11-22/2.8-3.5 for E-1 announced

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by bobatkins, Jan 9, 2004.

  1. See http://www.photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg? msg_id=00715v
  2. Despite my disappointment with how Olympus has squandered the legacy of Mr. Maitaini I'd still like to see them succeed with a serious DSLR. But I don't have much confidence it'll happen, no matter how attractive the lenses they offer.

    I chatted with the owner of a local shop today. He's committed to supporting the demand for serious DSLRs and carries the Nikon and Canon line. I even saw a Pentax *huh? today.

    The Olympus E1? He said he's received *one* inquiry about it since the camera was first announced.

    OTOH, if I was independently wealthy with more money than brains I'd probably buy the entire E1 system, even the outrageously priced 300/2.8 telephoto, just to buck the trend.
  3. Having more money than brains would allow anyone to buy things that they'd never have even considered before - there's nothing wrong with that, and I'm waiting for more money to arrive (or perhaps for my brain to shrink!!).
  4. Look at the Olympus SLR forum at www.dpreview.com. Plenty of extremely satisfied E-1 users there.

  5. Oh Hans, don't get me wrong! I would be very happy to have an E-1 + lenses, believe me I would! It's just out of my financial reach...
  6. Well, maybe soon. Oly promised a less expensive body for this year.


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