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Old Oct 15, 2008, 1:55 PM   #1
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Where are the best places to look for a 70-300? I got my Oly E-500 from Cameta's. I have seen the site that shows the best priced stores but I can't remember how to get there now. $319.00 is the cheapest I have found it thus Far...David
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Old Oct 15, 2008, 2:14 PM   #2
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Hi David,

The following are a few of the sites that I look at when shopping for Olympus lenses and accessories:

Amazon.com- tend to have the lowest prices and you have a 30day return guarantee should anything go wrong.

B&H Photo.com

Adorama.com

No doubt there are others, but these 3 at least will give you a start.

By the way, don't overlook Craig's list as a source for camera gear. Only caveat there is that when you buy a used lens, there is no warrenty.

Additionally, you c should also look at http://forum.fourthirdsphoto.com/forumdisplay.php?f=43

It's a website for users of fourthirds cameras. The link is to their buy/sell forum. Often times you can find very good deals on Olympus products.

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Old Oct 15, 2008, 2:20 PM   #3
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hi David,

...........I did see your photo gallery via your other post and enjoyed seeing your work, thanks for that.

As for the Olympus 70-300 I bought mine at BuyDig ($319)and presently the price ($299) is the best offered via pricegrabber.com stores.

I've purchased two other lenses from Beach Camera. The two stores are of the same business entity, same address.......... For my needs I trust and buy from either.

http://cameras.pricegrabber.com/slr-...oduct/sv=title

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Old Oct 15, 2008, 3:57 PM   #4
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Tanks Bob I'll check them out
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Old Oct 15, 2008, 4:40 PM   #5
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Had mine now for about a month now and its just a sick lens!

Get it while its sub $300
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Old Oct 16, 2008, 12:33 AM   #6
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ill also recommend buydig... I bought 2 lenses (the 35mm and the 70-300) there and they seem to have the best olympus deals.
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Old Oct 16, 2008, 4:50 AM   #7
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I'll also recommend buydig as a business on the up-and-up. I've made multiple camera-related purchases from them over the years and never had a problem.
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Sounds like buydig is doing something just right!
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Hey guys: Is anyone out there using the Zuiko 18-180? Adorama and some others have it for $399. It seems to me like it's an all around lens to replace both standard kit lenses. Just wondering if anyone has any specific experience with it.

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Hey guys: Is anyone out there using the Zuiko 18-180? Adorama and some others have it for $399. It seems to me like it's an all around lens to replace both standard kit lenses. Just wondering if anyone has any specific experience with it.

Tks,

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There's oftensometraffic about that lens over in the Olympus DSLR page at DPReview, sometimes with samples, sometimes not. The problem I have with it is the f6.3 maximum aperture at the 180mm end. That is awful slow, especially when a lens like the 70-300, at almost twice the reach, has a useable f5.6 speed at 300mm. The 18-180 seems overpriced to me compared to the 70-300 for what you get.

I personally don't consider it a replacement for the kit lenses, which are very, verygood optically. At 10x, I would expect the image quality to take a hit in some amount compared to the kit lenses.


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