Oly 14-150mm; is this a deal or what???

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by TetonTom, May 1, 2013.

  1. TetonTom

    TetonTom Mu-43 Regular

    I'd like to set my wife up with a e-pl5 + 14-150mm to replace her Nikon d3100 + 18-55 + 55-200.
    I've been searching around eBay for the 14-150, and the best deals I'm finding are for the lens + e-pl1 body.
    I know it's a discontinued body, but it's cheaper than just buying the lens on it's own. ($499 camera + lens!).
    I'm just wondering if there's different versions of this lens, or if they're all the same?
  2. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    There's only one version of the Olympus 14-150. Cameta (USA) often has refurbished 14-150 lenses on eBay for $330, but I'm not sure whether that helps where you are.
  3. supermaxv

    supermaxv Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 20, 2011
    I'm seeing a M. Zuiko 14-150 lens on ebay Buy It Now for $339 from Cameta, which is definitely cheaper than $499....

    Olympus M Zuiko 14 150mm Micro 4 3 Pen Digital Ed Lens USA 050332175075 | eBay
  4. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Dang, why did I open this thread. Now I've got to go get me one of those refurbed 14-140s.......

  5. dragons4Mama

    dragons4Mama Mu-43 Rookie

    Dec 31, 2012
    MetroWest MA
    Check out Cameta's website - DH just bought one and it was a bit cheaper directly (not through eBay) & had free shipping
  6. Biro

    Biro Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 8, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    I bought one of Cameta's refurbished Oly 14-150's last year. It has worked out great with no problems. And Cameta will warranty it for a year even though it's a refurb.
  7. TetonTom

    TetonTom Mu-43 Regular

    Yes, I see various re-furbs for less than $499, but just saying that the cheapest NEW lens I see is $549, and the NEW e-pl1 + NEW 14-150 is $499.
  8. dav1dz

    dav1dz Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 6, 2012
    If you must buy new, $499 is not bad.
  9. TetonTom

    TetonTom Mu-43 Regular

    Yeah, $499. And it comes with a free E-PL1...
  10. TetonTom

    TetonTom Mu-43 Regular

    Bought one today from Cameta! $499 for the kit. I think I'll try and get $100 or maybe $150 on eBay for the body, and this will be the cheapest 14-150 around!
  11. Andym72

    Andym72 Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 4, 2013
    Reading, UK
  12. Hunter5117

    Hunter5117 Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 25, 2010
    I too bought a refurb 14-150 from Cameta few weeks ago. Other than the plain white box and packaging, it looked like a new lens and has performed 100% for me so far. Great deal.