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    Hi all

    I'm seriously looking at the E300 as an alternative to my current 5050.

    For the current users, does the E300 have any zoom lenses available? If I were to buy manual telephoto/zoom lenses, is there a converter/adapter ring for the E300 to fit these?

    Lastly, which shop is doing the current Olympus dual lens promotion? Any shops tat I should avoid?

    Thanx and regds,
    Clipper

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    Cool Buying E300

    Yes the E300 has a couple of zoom lens. It is currently sold with 2 lens kit - the 14-45 and 40-150.

    There are also the more expensive and faster zooms

    11-22 mm F2.8-3.5
    50-200 mm F2.8
    EC14 teleconverter

    But they are expensive.

    Denis

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    I noticed not all shops are selling the E300 with the dual lens kit. May I know is this package offer by Olympus?

    If I'm not wrong, in today's Straits Times, a couple of big departmental stores are packaging it with two pieces of 1GB cards but not the dual lens offer.

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    correction : zuiko 50-200mm f2.8-3.5

    i recommend 11-22mm if you like wide angle. it practically replaces my 14-45mm. almost 90% of my shots are with this lens.

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    Red face E300 twin lens offer

    Quote Originally Posted by Xandorous
    I noticed not all shops are selling the E300 with the dual lens kit. May I know is this package offer by Olympus?

    If I'm not wrong, in today's Straits Times, a couple of big departmental stores are packaging it with two pieces of 1GB cards but not the dual lens offer.

    The 2 lens kit is by Olympus - and I had my 1 GB card thrown in as well.

    They are really pretty good for kit lenses - much better than the Canon. I like the long zoom cos it's really compact and easy to take around!

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    I've heard someone quoted that the July copy of Practical Photography megazine tested and claim that the ZD 40-150 is among the best budget zoom lens as compared to the rests (others like 70-300mm) in terms of quality/cost.

    Anyone can verify this as I do not have the megazine?

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    I just walked into AP funan today and was quoted $1600 including GST for the 2 lens E300 kit. 1GB free, claim from olympus.

    was REALLY tempted to buy but decided against it as I wanted the E1. But REAL good price for those looking at the E300.

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    I just bought a E300 yesterday. Kinda like an impulse buy because wasn't too happy with a Nikon S1 buy earlier this month. Anyway, the deal I got was:

    $1699 (full retail price, I know but...)

    - body + 14-45 lens (kit)
    - 02 x 1GB CF
    - 02 x Olympus Original Batteries.
    - tripod (decent ones)
    - 2 camera bags, one original olympus (why I dunno)
    - Photoshop Elements 2.0

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    Quote Originally Posted by ykkok
    I've heard someone quoted that the July copy of Practical Photography megazine tested and claim that the ZD 40-150 is among the best budget zoom lens as compared to the rests (others like 70-300mm) in terms of quality/cost.

    Anyone can verify this as I do not have the megazine?
    Yes, it is indeed the BEST budget zoom lens for effective coverage of up to 300mm FOV.

    Quote Originally Posted by wind30
    I just walked into AP funan today and was quoted $1600 including GST for the 2 lens E300 kit. 1GB free, claim from olympus.

    was REALLY tempted to buy but decided against it as I wanted the E1. But REAL good price for those looking at the E300.
    Wow! That is a terrific deal!! I am very tempted by that price.

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    oh guys u all got a good deal liao lor. i bought mine in march when it was first launched. dun ask me how much i paid for it.

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    I bought mine in Dec 2004, $1699 kit, with 2x 1GB card and a free bag only - Ouch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by peekarwe
    I just bought a E300 yesterday. Kinda like an impulse buy because wasn't too happy with a Nikon S1 buy earlier this month. Anyway, the deal I got was:

    $1699 (full retail price, I know but...)

    - body + 14-45 lens (kit)
    - 02 x 1GB CF
    - 02 x Olympus Original Batteries.
    - tripod (decent ones)
    - 2 camera bags, one original olympus (why I dunno)
    - Photoshop Elements 2.0
    Wow! Which shop did you get this good deal from?

    As for the 02 x original Oly batteries, does that mean you have a total of 3 batteries now? One from the kit and the extra 2?

    I am considering between the e-330 and the e-1. Tough choice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by denisc
    The 2 lens kit is by Olympus - and I had my 1 GB card thrown in as well.

    They are really pretty good for kit lenses - much better than the Canon. I like the long zoom cos it's really compact and easy to take around!
    Hmm....tempting!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by XanderMan
    Wow! Which shop did you get this good deal from?

    As for the 02 x original Oly batteries, does that mean you have a total of 3 batteries now? One from the kit and the extra 2?

    I am considering between the e-330 and the e-1. Tough choice!
    Sorry, I meant, I got ONE more original Oly batt. So, for a total of 2 (TWO) batteries. I was thinking this is good for me since I am going to the the Battery grip.

    Interestingly, I got this deal from Courts at Suntec City.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peekarwe
    Sorry, I meant, I got ONE more original Oly batt. So, for a total of 2 (TWO) batteries. I was thinking this is good for me since I am going to the the Battery grip.

    Interestingly, I got this deal from Courts at Suntec City.
    Wah! Surprise! Surprise! Courts?!

    Oh Well a good geal is a good deal

    Hmmm... Should I get the E-300 or the E-1...

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    Quote Originally Posted by XanderMan
    Wah! Surprise! Surprise! Courts?!

    Oh Well a good geal is a good deal

    Hmmm... Should I get the E-300 or the E-1...

    Get the E1

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    Quote Originally Posted by XanderMan
    Wah! Surprise! Surprise! Courts?!

    Oh Well a good geal is a good deal

    Hmmm... Should I get the E-300 or the E-1...
    Get the E-1

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    Yeah, get the E-1

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    Quote Originally Posted by koolz
    Yeah, get the E-1
    why?

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