Olympus Drop-In Circular PL Filter DPF-43 - where to find it?

nwphil

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Yeah, it's a long shot find one - not too long ago there was one on EBay. So....yes, I am looking for one. Wanna get rid of it? Don't use it all, and it's just collecting dust? sell it to me then :D
Or if you know of a store, user, come across one, please let me know
Thanks for looking
Phil
 

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Wow — you actually saw one on ebay? I've had my feelers out for those for two years! I've approached every regional Olympus office and pleaded with the Tokyo office. All have assured me that none exist. Nowhere. Ever. DFH-43? DPF-43? What's that? :dash2:

I just realized that it's the polariser that you're after, not the regular filter holder, but I think the same applies. As far as I can make out, they were only ever sold as part of the 300/2.8 kit, and not as accessories. If that's true, then they'll only come up for sale if someone's sold the lens without the filter pack. Which in turn does mean that the CPL ought to come up more often than the regular filter holder, which of course is mounted in the lens by default. So you may have more success than I've had — best of luck with your search anyway!
 

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Hey Alex,
yes, doing a search pointed to a link, but then EBay could not find it, which is normal since it's was old
I am looking for the mount - complete.
Luton crs store in the uk, was able to find it thru Olympus Europe, but... it seems that was been re-branded Leica and collectible edition (wink)
The one on EBay was listed around +$230iish or so.... a bargain LOL
I can use a CPL with the regular holder but it's a pita. I have to remove it, check the effect and insert again - ah!, try that with monopod.
Found a Sigma 43mm drop-in on fleBay, and might...(long shot)...fit. Arriving next week likely.

The cpl assembly set it's with filter included - but can be also sold separately too (still too much money imo)


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Definitely interested to hear whether the Sigma fits when you get it.

I can confirm that the DPF-43 does work very well — clearly a high quality filter even by today's standards. Out of interest, how is it that you need one — did you buy a used 300/2.8 which had lost its polariser at some point?
 

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Definitely interested to hear whether the Sigma fits when you get it.

I can confirm that the DPF-43 does work very well — clearly a high quality filter even by today's standards. Out of interest, how is it that you need one — did you buy a used 300/2.8 which had lost its polariser at some point?
Yes - got it used with regular holder and uv filter. I was quoted $932.65 for the cpl+holder - a bit $500 if the holder alone. Well, I don't think so - I have paid a lot for two large size cpls once: a 86 and 95mm of very good quality.
Not doubting Olympus quality, but the pricing is out of whack for what it is
 

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Actually was not Olympus - directly. The Luton Camera Repair Shop in the uk did. They told me that were able to contact Olympus European division, and that they had the holder in stock.
Would take two weeks or so to get it. Obviously there is some mark-up and currency "bump", but it's not like it would double the cost.
Olympus USA, still claims that the holder is out of stock. Waiting now for a reply from the European division - this time I contacted them directly
will see what comes out of that
 
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Got the sigma drop-in CPL today - it fits (mostly) and works fine
The holder has a small thumb screw, coiled, which allow a small notch to make the assembly secure in the lens opening ( from inside).
A quick test showed me that works, just have to see more in detail if there is some tinting
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