Agreed. That is a bit strange. For the best bang for the buck, you'd obviously pick the X, but what if that form factor doesn't appeal to you? Take the III and lose out on $1,200 in potential savings? Very curious. Seems like they're desperate to reduce stock. I just got a III, and I already have the 40-150, so I'm not a candidate for this deal. I suppose I could buy in (if I had the cash rolling around), but then have to find buyers for the stuff I didn't need. Curious.I got the email for this deal directly from Olympus, so not an Adorama exclusive. The weird thing about the deal is you pay the same for the three lenses regardless of which of the three bodies you choose. I can not imagine anyone taking the E-M1.2 over the E-m1.3 of the E-M1x all things being equal. Per the Olympus web page you save $3k with the "x", $1800 with the mark 3, and $1700 with the mark 2. I can see people giving up $200 for the mark 3 if they don't want the form factor of the "x", but shouldn't they give the mark 2 choice a bonus $100 more off or something?
It probably doesn’t. These things rarely work unless you actually want the merchandise on for.Does the deal work if you buy those lenses at the current sale price? 7-14 retail is $1,400 (sale $1,250), 40-150 is $1,500 ($1,350), and 300 f4 is $2,900 ($2,750). I suppose that since those prices are set by Olympus USA, sale prices count. You'll have to take a bit of a loss during resale.
Ah, I took a look at the special deal again. You have to buy all three lenses at full retail price to get the free body. Sale prices on the lenses don't apply. Well, that's not a surprise.Does the deal work if you buy those lenses at the current sale price? 7-14 retail is $1,400 (sale $1,250), 40-150 is $1,500 ($1,350), and 300 f4 is $2,900 ($2,750). I suppose that since those prices are set by Olympus USA, sale prices count. You'll have to take a bit of a loss during resale.
They're obviously trying to draw well-heeled new Olympus users. I agree, I wish they offered a great discount to those of us who have already invested in the system. Maybe 25% off on any single item in the catalog?It is obviously only for people who have no m43 gear at all. How many m43 users that have a body and lens want to get another body and 3 pro lenses? not too many, because they probably have 1 of the 4 items, and thus the deal gets worse. Have 2 of them and it is worse again.
So NEW people to m43 can get a great deal. All new pieces, no used this or that price. If you want used, you can do this and that and nitpick to find a comparable deal, but it ain't new.
What I don't get is what about all of us who have a lot of gear? The ones who have the 9-18 and would love a 7-14 pro, or have the 40-150 with a 1.4x tele and would love the 300mm pro instead... but can't make that leap? How about tossing us a 50% off sale? Olympus wants new customers to the system and that makes perfect sense, but if I had all 4 pieces (thinking E-M1X) and spent retail or close for all, then there is the great save $2700 deal here, it looks pretty crappy. When did they sell those 3 lenses and the M1X each for about $700 off? Never.