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.

Handevision 40mm f0.85 for $800 (E/X/m43/EF-M)

Bright prime time for mirrorless shooters, the Handevision 40mm f0.85 lens is on sale for a limited time for $800 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo in the Fuji X, Micro Four Thirds, Sony E-mount, and Canon EF-M mirrorless.

Panasonic 14-140 f3.5-5.6 OIS & $100 Gift Card for $600

Zoom-zoom micro four thirds fans! The Panasonic 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 Power OIS lens is bundled with a $100 Adorama Gift Card for $600 total with free shipping at Adorama. This is a limited time offer.

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.

Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f1.6 for $450 (C/N/A/P/E/X/m43/NX)

Babies eventually grow up. Even lens babies 😉 The Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f1.6 lens is currently on sale for $450 with $18 promotional rewards at B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon, Alpha and Pentax SLR mounts, and the E/NEX, M43rds, Fuji X and Galaxy (ha!) NX mounts. That’s the “(C/N/A/P/E/X/m43/NX)” in the post title 🙂

Speaking of Lensbabies, the Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 50 Optic is on sale for $200 with $8 promotional rewards and free shipping at B&H in the above eight mounts, plus Four Thirds.

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.

(ENDED) 15% off select Camera Items at Amazon with coupon (12 options): Panasonic 45mm f2.8 for $763, Sony W830 for $83, H300 for $115, Nikon AW1 w/11-27 for $506, And More

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Voigtlander M43 Lenses: 25/0.95 for $800 or 17.5/0.95 for $900 or 10.5/0.95 for $1100

Adorama has a trio of Voigtlander M43rds lenses on special as follows:
+ 25mm f0.95 Type II Manual Focus for $800
+ 17.5mm f0.95 Manual Focus for $900
+ 10.5mm f0.95 Manual Focus for $1100

They also have a Leica M lens on special, the 35mm f1.2 II for $1000.

Panasonic 25mm f1.7 (m43) for $98

Prime time now and under $100! The Panasonic 25mm f1.7 micro four thirds lens, model H-H025K, is on sale for $98 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 10) and $99 at Adorama and $100 at B&H Photo… It is not shipping immediately, so keep that in mind if you have a deadline…

Olympus M43rds Lens Instant Savings (13 options)

Olympus has another round of instant savings for their M.Zuiko Micro.Four.Thirds lenses, with 13 of them participating. You can find them nicely organized at B&H Photo, including the 12-40/2.8 for $900, the 40-150/2.8 for $1400, with the rest of them being primes from 12mm up to 75mm. Pancakes are included for $250 per serving.

Panasonic 25mm f1.7 + Extras + AfterShot Pro2 + PSP X7 for $200 + S&H

If you happen to want the Panasonic 25mm f1.7 micro four thirds prime lens and you are also curious to try Corel’s AfterShot Pro 2 and Paintshop Pro X7, Adorama has a nice Panasonic 25mm f1.7 bundle for $200 plus shipping (the lowest shipping price is under $10, YMMV by zipcode). For that you get the standard 25mm f1.7 lens kit, along with the Corel Creativity Software kit (Aftershot Pro 2, Paintshop Pro X7, FileCenter, Omnipage), along with the Pro Optic 46mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit, a lens cap tether, a lens wrap, and the obligatory cleaning kit.

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?

Rokinon 14mm f2.8 for $280 [C/S/E/P/m43]

Rokinon needs a theme song to help them stand out in the crowded world of lenses. May I suggest licensing the Scorpions, “Here I am, Rockinon You…”.

With that totally unnecessary bad pun out of the way, we have a sale on the Rokinon 14mm f2.8 lens. You can get it for $280 with free shipping in the Canon EF, Sony SLR A-mount and MirrorNyet E-mount, Pentax K-mount, and Micro Four Thirds, or $290 with free shipping in the Fuji X mount. Check the various “mount tabs” at B&H Photo (SLR lenses) and B&H Photo (mirrorless lenses) and Amazon by Amazon itself to find the ones of interest.

Next up in the price ladder, at $300 you can get either the Samsung NX or the Nikon with AE chip.

NOTE: at Amazon, the Sony E-mount is currently restricted to Prime members only.

Panasonic 30mm f2.8 MEGA OIS macro for $298

If you are fond of micro four thirds and optically stabilized macros, the Panasonic 30mm f2.8 MegaOIS macro is now on sale for $298 with free shipping at B&H Photo (optionally triple original warranty via mail-in rebate (PDF)), and Amazon by Amazon itself.

Panasonic 42.5mm f1.7 drops to $298

The Panasonic 42.5mm f1.7 micro four thirds lens is now going for $298 with free shipping at B&H Photo (optionally triple original warranty via mail-in rebate), and Amazon by Amazon itself.

New round of Olympus Lens Instant Savings

Olympus has another round of Lens Instant Savings promotions that are available at GetOlympus (official USA company store) and at various authorized dealers. The GetOlympus store offers free shipping with $100+ order and 500 Rewards points for joining their rewards program.

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

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:

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.

Pre-order new Rokinon 50/1.2 & 21/1.4 {m43, X, E, EF-M}

Rokinon has two new lenses for mirrorless camera systems available for pre-order with an early October 2015 release estimate. It is the 21mm f1.4 with a $500 starting price, and the 50mm f1.2 with a $550 starting price. They are available for the Fuji X, Micro Four Thirds, Sony E-mount and Canon EF-M mirrorless systems. Some mounts get two colors per lens. More details via B&H Photo where they are available for pre-ordering (12 options).

