Oly 60mm macro

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  1. cnyap

    cnyap Mu-43 Regular

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    Noticed Olympus America has it for $400 ($100 off) as well as online dealers. Seems liek a goopd deal for new USA version with USA warrantee. I'm unsure what the normal selling price is though (MSRP is $500 I think).
    Does Oly charge shipping and NYS tax? If not, I'll order it from them so they get the whole profit instead of Amazon; etc.
    On ebay the cheapest new copy is from Hong Kong for $350.
    Used they sell for over $300.
     
  2. gpburdell

    gpburdell Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    See https://camelcamelcamel.com/Olympus-MSC-60mm-2-8-Lens/product/B0096WDK0K

    $400 is a pretty common price for that lens.

    KEH has an EX+ used one for $350 - Olympus 60mm F/2.8 M.Zuiko Macro ED MSC Black Autofocus Lens For Micro Four Thirds System {46}

    I'd suggest giving Greentoe a try and see if any camera shops would do $350 for a brand new one. See Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro Lens V312010BU000

    (I've saved a bunch in the past using Greentoe, no affiliation except as a happy customer).
     
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  3. Web-Betty

    Web-Betty Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Melissa
    Just submitted an offer for $350...Will see if it's accepted. I've never heard of Greentoe but might be super excited to use it!! :D
     
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  4. gpburdell

    gpburdell Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Post up how it works out. I've had nothing but good experiences with them over the past two or three years.

    When my offer was too low, in a day or so they'd tell me the lowest counteroffer from one of their vendors and I could either accept it via email or just adjust my offer to match and it'd go through.

    Every sale has gone through a real authorized dealer camera shop and shipped quickly. I always received exactly what I expected, no gray-market stuff or other surprises.
     
  5. cnyap

    cnyap Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 30, 2015
    Interesting, thanks!
    I'm thinking the macro (at 1:1) would be too close for hummingbirds. My 42.5mm F1.7 works well but getting a tad more magnification would be interesting.
    I see the Hong Kong seller is down to $333 but of course would rather get USA version for $350.
    That chart shows $400 is as low as it ever gets (advertised price).
     
  6. Mike Wingate

    Mike Wingate Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mike Wingate
    You wont be taking hummingbirds at 1:1, but it is also a great 60mm fast lens.
     
  7. Klorenzo

    Klorenzo Mu-43 All-Pro

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    Unless they are dead... :hide:
     
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  8. cnyap

    cnyap Mu-43 Regular

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    Yeah, it would make it hard to justify getting the Oly 75mm F1.8 lens. I wish the macro was F2.0 so the 75mm lens would not be a factor at all.
    Better yet, I wish the 75mm lens was a macro (or at least close to being a macro)!!!
     
  9. Mike Wingate

    Mike Wingate Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    The 60mm Macro is a two in one. A quality one at that. I do not carry it about much, unless I know that I am shooting close-ups. My 14-140 with the Raynox 250 does a decent all round job for me.
     
  10. gpburdell

    gpburdell Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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  11. cnyap

    cnyap Mu-43 Regular

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