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$398 DMC-GF2 with 14-42mm

Discussion in 'Hot Deals - Find a Great Deal? Share It Here.' started by tabbyarthur, May 26, 2011.

  1. tabbyarthur

    tabbyarthur Mu-43 Regular

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    May 5, 2011
    Club Panasonic is selling the DMC-GF2 with 14-42mm for $398 --
     
  2. petach

    petach Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 18, 2011
    UK
    OMG!
     
  3. tabbyarthur

    tabbyarthur Mu-43 Regular

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    May 5, 2011
    through Facebook, and othersie $409... there is something else coming...
     
  4. ksn

    ksn Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 6, 2011
    Shoulda put it in this forum, but check this out too.

    https://www.mu-43.com/f66/gf2-14-42mm-45-200mm-650-a-12580/

    Don't have to deal with Panasonic Direct. GF2 at $400 would put the 45-200mm at $250 which is still $50 cheaper than usual. Or GF2 at retail would make this lense $50. Either way, it's a good deal :)
     
  5. tabbyarthur

    tabbyarthur Mu-43 Regular

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    May 5, 2011
    you can also get the dmc-gf2 with the 14mm for $599
     
  6. c5karl

    c5karl Mu-43 Regular

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    May 31, 2011
    Fairfax, Va., USA
    Panasonic now has a "Direct Deal" on its Facebook page for the GF2 + 14-42 zoom. The price that came up for me is $379.
     
  7. pxpaulx

    pxpaulx Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    Midwest
    Paul
    The EPP pricing that I have access to at the panasonic site has been $349 (plus tax/ship which I think is free) for over a month. Still doesn't beat the deal earlier this year for a GH1 and free 14-42 for $400 plus tax though.
     
  8. matai

    matai Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jun 20, 2011
    You guys think this price makes it a better value than a GF3, ELP2 or whatever new stuff is coming?
     
  9. pxpaulx

    pxpaulx Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    Midwest
    Paul
    nope. but, if you want compact at the cost of ergonomics (using a touchscreen for almost everything is NOT ergonomical) it is a decent deal. Based on the top down shot of the new E-PM1, without a spec sheet or any other info I'd take in in a heartbeat over the current GF2 or upcoming GF3. Cameras need some buttons to retain functionality - if everything is on a touch screen, you'll never be in direct contact with your subject, and the point of a photo - capturing a moment - is kind of lost, since you're not part of that moment anymore. Ok, that was overly philosophical, sorry, haha! Seriously though, you need at least SOME tactile control.