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Old Nov 14, 2012, 3:20 PM   #51
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I'm going to order this camera...it's a really good deal. I can buy another lens if I want to later...and the camera is certainly worth $149. At that price, if it turns out to be a mistake, it's not exactly a costly one. My daughter assures me that I will love it, because she loves hers. That's not necessarily the case, but we do have the same basic needs in a camera....James, the focusing is probably better than what I was used to with the CanonA540, and I didn't find it a problem. Considering what I've been using, this will seem a major upgrade...I hope!


Scrap that idea...item is no longer available!!!!

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Old Nov 14, 2012, 3:32 PM   #52
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They are quickly running out of stock. It was a good camera, but hard to find now adays.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 8:14 AM   #53
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I have made my decision...Thank God, say you all!

I'm going with this...
http://www.cameta.com/Olympus-Pen-E-...Demo-64008.cfm


I have contacted them for more info as to what Factory Demo means in terms of usage and warranty, but I don't expect a problem.

I did some extra reading last night, and the PL2 has the better grip as well as the other things that were discussed here.

I returned the Canon SX500 and case last night ....refund $372

This new purchase will cost me $339...taxes not calculated.

The accessories included may or may not be important, but a case alone here will cost me $30, so I can't go wrong!
I'm waffling between the silver and the red. I saw a red Nikon last night, and it looked sharp, but the colour may grow "old" fast...

Thanks again for all the help I have received. I know it required patience from all of you!

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Old Nov 15, 2012, 8:25 AM   #54
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It is a good camera. You can get the olympus pen macro conversion lens for it. And do decent close up shots.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 9:10 AM   #55
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I have made my decision...Thank God, say you all!

I'm going with this...
http://www.cameta.com/Olympus-Pen-E-...Demo-64008.cfm


I have contacted them for more info as to what Factory Demo means in terms of usage and warranty, but I don't expect a problem.

I did some extra reading last night, and the PL2 has the better grip as well as the other things that were discussed here.

I returned the Canon SX500 and case last night ....refund $372

This new purchase will cost me $339...taxes not calculated.

The accessories included may or may not be important, but a case alone here will cost me $30, so I can't go wrong!
I'm waffling between the silver and the red. I saw a red Nikon last night, and it looked sharp, but the colour may grow "old" fast...

Thanks again for all the help I have received. I know it required patience from all of you!
Thats a real good buy with all those accessories that are included.
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Yes, I think so too. Refurbished is not something I've done before...I just hope it doesn't have scratches. They do say mint or near mint condition...
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+1 that's a good deal and I think you will enjoy it.
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Yes, I think so too. Refurbished is not something I've done before...I just hope it doesn't have scratches. They do say mint or near mint condition...
I don't have a problem with refurbished. I recently bought a Olympus 60mm macro lens and it was like brand new with a warranty.
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Congrats Sharon: - you ended up with an excellent camera at a great price. I have purchased from Cameta Camera in the past, and they always delivered as advertised.
Take your time, start off with the auto settings, and then work your way to learning the more advanced settings. Good luck and share your photos.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 10:43 AM   #60
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Thanks!!!
I'm excited now that I've finally just made a decision and ordered. I'm looking forward to getting it now, and trying it out. I do plan on joined a local photo club, to learn how to become more skilled.

When I have taken some good shots, I'll be back to show you what I have learned!
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