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: Jan Steinman <Jan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 18 May 2017 10:45:49 -0700
> From: Frank <wijsmuller@xxxxxxxxx>
> 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 ;-).

That sounds like it would take some time! I can tell you how I’d do it, though! 

> A broken T power control could provide the 'weird locking socket' and leave
> the T flash intact?

Hmmm… physical issues are ugly… you’d still have to poke a hole in the FL-50 
and dangle the T Power Control socket out of it… ugly…

> And would a cheaper second hand Metz be an alternative?

If the Metz were Olympus TTL-compatible, perhaps. Otherwise, just get a T Power 

> 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

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