/ Starter Digital SLR - Olympus
Jim Lancs - on 01 Feb 2013
First SLR - Olympus e500 with 2 lens, memory cards, etc. £150 (+P&P)
This kit would make a great first SLR. In particular it has proved to be a joy to use in the mountains as the controls are quite usable with even big winter gloves and it is really well made and reliable. This camera together with a copy of Adobe Lightroom (or Apple Aperture) would allow you produce excellent photos and learn a lot.
The kit contains:
Olympus e500 body plus strap
14-45mm (f3.5 - f5.6) standard zoom lens (equivalent to 28mm - 90mm on a 35mm film SLR).
40-150mm (f3.5 - f4.5) telephoto zoom lens (equivalent to 80mm - 300mm on a 35mm film SLR)
Lens hoods and UV filters for both lens.
Body cap and lens cap
Mains battery charger
2 x Li-Ion batteries.
6 x ScanDisk Compact Flash cards (2 x 4GB, 1 x 2 GB, 3 x 1GB) enough for 980 RAW shots or 1800 best jpegs.
Basic Manual. (The Advanced Manual is availble on-line at http://olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_support_manuals.asp?id=1192 )
The only drawback to the Olympus e500 is the lack of image stabilizing and the autofocus can struggle slightly in really dim and low contrast scenes. Neither is a big deal - you just have to be aware and use it accordingly.
I have taken thousands of excellent photos with this camera and are happy to recommend it as a brilliant first SLR.
I don't have the original boxes, but could post it or have it collected from here near Lancaster or by arrangement from the Kendal Wall / south Lakes.
Jim Lancs - on 07 Feb 2013
Now sold (pending payment), Thank You.