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SRS Watford - Olympus Open Day

I was by the SRS Watford shop today and Chris one of the directors informed me they were having an Olympus open day (all the goodies will be there) on Saturday 4th April 2009.

No doubt Anne and I will be 'playing' with the latest cameras and me with the lenses.

SRS are situated in THE PARADE Watford.


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Re: SRS Watford - Olympus Open Day

I just recieved my E-30 from them Barrie, a very good company to do business with by mail order.
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Re: SRS Watford - Olympus Open Day

Just a bump for Saturday - Olympus open day at SRS Watford.

http://www.srsmicrosystems.co.uk/

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Do you know if they will have a 300mm lens there? (as I want to try before I buy).
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Do you know if they will have a 300mm lens there? (as I want to try before I buy).
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Knowing they stock most items I would say they probably do. A phone call before travelling might prove helpful. The Olympus people assisting the event should certainly have one.

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Knowing they stock most items I would say they probably do. A phone call before travelling might prove helpful. The Olympus people assisting the event should certainly have one.

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Yes they do have a 300mm f/2.8 at the store today...

I was later than I'd hoped, arriving at 1PM, but I stayed until 2:30 and had a good chat with all, including many of the customers.



On the right, Chris Harland, SRS Director. Next to him is Billy from the Olympus demo time and his colleague, Ed, facing away from the camera at the far end of the counter.

I also bought some Cokin bits and pieces!

I gather Barr1e and Ann1e had arrived earlier and purchased an E-30

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Yes they do have a 300mm f/2.8 at the store today...

I was later than I'd hoped, arriving at 1PM, but I stayed until 2:30 and had a good chat with all, including many of the customers.



On the right, Chris Harland, SRS Director. Next to him is Billy from the Olympus demo time and his colleague, Ed, facing away from the camera at the far end of the counter.

I also bought some Cokin bits and pieces!

I gather Barr1e and Ann1e had arrived earlier and purchased an E-30

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Sorry we missed you Ian - they seemed pretty busy when we were there.
Chris Harland being a splendid chap helped relieve us of some more cash with Billy's help. A couple of lenses were added to swell the bags, one being the 70-300.
[Edit] Anne has to wait for her birthday until the goodies are opened.

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Re: SRS Watford - Olympus Open Day

I am sorry I missed the day, however I think I have a good excuse. It was our 26th wedding anniversary on Thursday but as I was at our school production until 10.30 and we didnt really see each other I was whisked away after school last night. We went to Whittlebury Hall Hotel for a one night spa break -highly recommended and they have some fabulous deals.
I did go out this afternoon when we returned and got some pics at Ashridge.

Glad you all enjoyed your visit, especially Annie!!
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Re: SRS Watford - Olympus Open Day

Looks as though everyone had a great day, and kudos to SRS in Watford for running these type of promotional days. It's a little too far for me to get to unfortunately, but I am sure they get super support from the good folk on here.
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Re: SRS Watford - Olympus Open Day

We called in on the way to Heathrow for Jane to get a spare battery for her Canon 970. A very friendly and helpful bunch they seemed to be.
I had a brief play with the 9-18mm and was sorely tempted at 389 even though it's a lot of brass and I already have a 7-14mm. The rationale was that since it's smaller lighter and cheaper, I might get permission to take it on future holidays.
When we got back from Syria/Jordan last Monday, the page remained on my browser at the same price and I was still seriously considering it.
Just refreshed the page and it's jumped to 479, so it looks like I've just saved 389 as I certainly can't justify the new price at an extra 90 quid.
The cynic in me wonders if it's the same lens and the price change was due to the Olympus open day.
I really hope not.
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