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Graham_of_Rainham 4th October 2008 12:27 PM

BLM-1 Source
 
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

Re: BLM-1 Source
 
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

Re: BLM-1 Source
 
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

Re: BLM-1 Source
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Graham_of_Rainham (Post 26360)
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

Re: BLM-1 Source
 
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

Re: BLM-1 Source
 
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

Re: BLM-1 Source
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Graham_of_Rainham (Post 26360)
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


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