Starts Sunday 12:01am ET: Olympus Holiday Deals

This is a heads-up! Starting at 12:01am eastern time on SUNDAY, the Olympus Holiday Deals of 2018 will be launched at B&H Photo. The sale prices will be adjusted when the sales go live but you can use the link to scout which products will be offered…

Olympus 25mm f1.2 PRO for $1000 [m43]

A bright prime temptation for micro four thirds users, as the 25mm f1.2 PRO micro four thirds lens is on sale for a limited time for $1000 at authorized dealers such as B&H Photo (with 4% promotional rewards) and Amazon itself (limit three; 5% back for Prime credit card holders) and Adorama (4% reward but currently on back-order) and the official Get Olympus store

Olympus 45mm f1.2 PRO with rewards for $1000

Bright prime pro time for Olympus M43rds shooters! Their 45mm 1.2 lens is now going for $1000 with 4% promotional rewards at Adorama and B&H Photo while at Amazon you get 5% if you pay with a Prime credit card… It is also offered at this price at the official store at Get Olympus

Refurb Olympus 25/1.8 for $200, OM to M43 Adapter for $135

The latest refill of the Olympus Outlet store includes, among other factory refurbished items with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty, the following:

+ refurb Olympus MF-2 OM Adapter (OM to Micro Four Thirds) for $135
+ refurb M.Zuiko 25mm f1.8 for $200
+ free shipping with orders of $100; otherwise $5 flat ship

Sub-$100 refurb zooms return to Oly Outlet store

Another refill of the Olympus Outlet store brings back two budget refurbished zoom lenses with the usual 90-day Olympus USA warranty and free shipping with orders of $100+ (otherwise it is $5 flat shipping):

+ M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f4.0-5.6 R for $60
+ M.Zuiko 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II for $90
+ both are in-stock as of the time of writing
+ you can find them all at the Olympus Outlet store, sorted by price

Refurb Olympus E-PL3 with 14-42 II R for $236

The latest refill of the Olympus Outlet store has 29 items, sorted at the link above by price. This includes a budget “take pictures with” kit, the manufacturer refurbished Olympus E-PL3 with 14-42mm II R going for $236 with free shipping and a 90 day Olympus USA warranty. It is in-stock as of the time of writing.

(ENDED) Olympus 25mm f1.8 [m43] w/90D W for $165

This sold out…

The randomness that is the Woot Plus Camera sales added a handful of lenses for sale. AS of the time of writing, they are all sold out except for the new condition Olympus 25mm f1.8 [m43] going for $165 with a 90-day Woot warranty. Free S&H for Prime members or $5 flat. Limit up to three lenses per customer at the sale price.

Olympus Outlet Refurb Refill: FL-600R for $200, TG-series, Etc

The previously mentioned refurb E-PL7s have sold out once again, but the refill continues at the official Olympus USA outlet store with a variety of refurbished M43 cameras, a trio of refurb TG-series elementproof P&S cameras, the refurb FL-600R flash for $200, various lenses and such. A total of 43 listings are available. They are slow to remove sold-out/out-of-stock items, so they don’t disappear from that listing immediately after they sell out…

Olympus Outlet store refilled [32 items now]

The official Olympus Outlet Store has been refilled! As of the time of writing, the number of offered items have increased to 32! The recent turnaround of items going in and out of stock got my short-term memory confused, so I don’t know which ones are the new additions…

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

The action continues at the Olympus Outlet Store with items going in and out of stock. On the in-stock side of things, the manufacturer refurbished Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f4.0-5.6 R is back in-stock for $60 plus $5 flat shipping. Shipping is free with orders of $100+. It is in-stock again as of the time of writing.

Olympus Outlet Store Refill: 33 items now!

