US deals (E-P2 with flash deal, lens price drop and where is the Panasonic 20mm lens?)

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You might have noticed that the popular Panasonic 20mm pancake is out of Stock in all biggest US stores: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R. Can’t explain why! The upcoming 25mm f/1.4 Leica will certainly not replace that lens! Maybe Panasonic has some production issues?

While waiting for the new E-P3, US stores are running some deals on the “old” E-P2. At BHphoto (Click here) you can get the external flash for free when purchasing the E-P2 with lens. The total price is $653.

Also the GF2 is going to be replaced and that’s why there is a $100 instant rebate on the GF2+14-42mm kit at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and  J&R (Click here).

There have been a sensible price drop on the Panasonic 100-300mm lens. You can get it for $521 at Amazon (Click here).

The Panasonic GH2 is in Stock at Adorama (Click here) and Amazon (Click here).

One more thing: It will take a very long time before to see the Fuji X100 in Stock in US and Europe. Dealers are telling me that they still have no 100% reliable info about when they will have it in Stock. You can preorder the cameras at Amazon (Click here) and J&R (Click here). And if you don’t care about the price you can get the X100 now on eBay (Click here).

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  • Boss

    Not sure where the 20mm is, but I bought one from B&H a week or two ago when you linked to it. They got a shipment, but it quickly sold out. It is truly a great lens. The new Leica will surely be better, but it will be bigger and more costly.

  • I ordered a “backordered” 20mm from Panasonic.com and I got it in about a week. That was a few weeks ago.

    As of right now Panasonic still says it’s backordered but I say put in the order and see what happens. They don’t charge until it is fulfilled anyway so you can always cancel if you find it somewhere else first.

    It’s a great lens.

  • Olympius

    Other Panasonic lens currently out of stock at B&H Photo:
    45-200mm f.4-5.6
    14-45mm f.3.5-5.6
    14-140mm f.4-5.8

    They were also out of stock at Amazon.com and Adorama the last time I checked.

    The super expensive lenses like the 45mm Leica and 8mm fisheye are in stock, and the 100-300mm too. The new 14mm seems to be widely available too, I’m not so sure that’s a very popular lens, as it’s not that fast, nor as good as the 20mm.

    Olympius

  • AndersN

    A 20/1.7 MkII soon to come? With faster AF?

  • James

    the 20/1.7 was back ordered on Amazon UK till a couple of days ago, now shows in stock (or did yesterday when I ordered one)

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