As I am at the wrong side of the pond to send a FL-50 to you, I'd be
interested in a illustrated tutorial ;-).
A broken T power control could provide the 'weird locking socket' and leave
the T flash intact?
I haven't missed the modelling lights ever, and in this digital age with
instant feedback on the picture their use is limited.
And would a cheaper second hand Metz be an alternative?
2017-05-17 18:38 GMT+02:00 Jan Steinman <Jan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> Should be possible. Of course, it will never be a stand-alone flash again!
> I doubt I can get the socket for the FC-01 cord/plug, nor the weird
> locking socket for the OM T Power Control, so it would have to be
> You won’t have modelling lights via the flash this way, but you can still
> use them with an external power supply, same as required with the OM T
> Power Control.
> I’m guessing about an hour’s labour.
> I just wanna see this stuff keep getting used!
> > From: Frank <wijsmuller@xxxxxxxxx>
> > Sounds interesting. I like the T-8.
> > A FC-01 is a bit hard to find, so I wondered if a somehow stripped fl-50
> > could do the same job? It looks like it shares its electronics, and there
> > are plenty around.
> > 2017-05-16 20:03 GMT+02:00 Jan Steinman <Jan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> >> Olympus America can supply me with cable/plug assemblies, and I have a
> >> source of trigger transformers.
> >> The old OM-System T-Power Control only works manually on digital
> >> but only has two power settings that way, severely limiting the
> >> functionality of the OM-System T-8 and T-10 ringlights, which offer
> >> capabilities unmatched with modern digital ringlights, like a crossed
> >> polarizer for the T-10 and huge reflectors for the T-8.
> >> The FC-01 Flash Controller does full TTL automatic flash control with
> >> Olympus digital cameras, to my knowledge, but does not do focus
> >> nor focus stacking on the newest ones.
> >> The latest Olympus macro flash offering has a hard-wired, non-removable
> >> flash head, and I have no interest in messing with that.
> >> If anyone is interested in converting their OM-System T-8 or T-10
> >> ringlight to work with the FC-01 flash controller, contact me privately
> >> we can work out the details. I?m happy doing this for list members for
> >> $25/hr. Or I can walk you through it, if you?re handy with soldering and
> >> such.
> >> (If I do it ?on speculation,? I?m going to set an exorbitant ?only one
> >> the universe? price on evilBay. :-)
> >> Jan
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