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Re: [OM] T-8 or T-10 conversions to FC-10 flash controller, anyone?

Subject: Re: [OM] T-8 or T-10 conversions to FC-10 flash controller, anyone?
From: Frank <wijsmuller@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 17 May 2017 22:12:20 +0200
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
> hard-wired.
>
> 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!
>
> J
>
> > 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
> cameras,
> >> but only has two power settings that way, severely limiting the
> >> functionality of the OM-System T-8 and T-10 ringlights, which offer
> unique
> >> 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
> all
> >> Olympus digital cameras, to my knowledge, but does not do focus
> bracketing
> >> 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
> and
> >> 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
> in
> >> the universe? price on evilBay. :-)
> >>
> >> Jan
> >>
>
>
> ::::
> :::: Jan Steinman, EcoReality Co-op ::::
>
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