December 15th, 2012, 07:19 AM
Seemed like Great Deals on Olympus... - maybe not...
Olympus just dropped their prices on pretty much everything through the end of the year (12/29 actually). OMD bodies for $909, EPL5 for $459, the new 17mm lens for $369, the 75mm for $660 or so. Here's a link to the cameras - lenses and everything else are on sale too. Hopefully, retailers will follow in another day or two...
PEN & OM-D - Digital Cameras | Olympus
I was thinking about bailing on compacts and getting an EPL5 body instead (with one of the pancake lenses, its almost identical size to the LX7). I'm not thinking about it anymore!
Last edited by Ray Sachs; December 15th, 2012 at 09:02 AM.
December 15th, 2012, 08:22 AM
that's a huge drop on those lenses. Glad I'm out of m43 or I'd be out of money...oh wait.....I'm still out of money.
December 15th, 2012, 08:41 AM
Great prices, but Oly already lost me with their too-high prices at launch and the fact the EPM2 has a built-in, sub-par grip. I ended up getting an EPL3 and moved back to FF DSLR. Think I'll stick with those for a while (along with the RX100).
December 15th, 2012, 08:54 AM
Man, I get into and out of other gear often enough (although Fuji feels like a keeper, but Nex, Ricoh, etc, come and gone) but m43 is home to me. I've got a good collection of lenses and will buy the 17 and won't be shocked if they come out with something else that will interest me in the not too distant future. And the bodies are just getting so good - the IQ is objectively as good as I've ever dreamed about. Until and unless the format dies and goes away completely, its my sweet spot for size and capability. I just can't see any reason to go anywhere else SHORT of full-frame, and full frame has never really appealed to me. I think the crop sensors do everything about as well except for narrow DOF, and I can get more than narrow enough for my tastes with the gear I've got... I guess I could figure I paid $200 too much for the OMD at launch, given today's sale price, but I've gotten waaaaaaay more than $200 worth of use and shooting out of that camera in the 8 months or so I've owned it. No regrets here...
Originally Posted by wt21
December 15th, 2012, 09:00 AM
You could be out of money and have a new kitten like me.........
Originally Posted by Luke
December 15th, 2012, 09:01 AM
Whoa - now all of the prices have gone back up to regular list price... Was it a glitch? Did somebody at Oly jump the gun. I pre-ordered the 17mm for $369 and got a confirmation - I wonder if they'll honor it???
December 15th, 2012, 09:02 AM
LOL.....that sounds like a good place to be. Until I remember that I have already have one cat too many.
Originally Posted by stanleyk
December 15th, 2012, 09:17 AM
The link still works for me Ray. If you don't already have the 60mm macro, that's a crazy steal as well (and most assuredly a mistake like the others, but they may honor it.)
Originally Posted by Ray
December 15th, 2012, 09:18 AM
I think the bodies are legit sales. The lenses are mistakes. You'll note that on the sale items...they show you the savings and have original prices crossed out. The rest are clearly mistakes.
December 15th, 2012, 09:48 AM
I have the Lumix 20mm f/1.7 but the Zuiko 17mm f/1.8 is very attractive at $369... which is probably what it should cost, given the price of the Lumix 20. Maybe it's not a mistake. Also, that 9-18 zoom for $517 is very attractive.
Ray, I've essentially abandoned the use of traditional compact cameras. In cases where I would normally use one, I've been reaching for my E-PM1 with either the Lumix 14mm or 20mm. Yes, the E-PM1 has been superceded by the next gernation of Pens. But it still gives results superior to most of the enthusiast compacts. The only compact I would consider right now is the Sony RX100. But I can buy a lot of other stuff for $649.
Panasonic G5 and GX1; Lumix 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6, Lumix 45-150mm f/4-5.6, Lumix 100-300mm f/4-5.6, Lumix 14mm f/2.5, Lumix 20mm f/1.7
Olympus E-PM2; Zuiko 9-18mm f/4.0-5.6, 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R, Zuiko 14-150mm f/4.0-5.6, Zuiko 40-150 f/4.0-5.6 R, Zuiko 15mm body-cap lens, Zuiko 17mm f/1.8, Zuiko 45mm f/1.8
Pentax Q; 01 prime, 02 and 06 zooms
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