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Panasonic 45-200mm f/4.0-5.6 - $99 at Amazon

Discussion in 'Hot Deals - Find a Great Deal? Share It Here.' started by zane73, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. zane73

    zane73 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 22, 2013
    Pilot Mnt, NC
    Patrick
    Panasonic 45-200mm f/4.0-5.6 - $99 at Amazon

    Amazon.com: B001ISKNKA

    Awesome deal, but with my luck, this is probably a pricing error and the order will be canceled.
     
  2. iHadJelloToday

    iHadJelloToday Mu-43 Regular

    34
    Jul 24, 2013
    Thanks! Just got one. Great Deal!
     
  3. leungw

    leungw Deal Hunter

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    May 26, 2011
    NJ
    Willy
    LOL, sell it straight back to Amazon for $141...!!! :rolleyes:

    Has to be a mistake.
     
  4. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Can someone get one for me ? Use it for few days and then ship to me Australia .I will pay the price for shipping ....please :smile:
     
  5. MadMan

    MadMan Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 27, 2013
    I can add it to cart, but it won't let me place the order
     
  6. leungw

    leungw Deal Hunter

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    May 26, 2011
    NJ
    Willy
    Just went out of stock minutes ago.
     
  7. eljay

    eljay Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 8, 2013
    It's over.
    I don't think I'd be able to get one shipped to Canada anyway. :(
     
  8. jaym

    jaym New to Mu-43

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    Jul 20, 2013
    Yes, it is sold out. That was fast
     
  9. lenshoarder

    lenshoarder Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 7, 2010
    Did anyone else notice that the trade in value is $141. Buy it and sell it back to amazon an make money.
     
  10. madogvelkor

    madogvelkor Mu-43 Top Veteran

    937
    Feb 22, 2013
    Connecticut
    That's probably what a lot of buyers will do. Or put it on Ebay for around $200.
     
  11. DoofClenas

    DoofClenas Who needs a Mirror!

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    Nov 9, 2012
    Traverse City, MI
    Clint
    Darn, missed out...
     
  12. eljay

    eljay Mu-43 Regular

    113
    Jul 8, 2013
    Had I not fumbled with resetting passwords and updating my account info, I probably would've been able to get one. :mad:
     
  13. leungw

    leungw Deal Hunter

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    May 26, 2011
    NJ
    Willy
    Just received email from Amazon saying that order has been shipped! :2thumbs:
     
  14. dougjgreen

    dougjgreen Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 5, 2013
    San Diego
    Doug Green
    I don't think that the folks who missed out really missed much - the 45-150mm lens can be gotten for well under $200 and is better at it's long end, and FAR smaller and lighter - making a much better extension of the portability that drove most of us to m4/3 in the first place.

    OTOH, when Amazon was selling the 45-175 for $210, now THAT was a deal
     
  15. MadMan

    MadMan Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 27, 2013
    Where does one find the 45-150 new for "well" under $200 (and not part of a G5 package)? It is $268 now at amazon, average price there since released for sale, $268.01, and has never sold at amazon for < $200 at all, forget about "well under."

    Additionally, even if a ~$100 45-150mm exists for that price, that lens is only clearly better if you never will use the additional 150-200mm range.
     
  16. dougjgreen

    dougjgreen Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 5, 2013
    San Diego
    Doug Green
    They are widely available on Ebay for between $170 and $195.

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/Lenses-/3323/i.html?_sop=15&_from=R40&_nkw=panasonic+45-150mm

    And from what I've seen and heard, the 45-200 is really quite soft between 150 and 200mm, so you are probably better off shooting the 45-150 at 150 and cropping a bit.
     
  17. nuclearboy

    nuclearboy Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 28, 2011
    USA
    Now matter how you slice it, $99 for this lens is a great price.
     
  18. MadMan

    MadMan Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 27, 2013
    Your link shows one black one available for $193, another for $194, and all the rest for over $200. $7 is "well under"? Only on ebay == "widely?" The prices you link to are almost DOUBLE the deal price from yesterday! Let's throttle back the exaggeration a little, please? Based on the reviews I've read, you are exaggerating the quality difference between these lenses as well. Yes, I read that the 45-150 has the edge in many ways, but not in others, and the 45-200 is hardly the junk that you make it out to be.
     
  19. lenshoarder

    lenshoarder Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 7, 2010
    Back in stock.
     
  20. eljay

    eljay Mu-43 Regular

    113
    Jul 8, 2013
    But only at $269.99. :(