Refurbished EM1 and EM5 II for $575.00 + tax after coupon CYBER20 at GetOlympus

Discussion in 'Hot Deals - Find a Great Deal? Share It Here.' started by ozuiko, Nov 30, 2015.

  1. ozuiko

    ozuiko New to Mu-43

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  2. budeny

    budeny Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 4, 2014
    Boulder, CO
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  3. ozuiko

    ozuiko New to Mu-43

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    Nov 28, 2014
    Agreed. Any advise on which one to buy OMD EM1 or OMD EM5II today given that both are priced the same and considering EM5II is from this years release.
     
  4. budeny

    budeny Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 4, 2014
    Boulder, CO
    It depends.. I would say it boils down to personal preferences and whatever you need more: 40 mpx mode or PDAF
     
  5. Halaking

    Halaking Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 17, 2012
    Los Angeles
    Morris
    14-150, 75mm 1.8, 7-14 pro already gone in few mins.
     
  6. HarryS

    HarryS Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 23, 2012
    Midwest, USA
    Managed to get my order in for the 75mm right after midnite when the cyber20 code came up. "I shall want no further lenses", sez me.
     
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  7. DaveEP

    DaveEP Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 20, 2014
    York, UK
    It's really not that simple. I never use PDAF so that would mean the EM1 was the wrong choice for me, but having held both I'm glad I went for the EM1.
     
  8. nuclearboy

    nuclearboy Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 28, 2011
    USA
    Olympus has 20% off on refurbished items this morning.

    The 75mm is up for 559 - 20% more = 448
    The EM5-M2 is up for 719 - 20% more = 576

    edit:

    I see now this was already posted hours ago. Sorry for the double post.
     
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  9. skellington

    skellington Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 4, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    Keith
    EM1 acquired. Now to find a nice 50-200...
     
  10. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    I don't usually feature deals on the front page anymore, but this one is unusually good.
     
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  11. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    Crazy prices on the EM5 II and EM1. If size or the 40 MP shuffle are not a priority, go for the EM1. It's not that much bigger than the EM5 and it's really comfy in the hand. I also notice that you can get an EM10 or EPL7 for under $300. The 14-300 is also back in stock, although this never tempted me.

    It may be a feeding frenzy, but at least the food is good this time.
     
  12. dweller

    dweller Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 14, 2012
    London, UK
    I'd jump straight in if these were UK deals.
     
  13. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Luke
    I thought today was the day I would finally get my 75mm, but they're all gone
     
  14. leungw

    leungw Deal Hunter

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    May 26, 2011
    NJ
    Willy
    Another big difference to me between the EM1 and EM5II: tilt screen vs swirl screen.
     
  15. emorgan451

    emorgan451 Mu-43 Veteran

    Jumped in for an EM1 this morning! Cheaper than I could find a used one for anywhere. Is the extra $100 for the warranty worth it? I haven't had issues with my refurbished and bought used locally EM5 in over 2 years.
     
  16. davidzvi

    davidzvi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2012
    Outside Boston MA
    David
    Well they got me:

    E-M5 mkII + 14-150 + 45
     
  17. sammykhalifa

    sammykhalifa Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 22, 2012
    Pittsburgh PA
    Neil
    Nobody even thinks to talk about it any more, but the 45 for $223 is just such a good deal . . .
     
  18. ibcj

    ibcj Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 15, 2011
    I was going to buy the 12 and 45, but with the Chase 10% cashback through amazon right now, it makes more sense to buy new (extra $50 total) and get the longer warranty.
     
  19. WendyK

    WendyK Super Moderator

    Feb 28, 2014
    Northern Virginia
    Wendy
    They got me, too! I jumped on the EM5 mkII deal the minute I saw the email at about 5:45am this morning. I expected them to be gone already. I hadn't been planning on it, but focus bracketing, better IBIS, better video, silent shutter, 1/16,000 and several other features I will actually use regularly that my EM10mk1 doesn't have allowed me to rationalize the purchase at that fantastic price, which is less than I paid for my EM10 body almost 2 years ago. I don't need PDAF or legacy lens support and I prefer the smaller size so I picked the EM5mkII over the EM-1. Merry Christmas to me!

    I will be selling a few things to make up for it, like a barely used GX7 that I never quite got on with (I guess I'm an Olympus person) and a lens or 2 that I rarely use. I'll keep the E-M10mkI with the oly 25mm mounted as the camera I can just grab and take anywhere, and as backup to the new one.
     
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  20. Linh

    Linh Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 14, 2009
    Maryland, US
    Didn't even know this was an option, surprised they didn't try to sell it to you on checkout (it seems you can order it after the fact, so that's nice).

    Same feeling here, mostly. I have a ton I need to sell though.. E-M5 Mk1, 12mm, couple of ThinkTank Retos, heh.. gotta get on it now.