It’s refill time once again! The Olympus Outlet Store has been refilled with a total of 33 items appearing! The listing you see is sorted by price, with all listings shown on a single page. More PRO lenses and primes and budget zooms are back! More as digest these…

SADLY the refurbished Olympus E-PL6 with 14-42 II R for $160 is OUT OF STOCK as of 8:51am ET 🙁

(SOLD OUT) Refurb Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm f4.0-5.6 R for $60

AS of 4/14/18 AM recheck, this sold out…

The new condition Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm f4.0-5.6 R can go as low as $100 when on sale, but if you want to save more, you can right now get the manufacturer refurbished version in silver for $60 plus $5 flat shipping at the refilled Olympus Outlet store. Already the black color scheme sold out since the morning. Shipping is free if your order total is $100+. It comes with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. The silver is in-stock as of the time of writing.

Olympus M. 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R for $100

This recurring sale is back on again! The new condition Olympus M. 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R Zoom is down to $100 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself… Or you can buy this lens for $20 when purchased together with the Olympus E-M5 II

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

I just refreshed the Olympus Outlet store and surprise surprise, a lens has appeared, it is the refurbished Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f1.8 going for $240 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. It is in-stock as of the time of writing.

In new condition this lens goes for $350 (eg Amazon, B&H Photo) or you can get it for $270 as grey market (no warranty)…

(ENDED) Refurbished Olympus 25mm f1.2 PRO for $765 w/coupon

This flash sale ended…

Coupon code SPRINGSALE can get you the factory reconditioned M.Zuiko Digital ED 25mm f1.2 PRO Lens for $765 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. It is not eligible for expedited shipping. The sale ends Wednesday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out. It is in-stock as of the time of writing. I tested the coupon and it works.

(ENDED) Refurbished Olympus 7-14mm f2.8 PRO lens for $829

This flash sale ended…

Coupon code SPRINGSALE can get you the factory reconditioned Olympus 7-14mm f2.8 ED PRO lens for $829 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. It is not eligible for expedited shipping. The sale ends Wednesday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out. It is in-stock as of the time of writing. I tested the coupon and it works.

(ENDED) Refurbished Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 ED PRO lens for $578

This flash sale ended…

Coupon code SPRINGSALE can get you the factory reconditioned Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 ED PRO lens for $578 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. It is not eligible for expedited shipping. The sale ends Wednesday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out. It is in-stock as of the time of writing. I tested the coupon and it works.

(ENDED) Refurbished Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 ED PRO lens for $956

This flash sale ended…

Coupon code SPRINGSALE can get you the factory reconditioned Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 ED PRO lens for $956~ with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. It is not eligible for expedited shipping. The sale ends Wednesday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out. It is in-stock as of the time of writing. I tested the coupon and it works.

(ENDED) Refurbished Olympus 12-100mm f4 IS PRO for $892

This flash sale ended…

Coupon code SPRINGSALE can get you the factory reconditioned Olympus 12-100mm f4 IS PRO (yes, Olympus has an IS lens) for $892~ with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. It is not eligible for expedited shipping. The sale ends Wednesday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out. It is in-stock as of the time of writing. I tested the coupon and it works.

(ENDED) 15% off PRO Gear at Olympus Outlet with coupon (24 hours only)

This flash sale ended…

Grab your e-wallets! The Olympus Outlet store has just launched a 24 hour flash sale. Coupon code SPRINGSALE gets you 15% off select Olympus PRO lenses over there until Wednesday at 10am eastern or earlier if sold out…

Olympus Outlet store refilled with 26 items

The Olympus Outlet store has been refilled now with a total of 26 items, including the previously mentioned refurb E-M1 II along with the f2.8 PRO lens trio, primes, zooms and more (= converters, grips, etc)…

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

It’s back on sale for the price of $99 in new condition at authorized Olympus dealers, it is the new condition Olympus 40-150mm f4-5.6R micro four thirds lens 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 credit card (Chase VISA or Store Card). The lens is available in the usual black and silver color schemes.

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.

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

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.

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 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]

(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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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?

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

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

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 🙂

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 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+

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

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.

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