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When was the E1 launched
And how much did it cost new?
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Re: History

Oct 2003 and body only price 1700.
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Re: History

Complete with a huge range of 4 lenses.

The fast telephoto macro that some of us are still waiting for was on the lens roadmap for release in 2005.
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Re: History

Interesting!

So in 8 years a new one has lost over 90% of its value
2nd hand I guess they average 120

I wonder how long the E5 will take to drop that much?
My guess is there are not so many E5 as E1s
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It's the strange march of supposed technological advancement. The E1 is still as capable today as it was 8 years ago, but consumers are told that they should demand bigger LCD screens and more pixels, and a host of other 'must have' features. But what a great time for those of us not fooled by the marketing hype, as seeking out earlier kit is cost effective and rewarding. My reasons above all else for getting an E1, 'weatherproofing', and it replaced my similarly tough Nikon F100 film camera for shooting outdoors in all weathers, and for wildlife shots in exposed environments. Neither my Oly E620 or Nikon D70 would last a day.
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Interesting!

So in 8 years a new one has lost over 90% of its value
2nd hand I guess they average 120

I wonder how long the E5 will take to drop that much?
My guess is there are not so many E5 as E1s
A Canadian dealer was clearing out the last of the E-1's about three years ago and if I remember correctly they were selling new ones with the 14-45 kit lens for $400 CDN (about 200 in those days).
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Re: History

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I wonder how long the E5 will take to drop that much?
Well, the E3 came out in 2007 and I believe were a similar starting price to the E1 at launch and now seem to fetch around 400-500... that should give you some guidance.

I'm looking forward to the day I can pick up and E5 for that kind of price!
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Well, the E3 came out in 2007 and I believe were a similar starting price to the E1 at launch and now seem to fetch around 400-500... that should give you some guidance.

I'm looking forward to the day I can pick up and E5 for that kind of price!
Well the E-5 is not yet at the E-1 or E-3 prices BUT I am looking for a 2nd one

The Technology will always do what it first did, so long as it is maintained ! and I believe the E-1 and the E-5 are quality classics
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Re: History

I'm quite sure I'll have an E-5 someday, if I'm still fit enough to drive one.
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Re: History

I think my photographic buying has settled down to buying up 2nd hand depreciated products.
I feel I'm unlikely to ever to buy new again.

As others have said a mear 8 years ago the E1 was the best in the field and mine (new to me) is still taking excellent pictures.

If I was given a million tomorrow - I think I'd only need about 2K worth of
2nd hand stuff to be totally content kit wise.

I'm a bit the same with cars - am happy to drive around in a 12 year old Beamer ( that I've had for 7 years) rather than bother looking for a new car even though I have the money in the bank.
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With you there on "Vintage all the way" Homer !

Buying a new car is "giving the Mr Cameron's army more fighting funds to whittle away at" and "buying into the high tech cannot service it yourself market" and eventually, "a rust bucket! !"

If I won 1million or more, I would stick with what I have and maybe two more Zuiko lenses ...
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Re: History

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If I won 1million or more, I would stick with what I have and maybe two more Zuiko lenses ...
...after you have stocked up on the 2 lenses and the 2nd E5 please dispose of the rest down this way...lol
It will be spent wisely...E5....and all the top lenses...honest.
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...after you have stocked up on the 2 lenses and the 2nd E5 please dispose of the rest down this way...lol
It will be spent wisely...E5....and all the top lenses...honest.
Whoa! slow down lad ... I have not checked my Lottery tickets from last week YET ! ...
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I checked mine that's why I sent the begging message......
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I checked mine that's why I sent the begging message......


still not checked mine ...
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