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Discussion in 'Accessories' started by Blue Cube Imaging, Mar 14, 2011.
Olympus USA emailed their dealers an updated Accessory Compatibility Chart today, here it is:
Thanks. Do you have a link to the location of the chart?
Thank god the body caps works with all models!
I feel cheated, no mention of the flash cover. Now, that would be interesting to see the e-p1 cover fully compatible with all bodies, while e-p2 and later model incompatible with the '1'.
You know, there was a day that this was a serious issue with Nikon. The old BF-1 and newer BF-1a weren't always interchangable. The BF-1 (I think) potentially damaged AF contacts in the body, and the BF-1a was so loose on some non-AF bodies as to drop off in your bag.
I'm thankful they aren't nasty push-on caps too!
I do wish they'd resurrected the script PEN "F" from the old PENs.
They did. There's a special e-p2 kit where lens caps have the Fraktur 'F' of the original pen instead of Olympus written on.
Olympus announces special edition kits for the E-P2 camera in black: Digital Photography Review
 Just checked, the cap alone can be ordered online on oly website as part # LC37 Logo for the moderate sum of 49,90 € c'mon guys, this is just a plastic lump F$%# !
No link. Olympus emailed a PDF and I converted it to jpg to upload here.
You know, I was only half-joking when I mentioned the hotshoe cover compatibility. As a diehard OM user, I've seen the mess Olympus made with hotshoes in those days. Believe it, there are 4 accessory shoes models in the OM line, for basically 3 different camera models. Shoe #1 is OM-1 only, #2 & #3 are for the original OM-2 depending on your flash model (Auto 310 requires #2 while later T-xx flash depends on a #3 hotshoe) and #4 is for OM-1n/2n. Luckily, they ended the madness there, all other camera models have a fixed, build-in hotshoe.
Those where tiny, flimsy bits of plastic that always got you cornered between a rock and a hard place : either you'd let them screwed on top of the prism and they broke from abuse, or you'd carefully pack them away and you'd ultimately lose them. And now that the system is long discontinued, those shoes that were mainly plastic start to crumble anyway because that plastic doesn't age well !
So understandably, those accessory shoes are a 'hot' subject among OM ol'timers. They were truly the weakest link in the otherwise brilliant first TTL flash system in the world, its Achilles' heel.
Thank you for this...