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…

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

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.

Pre-order new Olympus 300mm f4 PRO for $2500 (m43) and Get $125 Rewards

The dream of image stabilization is alive! The brand new Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f4.0 PRO lens is offering image stabilization that synchronizes between the lens and the body. This new M43rds lens is now available for pre-order for $2500 at Adorama and Amazon itself… This too has been added to the quickly-growing New Cameras & Lenses of 2016 page…

UPDATE: Adorama is offering a $125 promotional reward if you pre-order this lens from them at its starting price of $2500… (annotated screenshot crop below):

oly_300mm_preorder_reward

Combined purchase $50 discount when you buy select Olympus Cameras and Lenses Together

Olympus is running a combined purchase promotion where if you buy an eligible interchangeable lens camera together (in the same shopping cart) with a eligible lens, you will get a $50 off combined purchase discount. Participating are the E-M1, E-M5 II, E-M10 I and II, E-P5, and E-P7. Ten lenses are participating in this promotion including the f2.8 TRIO (Da, Da, Da; oops, I mean 7-14, 12-40, 40-150). Three primes are participating. You can see all eligible options in a left-right spreadsheet-style grid (I’m not sure how to describe it) at Amazon by Amazon itself

Olympus m43 Lens Sale: 12-40 for $850, 40-150 for $1350, etc (29 options)

Olympus is running another one of their Lens Instant Savings promotions that include the f2.8 pro zoom duo of the 12-40mm for $850 and the 40-150mm for $1350. A mix of zooms, superzooms, primes and converters are participating in the sale that features 29 items in total.

20% off Olympus Outlet Store with coupon: refurb E-M10 for $290 or $320 w/14-42 and Many More

Oops, forgot about this! Coupon code ENCORE20 gets you 20% off at the official Olympus USA outlet store. With this coupon, you can get the refurbished E-M10 body only for around $290, or pay $320 to get it with the 14-42 lens [corrected link!].

This is just the tip of the iceberg, there are 40+ featured items, or if you want to check by product category, they have:

+ 25 refurbished lenses
+ 37 Mirrorless and Fixed Lens reconditioned cameras
+ recount updated

This sale ends on Wednesday 12/9/15 at 23:59pm ET.

Olympus 40-150mm f4-5.6 R (m43) with 3yr Spills-n-Drops for $100

Micro Four Thirds fans, you can also get a $100 lens from the Olympus camp. The Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f4-5.6 R is currently on sale for $100 at Adorama, but that’s not all. Each lens gets a three year New Leaf Spills and Drops warranty, and $4 in promotional rewards. Optionally you can check the “Special Offers” section where you can add Elements 14 for +$30. This is available in either the black 40-150 or the silver 40-150. All apologies Raiders fans, a silver-and-black edition is not available (but you can always custom-paint it!).

Speaking of $100 Micro Four Thirds lenses, the Panasonic 25mm f1.7 still remains orderable for $100 at Adorama (temporarily on backorder). The price also remains $100 at B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself but you cannot order it at this point in time from them.

15% off Refurbished Gear at Olympus Store with Coupon

Coupon time! To celebrate Halloween, the GetOlympus (official Olympus store) is offering a 15% off sale with coupon code BOO until the end of day on Tuesday 11/3/15. These come with a 90-day warranty and a 30-day return period. Free shipping on $100+ orders, and flat $5 shipping on orders under $100.

There are 22 items in their Featured Sales including the refurbished E-M10, E-M1, E-M5, E-Pens, and lenses and P&S.

More supplies at Olympus Outlet Refurbished sales: EM10, EM1, 12-40/2.8, etc

The Olympus USA Outlet store has received more supplies and sales for their refurbished Olympus cameras and lenses. Among the headliners of the refurbished sale is E-M10 body for $360 or w/14-42 for $400, the 12-40/2.8 for $640, the E-M1 for $960, and more. A total of 31 items are part of this sale. Their refurbished items come with a 90-day warranty.

Separately, the Olympus store has a 30% off sale on 4-year extended warranty for cameras or lenses, but as of the time of writing, the price is not discounted after you add it to the shopping cart. I don’t know if there’s a glitch or a magic coupon code is needed. The aforelinked page says “in-cart savings”. Maybe the discount appears at the very last step before paying?

Buy Olympus E-M1 body and a Zuiko Four Thirds Macro Prime (35/3.5 or 50/2), Get the MMF-3 Four Thirds Adapter for FREE

The GetOlympus store has an intermediate level deal going on right now. Especially of interest if you live at the intersection of M43rds and Four Thirds… The camera is M43, the lenses are Four Thirds below…

If you purchase the Olympus E-M1 body only (Micro Four Thirds) together with either one of these two Four Thirds Lenses (Zuiko 35mm f3.5 or 50mm f2 macro), and the MMF-3 Four Thirds adapter, the price of the MMF-3 adapter will be deducted from your total. Of interest if you use both M43 and Four Thirds or are happy to use the Zuiko prime with the MMF-3 adapter.

The steps are simple. Let’s break it down:

  1. Add the Olympus E-M1 body only (select color) to the shopping cart
  2. add either the Zuiko 35mm f3.5 macro (Four Thirds Lens) or the Zuiko 50mm f2 macro (Four Thirds Lens)
  3. add the MMF-3 Four Thirds adapter to the shopping cart
  4. click the yellow Proceed to Checkout button (page-down over there if you don’t see it)
  5. the price of the MMF-3 adapter ($179.99) will be deducted from your total
  6. no coupon/rebate – discount happens automatically while this promotion is running

Example
In the example below, we have in the shopping cart the E-M1 body only ($1100), the MMF-3 adapter ($180), and the 35mm f3.5 Zuiko ($230). Their total is $1510. Then the price of the MMF-3 is deducted from the total, making it $1330.

Annotated screenshot crop of the above shopping cart right below:
olympus_em1_43_promo

Imported Olympus 25mm f1.8 (m43) for $270 [ships from Canada]

Lower prices simple prime lenses are one area where some photographers may feel more comfortable getting an imported model. If so, the eBay Deals has some of that too. The imported grey-market Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f1.8 goes for $270 with free shipping by eBay seller “QuickNDone” (99.8%). The listing mentions a one year warranty but does not say who provides the warranty.

Please note this ships from Canada, with USA and Canada as the official “ship-to” addresses mentioned in the eBay listing.

At authorized Olympus USA dealers, this lens goes for $350 at Adorama (free 3yr New Leaf warranty) and B&H Photo and Amazonia.

Olympus September 2015 Instant Savings

So many camera mounts so little time. If you are interested in the world of Olympus, you can find all the latest instant savings promotions for the iLCs, Lenses, and fixed lens cameras nicely organized at the official Olympus store where they have free shipping with $100+ orders (flat $5 if under $100).

If you are comfortable with refurbished, don’t forget to check the Outlet store where creatures big (35-100/2 for $1769) and small (body cap lens for $38) are offered. Their reconditioned items come with a 90 day warranty from Olympus.