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Vondo

Member Since 20 Jul 2012
Offline Last Active Jan 20 2018 06:15 AM
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In Topic: Strange member behavior

19 January 2018 - 10:53 AM

There are a lot of scams online. Many people are very cautious and value reputation established over time. Nothing personal.

I live outside of the USA and get very tired of internet posts that state something like "US only" therefore ignoring 96% of the world. Bit there's not much anyone can do to change such a mindset

 

I understand your frustration, but I'm often one of those people. I used to get inquiries all the time from people asking about shipping to some far off land. I'd do the research of how much it might cost (hint, a lot!) let them know and then they don't get back to you or stop paying. I've had it that someone tried to scam me by sending me fake e-mails from PayPal. Its often just not worth it.

 

eBay now has this feature where they pay eBay for the extra shipping and I send my goods to someplace in the USA and they take care of delivering it to Uzbekistan. That I have no issue with. Otherwise, for lots of things, its just not worth the hassle for the occasional buyer who might be elsewhere.

 

That said, I've never tried to sell anything through these forums and I'd probably moderate my stance if I did.


In Topic: Starter tray + strobe arm

05 January 2018 - 06:57 AM

Where are you located? I have a ULCS handle and flat tray sitting around that I could sell cheap. You'd still have to add a pair of clamps and an arm, though.


In Topic: Recommended online stores

21 December 2017 - 11:31 AM

Diver Vision and Fun In are good ways to get better prices on things coming out of Asia. I've used them for strobes and a few other things. The personal service from Optical Ocean cannot be beat and I've also bought plenty of stuff from Reef, Backscatter, and a bit from Blue Water. Nothing bad to say about any of them.


In Topic: PT-EP08 housing, compatible lenses

16 December 2017 - 03:33 PM

Never mind. Everything I wrote is wrong.


In Topic: What is Reasonable Price for Olympus E-PM1 & PT-EP06 housing?

16 December 2017 - 06:11 AM

I believe this uses the same port system as all the PEN cameras and the newer OM-D EM5 MkII. Whether Olympus continues selling housings with this port system is always an open question. Recent cameras in this range seem to be omitting the housing. The point is that there is an upgrade path and you could add a Zen or AOI port for a 9-18mm lens to this system and re-use it if you upgrade the camera.

 

I have the E-PL5 and a similar housing and am considering the same upgrade path. 

 

You can connect any strobes that trigger optically to these housing using the ubiquitous Sea and Sea connector on the fiber. No worries there.