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[OM] Re: Pen F/FT ownership - potential pitfalls

Subject: [OM] Re: Pen F/FT ownership - potential pitfalls
From: John Hermanson <omtech1@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2006 10:03:50 -0500
It is probably true.  Before dumping the parts into a sealed dumpster, 
parts department employees were told to physically damage all external 
cosmetic OM parts so they couldn't be used. I'll bet the same went for 
Pen parts. I recently bought part of a collection from Pat MacFarlanes 
son (Pat passed away 3-4 months ago) and I found a new chrome top in 
there for a Pen FV. Also got a complete M-1, with M System 50 1.4, and 
M-1 instruction books.
If a part is more than 3-4 years old and no one has bought one in that 
time span, they just throw them away.
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ScottGee1 wrote:
> John, I recall hearing a story that Olympus actually destroyed (or
> threatened to do so before someone bought it out) their remaining
> parts stock for the Pen series.  Any truth there?  Or was it just 'one
> of those stories'?
> 
> ScottGee1
> 
> 
> On 2/2/06, John Hermanson <omtech1@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
>>There are almost no major parts available for Pen F models.  Go for an
>>FT.  The meter can be converted to the silver oxide battery.  If the
>>meter fails, then you can switch to a handheld. One thing to check on
>>used Pen slr's is a slipping sprocket.  Open back, put a little thumb
>>pressure on the sprocket and wind the shutter.  The sprocket must turn
>>under your thumb pressure.  If it doesn't, inside of sprocket (plastic)
>>is worn down, broken. There are no replacement elements available for
>>pen lenses.
>>___________________________________
>>John Hermanson
>>Camtech Photo Services, Inc.
>>21 South Lane, Huntington NY 11743
>>631-424-2121 | Olympus OM Service since 1977
>>http://www.zuiko.com  |  omtech1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>Remove 'spam' when writing
>>
>>Martin Walters wrote:
>>
>>>I am wondering about jumping into this pool - after all, the lenses are
>>>still zuikos and the OMZ ones can be mounted as well.  Should I do this,
>>>it would be for something in nice condition for occasional use; not
>>>collector grade and I trust not too expensive (likely bought on our
>>>favourite auction site).
>>>
>>>Some questions:
>>>-  F versus FT (e.g., FT uses mercury batteries, stand alone light meter
>>>for F)?
>>>-  Repairability (e.g., to what extent are they economically repairable;
>>>what problems to avoid)?
>>>-  Buying F/FT lenses (e.g., is element separation is a concern; should
>>>one stay away from the older zuikos)?
>>>
>>>Grateful for any wisdom the group might like to share.
>>>
>>>Martin
>>>
>>
>>
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