Olympus Evolt-500 for $1200?!

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by Mr.Bolshoyhuy, Sep 3, 2006.

  1. Personally, I dont get why anyone would go for it, but...
    ....this outfit has the Evolt-500 for $1200.

    http://www.17photo.com/product.asp?id=262150&p=specs

    is the 18-80mm lens they are offering as a kit better than the standard
    kit lenses:
    14-45mm f3.5-5.6 & 40-150mm f3.5 for $700
    why pay more and get less?
     
    Mr.Bolshoyhuy, Sep 3, 2006
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    Lourens Guest

    No it isn't better, the main attraction is it's 1 lens instead of 2...
    some people like to have everything in 1 lens, if possible. The typical
    price of E500+18-180 kit is $999 by the way. For $1200, you could easily
    buy the 2-lens kit, AND the 18-180 for when you want to travel really
    light. (the lens separately is about $450 or so)

    Lourens
     
    Lourens, Sep 3, 2006
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    RichA Guest

    without the 14-45, you lose the "28mm equivalent" wide angle which is
    important for some people.
     
    RichA, Sep 3, 2006
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    Frank B Guest

    Frank B, Sep 4, 2006
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    RichA, Sep 4, 2006
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