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10-09-2015, 05:41
A friend of mine offers me an Olympus 35LC for 15 euros. It looks nice although big. I cannot find much information about it. Is it worth it? Its lens is a G. Zuiko 1.7.

10-09-2015, 06:07
The LC is the same lens as the SP. it llacks the Program mode.

Instead, it has a coupled manual meter and manual exposure.

A friend would just give it to you I think...I would not pay that price but that's me, when was it last CLAd..maybe I would pay if it was recent.

10-09-2015, 06:34
The lens is spectacular. Throw the money at him, grab the camera, and run away before he can change his mind.

10-09-2015, 07:42
I saw this on a japanese page:


Year: 1967
Lens: G.ZUIKO 42mm/F1.7 (7 elements in 5 groups)
Dimension: 1388070mm
Shutter Speed B・1~1/500s
Weight: 660g
Battery: H-D(MR-9)x1
Original Price:22800JPY

It's manual mode only with light meter. The size is quite big..

10-09-2015, 07:50
I have owned an LC for many years. It's a lovely camera. Match-needle metering, great, great lens. Very reliable. Assuming it works, yes, grab it.

10-09-2015, 08:45
Phew! Bought it. He gave me a dozen of expired film rolls with it too. Indeed it is quite large reminding me of the Canonet QL19. Nice looking though!

Doug, thanks for the info. I was thinking that there was a problem with the light meter as I have never seen a match needle light meter in an Oly 36 before.

Cannot wait trying my first roll with it.

10-09-2015, 09:59
Smart man. A couple shots to give you an idea of what to expect from the lens (from my SP):

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5636/22056977445_6639f2a1ce_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/zB6LWz)

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5835/21435836223_cdef0be2a1_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/yEdgia)

10-09-2015, 10:42
Great photos! I knew it I could not go wrong with an Oly 35!