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Old Apr 13, 2008, 7:02 PM   #1
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Saw a wee article in this weeks AP magazine regards Oly UK hinting of raising camera and lens prices although I didn;t read what cameras and lens they were planning to up the price on. I think they'd be stupid to do so, eps if it was on the Top pro/mid Pro lenses or on any of the DSLRs.

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Old Apr 13, 2008, 11:56 PM   #2
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Actually, I heard from someone today that Canon prices in Canada are really going up, as high as 15%. Olympus prices are still low here though (for now).
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Old Apr 14, 2008, 3:48 AM   #3
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Hi Mike

I think the price rise from Oly UK was about the same, although I'll check the magazine today to confirm. I can't see how they can justify the price rise, esp in the UK where we always seem to pay way over the odds.

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Old Apr 14, 2008, 9:27 AM   #4
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i just saw a e3 new body only @ ebay for 1350usd, lowest i've seen. and the grip for 150usd.
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Old Apr 14, 2008, 3:02 PM   #5
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Hi Guys

Price hike of 15% was supposed to happen first April on all DSLR lenses and accessories and to UK customers only. Apparently its down to the falling price of the GBP against the Euro - as if some of the lenses here weren;t over priced as it was. The 300mm F2.8 costs nearly $10,000 if bought in the UK!

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Old Apr 14, 2008, 7:11 PM   #6
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yumpin yiminee :!:. well its a good thing you all are so wealthy over there.

i have to try & make do with 30 year old lenses to fill the voids.

zuiko ED 11/22
rokkor 21mm 2.8
zuiko om 24 2.8
leica 25 1.4
zeiss c/y 28 2.8
rokkor md 28 2.8
zuiko 14-45 (dissected)
zuiko 40-150 (gave it to my brother for his $349 e330)
zuiko ED 14-54
zeiss c/y 35-70 3.4 macro
minolta md 35-70 3.5
minolta md 35-70 3.5 macro
rokkor mc 35 1.8
hexanon 35 2.8
zeiss c/y 45 2.8
rokkor md 45 2.0
zuiko ED 50 2.0 macro
zuiko om 50 1.8
zuiko om 50 1.4
rokkor md 50 1.2
zeiss zf 50 1.4
rokkor md 58 1.4 (converted to fourthirds)
rokkor mc pg 58 1.2
vivitar (Kiron) om 60 2.8 macro
zeiss zf 85 1.4
elicar v-hq 90mm 2.5 macro (converted to fourthirds)
tokina om atx 90 2.5 macro
tokina om 135 2.8
sigma 150 2.8 macro
leica r 180 2.8
rokkor md 200 4.0
zuiko om 200 4.0
zuiko om 300 4.5
rokkor mc 300 5.6
leica r 350 4.8
+20 or so misc rokkor & hexanon lenses

====================== just saw Leona Lewis on the jimmie kimmel show. WOW, never heard of her before. amazing talent. so 10 minutes later, im sitting here listening to her album. there is hope. something to listen to while i sit here trying to recover highlights, lol

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Wow Gwillys: i thought I had a lot oflegacy OMZuiko lens, but you are the champ. (But you need the sweet, small Zuiko 100mm. It's such a compact size with great optics, it's a pleasure to carry around. I also would not give up the Zuiko 28mm.)

But I would have to empty a closet to hold all the lens you listed!!!:lol:

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Old Apr 14, 2008, 11:12 PM   #8
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yes, a little ridiculous isnt it. im a recovering lensaholic. one day at a time, lol. gonna start thinning the collection soon. whenever i decide where im headed system wise. no more om for me. i'll probably get a zeiss zf 100.
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