Is 229€ a good price for a "almost" new Olympus 45 f1.8?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Ramirez, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. Ramirez

    Ramirez Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 26, 2011
    I´ve seen this lens on a internet camera store that sells used lenses and cameras. They test the equipment thoroughly and rates them.
    This Oly 45 got the highest rating for used gear (between 95-100% of original unopened state); just a small cosmetic scratch somewhere on the plastic.
    You have two weeks time to send it back if you aren't satisfied.

    Should I go for it at this price? I´ve seen new ones for around 260€ in my country.

    (I feel like I am going to break my "spending break" for real now - I just can´t tell my wife...)
     
  2. nuclearboy

    nuclearboy Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 28, 2011
    USA
    Thats about 306 USD which is close to the price for a new one in some cases. I think Monk3y sells them for 315 USD including shipping from Japan. I have seen them for as low as 300 USD new.

    I don't know the market where you are but I would hope to get it for a little less if it was used.
     
  3. Ramirez

    Ramirez Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 26, 2011
    Thanks for your answer!

    In my country (Finland) the cheapest are around 260€ (not including shipping).

    But 315 USD for a new 45 (if shipping is included) seems like a very good deal.

    I will check it out.
     
  4. fransglans

    fransglans Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 12, 2012
    Sweden
    gus
  5. PSH

    PSH Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 6, 2011
    I have one for sale (silver) in mint condition :)
    And it's an EU deal. :thumbup:
     
  6. nuclearboy

    nuclearboy Mu-43 Top Veteran

    850
    Jan 28, 2011
    USA
    This looks like a better deal than the OP.