On putting money into 4:3 gear ...

Started May 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
Bobby J Veteran Member • Posts: 4,674
Re: At today's prices an E-3 is

an absolute steal IMHO.  You can buy a 50-200 SWD for 700.00.    A good 14~54 MKII can be had for around 350.00 USD   That's a pretty fair system right there.  That's a weather sealed system that covers 35mm equivilent of 28mm to 400mm with good close focus ability and a shutter good for 100K cycles.  The lenses are fast enough that ISO 800 isn't a terrible handicap, and you can get good images there.  Total cost used is around 1450~1500 USD.  I don't think any other system can give you as much for as little cost.

I agree that at current prices it isn't a bad time to buy Oly.... USED.   But don't expect much of a future for your investment, and don't expect the prices do go anywhere but down .... UNLESS... Oly surprises us with a killer E system camera.   Or perhaps a M4:3 that will at last focus the E lenses normally.

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