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Old Jan 21, 2003, 7:36 PM   #11
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Just out of curiosity, what was the MSRP of the 2100 when it was in production?
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Old Jan 21, 2003, 8:30 PM   #12
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What are you willing to pay?
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Old Jan 21, 2003, 9:16 PM   #13
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Hi R-W....

I will quote you a price but not in the forum.

Please leave your email here (or check my profile
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Old Jan 21, 2003, 10:32 PM   #14
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Fair enough. Actually I tried to e-mail you but it didn't seem to get through. Here is mine:[email protected]
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Old Jan 22, 2003, 12:42 AM   #15
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I haven't used a 730, but if the 720 I tried out had a 10x lens, I'd still stay with my UZI. I was a little uncomfortable watching the lens extend and retract. I'm sure it isn't a problem, but, compared to the enclosed zoom of the C2100, it reminds me of an accident looking for a place to happen. And, of course, I'd find it very hard to live without image stabilization now that I've grown accustomed to it!
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Well, the 720 acutally only has an 8x zoom...the 700 and 730 have 10x. I admit that I too was a little uncomfortable having a lens that extracts like that, but many other cameras do as well...the benefit of the C-series cameras is you can add a filter tube and a UV or Skylight filter on it to encase the lens assembly...the only thing is part of the flash is blocked with the tube.

If you look at the following link you'll find three pictures by me (mikefellh) of a steeple at wide angle, full optical zoom, and full digital zoom, all handheld with no IS (Image Stabilization)...it is possible to take full zoom pictures without IS:

http://www.pbase.com/oly_c700/info

Also on that page there's a C-700 with a tube attached, and also a picture by me with the shadow caused by the tube.
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Just out of curiosity, what was the MSRP of the 2100 when it was in production?
The original MSRP of the C-2100UZ was $1000.
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Old Jan 22, 2003, 1:18 PM   #18
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The original MSRP of the C-2100UZ was $1000.

Yikes! That's pretty steep. Well, granted, it was way back when...

So, I guess the mid-$500 to mid-$600 range on eBay for "new" C-2100UZ is really not too unreasonable, considering that you do get 10x zoom with image stabilization.
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People didn't buy the C-2100 at the $1000 price, so Olympus had to lower it, and lose money in order to get rid of their stock...that's one more reason why they are leary about putting out another IS camera (although users are more educated now).

Another reason was the IS was Canon's technology, so Oly had to pay royalties on the cameras. Here's the page how the technology works:
http://www.canon.com/technology/opti...ift/index.html
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