Olympus 45mm for $283.

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What to do, what to do!! I really want to get the black version as I shoot GH3 but this is a really tempting price!
 

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What to do, what to do!! I really want to get the black version as I shoot GH3 but this is a really tempting price!
Whew, thanks for helping me think of a reason to pass on this ;)
 

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that price is so ridiculous, it's almost making me by a lens I don't need.
 

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it really depends on the shipping and customs duty to see whetehr it is worth it.

has anyone had to pay duty on a lens?

if so, what was the percent of price?

A website said 2.3%
 
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What to do, what to do!! I really want to get the black version as I shoot GH3 but this is a really tempting price!

I looked this morning. The black version is an option too.

As far as I can tell, black or sliver, is available for

281
+ 15 shipping to USA (looks like shipping is actually free up to 5000Y so this should be $0)
+ 5% fee for international orders (i.e. $14)

+ pay customs fee (whatever that is, maybe this can be skipped)

Looks like total price is $295 + whatever customs fee pops up (Black or silver)

A great deal with some international uncertainty....

Edit... shipping looks like it is free
 

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I'm not familiar with Rakuten. How stable are their prices -- do they tend to fluctuate a lot? aka, do I need to decide now?
 

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That begs the question: What are the Japanese Ebay equivalents? I can only imagine used prices considering the actual selling price for a new 45mm.
We can only check yahoo auctions here for used stuff and currently there's no used 45mm f/1.8 listed there.

Used prices for mint conditions here is around $180-$220 when I checked at the local shop a week ago. currently this is their price on used stuff (中古) Mapcamera Oly 45mm f/1.8

Also bear in mind that the yen to dollar exchange rate now is really low that's why it became very cheap for you guys :smile:
 
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