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 🙂

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.

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.

KEH Weekly USED Coupon Deals: Used Olympus 12-60/2.8-4 FT DSLR lens for $225+, Canon 30D Body for $70+

Another week is in progress which means another round of featured USED Weekly Sales at KEH has been added. These are eligible for 25% off with permanent coupon KEHDEALS and continue until Friday night of the same week.

This week includes a DSLR blast from the past:

+ USED Olympus Zuiko 12-60mm F/2.8-4 ED SWD Four Thirds DSLR lens for $225+ in USED “EX” condition after coupon

+ USED Canon 30D body only for $70+ in USED “BGN” condition, $100+ in USED “EX” condition after coupon

+ also eligible for the coupon are a lucky 13 more photo-accessories – details at the Weekly Sales at KEH

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.

(ENDED) KEH Weekly USED Coupon Deals: Used Canon 50D for $186+, Olympus 14-45 f3.5-5.6 (Four Thirds DSLR) for $34+, Etc

These weekly offers expired…

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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…

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

Olympus MCON-P02 Macro Converter for $49 w/free S&H

The new condition Olympus MCON-P02 Macro Converter is currently going for $49 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Adorama, defeating the refurbished price of $56 + S&H at the Olympus Outlet store.

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.

(SOLD OUT) Refurbished Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 PRO for $544 with coupon

Another one goes down! As of late 9/14/17 PM, the 12-40mm lens sold out too, and cannot be purchased at the time. Its product page has been yanked, returning a 404 error…

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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 Olympus 25mm f1.8 [m43] Silver for $230

The refurbished options at the Olympus USA store have been reloaded!

Of prime time silver lens interest, the manufacturer refurbished Olympus 25mm f1.8 M.Zuiko goes for $230 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. The black version goes for $300.

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.