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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 20:10:26 +0200
The interchangable foot system is no longer available on the modern Metz
flashes, regrettably. I think they stopped when the differences between the
AF systems became too complex to handle in just the foot.

2017-05-18 20:04 GMT+02:00 Bill Pearce <billcpearce@xxxxxxx>:

> FWIW, I have a metz strobe and a foot that was fairly  inexpensive that is
> compatible with Olympus, Panasonic and Leica. And if I wanted to put it on
> another camera there is probably a different foot available.
>
> -----Original Message----- From: Jan Steinman
> Sent: Thursday, May 18, 2017 12:45 PM
> To: olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [OM] T-8 or T-10 conversions to FC-10 flash controller,
> anyone?
>
> 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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