40-150R is $150 bundled with OM-D kit in B&H

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  1. zettapixel

    zettapixel Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 12, 2010
    In the B&H pages OM-D + kit lens there is a link "Click Here To Save $150 on Select OLYMPUS Lenses" which leads to the offer of 40-150 for $150. Of course since they don't have anough OM-Ds yet I'm not sure when they would ship it, probably at the same time. The offer seems to be there for all OMD+lens kits.
    There was a thread recently about J&R offering it for the same price through Amazon...
  2. Dave Jenkins

    Dave Jenkins Mu-43 Veteran

    What is the meaning of the "R" designation?
  3. BlairMacKay

    BlairMacKay Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 8, 2010
    Calgary, Alberta
    Probably means "Refurbished" but I'm not positive
  4. mister_roboto

    mister_roboto Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 14, 2011
    Seattle, WA, USA
    It's the new "optimized for video" lenses I thought (don't know why it's an "R" though, since they use MSC I think as the designation). When the E-P3 got the fast auto focus treatment, the R lenses were the ones that were "optimized" for it, where you don't hear the AF motors too I think, in video.

    At least that's what I think it is, I could be wrong.
  5. zettapixel

    zettapixel Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 12, 2010
  6. allenrowand

    allenrowand Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 10, 2012
    Portland, OR
    Allen Rowand
    I went for the silver OM-D with 12-50 and 40-150 from B&H- the status on the lenses is "New order processing", the body is "Backordered" and has been that way for weeks.

    I think the $150 40-150 was originally offered by Olympus directly and B&H matched it.
  7. Dave Jenkins

    Dave Jenkins Mu-43 Veteran

    I was going to get the 12-50, but I may get the updated 14-42 and the 40-150 instead, for less money.
  8. songs2001

    songs2001 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jul 8, 2011
    R just means it has a prettier exteriors. The older 40-150 non R has the same MSC, and supposedly runs the same.