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Refurbished M.Zuiko Lens MSC ED M.12-50mm f3.5-6.3 $185

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

  1. ReallyBadPictures

    ReallyBadPictures Mu-43 Regular

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  2. snaimpally

    snaimpally Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 31, 2012
    Wow! Great price; too bad I already have one. This lens is a must have in my opinion because I find 14mm (28mm equiv) is just not wide enough in most situations.
     
  3. ReallyBadPictures

    ReallyBadPictures Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 12, 2013
    I want one but am broke right now...

    How is this lens when not used as a macro?
     
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  4. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Check out the native image thread - I was pleasantly surprised by its performance given all the bad press. It's still a kit lens but unless I'm pixel peeping it's not really apparent. The wide angle, macro, weather sealing, and relative portability at kit prices makes it useful as a daylight general purpose lens for me. I really need 12 mm, and can't really justify buying a P12-35 or O12-40. The new P12-32 is quite interesting though...
     
  5. ReallyBadPictures

    ReallyBadPictures Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 12, 2013
    Thanks but why do you call it a kit lens? At a MSRP of $500 it seems much pricier than that unless I am missing something.
     
  6. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    It is a high end kit lens, available for E-M5 and E-M1 kits, when it's only about $150-$200 additional to the body. That's what I meant by kit prices btw. I guess it's similar to how you get 18-55 as a low end kit lens and 18-135 IS STM as a high end kit lens on Canon EF-S mount.
     
  7. ReallyBadPictures

    ReallyBadPictures Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 12, 2013
    Got it, thanks. I am not a high end buyer (I only have the E-PM1) so that is what I was missing...
     
  8. Wisertime

    Wisertime Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 6, 2013
    Philly
    Steve
    They are out of stock. I had one in my cart last night before leaving work and decided to wait til I got home to make the purchase...mistake...they were out of stock shortly after. :-( Same for the 14-54 II they had for $319
     
  9. Dramaturg

    Dramaturg Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 7, 2013
    Ukraine
    Yevgen
    Out of stock :(
     
  10. mrjr

    mrjr Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 25, 2012
    Balls. :(


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  11. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    Nice deal, but I wonder if they're not hurting themselves in the long-term. It's hard not to feel ripped off paying an $300 for the lens in a kit, let alone $500 for it new, when Olympus themselves don't feel it's worth more than $185...
     
  12. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
    Fred
    Well, it's a refurb. The price is now $179.99 but is "out of stock."

    Fred
     
  13. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    Sure, and given the shorter warranty and minimal packaging, I'm sure people wouldn't be surprised if it was 15-25% less than what it costs new. At 60% off MSRP though, it makes you question that MSRP!
     
  14. mrjr

    mrjr Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 25, 2012
    I think the MSRP makes you question the MSRP. ;)


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  15. Wisertime

    Wisertime Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 6, 2013
    Philly
    Steve
    Yes, that original MSRP was bogus all along. I think it was just to encourage people to buy the EM5-12-50 kit thinking they were getting a steal at "only $300" more. If anyone wants to buy it separate for $500+ they will be happy to sell it. Oly has actually been doing quite a bit of promotional pricing on all the lenses the past few months.