Refurbished Olympus 75mm f/1.8's for $695

Discussion in 'Hot Deals - Find a Great Deal? Share It Here.' started by MAubrey, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
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  2. abepak

    abepak Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 21, 2013
    SFV, CA
    Hmm not sure if it is all that good of a deal. Sure, it's $200 less, but it's refurbished... and that can mean anything. Plus, to get warranty, you have to pay ~$78 more... Whereas if I buy new, I don't have to worry about past problems and it comes with the warranty.

    Choices, choices.
  3. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    an absolute steal!!!

    it is THE best lens on micro 4/3

    for all sorts of stuff

    P3040140 by kevinparis, on Flickr

    P3040110 by kevinparis, on Flickr

    P2240039 by kevinparis, on Flickr

    P1240344 by kevinparis, on Flickr

    PC020009 by kevinparis, on Flickr

    PC020210 by kevinparis, on Flickr

    PC070125 by kevinparis, on Flickr

    PC080130 by kevinparis, on Flickr

    if you dont have this lens you are not getting the best out of micro4/3


    and I am only very slightly annoyed due to my scottish roots that I paid 1200 dollars including sales tax for it!!!

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  4. PaulGiz

    PaulGiz Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 3, 2013
    Rhode Island, USA
    Good deal on a great lens.

    Mfr refurb gets 30 day warranty -- plenty of time to see if it's defective.

    If I wasn't broke I would jump on it myself.

  5. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Midlothian, VA
    Richard Elliott
    If I hadn't bought the Olympus 60/2.8 macro last week I would be all over this.

    Even now it is hard to not push the button ...
  6. veereshai

    veereshai Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 12, 2011
    Arlington, VA
    I almost did, backed out before committing to buy. Somehow containing myself because I have bought WAY too much gear this winter :(. Will liquify some stuff and buy it new in couple of months I guess.
  7. juangrande

    juangrande Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 2, 2012
    Big fan of factory refurbished here! I done did it.... because of your photos...Kevin
  8. Halaking

    Halaking Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 17, 2012
    Los Angeles
    Olympus sometimes $100 rebate this lens, they did it last year on Nov or Dec, so for $100 difference, I think it's not worth it, but thanks for the head up.
  9. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    enjoy it.. and thanks...

  10. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
    There's a 90 day warranty stated in the listing--the card is even in the main photo. Not the full new warranty, granted, but that's something, plenty of time if its a dud. I bought a Oly 9-18mm refurbed with a 90 day warrenty a year ago and have never had a problem. With that said, I totally understand the concern.
  11. ReallyBadPictures

    ReallyBadPictures Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 12, 2013
    I was just sitting here wondering if a lens could be worth $700 but you pictures answered my question.:smile:
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  12. rwhillman

    rwhillman New to Mu-43

    Mar 3, 2013
    Davis, California
    They are gone. All sold in a couple of hours. This particular ebay seller has very good deals on refurbished equipment (mostly Olympus). Things come and go pretty quickly. On the 75mm, his factory refurbished price was $150 lower than Cameta's.
  13. merosen

    merosen Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 14, 2012
    Somerville (Boston), MA
    But Cameta gives a 1 year warranty
  14. Mr Hahn

    Mr Hahn Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 9, 2010
    SLC, Utah
    Considering that these lenses are selling used here in our forum classifieds for $790 - $825 shipped, this price was freaking amazing.
  15. juangrande

    juangrande Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 2, 2012
    I bought my EM-5 refurbished from Cameta. So far, nary a problem. I believe refurbished means that the item received individual scrutiny from the factory because it was already faulty off the assembly line. It comes back double checked as far as I know!
  16. rwhillman

    rwhillman New to Mu-43

    Mar 3, 2013
    Davis, California
    And sometimes factory refurbished label is a way for the manufacturer to dispose of excess inventory without unsettling retail prices too much.
  17. Y2K

    Y2K Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 19, 2012
    Crap, just got back on-line and missed it!!!! SO pissed. I have been looking for a great deal on this lens for a while now. Hope he/she gets more in stock! Dammit.
  18. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
  19. robertro

    robertro Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 22, 2010
    I traded for the 75 a couple of months ago; it's now permanently mounted to Amin's old E-PM2. This lens is worth the full price - maybe more - it's that special.

    If you want to get some idea of the lens before buying, mount a ~$80 Olympus TCON-17 on the 45/1.8 with 4 spacers (step-up rings and empty filters) and try it for a few days. Handle the combo gently, the TCON is much heavier than the filters that the 45 is supposed to be holding with its plastic thread. This is less sharp, especially at edges, but a reasonable fascimile for composition and depth of field.
  20. spinyman

    spinyman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 19, 2010
    San Diego
    Damn!Just saw this deal!