45mm lens in Stock at Amazon (+ new Olympus US rebates).

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UPDATE: The Olympus 45mm f/1.8 lens is in Stock directly via Amazon (Click here). No third party resellers!

You can get a $150 discount on the 40-150mm lens when purchased with the E-PL1 and E-PL2 at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

There is a $80 discount on the VF-3 when you buy it along the E-P3, E-PL3 and E-PM1.
E-P3 links: Amazon, Adorama, B&H
E-PL3 links: Amazon, Adorama, B&H
E-PM1 links: Amazon, Adorama, B&H,

Other deals reminder:
There is a $200 discount on the E-5 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
And the E-P2 body is available for $299 only at Amazon (Click here).

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  • blastingmills

    I want a second E-5, bad. Must sell E-30 first…

    • Tropical Yeti

      Well, if you live in EU, there is price reduction on E-5 too. At Foto Erhardt it costs now 1545 €, before it was 1700€

  • http://www.friendlyimitationofwork.com Tobias W.

    I cannot believe an Olympus lens now is finally cheaper in Europe than in the US. Amazon.de’s price on the 45mm is considerably cheaper than the US price. Great news. I had my 45mm pre-ordered at Amazon.de, it should ship any day now.

  • Sokar

    Ouch, that price for the 45mm is far too much. I picked one up in Singapore airport 5 days ago in the transit area for $375 AUD = $383 USD.

  • http://www.43rumors.com/members/jules/ jules

    Is it just me? Whenever I read “the 45mm lens” my first reflex is not to automatically associate it to the Olympus.

    Speaking of it. I don’t want to start a fanboy 1.8/45 vs 2.8/45 macro thread, but it would be interresting to see how both lens compares at f2.8 and f4.0 in terms of absolute IQ. I know. One if faster, cheaper and faster focusing. The other one has OIS, hardly any distortion and 1:1 magnification with non-moving front element.
    Are there any head to head review on comparable IQ?

    • http://www.43rumors.com/members/gino/ Gino
      • http://www.43rumors.com/members/jules/ jules

        From what I see in those charts, the IQ is not a deciding factor.
        Olympus really made a compelling lens!

    • http://www.friendlyimitationofwork.com Tobias W.

      I wouldn’t be surprised if the Olympus beats the Panasonic Leica at f/2.8. The Olympus is supposed to be brilliantly sharp wide open already.

      • Sokar

        Tobias W,

        It is very sharp wide open. A wonderful addition to the M43 lens line up. I use an EP1 and FL36R flash and the fill in capability for portraits is excellent. I also carry a 17mm Oly and can see a significant difference in sharpness between the 2 lenses. The fill in function also is more consistent on the 45mm vs the 17mm. My set up seems to have a mind of its own occasionally when using the fill in on the 17mm in adequate light. After seeing the increased sharpness one starts to wonder about the Pana 20mm and how much difference it could make.

      • z

        Leica used to be good when the price it good, but at this point, it is nothing more but a gimmick. Really, at a fraction of the price, you should expect a fraction of the performance too.

  • Nelson

    On Olympus store you get get 40-150mm R for $99 and VF-3 for $100 when you buy E-P3, E-PL3, E-PM1

  • http://www.43rumors.com/members/infared/ Bob Bowné

    I live in the US and received my Olympus 45mm f/1.8 from Korea last week, via eBay…($399 shipped)…That is $60 cheaper than the current Amazon price linked above. Have the lens shade coming from Canada. So I will have the lens AND the shade for the Amazon US price for the lens alone. (WOW..I just checked the price from the same page I bought mine from S. Korea and the price is currently over $500 ?!?!?!?!?

    Does anyone have any experience with this lens on a GF1. I think it is a little slow to focus (not horribly…but def. a little slow). Curious to hear someone else’s experience.

  • Bruce

    Guys you can get it in Taiwan for about $360-370 range not sure hot much shipping would add to that though.

    Bruce

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