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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Olympus E-M1 II body drops to $1700

As teased in the Olympus Black Friday Teasers, the new condition Olympus E-M1 II, the current flagship of the Olympus side of Micro Four Thirds is down $100, at an all time low of $1700 with free shipping at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself. The prices of the other kits are appropriately adjust as well.

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

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

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

Olympus posts Black Friday Preview (Sales Begin Thursday)

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

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

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

Imported Panasonic GH5 body w/1-YR seller warranty for $1500

One of the cameras teased in the eBay BF Ads [see BF Ads Digest mega-post] is the Panasonic GH5 body only for $1500, and I think I’ve found that offer. As expected, it is imported/grey-market, offered in new condition by 6ave’s eBay store with a limit of up to three per buyer. It comes with a 1-year seller warranty.

This is a $50 drop since the last time I updated the Stock Status Tracker where the same seller offered it for $1550. The new condition price at authorized dealers remains $2000 (thank you MAP pricing).

BUT another option emerged now, KEH Camera has limited supplies in USED “LN-” (Like New Minus) condition for $1829 plus shipping. And if you buy before 12/31/17, you get a 365-warranty from KEH Camera instead of the usual 180-day. Definitely better to have a KEH warranty than an eBay seller warranty 🙂

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 PEN-F for $700

Some people use pens to write with ink, others use them to write with light. If you are of the latter persuasion, the manufacturer refurbished Olympus PEN-F (black) is back in-stock for $700 with free shipping and a 90-day USA warranty at the Olympus USA Outlet Store.

At the moment, in new condition at authorized dealers it goes for $1000, such as B&H Photo and Amazon itself.

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+

Refurbished Olympus E-M10 II Body Only for $300

The manufacturer refurbished Olympus E-M10 II body only (second generation) is now in-stock and ready to ship for $300 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty as part of the Olympus USA Outlet Store refill. It is in-stock as of the time of writing…

In new condition, this goes for $550 at authorized dealers such as Adorama and B&H Photo and $650 with the 14-42 or $750 with the 12-50. This was the price of the body only two weeks ago as well when I posted the Mirrorless Price Charts.

If you prefer the refurbished E-M10 II with the 14-42mm EZ, it goes for $430 in black or silver at the Olympus Outlet store, which is exactly the price of the refurbished 14-42mm EZ lens on its own. So if you go refurbished, the delta between the body only and the “with 14-42 EZ” is +$150, while in new condition is +$100. In other words, if you don’t feel compelled to have the 14-42 EZ lens, you can also look into getting a different lens, for example, a $90 pancake.

Refurbished Olympus E-M10 Body Only for $200

The manufacturer refurbished Olympus E-M10 body only (first generation) is now in-stock and ready to ship for $200 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty as part of the Olympus USA Outlet Store refill. It is in-stock as fo the time of writing…

The first generation Olympus E-M10 is no longer available in new condition at authorized dealers. Olympus already revealed the third generation (E-M10 III), one among the 12 new mirrorless new cameras of 2017.

Olympus Outlet store refilled: 13 new items

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

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

(ENDED) Tuesday: Z Camera E1 Mini 4K M43rds Body Only, Manfrotto 190Go! Carbon Fiber Tripod Kit for $290 (Ball OR 3-Way), Etc

These offers expired BUT for more action, check the B&H Featured Sales

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Refurbished Olympus Body Cap Lens 15mm for $30

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Panasonic M43 Lens Instant Savings as well

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

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

Panasonic GX8 Body with Extras for $998

The Panasonic GX8 body only was going for $1200 last week when I posted the Mirrorless Price charts, but this week it is down to $998 at authorized dealers such as Adorama (with freebies) and B&H Photo (4% rewards) and by Amazon itself (5% with Prime VISA).

A handful of Panasonic cameras got discounted today, you can find them at the aforelinked Panasonic category of posts.