These two new lenses were added to the New Lenses of 2015 tracker.

Get All Three Rokinon Xeen Cine T1.5 Primes for $5985 (C/N/E/m43/PL)

The previously mentioned deal has now gone live. You can get all three Rokinon Xeen T1.5 Cine lenses (24mm, 50mm, 85mm) for $5985 if you buy them together as a bundle in the same mount at Adorama. This is thanks to a $1500 off combined purchase discount, vs a $300 off discount if you buy each lens on its own. It is available in the Canon and Nikon DSLR mounts, the Sony E-mount, Micro Four Thirds, and PL mount.

Rokinon Xeen Cine T1.5 primes down to $2200 (C/N/E/PL/m43) [update: Nikon discounted too!]

The new Rokinon theme song, o/~ Here I am, Rock-inon you like a hurricane o/~. With that nonsense out of the way, if you are interested in the new Rokinon Xeen Cine T1.5 lenses (24mm, 50mm and 85mm) available in the Canon and Nikon SLR mounts, Sony E-mounts, Micro Four Thirds, and PL mount, they have their first wave of discounting. If you buy one lens, you get $300 off instant savings… UPDATE: the Nikon F mount, version is now discounted as well!

You can find these at Adorama as follows:

+ Rokinon Xeen lenses (individual lenses, 15 options)
+ all individual lenses for $2200 each – including the Nikons [updated]

+ the sale below has now gone live (update 3:45pm ET)
+ But if you buy all three lenses (of the same mount), you get $1500 off instant savings (the Nikon F mount bundle gets the discount).
+ Xeen Three Lens Bundles for $7485 total (in the five aforementioned mounts, including Nikon)

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.

Pre-order new DJI Inspire 1 quadcopters with Micro Four Thirds cameras

Micro Four Thirds action from hot quadcopter maker DJI. They have revealed two new quadcopters in the Inspire 1 line, the Inspire 1 Pro and the Inspire 1 RAW (records in CinenaDNG) with their respective cameras being the Zenmuse X5 and X5R (R for RAW). DJI also launched a new M43rds lens, the DJI 15mm f1.7 ($550). You can also use some of the lightweight Panasonic and Olympus primes with it. A summary of the new products at B&H Photo which is accepting pre-orders for all of them. I hope pancake lenses don’t have a fear of flying 😉

Pre-order new Panasonic 25mm f1.7 and three others

It’s pre-order time on the Panasonic Micro Four Thirds front, with the following lenses available for pre-order:

+ 25mm f1.7 for $250 at Adorama and $300 at B&H Photo
+ 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 POWER OIS for $700 at B&H Photo
+ 45-150mm f4-5.6 MEGA OIS for $300 at B&H Photo
+ 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II MEGA OIS for $250 B&H Photo
+ Panasonic V-Log L Function Activation Code for Lumix DMC-GH4 for $100 at B&H Photo

You can find this burst added to the New Lenses and Cameras of 2015 page

Olympus M43 Lens Instant Savings ends 9/5/15

The Olympus M43 Lens Instant SaAvings promotion ends by 9/5/15. You can find participating items with priced in red ink at the official Olympus USA store.

Panasonic 14-140mm f4-5.8 MegaOIS (m43) for $300

Zoom-zoom for Micro Four Thirds users! B&H Photo is offering the new condition Panasonic Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm f4.0-5.8 ASPH MEGA OIS superzoom lens for $300 with free shipping… Optionally you can file a mail-in rebate with Panasonic that triples the warranty (three years instead of one). This requires a sacrificial lamb: you have to include the UPC barcode from the lens box…

PS: if you accidentally mis-align your right hand while trying to touch type “Mega OIS”, you end up with …”Mega POS”.

Pre-order new Rokinon Xeen T1.5 Primes (24, 50, 85mm) in C/N/E/m43/PL

Rokinon has revealed a trio of new T1.5 prime lenses under the Xeen name, the 24mm, 50mm and 85mm, available in five mounts: Canon and Nikon (SLR), PL-mount, Sony E-Mount, and Micro Four Thirds. All of the lenses go for $2500 each and are available for pre-order at B&H Photo as follows: 24mm T1.5 and 50mm T1.5 and 85mm T1.5.

UPDATE: they are also available for pre-order at Adorama in four of the five mounts (Nikon not listed at the moment).

PS: you can find these added to the New Cameras and Lenses of 2015 tracking page.

Panasonic 35-100mm f2.8 for $1150

The Panasonic 35-100mm f2.8 lens is currently going for $1150 with a free 3yr NewLeaf Spills/Drops warranty and $46 promotional rewards at Adorama.

I don’t know the authorized dealer status of Overstock, but as of the time of writing, they are offering the 35-100mm f2.8 lens for $978.

Panasonic 7-14mm f4 (m43) for $700

Adorama is offering the Panasonic 7-14mm f4 micro four thirds lens for $700 with free expedited shipping. This is marked as a “final price”. It is a new condition model with a one year Panasonic warranty.


UPDATE: the price is down to $700 at B&H Photo as well.