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Alex 1.0 Feb 16, 2012 2:10 AM

I killed my E-300...worth fixing?
 
During my recent motorcycle trip through South America my e-300 olympus went haywire.(too many rough roads)
It turns on, focuses, and when you depress the shutter it goes through about 10 shutter clicks in rapid succession without taking a picture.
Seeing how the camera is already old and obsolete I'm guessing I should throw it away.
Any other suggestions?

Ozzie_Traveller Feb 16, 2012 2:31 PM

G'day Alex

I think that you have answered your own Q
Depending upon what lenses you have you might be able to pick up another 2nd-hand 4/3 camera body and continue ... or take the plunge and get a new 4/3 body

Regards, Phil

JimC Feb 16, 2012 3:15 PM

Precision Camera has a "flat rate" repair fee for many models now, regardless of what's wrong, and it looks like they're getting $200.95 to return an E-300 to factory specs. See the repair cost estimator on their site:

http://www.precisioncamera.com/

But, you could buy a newer E-500 using the same 8MP Sensor with some feature improvements in Excellent condition from keh.com for $139 from what I can find in their current Olympus listings (and they have a 6 month warranty on used gear now). See some listings for used Olympus Digital bodies here:

http://www.keh.com/Camera/format-Dig...c=80173&r=WG&f

So, your E-300 is probably not worth fixing unless it has some nostalgic value to you.

Alex 1.0 Feb 16, 2012 11:05 PM

Yea thanks, I like the feel of this camera, and it took a while to learn how to use it. If I was in the USA I would probably track down another used body.
The technology has advanced so much in the last couple of years! I reckon I'll have to study the new stuff.

bernabeu Mar 2, 2012 4:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alex 1.0 (Post 1285280)
Yea thanks, I like the feel of this camera, and it took a while to learn how to use it. If I was in the USA I would probably track down another used body.
The technology has advanced so much in the last couple of years! I reckon I'll have to study the new stuff.

What new stuff?

Aperture?
Shutter Speed?
ISO?
Depth of Field?
Focus?

:)


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