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Old 15th February 2014
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Many thanks to Zuiko

John put up his thread " I wish I could afford this " which I enjoyed. After perusing the offering I followed another link to about 20 pages of cameras for sale.
As I browsed through the offerings , wishing I could afford some of the beautiful gear on offer, I came to this
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3213149864...84.m1439.l2649

Which I just couldn't resist so put in a bid which was successful, as you see

The case arrived , all in excellent condition, and all working once batteries were fitted.
For 68:00 I got :-

Om40 + manual,
28mm f2.8,
50mm f1.8,
135mm f2.8,
Tokina 80-200mm f4,
2x converter,
Vivitar ext tubes,
T10 flash,
a semi fisheye converter,
a Centron Ringfash + manual
and various filters all in a very nice fitted case

So thanks , John, without your input I would never have even seen this. Owe you a pint or two next time we meet up
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Re: Many thanks to Zuiko

Haha, glad to have been of assistance, David. It look like you found a real bargain. I'm not sure about a pint, but I'd love a coffee!
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Re: Many thanks to Zuiko

Enjoy using it.
I am still looking for a OM2sp myself.
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Re: Many thanks to Zuiko

Wow looks like you found a real bargain well done. Really nice to see the old gear going to an appreciative home.
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Re: Many thanks to Zuiko

An excellent find. I really like my OM40 although its not getting any use since I got my E-M5 2 years ago. The lenses alone in that set would be useful for anyone considering manual focus.
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Re: Many thanks to Zuiko

Hi there Imageryone!

Looks like you got a great deal there! I was tempted but I have more OM lenses than I can really justify at the moment (I even bought myself an OM20 to use them on which is now repaired - it required new seals and a little tinkering) so I managed to restrain myself. For information the ring flash should work ok on an E-1/E-3/E-30/E-5 with the same flash connector as the OM 40. I've been using mine on my E-30 with my 50mm f2 Macro - admittedly having to work out the exposure manually - but it works well. You may be able to use it with an adapter on other cameras as well.

Enjoy your new purchase and I'll pass on some other information - this time from Alf :- Poundland are selling Agfa iso 200 film at a very good price!

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For information the ring flash should work ok on an E-1/E-3/E-30/E-5 with the same flash connector as the OM 40. I've been using mine on my E-30 with my 50mm f2 Macro - admittedly having to work out the exposure manually - but it works well. You may be able to use it with an adapter on other cameras as well.

Enjoy your new purchase and I'll pass on some other information - this time from Alf :- Poundland are selling Agfa iso 200 film at a very good price!

Cheers,

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Will those flash units work with my E-620 do you think?

Obviously it would work with my OM2N though. I am about to go out to test the OM2n I bought this week.
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Re: Many thanks to Zuiko

Hi there Alf!

I don't see why not - the trigger voltage is low (I think about 4.8v or so) so that shouldn't be a problem, then it's down to getting a hot shoe to flash trigger plug thingy converter (ebay or 7dayshop) to go on your hotshoe (The other cameras that I mentioned all have the flash socket already).

Then it's just a case of getting the required exposure - good old trial and error worked for me!

The Centron flash is one of three makes that all seem to be the same flash - I'll have a proper look on my computer later and post the models - there's also a website which lists their trigger voltages which I'll link to as well. It made more sense to try one of those than splash out on a genuine olympus ring flash until I'm sure I want to carry on with macro.

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Re: Many thanks to Zuiko

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I am still looking for a OM2sp myself.
Alf,

Ffordes have 3 available at the moment, starting at 89.00

http://www.ffordes.com/product/13121909143181

Regards, Simon
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Re: Many thanks to Zuiko

Hi there Alf!

I've had a quick look and the other flash that looks identical to the centon but for the name is the starblitz 1000 ring flash. Both are shown as having a low trigger voltage on this website :-

http://www.botzilla.com/photo/strobeVolts.html

If you are thinking of buying one check that it has the correct fitting ring for the lens you wish to use it with - they originally come with a 49mm, a 52mm and a 55mm ring. I've been using the 52mm ring with my 50mm f2 macro. There are several on ebay at the moment starting from around £35 delivered.

If I get a chance I'll take a photo of my set-up and post it in a new thread.

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Alf,

Ffordes have 3 available at the moment, starting at £89.00

http://www.ffordes.com/product/13121909143181

Regards, Simon
I have bought an OM2 now with 4 lenses, bag, 4 rolls of film and a flash for £130 posted. I was shooting with it tonight. The viewfinder is amazing.

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Hi there Alf!

I've had a quick look and the other flash that looks identical to the centon but for the name is the starblitz 1000 ring flash. Both are shown as having a low trigger voltage on this website :-

http://www.botzilla.com/photo/strobeVolts.html

If you are thinking of buying one check that it has the correct fitting ring for the lens you wish to use it with - they originally come with a 49mm, a 52mm and a 55mm ring. I've been using the 52mm ring with my 50mm f2 macro. There are several on ebay at the moment starting from around £35 delivered.

If I get a chance I'll take a photo of my set-up and post it in a new thread.

Cheers,

Ralph.
Thanks for that Ralp I need something to fit 58mm really as I use my Sigma 105 mm the most.
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Re: Many thanks to Zuiko

Hi there Alf!

You could probably get away with using the 55mm ring and a 55mm to 58mm converter ring - there may be slight vignetting wide open but I would be fairly sure that would disappear as soon as the lens is stopped down at all (and how often do you shoot macro wide open?)

Enjoy your new camera, let's see some images posted soon!

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Hi there Alf!

You could probably get away with using the 55mm ring and a 55mm to 58mm converter ring - there may be slight vignetting wide open but I would be fairly sure that would disappear as soon as the lens is stopped down at all (and how often do you shoot macro wide open?)

Enjoy your new camera, let's see some images posted soon!

Cheers,

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They come with a 58 mm adapter it seems.

I will show images when I get them processed
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