$595 for a used Oly 12/2??

Discussion in 'Hot Deals - Find a Great Deal? Share It Here.' started by WT21, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
  2. kwalsh

    kwalsh Mu-43 Top Veteran

    775
    Mar 3, 2012
    Baltimore, MD
    That is really good. You can occasionally get refurbs for $650 but you have to be patient. Looks like a good seller too. Someone lusting after a 12/2 but put off by the new price should jump on this.
     
  3. ptolemyx

    ptolemyx Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 19, 2012
    Vancouver, BC
    Ben
    I got mine new from lozeau for 499 .. couldn't believe the deal. Still ended up selling it, though. :)
     
  4. dav1dz

    dav1dz Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 6, 2012
    Canada
    That is a great deal on a 12/2!

    I picked up my 9-18 from Cameta for $550 or thereabouts. Looks they're out of stock right now, good hunting.
     
  5. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    I tried to ignore that listing when I saw it on FM. It's not helping my GAS that you're cross-posting it over here. :mad:

    I've been considering renting one of these for an upcoming trip. At this price I'm sure I could purchase and re-sell it for less than the cost of the rental, but I'm afraid that I'd never get around to the "re-sell it" part.
     
  6. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    lol. I was shopping a 9-18, and this is essentially the same price. It really caused me to double-clutch.
     
  7. memzinla

    memzinla Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 31, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    I really really want that lens, but it's sooo expensive for me. If I bought it it would be the only lens I'd have. I don't know how that would work for me if I plan to travel to Mexico this summer.
     
  8. kwalsh

    kwalsh Mu-43 Top Veteran

    775
    Mar 3, 2012
    Baltimore, MD
    It is wide for your only lens.

    I'd say a kit zoom plus one prime. 20, 25, or 45. That would cost less than even this used 12/2 and much more versatile.

    If you want to stick to primes only then get the 14/2.5 from eBay for around 170 and one of the 20, 25 or 45.
     
  9. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    Thank goodness it finally sold. Now I can stop obsessing about it and get on with kicking myself for missing out on such a great deal. :rolleyes:
     
  10. juangrande

    juangrande Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 2, 2012
    COLORADO
    How's the 12 end on the 12-50? Slower but....