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Old Feb 16, 2012, 2:10 AM   #1
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Default 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?
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 2:31 PM   #2
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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

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Old Feb 16, 2012, 3:15 PM   #3
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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.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 11:05 PM   #4
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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.
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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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