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

Refurbished Olympus 300mm f4 IS PRO for $2125

A surprise PRO lens also made its appearance at the official Olympus Outlet store, it is the manufacturer refurbished Olympus M.Zuiko ED 300mm f4.0 IS PRO going for $2125 with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty.

This is a “miracle lens” as it has Optical Image Stabilization, a rarity for Olympus M43rds lenses since their camera body had embraced sensor-shift stabilization a few digital-centuries ago.

The price is a close call though, in new condition at authorized deals such as Adorama and B&H Photo it goes for $2500 with $100 promotional rewards.

This in-stock in “extremely limited availability” per the listing…

(SOLD OUT) Refurbished Olympus 9-18mm f4-5.6 ED for $400 [m43]

These too sold out as of a 10/10/17 PM recheck and its page has been removed temporarily (404) as usual… Check to see which offers “survived” at the Olympus Outlet store

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(SOLD OUT) Refurbished Olympus 17mm f2.8 pancake for $90 [m43]

The price was too good to last, as of 2:35pm ET recheck, it is sold out and its page removed temporarily (404)… Check to see which offers “survived” at the Olympus Outlet store

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Refurbished Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm f4.0-5.6 R for $60

A couple more items have been added to the Olympus Outlet store. If you are looking for a budget M43rds zoom lens, the manufacturer refurbished M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f4.0-5.6 R is back in-stock for $60. Shipping is extra unless your order total is $100+ (I think).

Olympus EC-20 2.0X Teleconverter: USED for $250, Imported for $290, Manu Refurb for $345 [FOUR THIRDS DSLR]

This is a Four Thirds DSLR product, not a micro four thirds mirrorless product! The Olympus EC-20 2.0X Teleconverter is available in different conditions at different retailers as follows:

+ USED (condition 9) for $250 at B&H Photo with a 90-day B&H Photo Used products warranty

+ imported grey-market by unknown seller for $290 with the order fufilled by Amazon (Prime eligible)
+ NOTE: some of the other sellers are shipping from Asia, so pay attention to the individual listings and shipping estimates

+ manufacturer refurbished for $345 by the Olympus Outlet store with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty.

Refurbished Olympus 8mm f1.8 fisheye [M43] for $660

The Olympus 8mm f1.8 fisheye lens (Micro Four Thirds) goes for $1000 at authorized dealers such as Adorama and B&H Photo with 4% promotional rewards, or 5% statement credit for Prime members paying with a Prime credit card at Amazon.

But if you want to save, then off to the Olympus Outlet store we go where they are offering this lens in manufacturer refurbished condition for $660 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty.

(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.

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 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 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.

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 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).

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

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:

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 🙂

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

Heads UP: Starting Sunday new Olympus M43rds Promotions

Starting on Sunday 8/6/17, there will be a new round of Olympus instant savings and promotions. Among them, the Olympus E-M5 II body will be getting a free 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ Lens. Other offers will include discounts on select Pen F and E-M1 II kits, along with discounts on various M43rds lenses, such as the 25mm f1.8 dropping to $300.

The sale prices will go live at B&H Photo on Sunday. Before Sunday, it shows the current prices.

More details and prices later in the weekend.

Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 with $32 Rewards for $800 [M43]

After the Prime Day madness I will be making adjustments so I can better track the various Camera and Lens Instant Savings promotions. The July 2017 Price Charts were the first step. Until then, it’s helter skelter…

… which brings us to the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO lens going for $800 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo along with 4% promotional rewards ($32~ to be spent in the future at B&H).

(ENDED) 20% off select Olympus Lenses (including f2.8 PRO Zooms and 12/2 and 75/1.8) and the E-M5 II Body for $530 after coupon

The Prime Day 2-day coupon expired…

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Refurbished Olympus Lenses (20 options): 17mm f2.8 for $90, Etc, Etc, Etc.

There are currently 22 factory reconditioned Olympus Lenses that are participating in the Get Olympus sale, including the 17mm f2.8 for $90, the 25mm f1.8 for $230, the 45mm f1.8 for $240, with a handful of primes in-between, going all the way up to the f2.8 Zoom duo of 7-14mm for $975 and 40-150mm for $1125. All these are factory reconditioned with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty and a 30-day money-back guaranty.

