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Olympus E500+lenses

Discussion in 'Olympus Chat' started by robb86, Apr 25, 2017.

  1. robb86

    robb86 New Member

    hi guys im looking for some advice i was given an olympus e500 by my uncle a couple of years ago and now looking to sell it and maybe get something new . im looking for advice on the price of selling the current items as none of the local camera shops are interested. said its too old ?

    E500 body
    40-150mm 1:3.5-4.5
    50mm 1:2 macro
    17.5-45mm 1:3.5-5.6
    2x tele converter ec-20
    and the olympus FL-36 flash

    ive lost the charger aswell so dunno if that will make a difference ?
    its all in working order and good condition as far as im aware
    any help would be much appreciated .

    thanks , rob
  2. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    In these cases I normally advise commission sale via Ffordes or one of the other dealers who operate a commission sale scheme. Looking at the list the pick of the items are the macro lens and the flash, the other lenses are common kit lenses. The missing charger does make a difference, since without it the battery can't be charged, you may be able to pick one up for a few pounds on Ebay, or you could try looking for it, presumably it is in your home somewhere.
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  3. 0lybacker

    0lybacker In the Stop Bath

    OK, here goes. The 50mm macro and the FL-36 flash are worth something, possibly up to around £75 each, depending on condition. The body not a lot and the 35-90 (135 format equivalent) also not a lot (14-42s and 14-54s are so abundant) but the 40-150mm might fetch something more than not a lot. Say, £25-£35 depending on condition.

    Don't know about the 2x. Nimbus is right about the charger, but explain that if you list it on-line. In an auction, you may get two or more bidders after one item in the kit. If you decide to put it on something like eBay, make sure you do some really good pictures and make your descriptions accurate and complete. You can research on eBay by using the left hand page menus. Down at the bottom, click on Sold to show what individual Olympus items have fetched in the recent past.
  4. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    ^ Sold listings on Ebay for the 50mm f2 Macro seem to run in the £129-150 region for auctioned items.

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