Panasonic G7 with 14-42 and Extras for $498

Last week the Panasonic G7 with 14-42mm was going for $800 [see Mirrorless Price Chart]. This week it is joining some of the other Panasonic cameras in going down in price! It currently goes for $498 with free shipping and with some free accessories:

+ At Adorama you get the Corel software, 46mm filter, 32GB SD card, card reader, memory card wallet, and Lowepro 140 Format bag

+ At B&H Photo you get a 32GB Sandisk Extreme SD card and a Ruggard Hunter 15 camera bag

+ At Amazon there are no freebies but you get 5% cashback if you pay with a Prime VISA credit card (or 3% non-Prime)

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

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

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

+ with Polsen VM-180M DSLR/Video Microphone

+ with V-Log L Activation Code Kit

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

+ with $36 promotional rewards as the freebie

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

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

The Panasonic G85 mirrorless camera is on its way out. The body only kit is already gone, that’s why we didn’t include it in our latest Mirrorless Price Chart, but that doesn’t stop the deals from happening!

The standard Panasonic G85 with 12-60mm which goes for $1000 now (and went for $1000 last week) is now bundled with the Panasonic 45-200mm f4-5.6 II PowerOIS lens for FREE at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 3 per customer; 5% if you pay with Prime Chase VISA; 3% with non-Prime Chase VISA) and B&H Photo and Adorama.

Adorama includes a handful of free extras as well: Corel software suite, 24/7 TC holster, 58mm filter kit, 32GB Lexar SD, card reader, memory card wallet, and cleaning kit. The lens is included in the bundle, when you scroll to the bottom of the “Bundle Includes”, you will see the lens there. Screenshot below:

Optionally you can triple the warranty by filing with Panasonic. Details in PDF files at both retailers above.

There are many and more Micro Four Thirds options these days, so the decision on which one(s) to get may require a few spreadsheets and Tylenols 😉

PS: the difference between a Prime and a non-Prime Chase VISA is your Prime status. If you are a Prime member, it becomes a Prime VISA and you get 5% back on your statements. If you are not a Prime member, you get 3% back.

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

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

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

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

(ENDED) Used Panasonic GX850 with 12-32 for $400 + S&H

The new condition price dropped since then…

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

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

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

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

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

Pre-order new Panasonic G9 camera with Dual IS, 80mp high-res mode for $1700

Patience is a virtue for this new camera as the estimates point to mid January to mid February 2018. It is the brand new Panasonic G9 non-video flagship, with a dual IS system [about time this became popular], dual SD slots, and an “80 megapixel high-res mode” among other things. The pre-order price is $1700 with pre-orders accepted by Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo.

It will be added to the Stock Status Tracker as we get closer to release date (it’s 2-3 months away).

Also coming along for the ride is the Panasonic DMW-BGG9 Battery Grip available for pre-ordering for $350 at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself.

The timing of this camera is perfect because our Mirrorless segment of the Camera Price Charts is coming out tomorrow, so it will be included 🙂

This too has been added to the New Cameras of 2017 tracking page. This furthers the Mirrorless cameras lead over DSLRs to 12-8. It is not unreasonable to assume that DSLRs probably don’t have a chance to catch up to them in 2017 but you never know, we’ve had November and December surprised in previous years after all!

Does this sound like a dream M43rds camera or hype? Details at 11!

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

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

Refurbished Olympus FL-600R flash for $200

The Olympus FL-600R flash goes for $300 at authorized dealers in new condition, such as Adorama and Amazon itself, but if you want to pay 2/3rds of that price…

… then to the Olympus USA Outlet store we go where they are offering it in manufacturer refurbished condition for $200 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty.

Olympus E-PL8 body for $450, PEN-F body for $1000

Parallel to the E-M sales are the Olympus E-P sales.

