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Olympus 14-150mm Factory Refurbs for $329 & Free Shipping at Cameta

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by Amin Sabet, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Cameta Camera is blowing out Olympus 14-150mm factory refurbs for $329 with free shipping. Apparently this is not a new deal. I would have bit long ago if I had known about it!

    <a href="http://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-6066856-11027432?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cameta.com%2FOlympus-M-Zuiko-14-150mm-f-4-0-5-6-Micro-ED-Digital-Zoom-Lens-Factory-Demo-60908.cfm&cjsku=60908" target="_blank">http://images.cameta.com/productimages/olympus/lenses/14-150mm_01_60908_a.jpg" border="0" alt="Olympus M.Zuiko 14-150mm f/4.0-5.6 Micro ED Digital Zoom Lens - Refurbished includes Full 1 Year Warranty"/></a>[img]http://www.tqlkg.com/image-6066856-11027432" width="1" height="1" border="0"/>[/CENTER]

    This is a great, versatile lens which is about the same size as the Olympus E-M5 12-50mm kit zoom and sells new for $599. I ordered mine today. Link:
    <a href="http://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-6066856-11027432?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cameta.com%2FOlympus-M-Zuiko-14-150mm-f-4-0-5-6-Micro-ED-Digital-Zoom-Lens-Factory-Demo-60908.cfm&cjsku=60908" target="_blank">
    Olympus M.Zuiko 14-150mm f/4.0-5.6 Micro ED Digital Zoom Lens - Refurbished includes Full 1 Year Warranty</a>[img]http://www.tqlkg.com/image-6066856-11027432" width="1" height="1" border="0"/>

    If you're looking for a bargain Micro 4/3 body, Cameta also has some great deals on factory refurbished camera bodies: <a href="http://www.tkqlhce.com/click-6066856-11025758">Refurbished Cameras</a>[img]http://www.tqlkg.com/image-6066856-11025758" width="1" height="1" border="0"/>​
     
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  2. SRHEdD

    SRHEdD Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 24, 2011
    Viera, Florida USA
    Steve
    I got this from them about a month ago for this price. If you haven't dealt with them before, no worries, GREAT people!
     
  3. Steven

    Steven Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2012
    USA
    Wow, this is a crazy deal! :eek:
    How would this work on a Panasonic body with no stabilization? Worth a try? :confused:
     
  4. Jman

    Jman Mu-43 Veteran

    475
    Apr 20, 2011
    Columbus, OH
    Thanks! I've always sort of eyed this lens as a compact super-zoom. Picked one up. If I don't like it, I can always sell it and not lose much money.
     
  5. AZK9lover

    AZK9lover Mu-43 Regular

    70
    Dec 25, 2010
    AZ, USA
    Stan
    This is an even better deal than the one I found on Cameta just a few weeks ago- was initially concerned about ordering a refurbished product, but on arrival it appeared brand new. Very happy with the purchase, and will be more inclined to order refurbished products with them in the future if the prices are good.

    Thanks Amin for keeping us updated on these great deals.
     
  6. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    I think you could try it and sell without much of a loss, possibly no loss at all. Adorama has a good deal on the Panasonic 14-140 right now, but it's still a big price (and weight) difference: Panasonic Lumix Vario 14mm-140mm for Micro Four Thirds System HVS014140
     
  7. scott0487

    scott0487 Mu-43 Regular

    106
    Jul 10, 2012
    Steamboat Springs, CO
    Scott
    Thanks Amin. I bought this lens from Cameta a while ago under the same deal. It came in perfect condition, and it is a great walk around lens to have. I have bought a number of items from Cameta and have had great experiences in each instance.

    Scott
     
  8. tamim

    tamim Mu-43 Rookie

    23
    Jun 21, 2012
    Seattle, WA
    Tamim
    hmm. I bought the 40-150 for $150 from Cameta. yet to be shipped.
     
  9. ccunningham

    ccunningham Mu-43 Veteran

    453
    Jul 23, 2010
    So now I'm in a quandary, I have enough money to get the VF3 and a couple of other accessories, which is what I was planning to do. Now I have to decide between that and this lens, which looks pretty handy.

    Decisions, decisions.....
     
  10. tolesy

    tolesy Mu-43 Regular

    27
    Oct 14, 2011
    NE Indiana
    Great deal here guys, jump all over this! :2thumbs: I paid $569 for mine from my local shop and would do it again in a heartbeat. Great all in one travel/walk about lens.
     
  11. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
  12. wattseee

    wattseee Mu-43 Regular

    85
    Jun 14, 2011
    damn - I just bought the 40-150 for $200. I think this would be worth the extra
     
  13. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Just got my notice of shipping :smile:.
     
  14. demiro

    demiro Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Nov 7, 2010
    I'm very curious to hear a comparison of the 14-150 and the 12-50. Neither seems to get much love, but I have been happy with the 12-50. At this price the 14-150 is tempting.
     
  15. strang

    strang Mu-43 Veteran

    287
    May 7, 2012
    The 14-150 is a faster, more versatile lens in terms of focal length.

    The 12-50 is a good versatile weather sealed lens that doubles as a macro. It's also my only 12mm lens so I use it for that too.

    I travel a bit and when the weather is poor you gotta have that weather seal.
     
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  16. demiro

    demiro Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Nov 7, 2010
    From 14-50 under normal conditions -- much different IQ?

    I'd love to buy the 14-150 and ditch the 12-50, but for the reasons you point out the 12-50 is a keeper. I already have the 45-200, so the 14-150 would really just be a nice all-around lens for the E-M5. Not sure I really need that.
     
  17. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Promit Roy
    I would enjoy a weather sealed 14-150, actually. It wouldn't be a instant buy though. A port of the 12-60 with sealing would be an instant purchase for me.
     
  18. tolesy

    tolesy Mu-43 Regular

    27
    Oct 14, 2011
    NE Indiana
    I am surprised this is not a lens you already owned :eek::biggrin:
     
  19. strang

    strang Mu-43 Veteran

    287
    May 7, 2012
    If there is it'd be hard to tell unless you're pixel peeping the corners.

    Typically a longer zoom range would give you softer corners.

    I am not the type that shoots charts to see how soft corners are. Sorry won't be able to help you.
     
  20. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    I started out with Panasonic bodies and owned the Pana 14-140 for quite a while. Eventually I realized I wasn't using it and sold. However, the Oly 14-150 is enough lighter than the Pana 14-140 to make a difference to me, and at this price it's a no brainer.

    I'm a prime shooter at heart and typically head out with two bodies and two lenses in one of the following configurations:

    OMD/PL25, GX1/P14
    OMD/O45, GX1/P14
    OMD/O45, GX1/P20

    However, I think that I'll really enjoy OMD/O14-150 abd GX1/PL25 together.
     
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