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Hmm as it seems that the iFiberoptics place is now a preferred way to order, guess I am gonna go with that.

Just FYI if any of the EU folks (or the wretched brexiting islanders) would like to have some (and not already going via Tim for example), do let me know but ideally this week please....My colleague aka personal camel will be coming back around mid October so could then send things around via Germany/Belgium...based on the Michael T. findings weight shouldn't be an issue, so can get another 10-20m for whoever wants it.

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I will repeat my offer to buy a spool if someone wants to hand carry it back to the EU/GB. I suspect most folks would like the 1.5 mm cable.

Bill

 

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Bill, any idea on the weight and the volume? Approx?

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I would like to join the group buy if the delivery issue to the UK is somehow sorted. 

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Just FYI - seems the 1.5mm is no longer listed for sale per meter on the i-Fiberoptics website, its 500mm spool only now. No clue why, I have emailed them to ask.

1mm version is still available.

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i-Fiberoptics has responded pretty quick, and 1.5mm version is now back on sale!

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The i-fiber guys have had the 1.5 on and off by the meter. My guess is the spool is like 10 inches in diameter (254 mm) and about 5 inches thickness. Less than 5 kG total.

BVA
 

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9 minutes ago, bvanant said:

The i-fiber guys have had the 1.5 on and off by the meter. My guess is the spool is like 10 inches in diameter (254 mm) and about 5 inches thickness. Less than 5 kG total.

BVA
 

I'm now heading to the UK and then on to the Netherlands in mid-October. I'm happy to take with me whatever folks in the EU or UK want and I can package it and mail it from whichever to whoever.

I've got a mailing address in Miami so it could be shipped there and it's then forwarded to me in Sint Maarten. It really needs to get to Miami before 7 October. 

So we need a quick sum up of who in the UK or EU wants some and then how much.

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Hi,

i'm interested

i'll join the group for 10m. EU - Italy.

Hope not too late..

Thanks

Cris

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16 hours ago, TimG said:

I'm now heading to the UK and then on to the Netherlands in mid-October. I'm happy to take with me whatever folks in the EU or UK want and I can package it and mail it from whichever to whoever.

I've got a mailing address in Miami so it could be shipped there and it's then forwarded to me in Sint Maarten. It really needs to get to Miami before 7 October. 

So we need a quick sum up of who in the UK or EU wants some and then how much.

So we should all order it to Miami then? Does anybody know how long the shipping inside the US takes?

 

As it seems we don't buy a whole spool i would go with 16 m (for Germany) then.
The cables i made now are made of 1.2 m and i could have used some more in length for one cable.

 

Cheers,

Michael

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On 9/22/2021 at 8:05 PM, bvanant said:

I will repeat my offer to buy a spool if someone wants to hand carry it back to the EU/GB. I suspect most folks would like the 1.5 mm cable.

Bill

 

Hey Bill

As set out above, I can carry it to the UK/EU but I'm not sure a whole spool is needed. We need a quick round up on who wants how much. I can then take that much with me and mail it in the UK and NL.

Folks: how much do you want via the UK or EU? If Bill is content, I suggest we pay him. I'll sort out mailing and let people know how much after the event. I'm sure it won't be much. The stuff is very lightweight.

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If anybody in the EU is looking for the L shaped plus, UW Camera Store (based in NL) has the Inon "Single Hole Rubber Bush Type L" currently for about 7.20 Euro plus delivery (cheaper than USD shops :D ):

https://www.uwcamerastore.com/inon-single-hole-rubber-bush-type-l

They also have the double hole version. Personally that (i.e. single hole)  is what i will be using with a salvaged caps from the Nauticam cables (https://www.uwcamerastore.com/nauticam-optical-fibre-connector-for-inon-for-26216   ;  it can be bought separately though it looks suspiciously like the Inon "Sensor Plug Non-wireless"  https://www.uwcamerastore.com/inon-sensor-plug-non-wireless).

Inon also does a full connector for their strobes ""Wireless type" L-Connector", it is however a bit more expensive, at 31.35 Euro (non wireless version, ie for older Type 3 etc strobes also exists)

https://www.uwcamerastore.com/inon-l-connector

 

Now, no, i am not working for that store...just dropped off my housings there for service this week, hence rummaged through their stock since I was there anyways :)

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spelling, because its clearly too early in the morning for me

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As per previous, I am on for 10m to 20m. I think we need a joint plan by Tim & Bill about the process here, including who to pay for what part and how.

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I think we only have 3 buyers in EU/UK:

Cris - Zampaz: 10m to Italy

LeeCat: 10m to UK

John Liddiard: 20m to UK

Me: 20m

If that's all there is, I'm not sure Bill would want to buy a drum of it?

Tim

 

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Thanks, Michael.

Bill: That's 60m to ship to EU/UK. I could take 20m which makes it 80m in total.

Would you be happy to order that and get it shipped to my forwarding address in Miami? It need to be there before the end of next week, ideally 6 or 7 Oct to be on the safe side.

Order now:

Cris - Zampaz: 10m to Italy

LeeCat: 10m to UK

John Liddiard: 20m to UK

Michael T: 20m to FRG

TimG (me): 20m to Miami (for Sint Maarten)

 

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The link to the German company is for single core fiber as far as I can tell, no for the Asahi material. 

I will be happy to order 100 meters which will be $750 plus about $13 shipping to a Miami address. Typically I get mine from i-fiber in about 3 days here in Los Angeles. We can work out how to pay me once I get it ordered. 

Send my you address in Miami and I will have it shipped there. 

bill.vanantwerp@gmail.com

BVA

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Guys, are you happy with $7.50/meter plus a few £/€s more for shipping once I Get it to the UK/NL?

 

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1 hour ago, bvanant said:

The link to the German company is for single core fiber as far as I can tell, no for the Asahi material. 

I will be happy to order 100 meters which will be $750 plus about $13 shipping to a Miami address. Typically I get mine from i-fiber in about 3 days here in Los Angeles. We can work out how to pay me once I get it ordered. 

Send my you address in Miami and I will have it shipped there. 

 bill.vanantwerp@gmail.com

BVA

Emailing it to you, Bill

 

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58 minutes ago, TimG said:

Guys, are you happy with $7.50/meter plus a few £/€s more for shipping once I Get it to the UK/NL?

 

Yes, of course. Shipping to Germany would be best from NL i think

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3 minutes ago, Michael T. said:

Yes, of course. Shipping to Germany would be best from NL i think

Yep, agreed, Michael. Will do. Can you PM me your address please?

Cris, LeeCat and John too please.

 

 

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11 hours ago, TimG said:

Yep, agreed, Michael. Will do. Can you PM me your address please?

Cris, LeeCat and John too please.

 

 

Tim, I think I have PM'd you, but I am not sure of that as I am not a regular user of PM here. If not, you should be able to Google me easily enough.

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5 hours ago, JohnLiddiard said:

Tim, I think I have PM'd you, but I am not sure of that as I am not a regular user of PM here. If not, you should be able to Google me easily enough.

Yep, all good, John. No worries.

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