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Old 02-09-2011   #1
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Olympus 35 RC photos

My first film from a cracking little camera (Neopan 100, Rodinal 1:25, Epson V500)



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Old 02-09-2011   #2
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Nice! Looks like a sharp lens! Thanks for sharing the photos! Where did you find the camera?
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Old 02-09-2011   #3
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Nice! Looks like a sharp lens! Thanks for sharing the photos! Where did you find the camera?
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I got it a recently from Rocky Cameras for 25. Bought a cheap Trip for the case and lens cap. No idea if 25 is a good price, but I have bought a few cameras from them and they have all turned up as described. This one is in Exc++ condition.
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Looks like a sharp example. I had two but neither of them was really sharp like yours. I'd like to get one of those again and use it with a small flash.
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Old 02-09-2011   #5
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Cool.

I had an RC, and I miss it. It's a wonderful little camera, silky film advance, quiet shutter. I forget why I sold it, even. The one thing I wasn't so crazy about with this camera was how it renders out of focus areas.

Having said that, I've been searching for a small 35mm camera to take its place ever since. I tried the XA but didn't feel its lens was all that sharp, and the RF too faint. I got a Rollei 35s, which takes very sharp photos, but scale focusing and its terrible meter are discouraging me. I bought an Oly Stylus Epic yesterday, and hopefully that'll fulfill my needs as a small quick quality shooter.

Failing that, I might have to get the RC again.
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Old 02-09-2011   #6
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Nice images! The Olympus 35RC's lens is surprisingly sharp. I got couple of them myself. One thing I don't like is the focusing ring is a little loose but an excellent little camera nevertheless.
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Really like the tonaility and OOF on the first one. Looks like a great little camera!
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There's a guy selling a 10/10 condition RC on the Bay.
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Old 02-09-2011   #9
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Great shot's especially the first one.

Both shots are very sharp and render great results.

I have also bought a Oly 35RC in mint condition, I've run some Fuji 400CN through it and liked the results. I must learn to develop myself. I'll post some shots in a different thread.

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River Dog - seems you got lucky with Rocky Cameras!!!!!

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an amazing little triplet lens...it was my first 'good' camera and i still have it!
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I've not used mine for a while, but I liked it when I did...









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an amazing little triplet lens...it was my first 'good' camera and i still have it!
Not that it really adds to thread, but 5 elements in 4 groups are there.
Should dig out mine!
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Not that it really adds to thread, but 5 elements in 4 groups are there.
Should dig out mine!
really?

i could have sworn it was a triplet.

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Indeed!
A very versatile camera. That's why we choose it for the Traveling Camera project.
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I have an Olympus 35 ECR. I'll have to research it and see what the difference is between the one I have and the RC. My ECR has a battery issue that I need to address. I started a roll of film and then the shutter quit working and I have not fiddled with it again. I need to get it down off the shelf and work on it some. I have rigged a hearing aid battery in the compartment and I think it is loosing connection.
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Old 02-10-2011   #17
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This little camera is my absolute favorite street shooter


Delta 400 in HC110



Kodak TMAX 400 in HC110

Only weakness I see is that it locks the shutter if it runs out of shutter speed. This feature made me lost many potentially wonderful shots.
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I miss mine. I dropped and broke it two years ago. i finally found a replacement at a charity shop for $6-a Minolta Himatic f. No manual mode, but it will do up to a four second exposure on its own.
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I have an Olympus 35 ECR. I'll have to research it and see what the difference is between the one I have and the RC. My ECR has a battery issue that I need to address. I started a roll of film and then the shutter quit working and I have not fiddled with it again. I need to get it down off the shelf and work on it some. I have rigged a hearing aid battery in the compartment and I think it is loosing connection.
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Tom, the main difference between the two is that the ECR won't shoot unless you have batteries in it. I followed Bill Mattocks' way to shove a wad of aluminum in one chamber and two hearing aid batteries in the other. It gets the shutter to operate well enough for B&W and color film, don't know about slides.

The ECR has lower profile than the already impressively diminutive 35 RC and I think it's one of the most handsome of all P&S cameras from that era. There isn't anything quite like it except for maybe Petri 35 or the Rollei 35.

I still have a black EC2 (I think), a remnant from my Olympus collecting days
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35ECR looks like...uhm, 35RC on steroids I mean extended range of speeds and electrical brain, deciding if flash has to be fired.

A green light illuminates when the flash is required and the photo will be taken with flash. If the flash is ready but the green does not light, the flash does not fire the shot.

The Olympus 35 ECR has an excellent Zuiko 5 elements in 4 groups, the same as that team the Olympus 35 RC .
The Seiko shutter allows exposure times of 4 to 1 / 800 sec. A small lever on the front of the camera to block the trigger.
The flash system is the type Flashmatic. The flash should be used in manual mode. The unit is responsible to set the aperture according to the Guide Number selected on the corresponding ring and the distance focus.

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This little camera is my absolute favorite street shooter
Great pictures that have inspired me to carry my RC more often. I am also going to try your T-MAX & HC110 combo. I read that Rodinal is not so good with T-MAX. Well done!
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Great pictures that have inspired me to carry my RC more often. I am also going to try your T-MAX & HC110 combo. I read that Rodinal is not so good with T-MAX. Well done!
Thanks, TMAX is a wonderful and contrasty film but I find sometimes the contrast gets too much to handle. Im finding myself liking Delta 400 more and more.
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Thanks, TMAX is a wonderful and contrasty film but I find sometimes the contrast gets too much to handle. Im finding myself liking Delta 400 more and more.
Thanks for the tip - I mostly use a Leica CL with a contrasty Zeiss lens for the street so I should consider your advice. I try and shoot with Neopan 100 where I can, for finer grain and better dynamic range (IMHO) which means a shallower depth of field and the associated focus issues but I always need 400 later in the day. I have some Delta so will give it go before T-MAX.
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Will, BTGC, thank you for the info on the ECR! I'll make another effort to bring it back to life! I'm sure it's a battery connection problem!
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some of my favorites from the first camera I fell in love with. sorry if I'm posting too many...













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Congratulations, the 35 RC is my altime favourite 35mm rangefinder compact, 25 is a great price for an RC, especially if its fully working, for some strange reason alot of 35 RC seem to have their self timer arm missing or snapped off. As you can tell by the great first roll shots the lens is bang sharp. Well done indeed
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Amazingly, the timer lever of the 35RC is made of plastic and this is why you see many with that lever either snapped or missing.
It is of the best little cameras ever (price wise and size wise).
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It's nice to see this thread get a bump. Those old Olympus rangefinders always remind me that great images don't need to come from expensive gear. Look at the quality of those images!
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An outstanding small RF, one of the best from the 1970s, with a sharp, contrasty lens. I love what it can do with black & white.


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Nice with color, too.


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Here's another couple from my "original" 35RC that survived being dropped.

Film was Agfaphoto APX100 and Orwo NP55 respectively, both processed in Orwo R09 1+40:

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Basically, with this camera, because of its size and simple versatility; you have a device that allows you to have it with you for the unexpected shots:







I'm not saying it is better than my IIIf, but with the flash sync up to 1/500 and the reasonably good meter; it is optically up with the best.
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Here's another, colour this time: Orwo Color NC3 movie film (expired circa 30 years), 85B filter, self processed:

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