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Old Feb 4, 2013, 11:48 PM   #1
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Default Oly M.Zuiko 14-42 MkI kit lens on sale

Oh, if you have ever wished to get the vintage kit lens, it is on sale at a "major" Canadian vendor for the amazing price of $285. Plus tax and shipping. Yep, ten bucks less that the list price of the newer MkIIR. Such a deal!

Want a deal on the E-PM2? They have marked it down to (wait for it) $499. Full list price!

This is the same retailer that wanted to know why on earth would one want to buy an Olympus camera when I was looking at the E-PL1. And brick and mortar retailers are wondering why they are having a hard time...
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 5:08 PM   #2
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I'd guess the retailer is Henry's...they have some outrageous price on items they sell on eBay. If any one is interested, I have the epl1 kit lens I can sell for a lot less
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 5:38 PM   #3
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Yep, mine's around somewhere at home too. The cost to ship is probably about all it's worth.
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The REAL question is whether anyone would buy a 14-42 Mk II.


Nothing wrong with that lens but I haven't used it since forever.
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 11:03 AM   #5
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Just ordered the Panasonic 25 from Amazon. Didn't realize that they now have a distribution center in PA, so I got charged tax...would have gone with BH had I known that. Oh well. At least I'll get it tomorrow.
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The REAL question is whether anyone would buy a 14-42 Mk II.


Nothing wrong with that lens but I haven't used it since forever.
Of the Mark I, II and "R" versions of the 14-42 I have owned, the "II" is the better unit. Not $299 worth it, but it is a nice lens. The "R' version that came with my E-M5 felt quite a bit cheaper than the "II" when I compared them directly. Wound up giving the "R' version away. I've used the "II" a couple of times with the E-M5 and have no real complaints with the resulting images.
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Oh, if you have ever wished to get the vintage kit lens, it is on sale at a "major" Canadian vendor for the amazing price of $285. Plus tax and shipping. Yep, ten bucks less that the list price of the newer MkIIR. Such a deal!

Want a deal on the E-PM2? They have marked it down to (wait for it) $499. Full list price!
I have a 14-42 MK1
which I will sell for a more mazing price of $ 280.00
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The REAL question is whether anyone would buy a 14-42 Mk II.


Nothing wrong with that lens but I haven't used it since forever.
someone bought mine for $72 plus shipping!

I never used it and every time I did I wished I had used something else.
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I never used it and every time I did I wished I had used something else.
That is what has happened to me, every time, with the 12-50.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 2:42 PM   #10
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I'm pretty happy with my 14-42II considering it is a kit lens. Like others stated, you almost have to give them away once you start aquiring primes. I think I'd like to get the Panny 20mm, seems like everybody is pleased with it.
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