Reinhard Wagner is currently busy preparing his next book about the OM-5. During his research, he found out, that the angle-finder adapter suitable for the OM-D E-M5ii also fits the OM-5. Therefore, all angle finders supported by my adaptors may be also used with the OM-5.
This also applies to the eye-piece adaptors I offer.
Thanks to Reinhard for providing me a picture of the OM-5 with mounted VA-1 angle finder.
I developped a large eye-cup for the OM-1. It shades the eye far better than the original eye-cup. Currently, I designed two prototypes with differend advantages and disadvantages.
The other model supports the eye-sensor but doesn’t allow to rotate the hood. It will be available as dedicated left or right eye model.
One of the models features a rotating eye-cup that allows to adjust for the right or left eye or for landscape and portrait. This model doesn’t alow to use the eye-sensor.
Both models use original OM-1 parts to mount the hood to the camera. This ensures that the hood keeps fixedto the camera like the original eye-cup.
Up to now, there are only two prototypes available. The parts hafe fine details so I have to validate printability of the rubber parts before uploading the parts in my webshop.
Developing such projects implies costs that I have to pay, even if the project fails. I will therefore evaluate all options to minimize risks.
You may follow the project on its project page which will be updated in regular intervals.
I already received a number of requests for an adaptor to mount angle finders onto the OM-1.
I therefore designed a set of adaptors for the Olympus VA-1, the Seagull universal angle finder and the old Olympus Varimagni angle finder.
I printed a prototype for a first test and mounted a VA-1 angle finder onto an OM-1. Thanks to Reinhard Wagner for assisting in measuring the camera and testing the adaptor.
Serial production of these adaptors requires high precision 3D printing, available only on high grade industrial printers. I therefore uploaded the designs to Shapeways. You may order adaptors through my webshop at Shapeways.