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Panasonic LUMIX G Vario 45-150mm new $169 +tax F/S, at Amazon and B&H

Discussion in 'Hot Deals - Find a Great Deal? Share It Here.' started by SpispopD, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. SpispopD

    SpispopD New to Mu-43

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    Oct 3, 2013
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  2. Mathom33

    Mathom33 Mu-43 Regular

    37
    Apr 4, 2013
    I've been waiting to buy this lens and at this price I had to jump on it! Of course, if you have amazon prime, shipping is only 2 days. Can't wait until Monday!
     
  3. madogvelkor

    madogvelkor Mu-43 Top Veteran

    937
    Feb 22, 2013
    Connecticut
    It's a great little lens, I was surprised by how small and light it was when I got it. Definitely a deal at $169 if you don't have a telephoto.
     
  4. xvvvz

    xvvvz Mu-43 Regular

    85
    Jul 2, 2013
    Grrrrr. I just bought one 34 days ago from Amazon for $212 so I am outside of the return/price adjustment window.

    For $169, it is a great little lens. At that price, you can easily overlook any shortcomings of the lens!
     
  5. hipertec

    hipertec Mu-43 Rookie

    20
    Jan 8, 2012
    Is this lens better than the 45-200mm beside the size difference?
     
  6. Serhan

    Serhan Mu-43 Top Veteran

    533
    May 7, 2011
    NYC
    It is sharper then 45-200 per test sites, but for me adv is its small size. However it doesn't have the reach of 45-200 and bokeh might be better w/ 45-200mm. I haven't used the 45-200 for a while and used the 45-150mm last Sunday only.

    You can check photozone.de for their detailed test reviews:
    http://photozone.de/m43
     
  7. alxdgr8

    alxdgr8 Mu-43 Rookie

    13
    Sep 20, 2013
    Seattle, WA
    Good lens. I had this for a bit before my 45-175 came in. Tried them both and ended up keeping the 175 for the extra reach and the fact that it's internal zoom. The 150 doubles in size at full zoom.
     
  8. gochugogi

    gochugogi Mu-43 Veteran

    If you have a gear list at DP Gearshop you can get an additional $50 off of $169 with the gear list coupon code. I was tempted to get the 45-160 but I used my discount on the Oly 45 1.8 and got it for $299 (free 2nd day air shipping).
     
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  9. stevendotwang

    stevendotwang Mu-43 Regular

    100
    Mar 13, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    Steven W
    I received the code a while back but didn't have a plan to use it. Combined with this deal I just got the lens for 130 after tax! Have been looking for a deal on the 45-175 for a while now but this deal is too good to pass on. Sweet deal indeed.

    Edit: Oops, looks like I spoke too soon, forgot I let a friend use the $50 off code.. hummm, still tempted to get it at 169...
     
  10. gochugogi

    gochugogi Mu-43 Veteran

    My code didn't work so I emailed Gearshop and they "installed" the $50 discount as an account credit.
     
  11. DeoreDX

    DeoreDX Mu-43 Veteran

    208
    Mar 13, 2013
    Alabama
    So how does one get this? Went to the gear shop and didn't see anything about this. Is this something oyu have to sign up for?
     
  12. gochugogi

    gochugogi Mu-43 Veteran

    You have to register and create a gear list. Afterwards they send you an email with the code (usually in your spam folder). This is the second coupon code I've gotten since this summer. The first was for only $20 but could be spent on anything so I bought a new OEM battery. The $50 code needs to be spent on a camera or lens.
     
  13. memzinla

    memzinla Mu-43 Top Veteran

    503
    Oct 31, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    How does this lens compared with the Olympus 40-150mm?
     
  14. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    From what I gather they're about equal optically, but with the Panasonic ahead on build quality, OIS and metal mount.