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Old Jan 6, 2006, 5:55 PM   #1
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I'm considering the E-300 2-lens kit. I checked pricegrabber and froogle, but I'm not finding the kind of deal I recently heard about. Maybe I missed it?
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Old Jan 6, 2006, 6:20 PM   #2
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In any event you'd better hurry, since they're no longer being produced--at least, they aren't carried anymore by the major Japanese retailer here in Tokyo (Yodobashi), which tells me they are on their way out. Only natural, given the popularity of the E-500, which is just a minor upgrade, functionally.
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Old Jan 7, 2006, 8:14 AM   #3
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You often find E-300's in the two lens kit format on e-bay.

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Old Jan 7, 2006, 1:34 PM   #4
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Thanks for the suggestions. I don't have a lot to spend right now, but I want to shoot more telephoto, beyond the range of my 8080. Also considered Nikon D50, Pentax *ist and KM 5D. I'm still tempted by the 5D because there are so many cheap, compatible lenses available and the AS is in the body. But these 2 lens E-300 kits seem like the best bang-for-the-buck deal.
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I agree with you that the Oly E-300 two lens kit offers the biggest bang for the buck and it is a great camera as well. Here is a sample E-300 photo taken with the 40-150 lens using a slave flash.

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Old Jan 7, 2006, 6:02 PM   #6
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Thanks, MTClimber. I'm sure I've seen that shot in another thread. It's a great photo! Do you shoot in RAW with your digital cams?
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That particular photo was taken in .jpeg. I have just begun moving over to raw images.

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