New Olympus US deal: Instante rebates on the 9-18mm and 14-150mm lens

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Olympus is offering an instante rebate on both lenses until September the 4th.

You can save $100 on the Olympus 9-18mm lens. Click on those shop names to visit the relative product page: Amazon / Adorama / BHphoto

And you can save $80 on the Olympus 14-150mm lens. Click on those shop names to visit the relative product page: Amazon / Adorama / BHphoto

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  • Greg

    First post ! :D

    (and nothing to say :P)

  • Ashton Sharapova

    olympus:

    Please release a body that is well made (sorry e-pl1 has an LCD that was industry standard as of 5-6 years ago), and has body flash (thanks for e-p1/2… but no thanks to a HUGE flash that costs $200 on top of an already overpriced camera).

    I’m really not making compromises between those two things.. its like both Olympus m4/3 PEN lines are crippled in different ways that makes neither desirable.

    TICK TOCK… photokina and my decision on what to purchase is almost here. i hope Panasonic has more to announce for 4/3 than a new LENS color (no, not camera color) and 2 ho hum lenses. e-5 specs make it vintage already pre-release and you know they are gonna try to make you pay a premium for technology that is at least 3 years old. HAAA the yokes on olympus as far as my $ is concerned.

  • Peter Corbett

    The link to Amazon doesn’t reflect the rebate.

  • tom

    Ashton,

    I totally agree. I’ve been an Oly man for years but that might change. I am already reading up on more details of what Panasonic has to offer.

  • MK

    guys i changed my mind… here is what i think is going on, and i think the admin is in on it:

    1. olympus actually has 2 great things to announce for photokina that will satisfy us all
    2. admin knows more than he or she is letting on, because there can only be so many rumors
    3. we have already heard that there may be another pen for photokina, why would we begin to assume otherwise?

    its been quiet for a few hours, let olympus gather their data and read what we said, and collude with admin (or not) to decide what to say or announce next. i am predicting another lens announcement as a surprise, along with another pen body announcement. no WAY they are going into photokina with this… this last announcement was a small tease to take attention away from sony’s translucent announcement last week.

    look at what they tried to do afterwords… create buzz about another translucent method for olympus but that failed because they know they need something concrete… so they release info about a black e-p2 and some lenses that people don’t seem happy with.

    • Tom

      I hope you are right. I find it very hard to believe Olly won’t go into Photokina with a Pen with inbuilt EVF. It is just too obviously what they need to do. If E5 specs are anything to go by the new Pen might have little else to commend itself other than the inbuilt EVF. I also hope you are right about the lens – it is hard to believe that Olly can’t see that they need to do better than a 17mm 2.8 and a 25mm 2.8 via an over-priced adapter. Surely any marketing department could work out that a sleek looking Pen with inbuilt EVF and a nice fast 25mm lens would be winner. I think people would be happy with 12mp and a similar processer as the EPL1. But I put more hope in a new Pen than a new lens for it.

      • Tom

        Actually, maybe a fast 25mm is unrealistic. Would Cosina have come into M43 with a fast manual 25 if they hadn’t fist checked carefully that Pana and Olly were going to leave this as a gap in their auto lenses?

  • BS Artiste

    I think we all hope Oly has more up their sleeve than they have shown so far. We’ll know for sure in the next 2 to 3 weeks.

    I am interested to know where people think Oly can be most profitable. In my opinion the price of the 75-300 u4/3 seems high relative to the performance, but making such a small zoom lens may cost more. The 75-300 u4/3 seems about 1 stop worse than the 70-300 4/3, but the 75-300 u4/3 is significantly smaller.

    Would people be willing to pay a premium above $1,500 for a similar sized 75-300 u4/3 with the performance of the 70-300 4/3?

    There is an engineering tradeoff between small-light-high-cost and larger-heavier-lower-cost.

    Maybe Oly chose the wrong trade-offs for many users and in relation to other competing products available in the market. If so, the market punishes such bad choices with reduced sales revenues. However, I do think adults should realize that there is no such thing as a free lunch. If you want something costly and valuable, then expect to pay hansomely for it. Despite the ways various politicians try to lie to constituents about getting something for nothing, that is not reality. Production of any good such as camera lenses takes resources, and as they say money talks and BS walks. In other words, if you want something, be adult enough to be willing to pay for the production and resource allocation needed to generate and make the good that you desire.

    Well, here’s to hoping that Oly has chosen wisely in its new product releases and that consumers are willing to put their money where their mouth is to buy the goods at the prices they say that they are willing to pay.

    • Ab

      Exactly. Does anyone remember how much the first miniature cellphones cost? Or how much the first USB drives cost compared to their storage? MP3 players? Flat screen TVs compared to Tube TVs?

      Smaller costs more, portable costs more.

      Dont want it dont buy it, but it was the open standard of 43rds that has led to 43rds customers having a range of company products to choose from. Olympus has been the staple 43rds producer for years, even when other companies dropped out. Panasonic led m43rds but it REALLY took off with the pen models gaining a massive amount of attention.

      I look forward to their future announcements, and hope for some primes myself, but i cant damn them for their choices… I certainly dont have the wealth of information they do about demographics, and sales.

      Ab

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