Olympus E5, not such a good deal? :-)

Started Oct 15, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Typo, Olympus E5 still a good deal
In reply to dave gaines, Oct 15, 2012

dave gaines wrote:

That must be a typo. It's too funny. $200 more with a rebate.

The usual price is $1700US. With a $200 rebate it's $1500. Same deal here in the US. It's a good deal on Olympus' best digital camera. And those Olympus lenses, they're priceless. A bargain at twice the price.

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Agree. If it is/was worth the money at $1,699, it's certainly worth it at $1,499. The sensor is old? So what? It's still the same, great sensor that took great pictures when it came out. Everyone knows that high ISO performance isn't the E-5's strong point, but ... again ... so what? There are many, many great cameras out there that don't render well at high ISOs ... the Leica M9 being just one of them. With quality fast lenses ... meaning Oly's best ... high ISO is irrelevant. I've shot indoors and out under some really demanding conditions even with my "ancient" E-420 and 25mm f/2.8 with excellent results. By the way, an even better deal is an E-5 refurb at $1299.00.

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