Olympus Angle Finder Adapter

Angle Finder Adapter for Olympus
Angle Finder Adapter

It’s hard to find an Olympus VA-1 angle finder. Therefore, I did some research to find an alternative. The Seagull universal angle finder hits the bill. It is available, reasonable priced and it got a mount for adaptors. In addition to the large number of adapters that are already shipped with the angle finder, I developped three more.

One for the OM-D E-M1 and E-M1 II, another one for the three cameras OM-D E-M5 II, E-M10 II and E-M10 III and a third one for the PEN-F.

Modified battery compartment lid for the OM-D E-M1 II

OM-D E-M1 II battery compartment lid: how to modify

Finally, the lid for the battery compartment is available as spare part. Time to modify one so the battery adapter cable may pass easily through the closed lid.

The modification is quite simple. Drill a 5 mm hole and cut the lid to get an oblong hole that protrudes towards the edge. It takes just a few minutes for a skilled worker.

Note: The camera isn’t splash-proof anymore when you use the modified lid!

Battery-Compartment Lid for the Olympus OM-D E-M1 II available!

Finally, the lid for the battery compartment is available for the Olympus OM-D E-M1 II. You may order it as spare part at via davinci, item number VP924500. Currently, delivery time is said to be 4 to 6 weeks.

With this part, if properly modified, you may use the BLH-1 battery adapter with the battery compartment closed. I ordered one and will write a modification guideline.

 

BLH-1 Battery Dummy available!

BLH-1, BLN-1 and BLS-5 Battery-Dummy

After a series of tests I have built a BLH-1 battery dummy for Olympus cameras (currently the OM-D E-M1 Mark II). Since the battery is larger than other models, the lid of the battery compartment is also bigger. This allows to cut a slot for the cable to pass through while the lid is closed. You shouldn’t do this to the original lid. That’s why I currently try to get spare battery compartment lids for the camera.

You may find more details about battery dummies on my Battery Dummy Page.

Angle-finder adapter for the OM-D E-M1 II

Olympus presented the new µFT camera flagship as a prototype. Technical details are very promising. First reviewers pointed out, that the missing accessory port doesn’t allow to use teh electronic swivel viewfinders.

There is a solution to this problem. The receptacle for teh eyepiece is very similar to the one of the predecessor. That means, that my angle finder adapter I built for the E-M1 will also fit the E-M1 II. Therefore, the optical viewfinder VA-1 can ve used with the coming camera!

See here for details. Please, send questions or orders through the Contact Form.

Olympus µFT 7–14mm f2.8 Filter Holder Prototype

Tom bought himself the new Olympus 7–14mm f2.8 lens. He came straight to me and I had the chance to do measurements on the lens. I changed the design of the last filter holder prototype and printed a new one.

By the end of next week, I expect the design of the filter holder to be stable.