Olympus UK E-System User Group
Olympus UK E-System User Group

Join our unique resource for Olympus Four Thirds E-System DSLR and Pen and OM-D Micro Four Thirds photographers. Show your images via our free e-group photo gallery. Please read the e-group.uk.net forum terms and conditions before posting for the first time. Above all, welcome!


Go Back   Olympus UK E-System User Group > Cameras, lenses and system accessories > Accessory talk

Accessory talk Those important extra system components.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #16  
Old 2nd February 2018
Otto's Avatar
Otto Otto is online now
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: North Yorkshire
Posts: 1,841
Thanks: 72
Thanked 176 Times in 157 Posts
Likes: 564
Liked 483 Times in 316 Posts
Re: Are Olympus Accessories overpriced

Quote:
Originally Posted by MJ224 View Post
Do you think that is true of cameras themselves??????????????
Back in the late 70s when film SLRs were the big thing, it was said that the average camera shop made more money out of the roll of film you inevitably bought with your new camera than the camera itself.

Maybe it's still the accessories that generate the profits - certainly in the case of a remote release which Olympus wants about 60 for, when equivalents are easily available for less than a tenner!
__________________
Regards
Richard
Reply With Quote
The Following User Liked This Post:
MJ224 (5th February 2018)
  #17  
Old 5th February 2018
blu-by-u blu-by-u is online now
Full member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Selangor, Malaysia
Posts: 1,392
Thanks: 160
Thanked 70 Times in 58 Posts
Likes: 191
Liked 464 Times in 246 Posts
Re: Are Olympus Accessories overpriced

Other than Batteries, which the originals seems to out last the OEMs, Eye cups, that don't seems to have others that can fit, all others removable parts are not original on my gear.
__________________
* Henry
* Location: Subang Jaya, Selangor
* Malaysia


All my garbage so far.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 7th February 2018
raichea raichea is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 581
Thanks: 78
Thanked 98 Times in 80 Posts
Likes: 90
Liked 96 Times in 62 Posts
Re: Are Olympus Accessories overpriced

The most outrageous example I've seen is the AC-5 PSU for the EM-1 MkII. Olympus charge 150 for an item that is essentially a 15-20 item. I ended up making my own.
__________________
Steve
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 7th February 2018
Wreckdiver's Avatar
Wreckdiver Wreckdiver is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: From Liverpool, live in Chippenham, Wiltshire.
Posts: 1,652
Thanks: 82
Thanked 74 Times in 69 Posts
Likes: 94
Liked 98 Times in 48 Posts
Re: Are Olympus Accessories overpriced

Quote:
Originally Posted by raichea View Post
The most outrageous example I've seen is the AC-5 PSU for the EM-1 MkII. Olympus charge 150 for an item that is essentially a 15-20 item. I ended up making my own.
Looking at a photo of the AC-5 it looks like it has a standard DC Power Plug at the camera end. There are plenty of generic power supplies available at the lower price you mention that will be perfectly OK powering the camera. 150 is extortionate.

Steve
__________________
Old divers never die, they just go down on old wrecks
Take nothing but photographs, leave nothing but bubbles
My website
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 7th February 2018
raichea raichea is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 581
Thanks: 78
Thanked 98 Times in 80 Posts
Likes: 90
Liked 96 Times in 62 Posts
Re: Are Olympus Accessories overpriced

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wreckdiver View Post
Looking at a photo of the AC-5 it looks like it has a standard DC Power Plug at the camera end. There are plenty of generic power supplies available at the lower price you mention that will be perfectly OK powering the camera. 150 is extortionate.

Steve
That's exactly what I did. One really good thing about the MkII is that they've used standard connectors for most things.
__________________
Steve
Reply With Quote
The Following User Liked This Post:
Wreckdiver (7th February 2018)
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For sale Olympus Stylus 1 and accessories. Lee O'D For sale or wanted small ads 6 4th July 2017 09:57 PM
For sale Olympus E-5 and accessories 800 hotbath1962 For sale or wanted small ads 3 24th November 2013 01:06 PM
Olympus E-3 with accessories FOR SALE benvendetta For sale or wanted small ads 2 11th November 2013 09:16 PM
Accessories for Olympus E10/20 jeremyc For sale or wanted small ads 0 17th September 2010 01:32 PM
FS E500 & Other Olympus Accessories Ian S For sale or wanted small ads 4 7th July 2010 10:02 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 08:37 AM.


The Write Technology Ltd, 2007-2018, All rights reservedAd Management plugin by RedTyger