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Film Fridays: Olympus mju-II – a great camera but too expensive (for what it is)

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Hamish Gill / 35mmc

The Olympus mju-II, also known as the Stylus Epic, is a cult favorite film point-and-shoot that’s been increasing in both popularity and price over the past 10 years. A relic of the late 1990’s it offers a sharp 35mm F2.8 lens, excellent metering and accurate autofocus, all in a highly-pocketable, weather-sealed package. Sounds pretty appealing, eh?

Sadly, the days of purchasing one these for bargain prices are long gone. What may have set you back $40 in 2013 will likely cost you 5x that much today, for a plastic camera that’s now 7-years-more degraded. So are these little wonders still worth acquiring? 35mmc’s Hamish Gill has the answers…

Read: Olympus mju-II review – a great camera but too expensive for what it is

About Film Fridays: We recently launched an analog forum and in a continuing effort to promote the fun of the medium, we’ll be sharing film-related content on Fridays, including articles from our friends at 35mmc.

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