Panasonic 45-200 £119 (£169 - £50 cashback)

Discussion in 'Hot Deals - Find a Great Deal? Share It Here.' started by sgreszcz, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. sgreszcz

    sgreszcz Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 7, 2012
  2. addieleman

    addieleman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 5, 2010
    The Netherlands
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    The price is great, provided you can use the rebate offer as well. I didn't see it, but that could be because I'm in The Netherlands, not in the UK.

    Personally I wouldn't deal with this seller. Without a spur of doubt I steer clear from sellers with a feedback score of 98.7 % and 2884 :eek:  negative feedbacks.
     
  3. Yorick43

    Yorick43 Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 11, 2012
    Lake District, UK
    Yorick
    It's Argos so it'd be fine!
     
  4. addieleman

    addieleman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 5, 2010
    The Netherlands
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    Apparently Argos has a good reputation in the UK? I'm completely ignorant about them. Still a seller that manages to get so many negative feedbacks, must do something not completely right.
     
  5. sgreszcz

    sgreszcz Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 7, 2012
    Argos is a brick and mortar store, found everywhere in the uk. The £50 is a rebate for new panasonic lenses bought in the uk (maybe only for uk residents? Although you can get the rebate credited to PayPal).

    I know this is valid as I bough the 20mm for £220 from Argos eBay and got the 50£ cheque last week.

    I have no need for this lens though. Wish it was one of they others but glad I got the 20mm for £170 :) 
     
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  6. sgreszcz

    sgreszcz Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 7, 2012
  7. CiaranMc

    CiaranMc Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jul 8, 2012
    How does this compare to the Olympus 45-150mm? I have an Olympus body so don't need the IS but the extra 50mm might come in handy.
     
  8. The Minimalist

    The Minimalist Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 19, 2011
    Thanks, my wife wanted a zoom lens for her GF3, this will make her happy :2thumbs:
     
  9. gcogger

    gcogger Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 25, 2010
    UK
    Graeme
    I'd be a bit wary since it says "BRAND NEW WITH A 12 MONTH ARGOS WARRANTY" (not manufacturer's warranty). It's a bit unusual to see that unless the item is somehow not covered by the manufacturer's warranty.
     
  10. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    You mean the Olympus 40-150.
    According to those who had both they are very similar up to 150mm.
    The extra on the Lumix appears to be its less-good range.

    I have the mZuiko 40-150 and I'm not tempted to get this Lumix 45-200 but if I didn't have the Olympus I'd buy this like a shot.
    Brand new lens, £120ish ... its a steal!
     
  11. Al.

    Al. Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 3, 2010
    Hull, East Yorkshire, UK
    Alan
    thanks for the link, just ordered mine, and Argos is a participating shop for the cash back.
    And website says it will arrive monday

    39 sold and 8 left
     
  12. Robstar1963

    Robstar1963 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 10, 2011
    Isle of Wight England UK
    Robert (Rob)
    Many thanks to the OP - just bought one - superb deal with the cashback - now down to 7 left
    Rob
     
  13. CiaranMc

    CiaranMc Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jul 8, 2012
    Thanks Ulfric, as it's apparently quite bulky I guess I'll give it a miss and stick to cropping at the 150mm end of the Oly when I really want to push it.
     
  14. Robstar1963

    Robstar1963 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 10, 2011
    Isle of Wight England UK
    Robert (Rob)
    All gone now - listing ended !
     
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