12-35 for $1039, Panasonic Direct

Discussion in 'Hot Deals - Find a Great Deal? Share It Here.' started by meyerweb, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. meyerweb

    meyerweb Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 5, 2011
    "Like" them on facebook, and you can pre-order for the above price. Depending on where you live you might have to pay sales tax, but it's still a lot cheaper than the $1299 asking price online.
     
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  2. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Nice savings, still way out of my price range. Some lenses I will never own. :frown:
     
  3. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    Do you have a link to this? I can't find this information anywhere.

    EDIT: nevermind, figured it out. You have to Like the Panasonic facebook page, then go to the Fan Only Deals, then click on Shop the VIP Store to get a link to a special version of the store.

    Man I could kick myself, I just ordered *last night* from DigitalRev figuring the street price wouldn't drop this much more :doh:
     
  4. Linh

    Linh Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 14, 2009
    Maryland, US
    wow, not bad. I used up all my panasonic direct purchases I think. Does anyone know if it's a yearly thing or what?
     
  5. michaeln

    michaeln Guest

    $1039 for a lens that should cost $400 really doesn't get me excited.
     
  6. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    I think it should cost $150, myself. Then I could buy one for each camera body.
     
  7. danska

    danska Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 21, 2012
    Portland, OR
    Joe
    Tried to get on their page, maybe I can't access that from the mobile version of FB..? Do they have a shipping date listed on there? Still unclear on when these are being released.
     
  8. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    Just says "Delivery: after US release" on the page, didn't see a date anywhere yet.
     
  9. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    No, but people who ordered through the regular Panasonic direct site have been getting shipping notifications the past couple of days. I'd bet the official release date is tomorrow, with the G5 and whatnot.

    DH
     
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  10. toobacat

    toobacat Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 21, 2012
    When I go there, I get a price of $1104.99, plus $77.49 tax.
     
  11. tamim

    tamim Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jun 21, 2012
    Seattle, WA
    Tamim
    I get an employee discount for $974.99 but still too expensive. I own a camera that cost me $150... I'm not quite ready to shell out that kind of cash for this lens. may be when I get an OMD.
     
  12. meyerweb

    meyerweb Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 5, 2011
    Did you "like" Panasonic, and go to the "fan only" page, then the VIP Store" link?

    Let's see, it still shows $1,039 for me. Plus tax, of course.
     
  13. meyerweb

    meyerweb Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 5, 2011
    Right. Show me any similar lens for $400. :rofl:
     
  14. shizlefonizle

    shizlefonizle Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 21, 2012
    $91 for tax, damn you California
     
  15. drewbot

    drewbot Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 21, 2011
    Toronto, ON
    Think that's bad? We pay 13% sales tax in Ontario.
     
  16. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    Yeah, the only saving grace is when you factor in taxes, I didn't pay quite that much more for it through DigitalRev :rolleyes: And, it arrives tomorrow! :cool:
     
  17. danska

    danska Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 21, 2012
    Portland, OR
    Joe
    If anyone ends up ordering one over this part of the store please let us know what date they are giving out as an anticipated ship date. Thanks!
     
  18. toobacat

    toobacat Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 21, 2012
    That's what I tried to do anyway. :smile:
     
  19. Psynema

    Psynema Mu-43 Regular

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    May 14, 2011
    Philadelphia
    Gary Hanna
    $400 doesn't get you a 2.8 zoom WITHOUT IS and WITH OUT C-AF.

    Don't get the cynicism, but I'll say it until I'm blue in the face, Panasonic is A VIDEO COMPANY FIRST.

    Price is a steal if you're a videographer.

    The Nikon counterpart (that doesn't have C-AF) is $1900. Sure you'll get better photos, but the 12-35 will run circles around the nikon for video.
     
  20. m43dex

    m43dex Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 5, 2011
    Michigan
    I tried to resist ordering.... I failed :redface:. No ship date yet....

    Estimated Ship date: After Release


     
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