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Old 10-30-2012   #41
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my "new" old 35 SPn:



I will have to replace light seals and do some general cleaning, but considering I paid 70 EUR for this camera I am quite happy... By the way, I was expecting SPn to be the same size as 35 LC which bought a few months ago, but I was surprised it is much smaller, both body and the lens...

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Old 01-08-2013   #42
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My former 35 RD


Oly by Contax-1 par mistral_mars, sur Flickr

And my lil' RC


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Olympus 35 RC par mistral_mars, sur Flickr
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Refurbished Olympus 35 RC
Old 01-15-2013   #43
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Refurbished Olympus 35 RC

An Olympus 35 RC that I refurbished.

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Old 01-21-2013   #44
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An Olympus 35 RC that I refurbished.

Funky colors!

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Olympus 35 RC by -SHANE NOIR-, on Flickr
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Old 01-24-2013   #45
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Sweet little camera! Such a great camera to snap with.

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Old 01-24-2013   #46
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My new little beauty:


Olympus 35 ECR by Greyscale3, on Flickr


The leatherette is a little loose in places, but everything seems to work.
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Old 01-29-2013   #47
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My 35RC that I found at a nearby thrift store at the end of last year.




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My 35RC that I found at a nearby thrift store at the end of last year.




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I like that hood. Was it with the camera when you bought it?
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Old 01-29-2013   #49
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I like that hood. Was it with the camera when you bought it?
Nope, the camera came with the original lens cap and the strap only. That hood is what I made myself. I made the bottom case too.

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Nope, the camera came with the original lens cap and the strap only. That hood is what I made myself. I made the bottom case too.

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I love that hood... how did you make it? And would you be willing to make more? I think there are a few people here who would be interested in having one
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Old 01-29-2013   #51
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With Vented Hood by br1078phot, on Flickr


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Old 01-30-2013   #52
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I love that hood... how did you make it? And would you be willing to make more? I think there are a few people here who would be interested in having one
If you can purchase following materials, it's not that difficult to make one. What I needed were,

- aluminum sheet (0.3mm thickness / one-side matt-black finished)
- PP (polypropylen) sheet (0.5mm thckness)
- non-reflective sheet
- double-sided tape

You cut them, bend them, paste them, and you'll have a tiny snap-on hood for your little Oly.

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Old 01-30-2013   #53
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Olympus EE. Sorry it's not a 35xx

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Bought this one new in the early 70s.

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Old 02-05-2013   #55
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seems to me 35RC is the most beautiful one
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Old 02-05-2013   #56
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it's definitely a nice camera and it surprised me how small it was when i got it haha
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seems to me 35RC is the most beautiful one
I agree.

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Old 02-06-2013   #58
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This is an uncommon one. Same lens as the 35 SP, LC, UC, but this one uses a weird battery that is of course not available anymore now. Well, not easily anyways.
I no longer have my Olympus 35 collection, all I have are these pictures.
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Old 02-21-2013   #59
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Old 04-03-2013   #60
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love these cameras
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Old 04-16-2013   #61
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Me 35SP. Love it. I'd love it even more if the meter worked.

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Old 04-17-2013   #62
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Produkt_2 by Anders Myhre Brakestad, on Flickr
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Old 04-18-2013   #63
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Ooh, a black one! Nice.
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Old 05-08-2013   #64
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Old 05-13-2013   #65
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my second RF

here's mine i bought this one about 20$ today (13052013) can't wait for first RoLL
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Old 07-03-2013   #66
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my lovely 35SP

My recently acquired Olympus 35SP.
Loving it a lot!
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Old 07-04-2013   #67
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Conservatively refurbished - sheet of goatskin + black touch-up pen from...- Milly's Cameras : Milly's Cameras (UK).







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Old 07-04-2013   #68
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That's a bit of a looker.

outbr3akxal, I can't get enough of looking at SPs.
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Old 07-07-2013   #69
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Here's mine, got it in the mail yesterday. Everything looks good, other than a dim RF patch and the film counter doesn't seem to want to reset... Shooting my first roll later today, but first I had to make myself a lens cap!

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Old 07-07-2013   #70
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Old 07-07-2013   #71
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It fits perfectly, and even clips on!

