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Olympus M. Zuiko ED 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro Lens

Olympus M. Zuiko ED 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro Lens

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A great, versatile lens that's built to pro specs. Got a used copy in August. It's lived up to its reputation and then some.
does anyone know how much duties and tariffs would be coming to Canada?
This is an awesome lens - one of my favorites, and the price is $70 less than what I paid on MD earlier this year!
Does this come with a hood?
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It does come with a 30 day warranty from Massdrop.
Jaysun
what about buyers from Europe, is there a warranty for them? grey market sellers are saying 1 year warranty with them, I would imagine Massdrop is more reliable but I fail to see the difference if we don't get an actual warranty from the manufacturer.
Has anyone ordered this to Canada? I want to know how badly I need to pucker up for the duties.
Also, what's the warranty / return policy like on these lenses?
This is easily the most used lens in my kit. For shooting landscapes, this is my go to lens
I bought this a year ago on amazon.... for less! go too used ones and find yourself one for 500
Fantastic lens for the m43 mount! This has been my workhorse lens since I bought it early this year.
If you have a m4/3 camera and are thinking of getting this lens, just get it. It's a versatile constant aperture zoom lens that is rapped in a tiny tank of a lens. Water, freeze, dust resistant. Very good optics. Focus clutch is wonderful.
Bought this the previous drop, excellent lens, pro specs and build, MF option, and tack sharpness and contrast.
I'm pretty new to the Micro4/3's game. How well will this work with a Panasonic G7? Specifically image stabilization.
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The Panny 12-35 also has image stabilization native to the lens which would yield noticeable positive results paired with the G7. I've heard critics say the Oly has slightly better image quality, but I can't say that first hand.
Thank you very much.
Is this new or used, how do I know?
I've had this lens for 18 months. At this price you can't go wrong. This lens very sharp and great color. "THE PRICE IS RIGHT"!! Yes, it is grey market, but at this price you can self insure the lens. I have bought a lot of grey market items and not one required any repair work except one it!! That was after 10 years of use!
teacher447
Agreed, I bought this lens secondhand on craigslist for $500 (no warranty) and it's the lens on my camera 90% of the time. For the money, you really can't beat the performance of this lens.
Oddly this seems to be the only PRO lens from Olympus that ever gets discounted to this extent.
teacher447
Just realize that for some grey market stuff, the importer will NOT repair it, no matter what. So you have to find an independent repair shop who will repair it, despite the importers restriction on repairing grey market gear. If you can't repair it, then the purchase is a one shot deal. If it breaks, throw it away. Check the importers repair policy first, so you at least know where you stand.
This should have specifically been listed as a grey market item with no warranty. I'm pretty disappointed in massdrop for this. Had I known that was the case, I would have purchased it from a source that provided a warranty option. I will be thinking twice before I use massdrop again, especially if they're going to avoid stating where their supplies are coming from.
This lens seems to have a mechanical focus ring. Can you do proper focus pulling in video with it?
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And I found the stop points. They are enabled once you change to full manual focus by pulling in what Olympus calls the "manual focus clutch." One gotcha with Olympus. If you put a lens into manual focus and then put another lens on the camera body, the camera stays in manual focus. It is quite annoying the first time it happens.
Should also add that, for video, this lens doesn't breathe when changing focus which is great!
Sucks that the ship date came and went today. Hopefully we get an update soon. I'd like the lens before Christmas if possible!
Anyone who missed the deal now can get it reconditioned from Olympus for $543.99 before taxes during their Cyber Monday deal.
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Hey Jak,
Can you post a link for us because if Im not mistaken the cost is $799.
Jaysun
Sorry Jayson. Looks like it was on their outlet site.
Buy this lens right now. At $599.99 - seriously - do not wait another second. Just buy it.
Is price likely to come down any further?
Hello, has anyone had any experience with buying from Massdrop and having items shipped to the UK?
yusufxrasul
I've shipped to the Netherlands before. But as far as massdrop goes, there's nothing wrong with their shipping. But you'd best look up your country's import policy, because you should expect to have to pay import duties. At least in the Netherlands, you'll be lucky if you don't have to pay anything. Normally you'd pay tax over product value + tax over the shipping value, and import duties. Which in the Netherlands can be as much as 70 euro's (about 60 gbp?) . Hope this helps :)
Ruudh
Thank you very much, very helpful
I want this to be my long-term replacement for my kit lens. Finally a reasonable price!
does this come with US warranty?
mdag58
If the price is low enough, then you self insure. Buying at a low price covers any repair cost out of your pocke,t should you have I problem. My personal experience has been that I never had any problem with an overseas purchase. I have bought many items not only photo graphic directly from foreign sellers.
Right now on JetCamera for $550. Various other grey-market dealers have it for $600 http://www.jetcameras.com/Olympus_M_Zuiko_Digital_ED_12-40mm_f_2_8_PRO_Lens_1031321.html Edit: while it is cheaper on jetcameras, their reputation is terrible. It's up to you if you want to risk it for only $50 savings.
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dorkvader
look up "jetcameras ratings" and find people who get up-sold, ripped off, etc. Massdrop is offering a great price on a great lens.
Well I really don't want to endorse them now. I was just listing alternatives. Especially since MD Dropped the price by $50 to be in line with other grey-market distributors, makes this even better deal for us. I have edited my post with a caveat that the vendor is terrible.
My first pro lens and I couldn't believe the clair just looking at the photos on the camera viewfinder. And, once on the Mac, Wow, just popped off the screen. Very happy.
The 12-40 Pro is my go to lens and what I typically put on my E-M1 if I'm only going to have one lens with me. It's very sharp and the near-macro close focus capability is excellent. I've had mine for 3 years and would buy one first again if I ever had to replace my system.
Carbonman
me too
How does this lens compare to the Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 in terms of Image quality? It would be used on the Pan GH5.
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Yes, GH5 has in body image stab, also, I do own the 12-35mm f2.8; I like the lens a lot.; But wonder if the IQ is any better, or if the GH5 would make full use of this lens.
Davidmthekidd
If you own the 12-35 already, I think this would be redundant for you. The Oly is a great lens and if you just have to have it, then by all means, this is a good deal on one. Just seems like you've got a quality lens in this range and speed already.
I'd be in on the drop...If I didn't already have this, A really great lens. And compared to it's 4/3 format big brother, the 14-35 f/2 lens--this one is quite a bit more compact. I'm also still on the prime wagon. This'll cover my mid-ground nicely. I've a portrait lens coming in, and if I get my hands on a nice super-wide prime, and a bright standard...I'll be happy for a while.
maaaan wasn't this less than 600 last time this was around?
Where is my lense? The drop ended early May.
Is there a manufacturer's warranty with this lens?
merkaba8
No, it's international spec.