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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: Thu, 18 May 2017 20:06:46 +0200
Thank you for your reply Jan.

I'd really love to have the fl-50 controls over a T8/10/20 flash. I would
sacrifice a T Power Control for the socket, since I could still use all the
T flashes. It is not that they are very expensive.

So.. how do you do it?

Is it just disconnecting the flash tube for the socket or does it involve
more?

Metz is a highly regarded brand in Europe for dedicated flash units to all
the main brands. So plenty of (m)43 compatible types, however I'd want the
more expensive units as they have the most options for manual use (with
power reduction till 1/128). They would be around the price of fl-50 units
second hand.





2017-05-18 19:45 GMT+02:00 Jan Steinman <Jan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:

> > 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 Control!
>
> > 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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