5 lenses and a body I didn't need

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5 lenses and a body I didn't need
11 months ago

About a 6 weeks ago I saw an ad online for an e500, 2 kits lenses (the older ones), 35mm, 9-18mm and 70-300 for $500.

It seemed a ridiculously good price (for the lenses alone) but I couldn't justify it as I already had the 11 to 200 range nicely covered by higher grade lenses.

Anyhow, for some reason, the package just wouldn't sell - (I think the problem was that the ad didn't reveal what was included unless you opened it) - and I watched as the price went down in $50 increments.

Eventually it reached $350 and I lost my self control.

Everything is in good order.  I'm very pleasantly surprised by the lenses.  The 9-18 is nice and light and gives me appreciably more width than the 11-22.  The 35mm is also light and focusses much quicker than the 50mm (though, of course, the 50mm is sharper) and the 70-300 (again pretty light) is much sharper than some reports had led me to think it might be. And the e500 is nice too.

What an absurd bargain.

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