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Hannes
06-27-2016, 09:04
Hello:

I'm looking for information about Olympus S rangefinder.
Apart of 2 basic wikipedia entries I could not find much information.
http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Olympus_S
http://camera-wiki.org/wiki/Olympus_S

From specs it seems similar to Yashica Electro 35.

I could get one, and now I'm not quite sure if I should do it.

Any tips and hands on experiance for this camery?

Thanks. Hannes

vagab0nd
06-27-2016, 10:51
Not familiar with it, but if the 42mm f1.8 7 element lens on the 35 S is anything like the 42mm f1.7 7 element lens on the 35 SP that came out a few years later, it's a great performer.

btgc
06-27-2016, 13:07
Don't worry about Olympus lens (especially 7 element lens), rather research what batteries it takes, or if it works in manual mode to not depend on extinct cells and aged cell/circuit.

OlympusRF
06-27-2016, 13:41
Olympus S Electro Set (1962 - 1963)

1962

also appeared the

Olympus S Electro Set

The S Electro Set used the same body as the Auto Eye. The plastic blind was now as long as the camera which was supplied with a coupled selenium light meter and coupled distance meter.
As lens served the G. Zuiko 1:1,8 f = 4,2 cm.

Specifications Type: Olympus S Electro Set
Engraving: Olympus S
Label: Electro Set ( below the lightmeter window)
Release date: April 1962
Body color: chrome
Leather color: black
Shutter: Copal - VS
Shutter-Speeds: B, 1 to 1/500 sec.
Flash syncronisation: X
Finder: Bright frame, Parallax marks, Distance meter mix picture
Rangefinder: coupled
Film-Advance: Film advance lever
Exposure meter: Selenium
ASA: 6 to 800
Battery: none
Lens: G. Zuiko 1:1.8 f = 4,2 cm
F-Stop range: 1.8 to 16
Focusing: 3.5 ft to infinite
Elements: 7
Groups: 5
Price at release: not known [Back] (http://web.archive.org/web/20040804120134/http:/www.claus-marin.de/olympus2eng.htm)

Olympus - SC (1963 - 1965)

1963

appeared as the only new construction, the

Olympus - SC

The camera was similar to the Olympus-S but was supplied with a modern Cds light meter. To run the meter a battery ( HD 1.35 V) was needed which was in a small compartment in the camera base.
The large right-angel meter window was now changed to a smaller round one. The plastic blind of the finder windows was no longer over the whole camera size.
Specifications Type: Olympus - SC

Engraving: Olympus - S
Release date:
Body color: chrome
Leather color: black
Shutter: Copal -SV
Shutter-Speeds: B, 1 to 1/500 sec.
Flash syncronisation: X
Finder: Bright frame, distance meter mix picture
Rangefinder: coupled
Film-Advance: Film advance lever
Exposure meter: CdS
ASA: 15 to 800
Battery: 1,35 V (MR-625R, PX 625, E 625)
Extras: round meter window
Lens: G. Zuiko 1:1.8 f = 4.2 cm
F-Stop range: 1.8 to 22
Focusing: 3 ft to infinite
Elements: 7
Groups: 5
Price at release: 21.800 Yen [Back] (http://web.archive.org/web/20040804162904/http:/www.claus-marin.de/olympus2eng.htm)


Distance scale : 0,85,1, 1.2, 1.5, 2, 3,and 5 8(m).

Shutter : Copal . M full synchronization , Built-in selftimer. B. 1, , , 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, and 1/500sec.

Exposure meter : Built-in . ASA film speed varies from 10up to 800. Light-value 8-17 at ASA 100.

Focusing : Combined view and coupled range-finder by schnecke rotation.

Finder : Golden luminous frame finder wih parallax automatic correction . Magnification 0,7x.

Film winding : Winding lever cocks the shutter ,transport film, and indicates the exposure count at the same time . Double exposure prevention.
Exposure counter returns to start position when rear cover is opened.

Film rewinding : Rapid rewind by cranck.

Size : 135 x 81 x 60mm.

Weight : 650 grams.

Hannes
06-29-2016, 12:41
Thank you for this very helpful information.

I was confused by the engraving of the Camera I have in focus. It says Olympus-S but the light meter sensor is round and looks like a CDS eye.

Your posting makes it clear: It is an Olympus-SC. I'll try to get the camera. Cross fingers :-)

Hannes

Trius
06-29-2016, 17:15
The lens is great, just shoot it.

johnnyrod
07-05-2016, 08:52
I recently bought an Olympus S (and posted in the Fixed lens RF forum without thinking!) though mine has a selenium meter. There is indeed little info available about any of them. I've shot one roll but found I need to address a couple of problems - lens barrel wobble and the metering is intermittent - but it feels good in your hand and to use. I would say it is worth trying. In terms of batteries, the usual thing for older cameras - compare it to a light meter and you may simply have to use a different ISO for it to work. Note mine goes up to f/16 not f/22 and up to 1/500s.

kuzano
07-05-2016, 09:21
Hello:

I'm looking for information about Olympus S rangefinder.
Apart of 2 basic wikipedia entries I could not find much information.
http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Olympus_S
http://camera-wiki.org/wiki/Olympus_S

From specs it seems similar to Yashica Electro 35.

I could get one, and now I'm not quite sure if I should do it.

Any tips and hands on experiance for this camery?

Thanks. Hannes

How about the Oympus ACE. Interchangeable lens.

Similar sounding name? I've been tempted to get an Olympus ACE for a long time.

Hannes
07-05-2016, 10:33
I did not get it, someone else was quicker. 😢

OlympusRF
07-09-2016, 11:32
I love the Ace and Ace E cameras, have both and the kit with all the lenses (including the very hard to find 80mm f4 lens in two different versions )

Photos of the cameras and taken with them here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/olympusrf/sets/72157626157260477/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/olympusrf/sets/72157623899173446/

darinwc
07-09-2016, 19:19
Ah now thats not fair posting all those pics of the ACE. Now I have to go hit the auction sites. Shame on you! See what you did!