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UK only: Free 45mm lens on every PEN. New refurbished E-M5 and 75mm lens auctions…


UK and Irish reader will be happy to learn about the new Olympus offer. If you buy a new PEN you can grab a 45mm lens for free! More about it here: I haven’t heard about any other deal in other EU countries.

EU readers can enjoy a new long list of refurbished Olympus cameras including some new OMD auctions and for the first time a Silver 75mm f/1.8 lens. Here are some key auctions:
Black E-M5 with 12-50mm lens Black E-M5 with 12-50mm lens (auction two) Black E-M5 with 12-50mm lens (auction three) Silver E-PL3 with 14-42mm lens Black E-PL3 with 14-42mm lens Red E-PL3 with 14-42mm lens White E-PL3 with 14-42mm lens Brown E-PM1 with 14-42mm lens Violet E-PM1 with 14-42mm lens White E-PM1 with 14-42mm lens Silver 75mm f/1.8 lens Silver 12mm f/2.0 lens Black 12-50mm lens Silver 12-50mm lens 9-18mm lens

Full list of auctions is available at Olympusmarket.

  • Ryan Woo

    Wow, such a good deal

  • Fish

    That is a great deal.

  • Victor

    That’s a rediculously good deal! Despite being just for the OM-D em-5, it still is an excellent deal nonetheless

  • Ross

    The 45mm lens offer has been available for a month now for the lucky Poms. But in Australia, we’ve enjoyed better prices anyhow.

  • In their one hand they paint a lens black and charge an extra $300 and in their other hand they give away a $400 lens.
    Olympus is as easy to understand as a computer-translated instruction book.

  • Anonymous

    no way ,.is not fair,.when is happening in US

    • Ross

      After the price rises in the US like Canon are doing. ;) You’ve actually enjoyed the best prices there so I don’t think you have much to complain about.

  • micksh

    What pens? It’s OM-D only promotion and you wrote about it a month ago. Pens are not eligible.

    Even though you see pictures of Pens beside OM-D promotional picture, these are two different ads.

  • silv

    this is so unfair why the hell olympus gives this kind of deals at UK only soo unfair olympus..

    • Oomph

      Because we pay at least $1500 for the OM-D in the UK?

      • Vlad

        Yeah, it’s not only you know. And we don’t get discounts.

      • silv

        how about the refurbs at UK only? really.unfair..

  • Anonymous

    For those in Australia and New Zealand, Olympus Australia current promotions November 1 2012 to January 31, 2013.—Explore/Current-Promotions.aspx

    – 20% off selected m43 lenses. Good opportunity to get one of the pricier lenses like the 12, 75, 60 macro or 9-18. Brings it in line with grey import prices but with local warranty.

    – Bonus 15mm f/8.0 Body Cap Lens, leather camera strap and camera wrap with OM-D body or kit purchase.

    – Bonus Toshiba 8GB Flash AIR SD Card with PEN E-PL5 (body or kit) or E-PM2 (kit) purchase.

    • Anonymous

      Sorry, should have wrote 20% off Cash Back. It’s not 20% off at Point of Sale.

    • Ross

      With the RR price of the 60mm macro lens being $599 & cheaper at some places, to get $120 as cash back, it has to be a very good deal & one I’m not going to miss.

      • Anonymous

        Also watch out for the 15% or 20% off digital cameras or storewide deals at the major electrical retailers and big city department stores too. They usually have high markups or charge at full RRP, but with 15-20% off, it can work out to be a good deal.

  • reuben

    Are you sure, all the links only point to the offer being on the omd, there was s nothing about the PENs, specifically the link you gave only let’s you select the omd as the camera you are claiming for.

  • uk43fan

    I had a look on the Olympus website and there is a PEN offer. You can get a free Portrait Zoom Lens for £99 if you buy it at the same time as the PEN instead of £349. What is that? Is it the 45mm? If so yippee! Plus you get the 15mm free – pretty good offer. Can someone confirm that this is right

    • Llamaman

      In what way is a fixed focal length lens like the 45mm a “zoom”?

      The free lens in this case is the 40-150. They’ve had this offer listed on the SRS Microsystems website for a couple of days (although on the front page it erroenously describes it as the 14-150 – now that would be a GREAT offer)

  • With Olympus much moreso than with Panasonic, as an early adopter you do get a feeling of having been ripped off a little every now and then…

  • Salty
  • Sunny

    You are wrong!
    It´s for the O-MD only.
    It is NOT for the PENs!

  • Eude

    It’s the 40-150 R lens you get in the £99 PEN deal, along with the Street Bag and an 8GB card.
    They’re shipping a FlashAir Card with every PEN E-PL5 and E-PM2 too.
    If you buy the PEN and the above boxed kit, you get the 15mm f8 “cookie lens” free too.

    Very good deal I reckon…

  • Dylthedog

    The PEN deal is:
    Buy a new PEN (PM2 or PL5) and at the same time buy a special lens package and you get £250 off. The lens package that comes with the offer is this:–40-150mm—Street-Case-M—8GB-SD-Card-.html

    A bag, 40-150 zoom & 8GB memory card.

    It’s not a cashback deal, they knock the money strait off. I know because I just ordered one! :) I cancelled my order at WEX as they don’t have the kit their.

    Once I get it through the post I can claim my cookie lens…

  • Absoluutbeginner

    By the way … for the Dutch readers who want to buy an Om-D there’s also an offer..
    See here :

    It’s a shame that there are no offers for users of the Olympus Camera’s and lenses .
    I bought already 2 of the m4/3 camera’s and some lenses and even registered….. but no offers aftersale…… !
    Even the booklet you had to buy !
    Shame on you Olympus !

  • Llamaman

    Admin really needs to correct this misleading article – 9 hours and counting…

  • Absoluutbeginner

    Why misleading ????
    Did you try to put a bet on one of the articles ???

    I don’t like it any when someone says that i am misleading !
    I would be the last person to do that.

    But explain ……
    Kind greets.

    • Salty

      Article is titled ‘Free 45mm lens on every PEN’ but only the OM-D has a free 45mm 1.8

  • Llamaman

    It’s an ebay auction. It is common to be immediately outbid by another bidder who was previously entered a maximum bid higher than yours. There’s nothing sinister about it.

  • Absoluutbeginner

    Thanks Salty …..

    Anyone tried bidding/buying on the Olympusmarket yet !
    Positive results ?????

  • Nu

    Can any one explain why there’s so many refurbished items from Olympus every 3 or 4 months? Even just released new products.
    Panasonic doesn’t seem to have the same thing?
    It just doesn’t leave me with the opinion of manufaturing quality. As I am considering buy some Olympus gear.

  • peevee

    I hope this leads to even lower prices for the 48/1.8 on ebay.

  • JF

    Why are there such good deals only in UK ??? (free grip, free lens,etc…) and why do we pay the most elsewhere in Europe ?

  • Llamaman

    And still not corrected after 4 days. Gives a clear indication about how much admin cares about accuracy!

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