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Old Oct 23, 2011, 8:50 PM   #1
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Interesting ... I found the E-5 on sale for $1499CND last week ... and now $1399CND (www.vistek.ca) .... If they can keep the price going down a little bit more it might be hard to resist ....
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Old Oct 23, 2011, 9:18 PM   #2
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Interesting ... I found the E-5 on sale for $1499CND last week ... and now $1399CND (www.vistek.ca) .... If they can keep the price going down a little bit more it might be hard to resist ....
When the price is right, I'll make the jump. The E-5 is one great camera.
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When the price is right, I'll make the jump. The E-5 is one great camera.
Have to agree with Gary, that is a good price, and includes free shipping. That is probably close to what used E-5 are going for, if you could find one. The US and European currencies have been losing ground to the Japanese Yen, which puts price pressure on the Japanese Camera companies to increase their prices in order to maintain profit margins.
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Old Oct 24, 2011, 8:36 AM   #4
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If you can find a way to buy it, the E5 really is a great camera (for everything except maybe high speed action). One thing I don't see in the comments about it is that I think the auto white balance is the best of any 4/3 DSLR I've used. (Although that's only five of them.)

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Old Oct 25, 2011, 12:20 PM   #5
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Hi Guys

I've been keeping an eye on the E5's price, its dropped by £200 at amazon uk, still nearly £1300 but if it dropped to the £1000 mark then it would be hard to resist. The US/CN price is even more tempting when converted to GBP!

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Old Oct 25, 2011, 12:22 PM   #6
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1,400.00 cad = 862.789 gbp ....
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Yep.. very tempting.... !!
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Old Oct 25, 2011, 1:15 PM   #8
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I think that even with shipping ... it will still be under 1000 GBP ..
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There's a 20% VAT import duty that would get applied to it .. so that works out to be 1035.35 + shipping, so we'd be looking at 1100.00 GBP at least. If I was on hols in the US it'd be a no brainer at the current price.
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There you go ! You found the perfect excuse to come in Canada to take a bunch of shots of the Rockies, the prairies, the beaches in Vancouve Island and le Roché Percé .... and get the E-5 at the same time for cheap
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