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Old Apr 16, 2010, 1:57 PM   #11
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I got an E-520 with the 2 lense kit , with an 8 GB card
used, almost 3 weeks ago. Excellent condition ( under 250 pictures )
I paid less than the price of a bridge camera ( A Noise Master FZ 35 ) lol

So far I am VERY happy with it.

If you can get the E-520 with the 2 lense kit for around $ 400.00 Scoop it up.
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Hi Fred,

Congrats on picking up an Oly dslr and glad to hear that your pleased with the E-520. It is indeed a good camera and, if you could find one with the 2 kit lenses @ 400bucks that would be a fine deal. Trouble was that I couldn't find that kit available for that price anywhere.
The E-600 complete wit the 2 kit lenses @489bucks is just simply a steal.

Now, that you've got an E-520, I hope you'll post some images in the near future.


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Old Apr 19, 2010, 11:48 AM   #12
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......you may consider picking up a factory refurbished model E-600 complete with the 2 kit lenses from Adorama priced at 489.00.

http://www.adorama.com/Als/ProductPage/IOME600K1R.html

..........cameras refurbished by the manufacturer come with a factory new equip. warranty. But you should check with Adorama. If you're not familiar with the company, they are an online company that has a good reputation.......
The refurbished Olympus comes with a 90-day return-to-manufacturer warranty.

Let me know if you need any additional info!
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Old Apr 21, 2010, 9:57 PM   #13
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I am rather amazed that after an excellent suggestion from Zig-

...that nobody has stepped up and at least agreed with the great value he researched and located on the Olympus E-600. Perhaps the 90 Olympus warranty, typical for a refurbished camera, has folks worried??

You can always put a Four Square or Mack warranty on the purchase to provide an extended warranty.

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Old Apr 22, 2010, 5:19 AM   #14
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I am rather amazed that after an excellent suggestion from Zig-

...that nobody has stepped up and at least agreed with the great value he researched and located on the Olympus E-600. Perhaps the 90 Olympus warranty, typical for a refurbished camera, has folks worried??

You can always put a Four Square or Mack warranty on the purchase to provide an extended warranty.

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Interesting that you bring that up, Sarah as the total lack of response puzzled me. To be fair, Dustin did comment on the great price-which I thought it was, otherwise I wouldn't have bothered posting it.

The E-600 with two very good lenses covering a focal range of 28mm to 300mm all for under 500bucks. THAT'S AN AMAZING BARGAIN!!!

Perhaps, some folks did take advantage of it and just didn't bother to respond. Go figure?

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Old Apr 22, 2010, 10:07 PM   #15
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Well, Zig-

I could not resist. I found a deal at Cameta Camera that offered the E-600 with the Oly 14-42mm kit lens with a full 1 year guarantee for $387.50. I already have the 40-150mm lens so it was not a big deal. It will take 7-10 days to receive it vis UPS because I am located on the west coast of the USA.

I will post some photos when I receive the E-600. To me, it was a deal that I could not pass up.

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Old Apr 23, 2010, 12:17 AM   #16
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i am wondering if some people are not putting the connection together that the e600 and e620 are for all practical purposes the same camera, i mean are you really going to miss 3 art filters and button changes.

so ppl, just to reiterate. this is basically a "e-620" for sub500USD, or if you get some crazy bargain like sarah, under 400.

heck i would almost buy it for 388 and i really don't need another camera.
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heck i would almost buy it for 388 and i really don't need another camera.
I was thinking the same thing - I need another camera like a submarine needs a screen door, but it really is an amazing deal.

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The bottom line is any OLY DSLR in the $400.00 USD range will be far better then any P&S or bridge camera. This is the nature of the beast. Sure there might be some limitations as far as ISO range, but 1600 is far better then 400. Plus the 14-42mm kit lens is rated pretty high compared to other kit lens. If you can pick up deals like above, then go for it.
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That is what I felt as well. It was a bargain that should not be overlooked. I did not need another camera, but I relished the challenge of demonstrating the E-600 was a pretty good camera, and worth every bit of the price.

I will, as I noted previously, look forward to receiving the camera and will post some photos straight away.

Have a great weekend.

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One possible reason that you didn't see a lot of response to the E-600 deal:
I know that the E-600 is a great bargain, but I already have 3 bodies that all use the BLM-1 battery. I have 5 BLM-1 batteries, that I keep charged and in my camera bag, ready to go no matter which body I grab.

While I was really tempted when the E-620/600 first came out, I couldn't see adding another 4/3rds that would have a completely different battery system (and charger) that's not usable in any of my other cameras. If I give in and get another body, it will most likely be an E-30 or the E-3 successor.

So while the E-600 bargain, there may be others like me who would have to pass.

For someone who doesn't already own other 4/3rd bodies, they should grab that camera deal, because it is a great deal for the quality and price.
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