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Old 01-31-2014   #81
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Doesn't bother me, either. They are engineering wonders, work well, are great to handle, and, crucially, produce both great pictures and a smile on your face.
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Old 03-22-2014   #83
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35SP, with a hint of its predecessor, the Auto Eye II. The SP sits atop my scanner.
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my oly 35 sp.. with working meter so far

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Old 05-11-2014   #87
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Posted with Cameras and coffee - fits here. Had it cleaned and lubed - working like new now. Going to try some Velvia this week to test the meter accuracy a bit - was grat for BW.

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Old 05-15-2014   #88
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What's in the bags?
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Getting interesting:
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Voila!
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Rangefinders : 35RD; 35RC; 35ECR
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Just been collected from Luton Camera Repair, who did an excellent job (the RC repair was deferred, in case the eagle-eyed note a still-missing self-timer lever).

Shots taken at The Hat Factory's cafe, who do a stonking veggie breakfast, btw:
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from a date with the 35SP up at my university library.
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Old 05-22-2014   #91
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But the VF and the frameline window were horrid, such that the VF/RF were dim. What is that, sand?!

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I have a very dirty frameline window, full of schmutz, as you put it. How can I have access to clean that, or do I need to open up the top? I don't really have any tools for such a job and don't feel comfortable operating anyway. Also, what do you guys do to clean the metal bits? I read somewhere that white vinegar has been used, or is that for the leatherette?
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Schmutz in the finder can be cleaned. Make sure not to touch the beam splitter or the RF mirror.

The link below may be of some help. Just remember that the dual pin, self-timer screw is removed clockwise.

http://rick_oleson.tripod.com/index-134.html

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I have a very dirty frameline window, full of schmutz, as you put it. How can I have access to clean that, or do I need to open up the top? I don't really have any tools for such a job and don't feel comfortable operating anyway. Also, what do you guys do to clean the metal bits? I read somewhere that white vinegar has been used, or is that for the leatherette?
On my camera, the schmutz was on only the outside of the frameline window, so I merely blew and brushed it off, then wiped with a water-moistened cloth. I never opened the camera's top.

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I rewarded myself for working too much with a 35 RC from Frank Timann a.k.a. "OM-Doktor". Everything operates smooth, it works with cheap 1.5v cells now and i found a vintage Vivitar 43.5mm yellow filter @eBay. This little thing is magic. BTW: Hello RFF!

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Wilkommen in RFF! Nice little camera, great 'gateway drug' rangefinder. I have trouble getting sharp pics with mine, but since I don't have a second one to compare to, I don't know whether I have a dodgy example of the 35 RC or dodgy focusing ability with my myopic eyes. Anyway you can't beat the portability of this thing, and they're cheap/plentiful enough to use as a 'toss in the bag and go anywhere' camera that you don't have to worry about injuring. (Cf. $1000s Leicas...)

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Welcome, Artingei!

I had a couple of 35 RCs, both of which were stolen while traveling abroad. Great little cameras! Wish I had one still.

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Old 09-21-2014   #99
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Went to a vintage camera market / swap meet today and this little thing followed me home: My first Olympus RF. Sure is tiny compared to my Himatic 7s!



Put some batteries in and she makes all the right noises but I guess the first roll of film will let me know if I've bought a dud or not.
I need to replace the light seals and as the leatherette is coming off at a few corners I might replace it with something a bit funkier. We'll see.
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Went to a vintage camera market / swap meet today and this little thing followed me home: My first Olympus RF. Sure is tiny compared to my Himatic 7s!



Put some batteries in and she makes all the right noises but I guess the first roll of film will let me know if I've bought a dud or not.
I need to replace the light seals and as the leatherette is coming off at a few corners I might replace it with something a bit funkier. We'll see.
I have an ECR like this, and like it a lot. Some have described it as "a Trip 35 with a rangefinder", which I find to be fairly apt, although the lens may be better than the Trip's.
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Old 10-18-2014   #102
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Ooh. That's a nice one!
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Ooh nice! Do share your images.
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Old 03-21-2015   #106
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I got my SP out to sell, but after seeing how lovely it is I'm considering keeping it.




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I need an SP or other Olympus rangefinder. I have an XA and XA2 already, plus a table full of OM's.

Just missing one of these beauties.
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I need an SP or other Olympus rangefinder. I have an XA and XA2 already, plus a table full of OM's.

Just missing one of these beauties.
They're wonderful cameras. I'm actually selling this one as I have two and also found a black one. I have way too many cameras because I only sell one when I have multiple copies of it
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Just posted this same picture in another thread...my thrift store SP find...was in like new condition and everything works...

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Just posted this same picture in another thread...my thrift store SP find...was in like new condition and everything works...

nice find, l bet with it being a thrift store find you got it for a bargain, very well done
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Bending the rules a bit. This was before I bought an RC and added a Pen or two. Still searching for a nice SP. Also not shown, a few more XAs and OMs. I swear they breed!

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May I present my 35RC. The previous owner put grey griptac on the body -- very secure to shoot with. The lens on the 35RC is phenomenal.

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im thinking that there should be another way to 'turn off' the metering other than using the case, otherwise it really cuts down on your readiness for taking pictures everytime you need to take the top half case off. any ideas? (a little 'lens' cap thing for the metering window?)
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im thinking that there should be another way to 'turn off' the metering other than using the case, otherwise it really cuts down on your readiness for taking pictures everytime you need to take the top half case off. any ideas? (a little 'lens' cap thing for the metering window?)
- a camera tape cap, with a square of tape against the adhesive in front of the meter
- a wide rubber band used vertically (if using a strap it will be kept there hanging)
- instead of the rubber band a cloth that velcroes on the top, attached to the bottom
- a squared C piece of plastic of the right size., from the top facing down. Maybe it can be done with aluminum sheet and a velvety covering to avoid scratching the meter (and VF) window. Maybe some magnet sheet can be added as a refinement to keep it there : )

I was thinking about this myself...
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