WANTED: Olympus BH2-AAC Aplanatic-Achromatic 1.4 Condenser

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Post by myxomop »

Will this:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OLYMPUS-NOMAR ... 3a7fff5f51

work with a BHS? Advantages/disadvantages compared to the BH2-AAC?

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myxomop wrote:Will this:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OLYMPUS-NOMAR ... 3a7fff5f51

work with a BHS? Advantages/disadvantages compared to the BH2-AAC?
It is designed for use with a BH stand.

It will not fit a BH-2 stand because it does not have the necessary circular dovetail fitting.

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Post by protist_shepard »

I was just looking at these and wondering the same thing.

Thing is, this one:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/OLYMPUS-NOMARSK ... 8006279%26

Says bh-2, bhs..

and other one..

http://www.ebay.com/itm/OLYMPUS-NOMARSK ... 3cd135de87

Says bh..

Alan, are you sure the BHS one isn't really a bhs one?
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Post by Alan Wood »

Those 2 condensers look identical.

I do not own an NIC condenser, so I am judging from photos in brochures.

http://www.alanwood.net/downloads/olymp ... ochure.pdf

http://www.alanwood.net/downloads/olymp ... e-1977.pdf

Look at the phase ring centering controls. For BH-2, they are small and at the back. For BH, they are at the front and much bigger.

I suggest asking the seller what the difference is.

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This just came up on ebay and craigslist

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http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/clt/3764151438.html
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 1034630263

looks older than the BH2-AAC. will it work with a BHS? fairly priced?

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Re: This just came up on ebay and craigslist

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myxomop wrote:http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/clt/3764151438.html
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 1034630263

looks older than the BH2-AAC. will it work with a BHS? fairly priced?
The BH-2 (including BHS) cannot use any condensers from older models, because they do not have the circular dovetail.

This one seems to have the square dovetail for an early Vanox.

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got one

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Congrats! This was the second one I've ever seen being sold on this side of the pond during the last couple years.

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Either a postal error or negligence on the part of persons temporarily entrusted with receiving my mail has resulted in the loss of this item. A refund will be issued, but the condenser is history.

Classified renewed. Seeking BH2-AAC.

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I am sorry that it didn't arrive. I am still in hope that it will be returned to me at some point, but it is not looking very likely at the moment (it has been 51 days since I originally posted it).
Congrats! This was the second one I've ever seen being sold on this side of the pond during the last couple years.
I hadn't realised that they were that rare.

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Have you seen ebay item 301003068295?
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Re: WANTED: Olympus BH2-AAC Aplanatic-Achromatic 1.4 Condenser

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I have returned to this almost decade-old thread to remark on the apparent abundance of BH2-AAC 1.4 condensers on Ebay. This thread originally lead me to believe that they were quite difficult to come by, and expensive when they could be found. Perhaps that was true nine years ago, but now...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/144056494849
https://www.ebay.com/itm/165298153240
https://www.ebay.com/itm/193841808392
https://www.ebay.com/itm/165409470401

Granted one of those is priced at $750, but the rest are far cheaper. One is even listed as "new"... :-k
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Re: WANTED: Olympus BH2-AAC Aplanatic-Achromatic 1.4 Condenser

Post by Macro_Cosmos »

I sold mine for $250, the usual price. $750 is close to the price of a new one.

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