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Old Sep 19, 2013, 3:03 PM   #1
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Default Oly 4/3 50-200 at Cameta Auctions

Saw this lens advertised as a demo complete with lens hood, mount, and case for 849.00 I believe or somewhere close to that figure. Why does stuff like that come up when my wallet is flatter than a pancake.
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Old Sep 20, 2013, 12:55 AM   #2
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Is it the SWD or non SWD version? KEH has lots of the 50-200 for sale, has for the past few months, in this price range and cheaper. If you still need one when your wallet is fatter give them a look.

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I love the 50-200mm, but I have a used one that is not the newer SWD model. Optically it is identical to the newer model, and really takes sharp photos. The newer model with the SWD focuses faster, but the original model focuses just fine for my use. John is right about always checking KEH before you buy, and you can save a lot of money by going for the original non-SWD model no matter where you purchase it.
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Old Sep 20, 2013, 10:52 AM   #4
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Yes I have seen these much cheaper than what Cameta wants for it.
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KEH & Cameta ... both are good sources and both do an excellent presentation of good quality used and/or refurb pieces.

I have bought a few things from Cameta and the one thing I like is Cameta's warranty extension for Olympus refurbished.... Cameta takes the Olympus 90-day to Cametas 1-full year warranty.

I don't if KEH does the same.

I have had my 50-200 since spring of 2006 (for my E-300) and would not think of parting with it. I bought it and the 14-54 at the same time, love them both and still use them a lot. Like Steven said, the non-SWD focusing is fine on the E-3, I expect it to be the same on the new M1..... the 50-200 is a fantastic lens, big & heavy but the results are also 'big & heavy' for IQ.
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That will probably be my next lens once my wallet gets big and heavy.
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That will probably be my next lens once my wallet gets big and heavy.
Yep, I second what Bob said. I have bought from both Cameta and KEH and had excellent experience with both of them.
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...I bought it and the 14-54 at the same time, love them both and still use them a lot.
The 14-54 was my first Oly digital lens. I replaced it with the Leica 14-50 but the Oly is an excellent lens that I always felt was under-appreciated. If it was the only lens I had I'd still do fine.

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