Meanwhile the 40-150mm f4-5.6R is out of stock at $60 and cannot be ordered unless it gets back in-stock.

System Switch Temptation: Buy Olympus M43rds Camera, Get Combined Purchase Stackable Discounts on UP TO Nine Olympus M43 Lenses

If you are thinking of switching to Micro Four Thirds or making a big lens purchase, there is a hot new combined purchase promotion at Amazon that offers stackable combined purchase discounts if you buy one of select cameras and up to nine different participating M43rds lenses.

Here is a screenshot of the shopping cart with one eligible Olympus M43rds camera (E-M5 II body) and the nine different Olympus eligible M43rds lenses. As you can see, there are nine different discounts, one for each lens. You can buy anywhere from one to nine lenses, and get a discount for each lens ~ purchased together with an eligible camera.

NOTE: ALL items must be sold and shipped by Amazon itself, NOT by 3rd-party sellers if you want to get ALL the combined purchase discounts!

Buy One Of These Eligible Cameras

+ Olympus E-PL8 (all the colors and kit options are eligible, $550 to $650; six options)
+ Olympus E-M5 II body (black) for $900
+ Olympus E-M5 II body (silver) for $900
+ Olympus E-M1 body (black) for $1100
+ Olympus PEN-F Body (black) for $1200
+ Olympus PEN-F Body (silver) for $1200
+ Olympus E-M1 II body (black) for $2000

Buy Up to Nine of these Lenses in SAME Shopping Cart

The combined purchase discount amount varies from $100 to $300 per lens, depending on which lens you select. Here they are, in discount order:

+ $300 OFF Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 PRO
+ $300 OFF Olympus 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ
+ $200 OFF Olympus 40-150mm f2.8
+ $200 OFF Olympus 14-150mm f4.0-5.6 II
+ $150 OFF Olympus 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 EZ (Silver)
+ $150 OFF Olympus 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 EZ (Black)
+ $100 OFF Olympus 25mm f1.8 (Silver)
+ $100 OFF Olympus 25mm f1.8 (Black)
+ $100 OFF Olympus 30mm f3.5 MACRO
+ if you buy all nine, your total combined purchase discount is $1600

Even though two of the above lenses are available in two different colors, for the purpose of this promotion, they count as separate lenses, they each get a discount.

What DOESN’T WORK

+ items NOT sold by Amazon itself
+ buying more than one camera body in the same shopping cart won’t give you additional discounts
+ buying multiple units of the same camera won’t give you additional discounts
+ buying multiple units of the same lens won’t give you additional discounts (but the silver and black colors of the eligible lenses count as separate lenses for the sake of this promotion, so you can get one of each color)

(ENDED) 20% off Certified Refurbished items at Olympus Outlet with coupon (32 options)

This particular 2-day coupon promotion expired, but Olympus brings these back every few weeks/months…

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Olympus ED 40-150mm f4.0-5.6 R with $4 rewards for $99

Zoom-zoom for Micro Four Thirds photographers! The new condition Olympus ED 40-150mm f4.0-5.6 R in either black or silver color options is currently on sale for $99 with free shipping with 4% promotional rewards (around $4) to be used in future purchases at B&H Photo and Adorama.

Amazon itself also offers it for $99 but you don’t earn promotional rewards. However, if you are a Prime member and pay with either the Amazon Chase VISA or the Amazon Store Prime credit card, you get 5% back on your statement.

Buy Olympus 75mm f1.8, Get 45mm f1.8 FREE

The “Olympus Portrait Kit” (Micro Four Thirds) currently breaks down as getting the Olympus 45mm f1.8 for FREE when you purchase the Olympus 75mm f1.8. The 75mm on its own goes for $900, and so does the Portrait kit. Meanwhile the 45mm f1.8 on its own goes for $324. You also get 4% promotional rewards on the bundle (about $36 to be used in future purchases) at Adorama and B&H Photo. The same price is available by various at Amazon but you don’t get 4% rewards. However, if you are a Prime member and pay with either the Amazon Chase VISA or the Prime Store Card, you get 5% cashback on the credit account [see Prime benefits].

