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Refurbished XZ1 Arrived

Discussion in 'Olympus Forum' started by Crsnydertx, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. Crsnydertx

    Crsnydertx SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 21, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Chuck
    After reading about the XZ1 and seeing the nice work done by SC members, I decided to look for a used one to complement my other gear. I found an attractively-priced refurbished unit via amazon.com and was intrigued by the fact that it was white, not black! Well, I've never had a white (or anything other than black or silver) camera, so I decided this would be an interesting change for me.

    The package arrived this morning, and....I still don't own a white camera. Out of the box came a black one.... Oh, we'll, guess I was meant to be boring. Actually, I want to try a little Flipbac grip on it, and I was lamenting how the black grip might look on a white model. Problem solved.

    Looking forward to charging it up and seeing what it can do!
     
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  2. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    Good choice. The XZ-1 is a great camera!
     
  3. winx14

    winx14 SC Rookie

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    Mar 23, 2012
    Random tip: Amazon will give you amazon.com credit for their item/shipping blunders if you let them know.
     
  4. Crsnydertx

    Crsnydertx SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 21, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Chuck
    Thanks. I may tell them of the error but then indicate I'm okay with keeping what they sent. I buy enough stuff from amazon.com that they may offer a little credit for my trouble! But I'm okay with keeping the black one; they may not even have a white one in the refurb pipeline.
     
  5. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Congrats on your choice, Chuck, its a great little camera :) Like you, I'm going to get a Flipbac, just havent been able to make a decision about which one (also want an EVF but again.. Vf-2 or VF-3.. arghhh)
     
  6. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    Maybe if you get a small refund you can get your grip with it :)
     
  7. Crsnydertx

    Crsnydertx SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 21, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Chuck
    Kristen, the grip I'm considering costs $US 10, so that's probably in the ballpark of a "for your troubles" refund...:smile:
     
  8. Crsnydertx

    Crsnydertx SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 21, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Chuck
    Sue, I used the Flipbac G4 on the E-PM1, which has a remarkably similar body shape. I may go with the G1 on the XZ-1, though, for one reason: I already have one left over from trying to figure out what would work best on the E-PM1!

    On the other hand, do I really want to put on a grip that covers the impressive "f1.8" on the face of the camera?:eek:
     
  9. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Lili
    good choice, love my XZ-1. The IQ is awesome. If I use the VF I tend to use the VF3, not as clear but it lock in place. Use also the Freniac Grip.
     
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  10. Crsnydertx

    Crsnydertx SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 21, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Chuck
    Thanks, Lili. I already had the VF2, and it seems like it fits tight enough - but I'll be watching it. I've had Franiec grips on several Canon compacts and they are top-of-the-line.
     
  11. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Lili
    I have both, optically the VF-2 is better but I have dropped it a few time, thankfully on carpet. In addition to locking the VF-3 is a bit slimmer so fits better in the bag with the camera.
     
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