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Old Jan 12, 2012, 7:21 AM   #1
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Default Price on E-PL1+14-42mm lens hits new low

$229.95 How low can you go.

Granted the pricing is for a factory refurbished E-PL1 camera. But, it includes the 14-42mm lens and 1 year warranty.

Amazing

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Old Jan 12, 2012, 9:04 AM   #2
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Seems not too long ago this combo was priced at 499.95. The E-PL2 may be on the chopping block next.
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I think they made ALOT of E-PL1's and have been selling them off as best they can since its' now 2 generations of cameras ago, and they seem to be down now to the refurbs. I still remember buying a refurb E300 DSLR from Olympus back in 2005 for $330. Still have it. Those refurbs are a great deal.

I'm not sure they made as many E-PL2's. A lot of the main online stores are already out of the black E-PL2. B&H only shows red ones in stock at this point, and they may have to discount that color heavily to sell those out......YUK!
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When someone buys say an E-PL2, I figure they are reasonably serious about photography and I can't believe anyone serious about photography would want a blue, red, or orange camera. Makes a camera look toy like. I for one wouldn't want one.
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My view on color:

You should be able to buy any color camera you like ...............

as long as it's black

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Ditto!!
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My view on color...why do I have to pay $50+ more for black? Not too long ago Amazon had the white EPM1 with the 14-42mm II going for $379 while the black was $449. That's crazy.
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My view on color:

You should be able to buy any color camera you like ...............

as long as it's black

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The best camera color I ever had, was actually silver and black. I still have my OM-2 and it continues to be a better looking camera than any of today's cameras. (and the OM system turns 40 years old in 2012)

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Looks much like my silver E-P3. The black zooms and the black VF-2 finder I have look much better on the silver E-P3 than the silver primes look on my black E-PL2.


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My friend still has his OM-2 camera and hasn't used it in years. Cameras were all good looking then, and when you bought a SLR kit, you always got a good lens with it and at least a f/1.8 lens, not a 3.5 or 4.5 like you get today.
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The best camera color I ever had, was actually silver and black. I still have my OM-2 and it continues to be a better looking camera than any of today's cameras. (and the OM system turns 40 years old in 2012)

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