We start with the good old PEN-F! The PEN-F body only goes for $999 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards ($40~ to be used in future B&H purchases). On the same listing over there at B&H Photo you will also find PEN-F bundles discounted as follows:

+ PEN-F with 17mm f1.8 for $1498
+ PEN-F with 45mm f1.8 for $1298
+ PEN-F with 25mm and 45mm f1.8 lenses for $1599

Then to the Olympus E-PL8 we go, where the E-PL8 body only is down to $450 with free shipping with 4% promotional rewards ($18~ to be used in future B&H purchases). Meanwhile the E-PL8 with 14-42mm goes for $550 with 4% rewards. Offers are available in various colors.

Olympus E-M1 II drops to $1800, E-M5 II drops to $800 [add 12-40/2.8 for $700 more]

Sunday is here and with it a new round of Olympus Instant Savings! Their current flagship, the E-M1 II body only is now down from $2000 to $1800 at B&H Photo where it also earns 4% promotional rewards (around $72 to be used in future B&H purchases).

The discounting also propagated to the E-M1 II with 12-40mm f2.8 currently going for $2498 with free shipping, and at the same time, the E-M1 II with 12-40mm and 40-150mm f2.8s go for $3798 with free expedited shipping.

On the E-M5 II front, the E-M5 II body only in silver or black, goes for $799 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards ($32~ to be used in future B&H purchases).

The discounts are propagating to the “with lens’ kits, the E-M5 II with 12-40 f2.8 goes for $1498 in either color scheme.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

+ refurbished 60mm f2.8 MACRO for $320

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

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

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

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

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

The Panasonic GM5 Menu System Simplified for $5

David Thorpe is not a chef but he is a menu guru as he specializes in M43rd camera menu books. The Kindle e-book version of his “The Panasonic GM5 Menu System Simplified” is on sale for $5 at amazon.com. The paperback is not, it goes for $12. It averages 4 out of 5 based on five customer reviews.

Paperback: “The Olympus E-M1 MkII Menu System Simplified” for $9

The paperback edition of the book “The Olympus E-M1 MkII Menu System Simplified” by David Thorpe is currently going for the very specific price of $9.34 at Amazon by Amazon itself. Free 2-day shipping for Prime members. The usual $25+ limit for free shipping applies to non-Prime members. The e-book goes for $6.

IF you click on the main gallery picture over there, it will take you inside the book where you can see the Tablet of Contents, along with various random pages within the book. This is a good way to get a very good feel of whether this book is something you may or may not find useful.

It averages 4.1 out of 5 based on 34 customer reviews. It is 175 pages long. Book dimensions: 5.1 x 0.4 x 7.8 inches per the listing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Various Rokinon Xeen Cine Primes for $1795 each (EF, F, M43, E, PL)

$1795 is the magical price for a number of Rokinon Xeen Profesional Cine Manual Focus lenses at Adorama for a limited time. The following lenses go for $1795 each:

+ 14mm T3.1, 16mm T2.6
+ 20mm T1.9, 24mm T1.5
+ 35mm T1.5, 50mm T1.5
+ 85mm T1.5, 135mm T2.2

The lenses are available in the following mounts:
+ DSLR: Nikon F, Canon EF
+ Mirrorless: M43, Sony E
+ PL mount
+ all options are nicely organized by lens, in ascending focal length order at Adorama

(ENDED) Wednesday: Mitakon Zhongyi 25mm f0.95 (M43) for $289, Etc

These offers expired but for more action, check the B&H Featured Sales

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Refurbished Olympus F2.8 PRO Zoom Trio Back In-Stock

The more doorbustery refilled offers at the Olympus Outlet store are sold out as of this recheck, but the trio of professional f2.8 zoom lenses are back in-stock, in manufacturer refurbished condition with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty as follows:

+ refurbished 12-40mm f2.8 for $680
+ goes for $900 in new condition at authorized dealers, eg Adorama

+ refurbished 7-14mm f2.8 for $975
+ goes for $1300 in new condition at authorized dealers, eg Adorama

+ refurbished 40-150mm f2.8 for $1125
+ goes for $1400 in new condition at authorized dealers, eg B&H Photo