View Full Version : E 500 Question Newbie

03-26-2007, 04:25 PM
I am looking to get back into photography after several years of not doing. I shot photos for my high school year book about 14 years ago. I am looking at the E 500 kit that comes with the 2 lens. Is this a good first DSLR for me to get into to learn on?

03-26-2007, 09:04 PM
It would be a fine camera. However, Olympus has just announced the replacement E510 with several new features including in body stabilization. Odds are that the E500 price will drop soon.

03-27-2007, 05:14 PM
Thanks for the input. I will keep a close eye on the E500 since they are coming out with the 510. May be I can find it cheaper than 634 very soon.

03-27-2007, 08:23 PM
yes the E-300, the E-330, and the E-500 seem to be in clearance
mostly through ebay in one form or another
Cameta Auctions on ebay is a common one and

Olympus's own store

03-28-2007, 05:13 AM
I have been enjoying mine since getting it in October. The kit lens are quite good for a beginning point. I am looking for a new lens now for Macro work but not sure what to get. Leaning towards the 50mm 2.0 but the Sigma 24 1.8 sounds interesting as well. Too bad no one has the Sigma 18-50 2.8 available. Would love to take that one for a test drive.

03-28-2007, 01:48 PM
:) Just got my E500 twin lens kit-my first venture into DSLR.To give those outside of the U.K. an idea of the prices here I was able to get this online for a bargain 375 compared to typical 399 for the Nikon d40 single lens kit.

I suspect the E510 with similar kit will retail nearly double at least to begin with.For me the additional features that go with the E510 would not justifiy the additional cost.