USA rebates: Olympus PEN cameras, mft lenses and Four Thirds stuff (and 14-42mm X lens)

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While the E-M5 keeps to be a hotseller in USA rankings (Click here) Olympus US is now offering a new rebate program on many other cameras and lenses. Here is the full deal list:
Short updated: For the first time I found the 14-42mm X lens in Stock in US at Amazon (Click here).

PEN rebates

$50 price drop on all Olympus E-P3 bodies and kits at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 price drop on the Olympus E-P3 double lens kits at Adorama (Click here).
$50 price drop on all Olympus E-PL3 bodies and kits at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 price drop on the Olympus E-PL3 double lens kits at Adorama (Click here).
$75 price drop on all Olympus E-PM1 bodies and kits at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$125 price drop on the Olympus E-PM1 double lens kits at Adorama (Click here).
$50 price drop on all Olympus 9-18mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 price drop on all Olympus 75-300mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

Four Thirds rebates

Olympus E-5 body $100 price drop at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$50 price drop on all Olympus 14-54mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 price drop on all Olympus 70-300mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$30 price drop on all Olympus 35mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

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  • bunfoolio

    I have a feeling new pens are coomig soon with a updated sensor

    • Narretz

      probably E-PM MkII and so forth.

      • SteveO

        Wouldn’t hold my breath on a 16MP E-PM1 (likely their new value camera, replacing the E-PL1) or even E-PL3 (basically an E-PM1 with tilt screen/some buttons), but would expect an upgraded E-Px, their flagship rangefinder style body, makes sense to me.

        On the “rebate”, I purchased an E-PM1 kit before the holidays for $420 (they were widely available for $430-450). As another poster mentioned, they’ve since bumped the price up to MSRP and followed with dropping it back to the same range via the rebate. Simply an age-old sales ploy/shell game to generate activity, not a clear indicator new cameras are in the offing.

        • x

          In fact on amazon today’s price is the very as yesterday, up to the cent! Either it hasn’t started yet (admin might have undisclosed information), or it is a huge scam.

          And B&H links give an error.

          • admin

            Amazon anticipated the rebates program

    • PS

      Its across the board for lenses too!!

  • Camajan

    Now in line wih HK ebay prices?

  • Achiinto

    How many of us have digital cameras piled up at home with dated sensor?

    I have three but too late to sale them…

    • I hear you, Achiinto. It is hard to resist the latest and greatest, for sure. The trick is to study with realism which is the limiting factor: the user or the camera? Every time I do this, I realize that my dated E-PL1 is far more capable than me!
      Luckily, that has saved from buying either of the next 2 generations. I’m ready to upgrade now, and thankfully my son is ready for the E-PL1.
      But if the E-M5 wasn’t weatherproof, I think I would still be resisting. Speed of AF isn’t that big a deal for me, luckily.

      • I think its not about limitation but about adapting to the camera, in order to be happy with it.

  • Narretz

    Actually I don’t believe there are new PENs coming yet. There is such a huge backlog of old PENs, it just doesn’t make sense.

    • Geoff

      It all makes sense Narretz, it’s just the companies are coming out with so many new models at such regular intervals the market is flooded, stocks just build up as there is not that much of a market, unlike days gone by when the main improvements then was in film stock, which was effectively disposable. Seeing as this is an Oly thread, consider the amount of 35mm cameras they had ove a 30 plus year production range, compared to the digital models. OM’s 1, 1n, 2, 2n, 2sp, etc; E’s 1, 3, 5, 300, 330, 4**, 5**, 6**, 30, there’s 11 or so, already,not counting the E-P/l/m series. And that’s only Olympus.

      • Geoff

        I was way out with numbers, here is a list courtesy of mir.com

        M1(1972),
        OM1 Chr/Blk (1973-1979),
        OM1MD Chr/Blk (1975-1979),
        OM2 Chr/Blk (1975-1979),
        OM10 (1979-1987),
        OM1n Chr/Blk (1979-1987);
        OM2n Chr/Blk (1979-1984),
        OM20/OM-G (1983-1987),
        OM20/OM-G (1983-1987),
        OM30/OM-F Focus Assist (1983-1987),
        OM-3 (1983-1986),
        OM2sp (1984-1988),
        OM-4 Chr/Blk 1984–87,
        OM-10 Quartz (1984-1987),
        OM40/OMPC (1985-1987),
        OM77AF (1986-1991),
        OM-4T (OM-4Ti) champagne 1987-1995,
        OM88 (1988-1991),
        OM-3T (OM-3Ti) 1995-…..,
        OM-4T (OM-4Ti) black (1996-…),
        OM2000 (1998-…. )

        but still considerably less numbers than E’s considering timescale.

  • Doug

    Gazelle it

  • Charlie

    $50?

    Not nearly enough of a discount, Oly. :D

  • Camaman

    Any upcoming discounts in EU zone? I mean Official Olympus price changes…

  • one more guy

    No good at all.
    I am shopping for a Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm and the price on it for many weeks was standing on 580$.
    Now for some reason they put it back up to MSRP 700$. With today’s discount of 50$ we are still effectively 70$ higher than a month ago!
    After seeing a stable 580$ price tag, there is no way I will pay 650$ for this product. Especially when Panasonic 7-14 lens is being sold for 888$.

    • Charlie

      Yes, Olympus has effectively RAISED prices on existing stock. :x

  • Wow, the 14-42 x lens is finally in stock! Now I’ve lost interest. ‘Should have been available when I wanted it. 42mm at f/5.6 is painstakingly slow. I’m investigating other options.

  • Diane B

    I just wish we had some news on the Panny 12-35. After reviewing my lenses again I do think its the hole that needs filled for travel.

    I agree about the mZD 9-18 price. I have the ZD and adapter which I bought before any WA were available. I’ve been wanting to replace it with the mZD version but the price has put me off.

  • I’m gone to say to my little brother, that he should also visit this webpage on regular basis to take updated from latest gossip.

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