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

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 or the black Olympus 75mm f1.8 for $600 with free shipping, with a 90-day warranty from Olympus USA.

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.

20% off Olympus Outlet with coupon (2-day sale)

A surprise coupon, coupon code FIREWORKS (a recycled 4th of July coupon but regardless) gets you 20% off purchases at the official Olympus Outlet store. The coupon only works on the refurbished items there, not new condition items. Refurbished items come with a 90-day warranty from Olympus. The coupon expires July 20, 2016 at 11:59:59 PM ET.

New Olympus Instant Savings: E-PL7 $350, E-M1 $900, 40-150 $99 and F2.8 PRO Zooms, more

Olympus has a new round of instant savings, good until 7/31/16. You can find the participating cameras and lenses nicely organized at Adorama. Among them:

+ E-PL7 body for $350 or E-PL7 w/14-42 for $400

+ E-M1 body for $900

+ M. Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/4-5.6 “R” Zoom for $99

+ 17mm f2.8 prime for $200

+ f2.8 PRO zooms
+ 7-14mm f2.8 for $1100
+ 12-40mm f2.8 for $800
+ 40-150mm f2.8 for $1300

+ and more at the Instant Savings page

Pre-order Olympus Portrait Lens Kit (45/1.8, 75/1.8) for $999

Olympus has launched a new Olympus Portrait Lens Kit that is comprised of the M. Zuiko Digital 45mm f1.8 and M. Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f1.8 Micro Four Thirds lenses, along with appropriately matched Lens Hoods and Lens Cases for each lens. This kit is now available for pre-order for $999 with free shipping at Adorama.

Pre-order Olympus Travel Lens Kit (14-150, 17/1.8) for $799

Manufacturer initiated lens bundles are a new trend these days, and Olympus is jumping aboard this hype train with the “Olympus Travel Lens Kit”, bundling the M.Zuiko 14-150mm f4.5-6.6 II Black lens along with the M. Zuiko 17mm f1.8 Black lens, along with appropriately sized lens hoods and more importantly lens cases (it’s a travel kit after all!). This is available for pre-order for $799 with free S&H at Adorama.

20% off Olympus Refurbished Cameras and Lenses with Coupon

Enough droning around, time to take action (oh dear!) on the real cameras front. The official Olympus Outlet Store is back with another coupon, coupon SHOWERS gets you 20% off all certified refurbished products in their outlet. These come with a 90-day warranty. Free shipping with orders of $100+. If you are planning to get something here, and you are interested in Olympus-branded gear (hats, tshirts, coffee cups, etc), you can add them to this order to avoid the shipping fee.

+ Lenses: four options, 14-42, 14-150, 40-150, adapter kit

+ Digital Cameras: sixteen options, including E-M5, E-M10, E-P5, E-PL5, Stylus 1, SH50, and TG-series

+ Accessories: four options including the FL-300R flash for $96 before coupon

+ all the items above are refurbished
+ coupon expires 4/18/16

Olympus E-M5 II Body and 7-14mm f2.8 and 12-40mm f2.8 and 40-150mm f2.8 and HLD-8 Battery Holder and extra BLN-1 Battery and System Bag and 5% Rewards for $3700

On the Micro Four Thirds front, if you are ready to make an f2.8 commitment to the system, the Olympus E-M5 II PROFESSIONAL kit is now on sale for $3700 with free shipping and 5% promotional rewards (that’s $185 to spend on a future purchase) at B&H Photo. The same price but without 5% rewards is available at Adorama.

The PROFESSIONAL KIT (so many products use the term “Pro” as just marketing, so since this is actually a pro kit, it deserves full capitalization) consists of the following:

+ Olympus E-M5 II body only ($900 on its own)
+ Olympus 7-14mm f2.8 ($1200 on its own)
+ Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 ($900 on its own)
+ Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 ($1400 on its own)
+ Olympus HLD-8 Power Battery Holder for OM-D E-M5 Mark II (goes for $239 on its own)
+ additional Olympus BLN-1 battery ($40 on its own)
+ CBG-10 Camera System Bag (priceless)

So let’s do the math, you pay $3700 versus $4679 buying the items separately. No coupons, no rebates, just add the pro thing to the shopping cart and proceed to checkout.

25% off the Olympus Outlet Store with coupon [eg refurb E-M10 w/14-42 for $300, refurb Stylus 1s for $330]

To celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day season, the official Olympus Outlet store is bringing back their 25% off sale using coupon code SPRING over there. The coupon is good on all the refurbished items. Coupon expires Tuesday 3/22/16 at 11:59:59 PM ET.