Used Olympus 50-200mm f2.8-3.5 ED Zuiko for $380 (Four Thirds)

If you like to party like it’s a Four Thirds DSLR party, the Olympus 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 ED Zuiko Digital lens is available in used condition at B&H Photo for $380 (8+ condition) or $400 (9 condition). Free shipping. For the speed readers out there, this is a DSLR lens for the Four Thirds DSLR system. This is not a M43rds lens.

Olympus E-M5 II with 12-50mm and $40 Rewards for $1000 (Optional: add Lenses or Bags for combined purchase discount)

For a limited time, the Olympus E-M5 II body is bundled with the Olympus 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ lens and $40~ in promotional rewards (to be used in future purchases) at Adorama in the black E-M5 II or the silver E-M5 II color schemes… Offer ends 2/25/17…

But that’s not all. Optionally you can purchase this bundle along with select Olympus M43 lenses for a combined purchase discount. Expand the yellow “Special Offer” section and then cilck on the “Camera Lens Deals” section. A mix of primes and zooms are eligible, for example, you can add the 40-150mm for $99 more, or the 12-40mm f2.8 for $699 more… Also there, you can add 24/7 Traffic Collection camera bags for +$7 to +$35 depending on which bag you select.

LIVE NOW: new Olympus Discounts: E-M5 II, E-M10 II, Pen-F, various M43rds Lenses

If you are interested in Olympus M43rds cameras or lenses, a new round of Olympus Instant Savings went live as of Sunday 1/29/17 at 12:01am ET. The list of eligible products can be found at B&H Photo. Here’s some of them:

+ Olympus E-M10 II with 14-42 for $600
+ Olympus E-M10 II with 14-42 and 40-150 for $700
+ Olympus E-M10 II with 12-50 for $750
+ Olympus E-M5 II body with 12-50 for $1000
+ Olympus E-M5 II with 12-40 and 12-50 for $1600
+ Olympus Pen-F body for $1100
+ Olympus 17mm f1.8 for $324
+ Olympus 25mm f1.8 OR 45mm f1.8 for $324,
+ Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 for $1350, 75-300 for $474, 8-18 for $850
+ Olympus Travel Kit: 17mm f1.8 and 14-150 for $700
+ Olympus Portrait Kit with 45mm f1.8 and 75mm f1.8 for $900
+ Olympus HLD-7 Battery Grip for $159
+ see them all nicely organized at B&H Photo

Used Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 35-100mm f2 (Four Thirds) for $1000

NOTE: this is a Four Thirds DSLR lens; NOT a micro four thirds lens for the M43 mirrorless system.

Of interest to Four Thirds DSLR photographers and adapter-erers, B&H Photo has the Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 35-100mm f2 (Four Thirds) in Used Condition for $1000 in 8+ condition and $1100 in 9 condition and $1150 in 9+ condition. The new condition price is $1950 at B&H.

Olympus Instant Savings: cameras, lenses, accessories

Another round of Olympus Instant Savings is in progress at Adorama featuring a variety of Olympus cameras (iLC and fixed) and lenses, and various accessories. Some of them are bundled with free accessories and/or promotional rewards. Due to time (and sanity) constraints I can’t go through them all one by one (at least not yet). Cyber Monday flies by too fast!

(ENDED) Cyber Monday only: 25% off Refurbished items at Olympus Outlet with coupon

This 1-day coupon expired but GetOlympus often launches coupon during holiday weekends… For Cyber Monday only, good until 11:59pm eastern, coupon code CYBER25 gets you 25% off at the Olympus Outlet which has refurbished/reconditioned Olympus cameras and lenses that come with a 90-day Olympus warranty. Supplies are limited, so YMMV on availability depending on when you check and what you are interested in.

Olympus Instant Savings on E-M cameras & Lenses

B&H Photo is also running an Olympus Instant Savings promotion featuring a variety of E-M cameras and Micro Four Thirds lenses. This is an ever-scrolling page, keep going on the “Load More” until you see them all. It includes the E-M5 II, E-M10 II, E-PL7, Pen-F, primes and zoom lenses, and more.

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.