New GF, GX, lens and Olympus US-Canada deals roundup.



Time passes but some things never change. In a quite time like this where for a long time we had no new big camera or lens announcement you really see what the real hotsellers are. For weeks now the 20mm pancake from Panasonic is on top of the camera+lens mirrorless ranking at Amazon US (Click ehre to see the rankings). It’s like An Aston Martin DB5. You will never forget it :)

GF and GX deals:
Silver GX1 with X zoom for $499 on eBay US.
Red GF5 with X zoom for $399 on eBay US.
White GF5 with X zoom for $399 on eBay US.
GF3 with 14-42mm zoom for $339 on eBay US.

Panacam-Amazon deals:
GF3 double lens kit for $359 via Panacam at Amazon.
20mm pancake for $329 via Panacam at Amazon
12-35mm X lens for 1,029 via Panacam at Amazon.

Henrys Canada sells the 40-150mm Olympus lens for 99 Canadian dollars.

Olympus deals reminder:
1) E-M5, E-PL5, E-M2 and XZ-2 got an up to $100 discount at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
2) Save $100 on Qualifying Olympus Lenses at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
3) Save up to $50 on Qualifying Olympus Flashes at Amazon (Click here).
4) $20 rebate on Olympus Point-and-Shoot Cameras (list here at Amazon).

  • Brian

    > 20mm pancake for $29 via Panacam at Amazon

    fantastic deal :p

    • gustavo

      can you give me the link? please

      • Pavlo

        You are late. It’s 329 already :)

  • Bob B.

    funny …I am selling my 20mm on eBay this week!…I also have the Pany/Leica 25mm and I just found that the 20mm was too close in focal length and I was not using it…I just picked up the new Oly 17mm as it is a MUCH faster focuser and gives me a little more range in my prime lenses…
    The 20mm is sharp AND small, tho!!!!

    • Fish

      Thats good to hear. I sold my 20mm a couple weeks ago and am buying the 25mm tomorrow, mostly for the improved auto focus. I already have the 14mm on an e-pm1 when I want compact.

  • DG

    its $329.00 and not $29.00 !!! OMG !!!

  • Yun

    I sold mine to give the way to the summilux .
    The lens is a bit slow in focusing & bokeh wise can’t match the great 45mm . Compact wise , yes it did triumphed but I still prefer the summilux & the 45mm when come to image quality . If I really need something very compact , the 14mm fit my pocket better .

    • Bob B.

      yeah…that was another reason I sold my 20mm. I own the 14mm and when you want compact (especially on my GX1) the lens is great!!! Fast focusing, too…not quite as sharp as the 20mm…but not enough for anyone to notice!!!!!
      What is cool is that we have sooooooo many choices, especially for a system that is sooooo young…nothing compares to MFT in Mirrorless Camera Land for me.

  • OliverTwisted

    Sold my 20mm and put the money toward the 25mm Panaleica. No regrets and well worth the sub $200 difference. Faster AF, brighter and better bokeh.

    • Tron


  • mahler

    To me, this slow and noisy AF lens is totally overrated. The 1.4/25mm is a lot better. How such a product can be a top seller is hard to believe.

    • Fish

      Haha hey Mahler. I didnt know you were still around. The images from the 20mm are still excellent but the focusing speed and noise weren’t up to modern standards IMO. I think the reason the 20mm achieved legend-status is because it was released so early at the beginning of m4/3. There was no alternative back then and it was the must-have prime.
      I think that if it was just released today, it would have received more critical reviews and wouldn’t be as well regarded. It is still a great lens, but I think it has benefited most from timing.

      • Sqweezy

        How true that is. Timing can mean everything sometimes. Just think, one day all the current lenses will be obsolete and replaced by even faster and optically superior models. Hopefully, they’ll be more compact and will all be weather sealed as well!… Definitely need more weather sealed options in the lineup!

    • Anonymous

      It’s the King lens of Micro Four Thirds.. Get over it.

    • W. C.

      True. Well said.

  • cuius

    Amazon should consolidate sales of the OM-D ME-5 – be interesting to see where it was in the list if you combined black/silver/no body categories

  • Dannecus

    Interesting comments above from those that have sold their 20mms. I was never that impressed with the 20, the slow focus thing put me off. I used the 45 and 14 for a long time, recently added the 25/1.4. When it arrived I was surprised at how big it is though. Compared to the 14 and 45 it is quite a monster.

  • QBNY

    My 20mm stays on my GX1 most of the time. So much, I sold the 45mm. Too shiny on the streets…
    I have been having fun recently with the D Vario-Elmarit 14-50 f2.8 though… My next lens will be that 25mm.

  • Anonymous

    Best Buy Canada sells a white E-PM2 with lens for 430$.

  • Harry Germany

    When will there be an update? It is a shame that Pana is not able to develop a new electronic for a quite good lense. And the design needs an upgrade too. Very old fashioned !!!!

  • Long time feeder, first time commenter.
    Picked up the 3rd to last Panasonic 20mm from Panacam.
    My first lens for my E-P3!

    Thanks for the tip!

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