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Well since retiring all I do all day is search for stuff I can't really afford and don't really need. I think the main reason I come on here is to find stuff that I haven't thought of buying yet.
But I did find some good deals at Henry's used. A Oly 17 f/1.8 for 349. and a PL 25 f/1.4 for 383. The 17mm had a condition rating of 8.5 but was like new and very sharp, plus you get 90 day warranty. The 25mm was 8.5 too and in great shape.

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If anyone has any other questions, fire away.
I already pulled the trigger, so I'll find out soon enough, but do these have any sort of webbing loops for securing?

I'm hoping to attach mine to the bottom of my LowePro bum bag, which has two straps below, intended for a tripod.

The LowePro Lens Case #4 has nylon webbing attached in such a way that I can securely attach it to the bottom of the bum bag, but it's a soft-sided case, and I don't like having having an expensive lens on the bottom where it's going to be hitting hard surfaces every time I take the bum bag off.
 

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I just bought a Novoflex Castel L focusing rail from Amazon.ca for 249.99. It's 379.99 at Henry's and 339.20 CAN at B+H. Thought is was a pretty good price.

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do these have any sort of webbing loops for securing?
Nope. :-(

But my spouse is really good with needle and thread. :)

I really wish they had put a simple strip of nylon webbing up the side. Stitched in four places, it could have made two securing points at top and bottom (like I want) and a handle in the middle.

But for C$9.99 (less 20% at the time!), I'm not complaining. I paid twice that much for the soft-sided LowePro Lens Case #4 from China, which was half of its retail value.

BTW: they are still C$9.99 on the Canada site, still an incredible deal for anyone wanting hard-sided lens cases… or you can pay US $24.99 on the US site, if you'd rather.
 
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Neil Harris

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Entry-level deals from Olympus Canada email newsletter:
  • Buy an OM-D E-M10 Mark II body for $549.99 ($100 off) and get the M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R for free.
  • Buy an OM-D E-M10 Mark II + 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R for $599.99 ($100 off) and get the M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R for free.
Deal good through to June 13th.
 
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[Olympus] Pro Lens Barrel Cases. Both sizes are marked at $9.99… Whereas the US store has them priced at $24.99 and $19.99 so not sure if it is a pricing error on the Canadian side.

Links to the cases:

Large - Barrel Style Lens Case Large PRO for m.Zuiko Digital Lenses | Olympus

Standard - Barrel Style Lens Case Standard PRO for m.Zuiko Digital Lenses | Olympus
Just a note that they are still C$9.99 and US$24.99, six months later!

That's 40% exchange rate! Now if they would only use the same exchange rate on everything…

The big one tightly houses the Zuiko Digital 35-100/2 and nicely houses the Zuiko Digital 50-200/2.8-3.5 SWD.

EDIT: I just got two more of the big ones, and it nicely fits the Zuiko Digital 150mm ƒ/2.0 with hood on. Now I've got a spare within which to house my next Big Glass™ purchase! (Someone, please stop me!)
 
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It looks like quite a few Canadian Camera stores (Henry's, Camera Canada, Vistek, Downtown Camera, Panasonic eStore) have the Panasonic GX9 with the 12-60 kit lens on sale for $999.99 CAD (approximately $750 USD). I think that is the cheapest I have ever saw.
 
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