1. Reminder: Please use our affiliate links for holiday shopping!

Olympus Refurbished Lenses - 12-40mm f2.8 PRO, 75mm f1.8 , 70-300mm instock at getolympus.com

Discussion in 'Hot Deals - Find a Great Deal? Share It Here.' started by ozuiko, Jan 7, 2016.

  1. ozuiko

    ozuiko New to Mu-43

    8
    Nov 28, 2014
    • Like Like x 1
  2. Hal Knowles

    Hal Knowles Mu-43 Regular

    156
    Aug 3, 2015
    Florida
    Hal Knowles
    Thanks ozuiko!

    Often, when the stock picks back up in the Oly Refurb store, they soon offer a promotional discount code. I bet with all of the holiday open box returns to retailers (which often end up back in the manufactuer's hands for refurb resale), we may see an Oly promotion very soon.

    Given their past history, my bet is the promotion will be on Mon Jan 08 which is a national holiday in the US (Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday observance day). During the last promo around Thanksgiving, I picked up a 75mm for $447 (which was 20% off the similar current list price of $559). The lens is a portraiture dream! For those looking for a 75mm, be watching the Oly site for the next 10-14 days. Also, for those in need of a small kit, the following option is already a great price (and would only be $255 if Oly offers a 20% discount code).

    The E-PL6 kit with 12-42 and 40-150 lenses is only $319.
    E-PL6 Black Body with 14-42mm II R Black Lens, 40-150mm R Black Lens, 8GB FlashAir Card (Reconditioned) - Reconditioned Cameras - Outlet | Olympus
     
  3. cnyap

    cnyap Mu-43 Regular

    60
    Jan 30, 2015
    We get MLK off on Jan 18th.
     
  4. Hal Knowles

    Hal Knowles Mu-43 Regular

    156
    Aug 3, 2015
    Florida
    Hal Knowles
    Oops, thanks cnyap! That's what I meant to type.
     
  5. steve16823

    steve16823 Mu-43 Regular

    181
    Sep 26, 2011
    Brookfield, IL
    There wasn't a sale last year on MLK day. The first sale of last year was on President's Day weekend, which was 20% off, and then a 25% off "spring cleaning" sale at the end of March.
     
  6. mw6sense

    mw6sense Mu-43 Regular

    70
    Apr 2, 2015
    patrick cheung
    Or you can get the camera with 12-42 lens for $249 from newgflash.com
    OLYMPUS PEN E-PL6 V205051BU000 Black 16 MP 3.0" 614K Touch LCD Interchangeable Lens System Camera with 14-42mm II Lens – NeweggFlash.com
     
  7. cnyap

    cnyap Mu-43 Regular

    60
    Jan 30, 2015
    I noticed the PL6 refurb deal too. Too bad the IS is poor (worthless?). PL7 is of course better, but it's heavier and of course costs more. I hope they update the PM2 soon.
     
  8. Youngjun

    Youngjun Mu-43 Regular

    156
    Feb 24, 2015
    USA
    Youngjun
    PL6 spec shows 3-axis IBIS, while my PM2 has 2-axis IBIS.
    I thought 3-axis IBIS is very good. Why do you say it is poor (even worthless)?
     
  9. cnyap

    cnyap Mu-43 Regular

    60
    Jan 30, 2015
    It's fairly well known that it has 2 axis. The American PL6 page (and amazon) are wrong. I thought it had 3 axis as well until I was told otherwise. I think if you look at the spec closer, it says it only has X and Y axis stabilization (yet claims 3 axis).
     
  10. cnyap

    cnyap Mu-43 Regular

    60
    Jan 30, 2015
    • Informative Informative x 1
  11. Sammyboy

    Sammyboy m43 Pro

    Oct 26, 2010
    Steeler Country
  12. steve16823

    steve16823 Mu-43 Regular

    181
    Sep 26, 2011
    Brookfield, IL
    But the page you link is exactly where it confirms it's 2 axis. Read the specs page.
     
