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Hi, I will quickly explain and could you tell me if it is worth buying this and getting it repaired and then selling it on.

My friend is selling an Olympus E520 which comes with either the 14-42 or the 17.5-42, one of those and also comes with the 40-150mm. (unsure what mk)

The issue with the Body is that the card reader door is broken, she stated she fixed it with superglue and looks fine and is working now.

Also the picturecard reader slot is a bit weird, you must wedge a little peice of paper for it to stabalise. Also it's missing the genuine Olympus charger.

I can get this for around 180-200 pound from her, would you recommend buying it and then getting it repaired and then selling it on?

If yes how much could I sell it on for as I would like to hire a couple lenses to get some experience or make a little profit for me if possible.
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I think that price is too high, especially for so many things not right about it. Check eBay prices for E-520s first.

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Re: Opinion

if it was all in good working order the price isn't too bad if it comes with the twin lens kit, but I seriously doubt you'll make any profit from it...
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Re: Opinion

I overlooked that it includes the 40-150. You might have difficulty getting anything decent for the body, though. I think Mark 1 40-150 lenses are in demand. Anyone know which is more valuable?

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Re: Opinion

With that damage it makes me wonder if it's been dropped? Who knows what else is wrong under the surface?
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Re: Opinion

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I think Mark 1 40-150 lenses are in demand. Anyone know which is more valuable?

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I think it's swings and roundabouts. The Mk1 is generally considered to be a better lens, though whether this is just folklore I don't know. On the other hand, the Mk2 can focus reasonably quickly on contrast-detect bodies, which makes them somewhat of a bargain for Pens and E-M5s, even with the price of an adaptor.

Typically a Mk1 can ask about 70, and a Mk2 about 55, I think.
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The MkI lens has brighter aperture throughout the range, giving a definite edge to wide-open shots which isolate focus. I have both lenses and only use the big old MkI, my wife uses the MkII because it is lightweight.
180 for 2-lens 520 kit sounds good to me if you want to play with the older sensor, however for selling on at a profit : don't bother.
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