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Old Feb 17, 2014, 8:40 AM   #1
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Olympus is running a sale for president's day, most notably 20% off refurbished prices by using code PRESIDENT in shopping cart


EM-1 for $1195 - 20% = $895 body only
EM-5 for $639 - 20% = $511 body only
E-P5 for $639 - 20% = $511 body only
E-PM2 for $319 - 20% = $255 body only

lenses too but slim pickings...
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Old Feb 17, 2014, 9:49 AM   #2
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AAAH! My tax return just came through. Trying to convince myself why I SHOULDN'T do this . . .
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AAAH! My tax return just came through. Trying to convince myself why I SHOULDN'T do this . . .
yeah I had the silver EM-5 in my basket but couldn't pull the trigger. I've gotta sit tight a bit longer, I'm just glad to see the prices are where they are.
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Old Feb 17, 2014, 10:18 AM   #4
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I almost went for a refurbished E-M5 with 12-50mm zoom for $703 after the holiday discount. But I stopped before pulling the trigger. I have a $500 credit at Amazon and I'll be able to pick up a brand-new E-M10 body with the new 25mm f/1.8 prime for a total expense of $200 less.
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AAAH! My tax return just came through. Trying to convince myself why I SHOULDN'T do this . . .
Don't do it Sammy, it will cost you 900 bucks of your return.
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Yeah problem is that it's like 530 bucks for something I was going to get eventually (just not yet). It's a good deal but I always feel guilty/nervous about dropping that kind of money . . .
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Yeah problem is that it's like 530 bucks for something I was going to get eventually (just not yet). It's a good deal but I always feel guilty/nervous about dropping that kind of money . . .
I'm like you, I have an E-3 and the 14-54 and the 35mm macro and I'm perfectly happy with the results so why should I spend that much money just to buy another learning curve. The pics may be a tad better with the M1 but not 900 bucks worth in my opinion. I keep thinking about it too but I always come to my senses. It's a different story if one can afford it.
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I'm like you, I have an E-3 and the 14-54 and the 35mm macro and I'm perfectly happy with the results so why should I spend that much money just to buy another learning curve. The pics may be a tad better with the M1 but not 900 bucks worth in my opinion. I keep thinking about it too but I always come to my senses. It's a different story if one can afford it.
Yeah I know I am happy with my E-PL2 but I think both Sammy and I are looking to eventually upgrade to an EM-5 and well these prices are very tempting.

I know for me the EM-5 would open up higher ISO levels that just aren't usable on the E-PL2. I would also like the comfort of weather sealing although it would probably mean swapping out my Panasonic DMW-MA1 adapter for the weather sealed Olympus MMF-3


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I almost went for a refurbished E-M5 with 12-50mm zoom for $703 after the holiday discount. But I stopped before pulling the trigger. I have a $500 credit at Amazon and I'll be able to pick up a brand-new E-M10 body with the new 25mm f/1.8 prime for a total expense of $200 less.
The more I read about the E-M10 the more it sounds like a really decent little camera that has some advantages over the E-M5 .... but I really want the weather sealing in whatever I upgrade to so that's a deal breaker.

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Yeah problem is that it's like 530 bucks for something I was going to get eventually (just not yet). It's a good deal but I always feel guilty/nervous about dropping that kind of money . . .
Yeah I hear ya' as I'm in the same boat, an OM-D is something I'm going to get eventually but not just yet... good news is price is still going down, I think the black Friday deal put the refurbished body only E-M5 at $525, this is a $14 drop from there since the base prices has now gone down.... so who knows maybe by the end of summer it will be under $500 on sale...
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525 is CHEAP...I would question whether it is worth waiting til summer for 30-40 bucks.
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525 is CHEAP...I would question whether it is worth waiting til summer for 30-40 bucks.
I'd say if you are in the market for one, go for it and I wouldn't be surprised if no more exist. They did say very limited availability.
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