Olympus deals at B&H

Discussion in 'Hot Deals - Find a Great Deal? Share It Here.' started by Amin Sabet, Aug 7, 2017.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
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  2. Gidget

    Gidget Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

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    Apr 22, 2010
    Indiana
    Leah Hallett
    The Pen-F kits look tasty o_O
     
  3. HRC2016

    HRC2016 Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 6, 2016
    Am I missing something? Is there a rebate on a subsequent page that I didn't see?
    The EM 5 Mk II (body only) is $100 more than it was seven months ago.
    The 12-50 is twice what it's been (I think I paid $150, which is a fair price).
    Those are the only two items on this list that I know about.

    Edit:
    The Olympus website shows the EM5 Mark II with the 12-50 for $999. It says the 12-50mm is a $629.99 value!
     
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  4. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Luke
    the program is offering a savings by bundling lenses (at full retail price) with bodies (at full retail price). If you need to the body and specific lens and want brand new Olympus product, it's a way to save money. But make no mistake, they are not giving away the store here.
     
  5. HRC2016

    HRC2016 Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 6, 2016
    What BH showed was different from Oly. As with any purchase buyers need to do their research.
     
  6. Tom_Chan

    Tom_Chan Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 19, 2013
    Palo Alto, CA
    Olympus PEN-F
    You can mix and match easier here if Pen-F is what you want:
    Pen-F + 25/1.8 + 45/1.8 = $1397
    Pen-F + 17/1.8 = $1398
    plus you can throw in the 30/3.5 macro for free.
     
  7. gpburdell

    gpburdell Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Just check that 25/1.8 for decentering.
     
  8. ijm5012

    ijm5012 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 2, 2013
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Ian
    :rolleyes-38:

    If you want to be pedantic, you should check all your lenses for decentering. There's nothing about the 25mm that makes it better or worse than other lenses.

    Also, if you choose to go down that route, be ready for an exercise in frustration, because you'll become good friends with the workers at your local USPS/FedEx/UPS store.
     
  9. gpburdell

    gpburdell Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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  10. ijm5012

    ijm5012 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 2, 2013
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Ian
    Decentering with Olympus 45mm f/1.8
    Decentering with Olympus 17mm f/1.8

    And your point?

    You're pointing to one thread on a camera forum, and expecting it to be representative of the entire sample population? There is zero ground to stand on from a statistical point of view in making that argument. Ever hear the old adage that "the vocal few are the loudest and most heard"?

    Am I saying that decentering doesn't exist on the 25mm? No, absolutely not, because it does. But your statement makes the accusation that it statistically more likely to be decentered than the other lenses mentioned in the same post (the 45mm and 17mm), which until you can prove otherwise, is false. All lenses come with the risk of being decentered, even the expensive "premium" primes and zooms in the system.

    You can certainly be the crusader for the pinnacle of lens uniformity, but you're going to be purchasing and shipping multiple copies back and forth in the search for that one copy. Also, let's keep in mind that this is a $300 lens as well.
     
  11. gpburdell

    gpburdell Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Jul 16, 2014
    I posted a caution. You can do with it what you wish. If you want to believe the 25 f/1.8 hasn't shown itself to be more prone to being badly decentered, that's certainly your prerogative. Yes it can and does happen to others, few to no lenses are 100% perfect. Still, they don't really show the reports of multiple consecutive badly decentered copies that show up for the 25 f/1.8.
     
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  12. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Luke
    wow....just wow.

    it's a deal thread, guys. Isn't there a better place to argue ?
     
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  13. ijm5012

    ijm5012 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 2, 2013
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Ian
    There was no real argument. Gpburdell made a statement asserting that the 25mm was more prone to decentering than other lenses, and I offered examples showing that to not be the case, that many m43 lensss are affect by being decentered.

    The bottom line is, whatever lens you get, check it for decentering, and if your goal is pristine uniformity, then be prepared to get familiar with you local favorite shipping depot, because you're going to be exchanging a lot of lenses.
     
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  14. HRC2016

    HRC2016 Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 6, 2016
    Your OT tiff killed this thread.
     
  15. ijm5012

    ijm5012 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 2, 2013
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Ian
    I feel sorry for you that you can't look past a couple posts discussing an issue affecting all lenses, regardless of manufacturer. Maybe forums aren't for you if that's the case...