Refurbished M.Zuiko 9-18mm $399

Discussion in 'Hot Deals - Find a Great Deal? Share It Here.' started by snaimpally, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. snaimpally

    snaimpally Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 31, 2012
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  2. Ricoh

    Ricoh Mu-43 Top Veteran

    926
    Nov 2, 2013
    UK
    Steve
    That's a great price, if the same deal was offered in the UK, I'd be at it like a rat up a drainpipe!
     
  3. rdaneel

    rdaneel Mu-43 Regular

    45
    Jan 20, 2014
    OOS already...
     
  4. katiedaddy

    katiedaddy Mu-43 Regular

    70
    Jan 31, 2014
    MD, USA
    It shows available for me
     
  5. Hyubie

    Hyubie Unique like everyone else

    Oct 15, 2010
    Massachusetts
    Herbert
    This is a very good deal. I've waited a looong time for mine, so when I saw a $450 used, I snagged it.
     
  6. gaiaswill

    gaiaswill New to Mu-43

    5
    Aug 7, 2012
    Hawaii
    I picked mine up on Cyber Monday last year. This price is $20 cheaper than that! Great deal!
     
  7. Biro

    Biro Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 8, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    The Oly 9-18mm is a very good lens, even if it's not really fast. Anyone who has any interest in this lens should immediately jump on any offer befoew $400 without waiting.
     
  8. Steven

    Steven Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2012
    USA
    Is there any serious downside with using this lens on Panasonic body?
    I thinking no IBIS and maybe some corrections will not be done?
    Thanks
     
  9. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    The same corrections are performed (distortion, CA on newer bodies). Not sure why stabilization/IBIS would be an issue specifically with this lens - it's true of any lens without OIS.

    At $700, I'm not a fan of the 9-18, but at $400, it's almost interesting.
     
  10. Bif

    Bif Mu-43 Top Veteran

    538
    May 28, 2012
    San Angelo TX
    Bruce Foreman
    No downside I can tell, I got mine used in this site's "buy/sell" forum, paid $480 for it and couldn't be more pleased. Great ultrawide.

    No IBIS is not a problem with the wider lenses, easy to handhold steady.
     
  11. moccaman

    moccaman Mu-43 Veteran

    342
    Jan 4, 2012
    Australia
    18-36mm full frame and you want stabilisation? :eek: :biggrin:
     
  12. Indianpeaksjoe

    Indianpeaksjoe Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Colorado
    I just bought on.! Sure I had one before... and then sold it. But I have missed it every day since!

    -Joe
     
  13. I wish this was available in Australia!
     
  14. Patassa

    Patassa New to Mu-43

    9
    Feb 21, 2014
    Thanks for the heads up, picked oen up. Love it!
     
  15. LoneRider

    LoneRider Mu-43 Veteran

    250
    Feb 25, 2014
    Marysville, WA.
    Wayne
    Mine arrived yesterday. Looks like they are no longer in stock, glad I didn't wait!
     
  16. BAPHA

    BAPHA Mu-43 Regular

    85
    Nov 11, 2012
    In what condition did it arrive, if you don't mind me asking? I am debating myself if I should pick one up when they stock them up again.
     
  17. LoneRider

    LoneRider Mu-43 Veteran

    250
    Feb 25, 2014
    Marysville, WA.
    Wayne
    Glass was spotless, zoom action is smooth, new lens cap with the plastic, what I would call light/minor "handling" marks on the rubber of the barrel.

    Used, but not abused. For $200 off list, I am happy.

    I took some quick shots of it, blew out the contrast to show the barrel a little better.


    9-18Refurb.
     
  18. BAPHA

    BAPHA Mu-43 Regular

    85
    Nov 11, 2012
    Thanks a lot, appreciate it! Looks like a great deal, indeed!
     
  19. imgene

    imgene New to Mu-43

    5
    Feb 17, 2014
    Technically you save $120-$130 since it sells for $560 on Amazon and Olympus charges tax in atleast my state.
     
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