Walked around town today for a few hours shooting a test roll. Climbed out of a fenced off site where a house is being gutted when a man called me from across the street. He was sitting on his porch, and claimed to be having a heart attack. We went into his kitchen and called a few people from a list he has taped to his refrigerator. His name is Laurence and he turns 99 next week. He asked me to check his pulse, and refused to let me call an ambulance. I had him drink some water and tell me about himself. He kept saying he was ready. I took a few photos of him and after a while, his son showed up and told me I could leave. Later, I felt the film begin to tear when the advance lever started catching and jamming. Had to re-spool inside my backpack, and dropped the roll off at the local lab a few minutes ago. I'm certain that Laurence is okay - his son was unfazed - but if he's not I hope those pictures of him are.

Helluva way to start shooting RF.
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Old 07-09-2013   #72
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This is the best one I could find in my "parts" bin. Everything works great... except the meter.



It even had the original lens cap and hot shoe cover with it.

I used it to shoot this photo:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/foru...42#post2175842

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Here's mine, got it in the mail yesterday. Everything looks good, other than a dim RF patch and the film counter doesn't seem to want to reset... Shooting my first roll later today, but first I had to make myself a lens cap!

Awesome!!! :-)

Open the backdoor and clean the spring loaded switch at the upper right side with some alcohol. Apparently, glue and/or deteriorated parts of the light seal have made it sticky.
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Awesome!!! :-)

Open the backdoor and clean the spring loaded switch at the upper right side with some alcohol. Apparently, glue and/or deteriorated parts of the light seal have made it sticky.
Can you go into further detail as to how I can access the spring loaded switch? I see the tab you're talking about, but it looks like I'd have to take the top plate off in order to get to it!
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Can you go into further detail as to how I can access the spring loaded switch? I see the tab you're talking about, but it looks like I'd have to take the top plate off in order to get to it!
No, no! Don't take off the top plate. Take some thin brush, dump it with some alcohol or naptha and try try to clean it up. Also clean up the sticky surface at the opposite side on the back door.
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I finally got the Tiny! (From an online charity shop auction.) From this thread, it seems like the RC is the most popular Oly FLRF, but I didn't have one. I kept buying RFs and small SLRs and thinking various ones would end up to be my "carry in my work computer bag at all times" camera. But I found all of them too heavy. If this won't do it, I don't know what will.

As unboxed. It arrived with the lens tidy:

Clean lens! by Argenticien, on Flickr

But the VF and the frameline window were horrid, such that the VF/RF were dim. What is that, sand?!

VF schmutz by Argenticien, on Flickr


Frameline window schmutz by Argenticien, on Flickr

Strange that those could be so dirty and the lens so clean ... it makes me think there was a lens cap or filter on the camera when it got to the charity shop, which were then lost. Too bad, given their rarity and weird diameter. At least I got a 43.5mm lens cap off Amazon the day I won the auction, and it arrived even before the camera.

I did a quick, first pass at cleanup and got all the gunk off. It looks rather nice, even if on close inspection it is "very good" or similar, not "mint":

With the giant by Argenticien, on Flickr

All seems to work, including the meter. The camera had a PX625A (alkaline) battery that delivered voltage but was starting to leak, so into the bin it went, and I popped in my MR9-adapted 386. Now to go shoot a film!

There is a small problem: When pointing the camera at a pinpoint light source, there are three images in the VF: Not only the main VF image and the superimposed RF spot image, but also an extra, non-moving ghost image left of the main VF image. Anyone have any idea what would cause this?

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Lovely little user. I need to get my RC sorted. I note that the self-timer lever is still there, which is depressingly rare.
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Yes the self-timer lever is still there. And, I do not subscribe to the "Oh my God! Don't touch that!! It could jam the shutter!" school of thought. When I get a new-to-me camera that has a self-timer, I boldly/foolishly test it. (It helps that I am a bottom-feeder, buying usually $20 - $50 cameras. It might be different if I were buying $2000 - $5000 Leicas.) Anyway the result here was that the self-timer indeed works. Not planning any selfies, but I suppose it could be useful now and then if I set the camera on a ledge/table and shoot 1/15 with it to avoid camera-shake.
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Excellent! Sounds like you've found a treasure.
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Functionally a treasure, yes. Cosmetically, no. I should point out that a previous owner (or the charity shop who sold me this) sanded off an identification number that some even earlier owner had scratched into the bottom plate of this 35 RC. This is the second camera I've bought recently with that condition. It makes for a good bargain since these units are passed over by bidders seeking a perfect example. But the defacement doesn't bother me. No one ever sees the bottom of the camera!
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