refurbished silver Olympus E-M1 II body only for $1700 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty.

The new condition price of this is $2000 at authorized Olympus USA dealers.

(SOLD OUT) Refurbished Olympus E-M10 with 14-42 for $200

UPDATE 8/18/17 at 2pm ET: it is OUT of stock!

UPDATE 8/18/17 at 10:14am ET: it is back in-stock!

UPDATE: as of 8/18/17 at 1:49am ETT recheck, this is sold out and cannot be ordered. I will monitor the situation on Friday to see if it returns…

If you are looking for an affordable entry into Micro Four Thirds, the official Get Olympus USA store is offering the factory reconditioned silver Olympus E-M10 with 14-42mm II R black for $200 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty.

PS: this may sell out quickly. The black version of this sold out fairly quickly.

PS2: this surfaced as the Olympus USA Outlet store got reloaded with more items.

Refurbished Olympus 75mm f1.8 for $560 [updated]

The Olympus 75mm f1.8 goes for $800 in new condition at authorized dealers (eg B&H Photo and Adorama), but if you are comfortable with manufacturer refurbished…

… you can get the manufacturer silver Olympus 75mm f1.8 for $560 with free shipping, with a 90-day warranty from Olympus USA.

UPDATE: the black Olympus 75mm f1.8 for $600 is currently sold out as of 8/19/17

Refurbished Olympus E-M5 II Body for $650 [updated]

The Olympus E-M5 II body only currently participates in a promotion that gets it the Olympus EZ 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 lens for FREE at authorized dealers.

But if you don’t want/need the 12-50mm EZ lens, and you prefer to pay a lower price, you can get the E-M5 II body only in manufacturer refurbished condition with a 90-day warranty from the official Get Olympus store for $650 with free shipping in the silver color scheme.

UPDATE 8/19/17: this is sold out as of this recheck: The Olympus E-M1 II body goes for $2000 in new condition at authorized dealers. The first generation E-M1 body only is no longer available in new condition, but if that’s the camera you want among the various M43rds options, you can get it in manufacturer refurbished condition with a 90-day warranty from the official Get Olympus store for $600 with free shipping in the silver color scheme.

(SOLD OUT) Refurbished Olympus E-M10 II body for $300

As of 8/19/17 re-check, this has gone out of stock again…

The official Get Olympus USA store has been reloaded with a total of 28 items currently available there, including the factory reconditioned silver Olympus E-M10 II body for $300 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty.

The black Olympus E-M10 II body is currently out of stock and cannot be ordered.

Imported Olympus M. 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R for $74 [m43]

Woot has a longer-running Garage Sale running until 9/1/17, and among the items featured is the new condition international grey-market Olympus M. 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R Zoom micro four thirds lens offered for $69 plus $5 flat shipping. Limit three per customer. It comes with a 90-day Woot warranty.

Olympus E-M5 II Body with 12-50mm EZ for $999 also eligible for Optional Combined Purchase Olympus Lens Discounts

The Olympus E-M5 II body only has a current promotion that includes the Olympus 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ lens for FREE, going for $999 with free shipping and $40~ in promotional rewards at Adorama in the Black color scheme or the Silver color scheme. But that’s not all!

When you expand the “Special Offer” section (look for the yellow tab towards the middle of the page over there), you will see a variety of OPTIONAL combined purchase discounts. If you buy this kit with the eligible items, you will get the eligible lenses (or other accessories) at a discount over their current prices.

Here’s a screenshot of that section of the page, annotated John Madden style, to give you some ideas:

Rokinon Xeen 24mm T1.5 CINE Lens with $190 Rewards for $1900 [C/N/E/m43/PL]

We begin a Rokinon Trilogy of posts today, starting with the new condition Rokinon Xeen 24mm T1.5 professional CINE lens on sale for $1900 and earning 10% promotional rewards (about $190 to be spent in future purchases) at B&H Photo and Adorama in the Canon and Nikon SLR systems, the M43rds and Sony E mirrorless systems, and the video-friendly PL mount.

PS: the same price is available at Amazon but no 10% promotional rewards.

Olympus M43 Lenses at other retailers as well

The new Olympus M43rds Lens instant savings we mentioned last night have also propagated to other retailers as of this recheck [sadly I’m not Google, I can’t check everything at once, all the time] including…

… the Olympus 45mm f1.8 for $299 at Adorama and Amazon itself (limit 3 per customer)…

… the Olympus 25mm f1.8 for $299 at Adorama and Amazon itself (limit 3 per customer)…

… the Olympus 17mm f1.8 for $399 at Adorama and Amazon itself (limit 3 per customer)…

… lenses are available in silver or black but not as a Raiders edition YET ~ because Vegas can move merchandise 🙂

Used Olympus E-M5 II Body for $650

If you are not tempted by this week’s new condition Olympus instant savings [see Olympus posts], and you are comfortable with used cameras, the E-M5 II body only in the silver color is available in Used condition at B&H Photo starting at $650 in “Condition 8+”, and increasing for conditions 9 and 9+.

Used items purchased at B&H Photo come with a 90-day warranty covered by B&H Photo. These also get free expedited shipping. Check the main area and the “In the Box” section of each used listing for more details on the condition and what’s included.

Olympus PEN-F with 25mm f1.8 AND 45mm f1.8 for $1297

The Olympus PEN-F with the 25mm f1.8 and 45mm f1.8 kits were going for $1898 last week, but as part of the new Olympus Instant Savings promotions, they have now jumbo-dropped down to $1297 with free shipping at B&H Photo in the silver color scheme and the black color scheme.

This is pretty, pretty, pretty good when you consider that the Pen-F body only goes for $1200. Also discounted are the kits with the 25mm f1.8 OR 45mm f1.8 for the same price of $1200. But for an extra $100, you get both prime lenses, which you can also sell/trade/gift/exchange/etc.

You can find them all on the PEN-F listing and then you can traverse the various colors and kit options!

Olympus M43rds Lens Instant Savings: 17/1.8, 25/1.8, 45/1.8, Zooms

Sunday is here in the Eastern Time Zone and with it we have the new Olympus Instant Savings promotions that were promised. All the items mentioned below get free shipping and 4% promotional rewards (which can be spent in future purchases at B&H Photo)

OLYMPUS M43 PRIME LENSES

+ 17mm f1.8 for $400
+ 25mm f1.8 for $299
+ 45mm f1.8 for $299
+ these lenses are down $100 each since the previous week
+ lenses are available in black or silver

OLYMPUS M43 ZOOM LENSES

+ 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R for $199
+ 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ for $199
+ 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ for $399
+ these lenses are down $100 each since the previous week
+ lenses are available in black or silver