This includes interchangeable and fixed-lens cameras, lenses, and other assorted items, including:

+ refurb E-M5 and E-M10 kits such as refurb E-M10 with 14-42 II R for $300
+ fifteen refurbished Lenses
+ refurb Stylus 1s rawsumer for $330
+ various refurb TG-series waterproof cameras
+ the prices you see on the website are before the coupon; after you add the coupon, the price drops by 25% in the shopping cart
+ refurbished items come with a 90-day Olympus warranty and a 30-day return policy

25% off 4-Year Extended Warranty for Lenses at Get Olympus with coupon

The official Olympus USA store, Get Olympus, is offering 25% off 4-Year Extended Warranties for Lenses with coupon PROTECT25 added to the shopping cart. This brings the price down from $80 to $60. This is good for M43rds and Four Thirds Olympus lenses. Check the aforelinked page for details, conditions and restrictions. Coupon ends 2/29/16.

20% off Olympus Outlet (refurbished) with coupon

The official Olympus Outlet store is having a Valentine/President sale, coupon code PRESIDENT gets you 20% off the current prices over there. These refurbished items come with a 90-day Olympus warranty and a 30-day money-back guarantee (excluding shipping). Free shipping with orders of $100+. Offer ends 2/16/16 at 11:59pm ET.

With the coupon factored in the price, among the refurbished E-M cameras you can get the E-M10 body for $288, E-M10 w/14-42 for $320, E-M5 body for $384, E-M5 w/12-50 for $576, and the E-M5 II body for $576. Some are available in both black and silver.

Also participating in the sale are E-Pens, Superzooms, Toughies, and the Stylus 1 rawsumer for $416.

Also participating in the sale are 13 Lenses including the 11-22mm f2.8-3.5 for $512, the 35-100mm f2.8 for $1415, the 17/2.8 for $192, and more.

The items mentioned above are factory reconditioned (refurbished) and the prices are AFTER the 20% off coupon is factored in. I did most of the math in my head, so the chances of 20% off math-errors are elevated. The prices drop after you add the item to the shopping cart and then you enter the coupon PRESIDENT at the Apply Coupon field further down the page.

Olympus E-M10 with 14-42 and 40-150 for $700

There’s always trade-offs when a newer generation camera comes out. Latest vs value, extra items vs newer items and so forth. This is a value stock-up type of an offer. The first generation Olympus E-M10 with the M.Zuiko 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II R and the M. Zuiko ED 40-150mm f4-5.6 R Lenses is offered, in new condition, for $698 with free expedited shipping at Adorama.

The second generation M. Zuiko ED 40-150mm f4-5.6 II Lens on its own goes for $400 with $25 promotional rewards at B&H Photo and Adorama, which sets up yet another set of trade offs.

Olympus 25mm f1.8 with $15 rewards for $299

Prime time for micro four thirds shooters, the Olympus 25mm f1.8 M.Zuiko, in either silver or black color schemes, is on sale for $299 with free shipping and it also earns 5% promotional rewards (= $15~) at B&H Photo and Adorama.

Speaking of M43rds lenses, the Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm f4-5.6 R micro-four-thirds lens continues for $99 with free shipping, in new condition, in either black or silver at Adorama (with $5~ promotional rewards) and B&H Photo (with $4~ promotional rewards) and Amazon itself.

Still Good: Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm f4-5.6 R for $99

Continuing on, the Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm f4-5.6 R micro-four-thirds lens is going for $99 with free shipping, in new condition, in either black or silver at Adorama (with $5~ promotional rewards) and B&H Photo (with $4~ promotional rewards) and Amazon itself.

Speaking of M43rds, also continuing is the Panasonic 20mm f1.7 II lens with a $25 Gift Card going for $268 or you can substitute the $25 Gift Card with a boatload of free accessories. See our earlier detailed post for more details.

5% Rewards on many Olympus Lenses

In addition to the current round of Instant Savings on Olympus M.icro F.our T.hirds lenses, retailers are also offering 4% to 5% promotional rewards (towards future purchases) on a number of those lenses. Look for your lens of interest at Adorama and B&H Photo.

For example, the 12-40mm f2.8 m43 lens goes for $800 and earns 5% promotional rewards (=$40~) at B&H Photo and Adorama.