Joined Team Olympus!

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anakin2178
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Mar 16, 2013

I purchased an Olympus kit from a gentlemen today off Craigslist. He sold me the following:

Olympus E-3, 11-22 f2.8-3.5, 14-54 f2.8-3.5 (MK1), 70-300 f4.0-5.6, FL-50, FL-36, 4 Olympus Batteries, RM-CB1 Remote Cable Release Cord, FL-CB05 Shoe Mount Cable, and a Large beautiful Billingham Camera bag.

Original owner, all boxes, manuals, paperwork etc included. I paid $1,400.00. The camera had a shutter count of 7,405. Everything looks brand new.

I am very exited, took a few photos of my family and was blown away at the sharpness of these lenses. I plan on buying the 14-35 f2 and 35-100 f2 lenses next month. Those lenses will probably be so sharp I'll cut my eyes looking at the photos...

Anyhow, just wanted to say I am happy with my purchase and glad to be a part of this forum.

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anakin2178 wrote:

I purchased an Olympus kit from a gentlemen today off Craigslist. He sold me the following:

Olympus E-3, 11-22 f2.8-3.5, 14-54 f2.8-3.5 (MK1), 70-300 f4.0-5.6, FL-50, FL-36, 4 Olympus Batteries, RM-CB1 Remote Cable Release Cord, FL-CB05 Shoe Mount Cable, and a Large beautiful Billingham Camera bag.

Original owner, all boxes, manuals, paperwork etc included. I paid $1,400.00. The camera had a shutter count of 7,405. Everything looks brand new.

I am very exited, took a few photos of my family and was blown away at the sharpness of these lenses. I plan on buying the 14-35 f2 and 35-100 f2 lenses next month. Those lenses will probably be so sharp I'll cut my eyes looking at the photos...

Anyhow, just wanted to say I am happy with my purchase and glad to be a part of this forum.

A very good buy indeed. The 11-22 is SUPERB. The 14-54,mk1 performs no lesser. And the E3 is like a tank.

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That's a GREAT buy... you'll love these lenses, and maybe you'll get to see an E-7 in the near future. Welcome to Mount Olympus!

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Thank you. Yes the E-3 felt like a brick, and the 11-22 is very sharp.

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anakin2178 wrote:

I purchased an Olympus kit from a gentlemen today off Craigslist. He sold me the following:

Olympus E-3, 11-22 f2.8-3.5, 14-54 f2.8-3.5 (MK1), 70-300 f4.0-5.6, FL-50, FL-36, 4 Olympus Batteries, RM-CB1 Remote Cable Release Cord, FL-CB05 Shoe Mount Cable, and a Large beautiful Billingham Camera bag.

Original owner, all boxes, manuals, paperwork etc included. I paid $1,400.00. The camera had a shutter count of 7,405. Everything looks brand new.

I am very exited, took a few photos of my family and was blown away at the sharpness of these lenses. I plan on buying the 14-35 f2 and 35-100 f2 lenses next month. Those lenses will probably be so sharp I'll cut my eyes looking at the photos...

Anyhow, just wanted to say I am happy with my purchase and glad to be a part of this forum.

You have a very nice set there, a solid body and three solid lenses, two from the HG series and one from the SG series.  You will also enjoy the 14-35 and 35-100 lenses, both of which I have and use regularly.  Congratulations and welcome to the world of Olympus.

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Congrats! That was a very reasonable deal considering these are such great lenses and the accessories are nice. Recently I priced all my gear because I was drooling over the D7100, but if I sold all my gear I could buy just one lens as nice as my current lenses. There are lots of lenses for the Nikon mount, but so many don't fare as well on high rez digital unless you really put down serious money. The new 80-400mm that was just announced for $2700 for example! I decided that my original decision to go with Olympus because of the lenses is one I don't regret and so I will stop lusting over a new fancy camera.

$1400 is a good deal at current used prices. You basically paid a fair used cost for the system proper and then got a fracken sweet bag and some nice accessories thrown in. Don't know what the bag model is, but those are pricey. I have an E-1, E-3, 11-22mm, 14-54mm, 50-200mm, Tamron SP 300mm f2.8, Tamron SP 90mm f2.5, FL-50, FL-36--so similar kit besides the legacy glass. The 11-22mm and 50-200mm are may favorite lenses with the 300mm coming in not far behind.

I think the really sweet glass that you plan to get is a great deal since used prices are low due to perception of Olympus DSLRs these days. You still have the E-5 to upgrade to eventually and to buy similar quality in Canon or Nikon glass would be thousands more. I like the pictures I get from my E-1 and E-3, but these bodies to lag behind the OM-D which is the cutting edge 4/3rds sensor. Olympus keeps promising that new flag ship that will make use of all these great Zuiko zooms will come out soon. There's lots of speculation about it, but you might want to save some cash for that. It's bound to be really good when it does come. With Olympus, it seems to be common to wait a while for big releases though. We weather a lot sometimes. (Thank goodness for the weather sealing.

Cheers and welcome!

Best,

Seth

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In reply to anakin2178, Mar 16, 2013

It was definitely a breathe of fresh air when I read your post.    Congratulations and anxiously awaiting your future posts.... John

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anakin2178 wrote:

Thank you. Yes the E-3 felt like a brick, and the 11-22 is very sharp.

Hi

You're lucky man to purchased all gears at such a prices. Please post some photo with the 11-22mm wide angle lens.

Welcome and u will be more happy with Olympus than nik0n.

Cheers !

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Great deal!  Great kit!

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In reply to anakin2178, Mar 16, 2013

Sound like you got a smoking deal on this kit.

Congratulations.

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