I went on a landscape shoot with a friend early this month and in the process My Olympus E-30’s USB port got damaged (yes… just the USB…i was using a corded remote.)
Pins shorted and now the camera wants to take photo’s as soon as i turn it on.
I put it in for repair and had to pay $50 just to get a quote. The quote was for $522 just to get the USB port fixed.
Now i can upgrade and get an E-5 for around $1600 or i could probably find a new E-30 for not much more than the cost of the repair ( i originally got the E-30 for ~$1000).
I love the E-30 it has been so good to me but has Anyone tried the E-5 is it worth it?
So what would you do?
Pay $522 to get your old and trusted friend repaired?
Just replace it with a NEW E-30?
Or Upgrade to an E-5??
I cant decide…