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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54234 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 6:52 PM

The price doesn't seem to have come down at all.

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brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110181 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 7:01 PM


Quote: The price doesn't seem to have come down at all.

I think demand is still outstripping supply, same with the better lenses (although the Oy 45f1.8 seems a bit cheaper, well a lot cheaper if you buy the body at the moment Wink )

StrayCat
StrayCat  1014493 forum posts Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 7:07 PM

I think the price is a bargain, and the essential lenses are also. The menu, as Brian says, is not really a part of your in-the-field shooting routine. At home you take the time to set it up, and in the field it is no different than any other slr to use.

Denny

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314968 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 7:12 PM


Quote: The price doesn't seem to have come down at all

Its only been out about six months, far too early for a price drop Smile


Quote: although the Oy 45f1.8 seems a bit cheaper

Depends where you get it, I found Amazon were about the cheapest, but it went out of stock when I wanted mine and I had to pay the full wack.

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110181 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 7:13 PM


Quote: Depends where you get it, I found Amazon were about the cheapest, but it went out of stock when I wanted mine and I had to pay the full wack.



ain't that always the way! Tongue

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314968 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 7:17 PM

What really anoyed me was the message saying new stocks will take about 3 months when the lens ended up being out of stock for three says Smile

A least I did well out of the grip, part paid 60 quid for mine along with a legacy lens I no longer needed Smile

AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6606 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 7:20 PM

I'm still miffed about not being able to get the 60mm macro over here yet SadSad

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54234 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 7:25 PM

I saw the "free" lens offer from the advert, which is tempting. But don't know what the price is via their recommended stockists.
It's even supported by ACR 6.7 using Element 10. Bugger. But the price is still the sticking point for me at the moment. Oh, and the shedload of Canon gear I've already got. Sad

(This is like deja vu. I went through all this when the X10 came out, then never bought it. But the Olympus is better ...).

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110181 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 7:27 PM

the 45 f1.8 is available at around 230 at the moment from WEX so its not a bad freebie

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314968 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 7:30 PM

The 45mm full retail price is about 279, shop around and the price drops to around 230.


Quote: This is like deja vu. I went through all this when the X10 came out, then never bought it. But the Olympus is better

I have both, even now a year later the x10 will take a lot to beat and its now a couple of 100 quid cheaper Smile

rogerfry
rogerfry e2 Member 8501 forum postsrogerfry vcard United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 - 7:32 PM


Quote: The price doesn't seem to have come down at all.

When you take into account the fact that you get the 45 1.8 thrown in I would say the price has come down considerably. Or if you don't mind buying grey imports, have a look here.

I've still got a shedload of Canon gear, but I've never regretted buying the Olympus. Smile

Last Modified By rogerfry at 14 Nov 2012 - 7:35 PM
Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314968 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 7:38 PM

It might be a good offer, but that`s all it is an offer Smile

When I got my E3 the price was 799 for body only, this included a good selection of free gifts, some costing almost as much as the camera body.

I picked the FL50r as my free gift, a month later the camera price shot up to around 1150 for body only and with no free gift Smile

mdpontin
mdpontin  106016 forum posts Scotland
14 Nov 2012 - 7:38 PM


Quote: When you take into account the fact that you get the 45 1.8 thrown in I would say the price has come down considerably.

Good point, that.

Anybody selling the 60mm macro at half price yet? TongueWink

rogerfry
rogerfry e2 Member 8501 forum postsrogerfry vcard United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 - 7:43 PM

Incidentally, Bristol Cameras are selling the hood for the macro lens for 43 plus 6 postage.

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110181 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 10:33 PM

I do like the Oly 40-150, it looks and feels like a cheap plastic toy but it is remarkably sharp at 150mm with f8 and the lightness is a real bonus when tromping about on the beach or in the woods.
Another from today, full size you can see the cleats on the soles of her boots (as per the crop, scaled up by about 60% to show the detail here)

lyme-150mm-sunbathe.jpg

lyme-150mm-sunbathe-cleats.jpg

Last Modified By brian1208 at 14 Nov 2012 - 10:37 PM

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