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COMPLETED Want to Buy: Cam kit with lenses good for indoor and outdoor use | Location: USA | Ships: USA

Discussion in 'Completed Listings' started by Hdale85, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. Hdale85

    Hdale85 Mu-43 Regular

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    What type of listing is this?

    Want to Buy


    What are you trying to sell/buy/trade?

    Cam kit with lenses good for indoor and outdoor use


    What are your prices?

    $500-650


    Where are you located?

    USA


    Where are you willing to to ship?

    USA


    Description

    I'm looking for a kit that someone wants to get rid of that would take some good pics during holidays and vacations. We're going on vacation with our family soon and just need a camera to take. I'm not looking for something crazy out dated, just thought maybe someone had a camera here with a lens or 2 they'd be willing to make a nice deal on. I'd love some sort of zoom lens and maybe a 25mm prime or something. As I said I only have 500-650 or so to spend trying to keep within a budget with our tax returns as I have to do some other things with it as well.


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  2. onewheeltom

    onewheeltom Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

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    You could get an Olympus E-PM2 with a prime used for probably half that.
     
  3. Hdale85

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    I haven't really researched camera's in quite a while, is the E-PM2 pretty good? I saw there is an EP5 I think it is that seems to be in the 400 dollar range pretty regularly.
     
  4. davidzvi

    davidzvi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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    David
    The E-P5 with 17mm and EVF for 599 is an incredible deal. Add the zoom kit being sold on the board here for $150 and you'd be set. If you don't need the EVF you can sell it on for $100-125 and be at your $650 limit.
     
  5. davidzvi

    davidzvi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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    David
    If you want smaller then look to eBay for a GM1/GM5 with the kit lens and add a 20mm f/1.7. AF speed on the 20 is not the best, but it is actuate and sharp.
     
  6. onewheeltom

    onewheeltom Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

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    A friend just bought a refurb E-PM2 for about $150. It has the larger 16mp sensor. I just bought one of the E-P5 bodies for $350 and it is very nice. If you are just getting into it, the E-PM2 would be a less expensive way of getting started. My first m43 camera was a E-PM1 which I have seen for less than $100. At this point, I think the E-PM2 is the better choice of the two considering the minimal price difference.
    --tom
     
  7. Hdale85

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    Hmm going to have to think about this, I found out I can get the Nikon D5300 for like 449 with an 15-55 too.... Gotta think on this some lol. I had a Panasonic GF5 a while back that I had to sell due to money issues. I know the D5300 isn't anywhere near as small as most of these m4/3rds cameras.
     
  8. davidzvi

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    David
    If the "family pictures" include a lot of fast moving small noise units (aka kids) then the Nikon might be a better option. I like my m4/3 gear a lot and it suits my needs for travel, family, etc. But it's all about the right tool for the right job.

    If price is really a driving force in the decision (and there is nothing wrong with that) them go to B&H (through the referral links here :biggrin: ) and look at the E-PL6 kit. $299 with the 14-42 or $399 with the 14-42 and 40-150. Add the Panasonic 20mm, used they sell for about $150 (version I). This would be like having the Nikon with the 18-55 + 55-200 + ~28mm prime
     
  9. Hdale85

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    I just want to make sure a get a good quality base, small camera's are nice for sure. But I can deal with something a bit larger if it's going to net me something better for my money. I have 2 kids that are still young (7/8) so that's certainly something to think about. It just seems like the nice m4/3 stuff is still outside my budget. I'll take a look at that E-PL6.
     
  10. davidzvi

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    The E-PL6 is the price option.

    But the price leader in the quality base to build on would be the deals on the E-P5 or original E-M5. The original E-M5 is selling for $379, body only, at B&H. The E-P5 includes the 17mm which goes for about $300 in new condition and the EVF. So the body is cheap in the kit. Each of these were originally $1,000 bodies, have the same sensor as most current Olympus bodies, full IBIS, and were the very top of their product lines.
     
  11. Hdale85

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    Well, I think I may just up my budget a good chunk. I'm kind of looking at the Olympus OMD EM-5 Mark II now as it apparently is pretty good with video as well.
     
  12. onewheeltom

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    As for myself, I like smaller because it is generally more available. If I have to think about whether or not to bring the camera with me, it is too big. Even though I have the E-P5 along with my E-PM1, sometimes I choose the E-PM1 with a small zoom because it will easily fit in a jacket pocket and is less fussy. I have the E-P5 because I wanted a second body so that 2 lenses would be available to me at all times. Both bodies and 3 lenses fit in a small bag.