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Graham_of_Rainham
4th October 2008, 12:27 PM
Anyone know of a source of GOOD quality BLM-1's at a GOOD price.

It need not be an original Olympus, just don't want to buy any junk

*chr

Pete Riley
4th October 2008, 01:01 PM
Hahnel do a good one (HL-M1) I get mine from digital depot in Stevenage. I can't remember how much but they are cheaper than OE.

j.baker
4th October 2008, 01:50 PM
7dayshop.com

I have 4 from them and they all work very well.

They were featured in one of the 3rd party battery test reviews a while ago.

Invicta
4th October 2008, 05:08 PM
Anyone know of a source of GOOD quality BLM-1's at a GOOD price.

It need not be an original Olympus, just don't want to buy any junk

*chr


Somebody on the forums kindly posted this link a while back which I booked marked.

http://t5r.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/e1/clonetests.htm

It is a good review of various third-party BLM-1s. I went with the Uniross ones based on this review.

mas
4th October 2008, 09:02 PM
Yes - I used that review as well.

When I wanted to buy I couldnt find anyone with the uniross ones in stock (even though amazon quoted a great price they were 2-4 weeks).

I bought the 7dayshop ones and they seem fine. (so far...)

Graham_of_Rainham
4th October 2008, 09:57 PM
Thanks guys. Much appreciated.

I have just taken a failed one to bits and it looks like the cells are ok (lots of power in them) So the circuit must not be working correctly.

*chr

Jim Ford
4th October 2008, 10:55 PM
Anyone know of a source of GOOD quality BLM-1's at a GOOD price.


Someone on dpreview did a very comprehensive and in depth review of the BLM-1 and clones. Some cheap ones were decidedly dodgy but by far the best value and well made one that performed as well as the genuine Olympus, was the Uniross VB104295. I get mine from Amazon.

Jim