m.zuiko 40-150 is only 109.99 at staples.com

Started Feb 22, 2011 | Discussions
Alexsfo Senior Member • Posts: 2,085
Re: The VF-2 was also a huge deal from Staples....nt

This kind of deal is one of a kind. I do feel that Staples messed something up but not our concern. I think every m43 user should go ahead and order one. You can always sell it (for more) or easily return to the nearest Staples store if you don't like it.
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Martin N Regular Member • Posts: 364
Crazy but true!

Thanks for the super deal!

I just ordered mine, and with tax, it came to about $120. What a deal!

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s_grins
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Re: m.zuiko 40-150 is only 109.99 at staples.com

Now, once I've ordered my first Oly lens for G1, I have newbie question:
I understand that Oly lens should work on Panny body from the beginning, but

should I install from Olympus website the driver for Panny body? What about CA correction? Why this Panny dedicated drivers webpage exists on Oly website?

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OP nxp3 Regular Member • Posts: 365
Re: m.zuiko 40-150 is only 109.99 at staples.com

You should visit this page and follow online instruction for your particular camera and lens. It will point you to the proper olympus or panasonic site to download firmware updates utility.

http://www.four-thirds.org/en/special/download.html

I got the 20m f1.4 panasonic for the epl-1 and the olympus software had a firmware update utility that downloads the firmware automatically. I'm sure panasonic has something like that also.
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453C Veteran Member • Posts: 7,087
Re: 150mm does not equal 200mm

Alexsfo wrote:

That panasonic lens is 2x heavier than Oly and weighs a lot more than the camera itself, I don't beleive it's a good fit for m43 cameras.

Come again?

40-150 = 190g
45-200 = 380g
E-PL1 w/battery: 344g

You may not like hefting that monstrous extra weight of 190g/6.7oz around, but is it as big a deal as you made it out to be? Probably not. Also, the 45-200 certainly doesn't weigh "a lot more" than any m43 camera. You may not find it to be a good fit for m43, but many people do.

http://www.four-thirds.org/en/microft/index.html

I agree this is a good deal, but as you may have guessed, I already own a 45-200 so I'll leave a 40-150 on the shelf for someone else.

dmac2410 Forum Member • Posts: 62
Re: 150mm does not equal 200mm

Dang! I waited too long. Now showing out of stock!

s_grins
s_grins Forum Pro • Posts: 12,774
Re: m.zuiko 40-150 is only 109.99 at staples.com

Thank you for response. I've already made a driver download, and just uncertain, should I update or this is unnecessary procedure.

nxp3 wrote:

You should visit this page and follow online instruction for your particular camera and lens. It will point you to the proper olympus or panasonic site to download firmware updates utility.

http://www.four-thirds.org/en/special/download.html

I got the 20m f1.4 panasonic for the epl-1 and the olympus software had a firmware update utility that downloads the firmware automatically. I'm sure panasonic has something like that also.
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s_grins
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Re: m.zuiko 40-150 is only 109.99 at staples.com

Well, M. Zuiko 40-150 does not have any firmware update for Panasonic cameras. No firmware update needed. My spooky story is over

P.S. for older E. Zuiko 40-150 (via adapter) there is a driver update.
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LarryPhoto Senior Member • Posts: 2,612
Out of Stock

I just tried to order

Laszlo13
Laszlo13 Contributing Member • Posts: 887
Re: Argh---!

Well the regular 4/3 40-150mm is simply excellent. I have it for my e-30. I'm hoping the u4/3 version is at least almost as good. There aren't any tests out yet, although it seems the micro version might be a bit soft from 100-150. The regular 4/3 version is very sharp all the way through. I was going to purchase the adapter, until this deal came up. I'm assuming the new micro version will focus a lot faster.

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jimrpdx Veteran Member • Posts: 3,661
Re: compare

I did some tripod tests of micro 40-150 and the Lumix 45-200 at a few FL settings. No discernable diff for me. I swapped my 40-150 for a 17mm since I don't need two teles and the OIS is valuable on my G1.
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compujoe Forum Member • Posts: 82
Re: m.zuiko 40-150 is only 109.99 at staples.com

Here is a video on auto-focus between the 4/3 and m4/3 versions of the 40-150mm.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqmiSI8-0U0

Tried to get another one for a buddy but it looks like OOS now. Glad I got mine this morning

Jman13 Senior Member • Posts: 1,424
Re: m.zuiko 40-150 is only 109.99 at staples.com

Uh oh...I hope our orders aren't cancelled...Staples apparently is having some pricing problems. Look at this E-PL1 kit...it can be yours for the low bargain price of only $10,000,000!

http://www.staples.com/Olympus-Pen-E-PL1-Digital-SLR-Camera-Kit/product_899932?cmArea=sku_pd_box2

If you search for the item number, it comes up with the correct price, but it's odd. Here's a screenshot of how it is right now, just in case they fix it here really shortly:

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PhotoMED Regular Member • Posts: 338
Add to cart

Add to cart

bunfoolio Regular Member • Posts: 389
Out of stock

I guess word got out pretty fast. There are none left

EMOslaughter Regular Member • Posts: 221
Re: Out of stock

I received mine just fine! I placed the order on Sunday evening and it arrived today. Damn I love staples! Cheap lens and VF-2!
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Marla
Marla Veteran Member • Posts: 8,994
Congratulations!

Good for you! And it is encouraging for the rest of us!

Maria
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Marla
Marla Veteran Member • Posts: 8,994
A little concerned!

I ordered mine early this morning. It still says "delivery 2-23-11" which is tomorrow.

However, it's 9:45 p.m. and according to their website it has not yet been shipped. It is still "in process." I hope it goes out at the promised price!

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Mike Ronesia Veteran Member • Posts: 3,043
Re: A little concerned!

Dang, out of stock and won't let me add to cart.
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s_grins Forum Pro • Posts: 12,774
Re: A little concerned!

The same with me: "processing the order".
I hope you feel better now, Maria
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