12-40 2.8 on sale

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by mario23, Jun 1, 2014.

  1. mario23

    mario23 Mu-43 Regular

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    May 9, 2014
    FL
    So I checked bhphoto and adorama today, like I do every day, and found that the 12-40 I've been contemplating was listed with a $100 instant rebate. That was all I needed to see...ordered at $899. Just thought I'd share if others have been waiting for a break...
     
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  2. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    do i need to let go of my 12-60 that i rarely use and get this?!
     
  3. Zee

    Zee Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Yes.

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  4. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Larry
    My personal feeling is no. If you have an E-M1 the AF speed and IQ are pretty much a wash. And the 12-60 has 20 mm more reach. The thing that most surprised me was the lack of difference in feel (weight/size) on the camera. They are both front element heavy and they feel pretty similar, not like the 12-35 which feels tiny by comparison even though it really isn't.
     
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  5. mario23

    mario23 Mu-43 Regular

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    May 9, 2014
    FL
    Yes but for me with a kit lens and my travel needs...This is the way to go in my opinion.

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  6. BadKarMah

    BadKarMah Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 20, 2012
    Okay, I click submit finally.

    I had this in my cart since the pre-order days last year.
    I finally click buy on BH for that price.
    This better be worth it :)
     
  7. Search

    Search Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 23, 2014
    I think that the OP should cross post this to the Hot Deals section. I wish the Panasonic 12-35 was on sale.
     
  8. mario23

    mario23 Mu-43 Regular

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    May 9, 2014
    FL
    I didn't notice that section my bad. I got excited, when I saw the deal and jumped ;)

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  9. Search

    Search Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 23, 2014
    I just wanted your thread to be seen by more people. Thanks for the find!

    PS I did post your lens deal with the purchase of a new camera. You might post the lens deal separately.
     
  10. jonlong

    jonlong Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 25, 2013
    If you're looking for the panasonic 12-35, i would order it from digitalrev. $869 with free shipping to the US, and they pay for any warranty work done during the warranty period, since there would be no US warranty


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  11. Search

    Search Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 23, 2014
    Thank you for the suggestion. I purchased the Panasonic 12-35 on ebay this evening from an international vendor. I received an email indicating 10% ebay bucks on purchases over $250. I could not resist.