  13. cnyap

    cnyap Mu-43 Regular

    60
    Jan 30, 2015
    As I said, the American page is wrong. Some guys (likely Guy Parsons, in my link) who know Oly cameras very well verified it (by the sound the camera makes? I can't recall - it was months ago when I looked into the PL6) that it's 2 axis, not 3. When the PL6 became available in America, I researched it. Even Oly's site claims 3 axis, but they (the specs tab) also only claims yaw + pitch = 2 axis, right?
     
  14. Sammyboy

    Sammyboy m43 Pro

    Oct 26, 2010
    Steeler Country
    PROVEN DUST REDUCTION SYSTEM

    Olympus’ Dust Reduction System assures spot-free images, even if you change lenses. Every time you turn on the camera, the patented Supersonic Wave Filter silently vibrates, flinging and collecting dust so that it doesn’t interfere with the picture imaging at any time.
    EQUIPPED WITH ISO LOW (EQUIVALENT TO ISO 100) FOR FURTHER EXPANDED SHOOTING SCENES.

    The E-PL6 is now equipped with ISO LOW mode (equivalent to ISO 100). In combination with a high-speed 1/4000 sec. shutter, a large-diameter lens can be used at maximum aperture even in bright daylight for background defocusing effects.
    IN-BODY IMAGE STABILIZATION

    Say goodbye to blurry images. Olympus’ in-body image stabilization technology makes it possible to use any Micro Four Thirds lenses (or Four Thirds lens), from wide-angle to telephoto, for perfectly clear, crisp photos no matter what the shooting situation, even in low light!
    professional_image_quality2.
     
  15. steve16823

    steve16823 Mu-43 Regular

    181
    Sep 26, 2011
    Brookfield, IL
    From the SAME page, on the "Specs" tab. I think the graphic that you linked to is probably a mistake by the web page designer:

    IMAGE STABILIZATION SYSTEMTypeBuilt-in (Imager shift image stabilizer*3)
    *3: yaw/pitch
    Mode3 modes (S-I.S.1, S-I.S.2, S-I.S.3), OFF
    Focal length settingAvailable
    Available manual focal length settingInput focal length : 8, 10, 12, 15, 16, 18, 24, 28, 30, 35, 40, 48, 50, 55, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 100, 105, 120, 135, 150, 180, 200, 210, 250, 300, 350, 400, 500, 600, 800, 1000
    Stabilization performancemaximum 3 EV steps*4
    *4: Based on Olympus in-house measurement conditions.
    Shutter speed range2 - 1/4000 sec. (Not available when Bulb and Time is selected.)
     
  16. cnyap

    cnyap Mu-43 Regular

    60
    Jan 30, 2015
    Yes, those are the images/specs, not sure why you needed to repost them here. If you think they can never be wrong, then there's no use in trying to convince you otherwise. Note the specs elsewhere in the world state 2-axis IBIS. You think they redesigned the camera for USA? I which they did, it would be a great camera (PL7 starts to get on the heavy side for what I want m43 for).
     
  17. cnyap

    cnyap Mu-43 Regular

    60
    Jan 30, 2015
    Read the last dpreview msg in the link I provided. "Agreed - the Olympus UK specs also state 2-axis. The US pages are incredibly misleading, so I understand why people are having trouble believing us. The best way to be sure is to have the camera in hand - the sensor doesn't levitate on power up, doesn't have the characteristic background hiss of the 3 and 5 axis systems, and exhibits the typical rasping, chattering grind of the 2 axis system on exposures long enough to hear it. In typical 2 axis fashion, it lacks the option for stabilising live view at half press of the shutter release button too.

    It seems unlikely that a major redesign to incorporate 3 axis IBIS for one geographical market, whilst retaining the same model designation, would have been done."
     
  18. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin Mu-43 Veteran

    329
    Jun 10, 2013
    Dublin, Ireland
    I could imagine that the source of confusion is their stupid footnote-system:
    The "*3" in this text is just the footnote to the "*3: yaw/pitch" underneath. Not a claim for 3-axis.

    E.g. also see the "*4" in (and all the other footnotes on the page)
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2016
  19. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    I though it was common knowledge the E-PL6 is just a slightly tweaked E-PL5?