Wanted: Olympus NFK 1.67x or NFK 2.5x

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Wanted: Olympus NFK 1.67x or NFK 2.5x

#1 Post by Antartica » Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:24 pm

hello,

I'm looking to purchase an Olympus NFK 1.67x or a Olympus NFK 2.5x eyepiece.

If anyone has either they'd like to sell, please let me know.

Thanks
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Re: Wanted: Olympus NFK 1.67x

#2 Post by zufar » Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:19 pm

They are occasionally available on e-bay for about a thousand a piece. I ended up buying a used full frame Canon 5D II and using NFK 2.5x at a fraction of the cost.

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Re: Wanted: Olympus NFK 1.67x or NFK 2.5x

#3 Post by Antartica » Sat May 02, 2020 4:26 pm

Still looking and interested. Also interested in a Olympus NFK 2.5x if anyone has one.

thanks

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Re: Wanted: Olympus NFK 1.67x or NFK 2.5x

#4 Post by Antartica » Mon May 11, 2020 4:18 pm

bump. Still looking.

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Re: Wanted: Olympus NFK 1.67x or NFK 2.5x

#5 Post by Antartica » Sun May 17, 2020 6:00 pm

Another bump. Still need both.

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Re: Wanted: Olympus NFK 1.67x or NFK 2.5x

#6 Post by microb » Mon May 18, 2020 4:07 am

Antartica wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 6:00 pm
Another bump. Still need both.
There are two NFK 2.5x for sale on e-bay for $150.00 each by someone in California.
(https://www.ebay.com/itm/Olympus-Micros ... 4108963449)

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Re: Wanted: Olympus NFK 1.67x or NFK 2.5x

#7 Post by MichaelG. » Mon May 18, 2020 7:04 am

Antartica wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 6:00 pm
Another bump. Still need both.
Would an NFK 3.3x LD be of interest ?

... It seems perhaps rather contrived, but: presumably it would be possible to follow it with a [readily available] reducing relay.

Send me a message if you want to discuss.

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Re: Wanted: Olympus NFK 1.67x or NFK 2.5x

#8 Post by Antartica » Mon May 18, 2020 6:41 pm

microb wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 4:07 am
Antartica wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 6:00 pm
Another bump. Still need both.
There are two NFK 2.5x for sale on e-bay for $150.00 each by someone in California.
(https://www.ebay.com/itm/Olympus-Micros ... 4108963449)
Yeah, I saw those. But they are overpriced.

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Re: Wanted: Olympus NFK 1.67x or NFK 2.5x

#9 Post by 75RR » Mon May 18, 2020 9:28 pm

Antartica wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 6:41 pm
Yeah, I saw those. But they are overpriced.

This link (items sold on ebay) should give everyone a clearer idea of what the Olympus projection eyepieces go for.

Unfortunately the NFK 1.67x is rather rare and so does not to appear on the list which just goes back to February.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R ... 1&_fosrp=1
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Re: Wanted: Olympus NFK 1.67x or NFK 2.5x

#10 Post by carlh6902 » Mon May 25, 2020 9:10 pm

An average price for an nfk2.5 is $135 or so. An average price for the 1.67 is $600. Too high? That's the market price.

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Re: Wanted: Olympus NFK 1.67x or NFK 2.5x

#11 Post by carlh6902 » Tue May 26, 2020 2:08 am

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Re: Wanted: Olympus NFK 1.67x or NFK 2.5x

#12 Post by david_b » Tue May 26, 2020 5:54 am

carlh6902 wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 2:08 am
https://www.ebay.com/itm/143609735946

99 bucks.
Damaged though.

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Re: Wanted: Olympus NFK 1.67x or NFK 2.5x

#13 Post by MichaelG. » Tue May 26, 2020 6:45 am

david_b wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 5:54 am
carlh6902 wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 2:08 am
https://www.ebay.com/itm/143609735946

99 bucks.
Damaged though.
Also ... whilst it’s shown and listed as an an LD,
the description goes on to tell us how special the L version was.

[text copied, without much care, from Alan Wood’s site ?]

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Re: Wanted: Olympus NFK 1.67x or NFK 2.5x

#14 Post by viktor j nilsson » Tue May 26, 2020 7:15 am

I'm not saying you should buy that, but if you are trying to find an NFK 2.5x at less than market price you might need to take on some risks. Or just pay a little bit more for a known good.

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Re: Wanted: Olympus NFK 1.67x or NFK 2.5x

#15 Post by 75RR » Tue May 26, 2020 7:51 am

People who treat Ebay as if it were Amazon (i.e. instant gratification) are paying way over the odds. Patience is the key.
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Re: Wanted: Olympus NFK 1.67x or NFK 2.5x

#16 Post by viktor j nilsson » Tue May 26, 2020 8:19 am

...and eBay's "Save this search" function is your friend.

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Re: Wanted: Olympus NFK 1.67x or NFK 2.5x

#17 Post by Rorschach » Wed May 27, 2020 4:37 am

I have a Olympus NFK 3.3x LD with a SZ-PT if you are interested.

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Re: Wanted: Olympus NFK 1.67x or NFK 2.5x

#18 Post by Antartica » Fri May 29, 2020 9:49 pm

I'm still interested if anyone has one.

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Re: Wanted: Olympus NFK 1.67x or NFK 2.5x

#19 Post by Antartica » Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:01 pm

Still on the hunt...

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Re: Wanted: Olympus NFK 1.67x or NFK 2.5x

#20 Post by mrsonchus » Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:42 pm

There's an NFK 2.5 just popped-up on e-bay - here's the link...
I've bought (and sold) from/to this seller - totally reliable, and no connection to myself of course.
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Re: Wanted: Olympus NFK 1.67x or NFK 2.5x

#21 Post by Tom Jones » Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:17 am

Just out of curiosity, what do you consider to be a reasonable price for the NFK 2.5x and NFK 1.67X?

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Re: Wanted: Olympus NFK 1.67x or NFK 2.5x

#22 Post by 75RR » Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:43 am

Tom Jones wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:17 am
Just out of curiosity, what do you consider to be a reasonable price for the NFK 2.5x and NFK 1.67X?
Interesting question. Perhaps you can give us a range, from gritting your teeth and bearing it to ... dancing naked in the street!
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Re: Wanted: Olympus NFK 1.67x or NFK 2.5x

#23 Post by MichaelG. » Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:18 am

Antartica wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 6:41 pm
Yeah, I saw those. But they are overpriced.
... Makes Tom Jones’ question very pertinent.

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Re: Wanted: Olympus NFK 1.67x or NFK 2.5x

#24 Post by mrsonchus » Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:26 am

The listing-link I posted earlier says that the listing 'has ended' - perhaps it's been snapped-up.
At £99 it's/was a pretty fair deal in my limited experience of the 'Olympian World' of microscopy...
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Re: Wanted: Olympus NFK 1.67x or NFK 2.5x

#25 Post by deBult » Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:59 am

Have been looking for them for over a year now.

NFK 2.5 at 100-110 Euro[Got mine for 95].

NFK 1.67 Is often in The 800-1000 range (only a limited # were build)

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