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Old Dec 21, 2013, 6:22 PM   #1
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Default Zuiko 12-40mm f2.8 - Rebate

After seeing Greg's comparison with the LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm I've been watching the price of the Zuiko 12-40mm f2.8 on various websites for the last couple weeks. $999.00 is the standard fare from sites reputable enough to buy from. On a whim today I swung by a local family-owned camera shop just to check one out. When I asked the price he quoted the same $999.00. I asked if there were going to be any after Christmas sales and he said "just a minute" and proceeded to pull out a book to check for rebates etc. He said Olympus has a $200.00 rebate on the lens through Dec. 28th. Needless to say I now own one.

If it's indeed an Olympus sponsored rebate I suppose it would be the same anywhere. If you're interested in the
Zuiko 12-40mm f2.8 Pro now may be the time to buy.

BTW- It's an instant rebate. Not one of those mail-in things that you never get back.

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Old Dec 21, 2013, 7:07 PM   #2
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....hot diggity-dog, that is great. I haven't seen any images done from any lens that might be any better then the 12-40.
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Like a kid with a new toy I couldn't wait till morning to try it out. So, my first images with the 12-40 are low light taken around town. All are single image raw files PP'd in LR.
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Here's a few more. Again, all single raws PP'd in LR except the last one (Ranch Records) is HDR using Photomatix Pro.
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Congrats on the new toy!!! And from the photos, I believe that you are going to be very happy with it.
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Congrats on the new toy!!! And from the photos, I believe that you are going to be very happy with it.
Thanks Steven! I have to say I'm digging it already.
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FUN! FUN! FUN! to see the nighttime photos, Greg has been doing Dallas too (I peeked at his Smugmug) with his 12-40.

Tripod? What is the 7th image down, I really like that.

I like really like old buildings and your photo of the Reed Opera House Mall got me curious so I looked at the history, very interesting.

I never wanted the FT 12-60 but the m12-40 can get me excited thinking about it.

Happy for you to get the lens.....
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Thanks Bob! Yes indeed I used a tripod. I am just not that steady. Usually remember to turn off IS but not always. After looking at Greg's images, with all the neat angles, I'll try to lose the tripod next time.

The 7th one down is a covered sidewalk because they're doing some construction on the adjoining building (unseen on the left). The right side is open to the street.
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You have some really cool subject matter to be shooting. Really nice.....and you got the rebate. I was a little too quick on the draw.
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You have some really cool subject matter to be shooting. Really nice.....
Funny. That's what I was thinking about Dallas.

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