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For Sale: Four Thirds gear - E500, 35 macro, 18-180 | Location: USA | Ships:

Discussion in 'Member Buy, Sell & Trade' started by jimr.pdx, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. jimr.pdx

    jimr.pdx Mu-43 Veteran

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    What type of listing is this?

    For Sale


    What are you trying to sell/buy/trade?

    Olympus Four Thirds gear: E500, 35 f/3.5 macro, 18-180


    What are your prices?

    $200 package price. $240+ship piece by piece


    Where are you located?

    USA


    Where are you willing to to ship?




    Description

    I'd like to send it all off at once for $200 and free USA shipping - but I can break it apart if I receive no offers for the bunch.

    Feel free to buy & try for 2 weeks, contact me if you want to return all or part (you pay to ship back).

    Here is a link to images on my Picasa site! A few shots from that link are included below..


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    E500 has no issues, other than being old. The CCD gives excellent colors and 8Mpix is plenty for most purposes. It's a great fit in hand. Comes with 8G CF and 2G xD cards, a CF 'card' that uses SD cards on the side, manuals, original charger and three compatible batteries.
    $50 was 60 + ½ shipping to sell separately

    *Sold* Zuiko 11-22 f/2.8-3.5 HG is bulky but quite talented and fills its narrow range nicely. It has weather seals so would be a great match with an EM1. Note the 'scratch' on the front element (closeup photo); I only feel a small portion of it when using a cleaning cloth so it's mostly on the coating. I see no issues with any images I have taken.
    $135

    Zuiko 35/3.5 macro can do 1:1 closeups (and I mean CLOSEups!) and does them well. It's good at distance too, of course, and the 70mm equivalent FL is nice.
    $105 was 120 + ½ shipping to sell separately

    Zuiko 18-180/3.5-6.3 is very versatile especially when compared to lenses like the 40-150 that cannot go as wide. The f/6.3 is a bummer but even with the E500 it is decently snappy in good light. The E500 sensor loses resolution pretty quickly so it's no lowlight team, but adapted to :mu43: it should earn some time. It's over 400g though so Pen models would be hard to grip..
    $85 was 100 + ½ shipping to sell separately

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    image taken with e500

    I am including a 3rd-party 4Thirds-:mu43: and a PK-4Thirds adapters. The 1st adapter is really tight but not worth returning to China, so either
    • toss it
    • shave it down or
    • attach once to a 4T lens and good luck removing it :frown:
    If you buy the bunch it will come in a nice camera bag too!


    Payment accepted

    Regular PayPal (fee included in price)


    Shipping method

    USPS Priority


    Shipping charge

    split cost, free USA for package buy


    Handling time

    1-2 days


    References

    jimr.pdx here, jimr-pdx on PentaxForums, jr-carfala on eBay


    Additional comments

    Not open to trade offers, Open to reasonable offers below asking price


    Acknowledgement

    I have read and agree to the Buy and Sell rules.
     
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2016
  2. Sheldoneous

    Sheldoneous New to Mu-43

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    I'm i retested in the lenses and adapter. Can anyone speak to the use and image quality on an em5?

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  3. jimr.pdx

    jimr.pdx Mu-43 Veteran

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    Image quality on my EM10 was quite good. Colors are lively, if anything the 35 macro is the least punchy of the three. AF is the big issue, as many have noted in the past - that's why an EM1 is the preferred body as its PDAF points really help the 4Thirds lenses. And the adapter is too tight for comfort + not sealed. Especially for the 11-22 + em5 you would be best served with the mmf3 and its weather seals.
     
  4. jimr.pdx

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    I've dumped images using the lenses to my Picasa E500 group. Captions state lenses used, click "full details" along the right side of the page for full EXIF. I will find a few EM10 shots soon.
     
  5. jimr.pdx

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    Finally found my comparison shots and added them to the E500 Picasa file - first 40-150 M.Zuiko then 18-180 Zuiko - lens is in the photo tells you which is Not on the camera ;)

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    11-22 at 11mm

    Note that these are somewhat close shots at tele, and the 18-180 displays typical superzoom issue of not magnifying well for closeups. The M.zuiko at 150 shows greater image scale than the 18-180 Zuiko even at 180mm. That's a superzoom 'thing'.

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    35mm macro

    Note that contrast / fill light may have been applied to a few of these but no hard-core processing at all. You can also see that the 18-180 did not precisely focus where I intended (ladybug's eye was the target, regulary acquired with the M.Zuiko 40-150).

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    18-180mm at 180
     
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  6. jimr.pdx

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    Dropped the prices on each item, package price now $275! :)
     
  7. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

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    PM'd about the 11-22
     
  8. jimr.pdx

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    Thanks: 11-22 has sold! :)