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Old Nov 20, 2004, 6:26 PM   #11
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Amazon.comalso has it listed now at $999.95usd. It sure looks like Olympus is about to start up a nice price war in theentry level DSLR camera market!:-)
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Old Nov 23, 2004, 1:34 AM   #12
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Olympus USA made it official today for E-300 pricing:

EVOLT E-300 Digital SLR: $999.99 estimated street price including the
14-45mm lens ($1399 MSRP)

14-45mm f3.5 - f5.6 Lens: $249.95 estimated street when purchased separate
from EVOLT ($299 MSRP)

40-150mm f3.5 - f4.5 Lens: $279.95 estimated street ($349 MSRP).

FL-36 Flash Compact: $199.99 estimated street price ($239.95 MSRP).

HLD-3 Battery Holder: $99.99 estimated street price ($119.95 MSRP).


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Old Nov 24, 2004, 3:23 AM   #13
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... So they can charge us more for each lens?
Why not do it like on the Minolta and then every lenses will have it!
Canon made this mistake in its early years... their first AF was in the lens, until Minolta 'rocked' the camera world :?


I agree that would be the ideal. Does anyone know if Minolta have patented this idea?

BTW, someone said only Olympus make lenses for this system. Sigma also make 4/3 lenses - about 3 at the moment I think.



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Old Nov 24, 2004, 11:56 PM   #14
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I agree that would be the ideal. Does anyone know if Minolta have patented this idea?
... they should patent the idea of shaking the dust away instead! :-) :-) :-)

You know what this E-300 reminds me of?



... with 'digitized' APS lens as well :? :? :?
http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/R3K/R3KA.HTM
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Old Dec 1, 2004, 8:16 PM   #15
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not sure how you can compare any sigma or other lens to a zuiko, the difference in quality is like a hyundi versus a BMW, as far as IS goes, the 300mm telephoto i shoot with on my E1 does not have it, besides i would not want the soft pictures that come with IS, if paying for quality is out of your price range then maybe you should stick with sigma.
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Old Dec 2, 2004, 8:43 AM   #16
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At about £5,000 in England(which is $10,000)the 300mmought to be good, but they won't sell many. It's about 5 times over-priced.There's no reason why IS should degrade the image.
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Old Dec 18, 2004, 4:36 PM   #17
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When you do manage to test a production version of the E300 I hope the test will answer my question which is : Are the lenses up to the standard set by those that came with the E1? Or they "Consumer Quality"?
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Old Jan 6, 2005, 5:04 PM   #18
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Folks - I have an Oly E-1 with IS that works great - it's called an "L Bracket".:blah:
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Old Jan 10, 2005, 12:20 AM   #19
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Gees...I'm still waiting on your final review..for the E-Volt....Nobody I can find has done so..they only make 1 of em!
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SD is to damn dinky!
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