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andrew
11-27-2004, 20:52
Hello Everyone,

I'm thinking about getting a case for my Olympus 35 sp and have seen a few vintage ones go for more money than I'd like to pay on e-bay. Especially considering the condition (from the pictures) of the interior(s) of those 30 year old cases.

Does anyone have any recommendations for possible new cases? I've been using a spare ever-ready case for a K1000 (I covered the tripod screw with layers of gaffer tape) and it's not that bad as I can keep the hood (an old Pen F hood Andrew Yue suggested - thanks for the advice) I've got screwed on the camera.

Not that it matters, but I don't have to worry about wearing down the battery b/c the meter doesn't work (any advice on a place to get that fixed would also be greatly appreciated - I tried Essex but they said they couldn't get parts), so the case is just for padding and protection.

Thanks, Andrew

Pherdinand
11-28-2004, 06:43
Andrew...what oly sp??? The one you will get from taffer? Or, you got another one?

Solinar
11-28-2004, 09:52
In the interim, try using a Lowepro Z-30 belt pouch. They're about 10 bucks at Best Buy. For an even roomier fit, there is the Lowepro Z-40. It's about $18.00, plus shipping and handling from B&H Photo.

These are rather attractive cases, when they are black. They hold up well and keep the camera at the ready. I use a wrist strap, as it is easier to stow and provides plenty of security while the camera is in use.

andrew
11-28-2004, 10:36
Hi Pherdinand and Solinar,

I haven't recieved the spn yet, though Taffer has raved about the yashica and has the oly packed up for the post tomorrow. The oly sp I'm trying to find a case for is the one I've had for a while - non-working meter and no case. The spn is en route from taffer, and I'm eagerly looking forward to it's arrival - I'll definitely let you know when it's here.

Andrew, thanks for your advice once again - you've got my vote for the guru of the olympus rangefinder cameras. I'll look for the case at the local best buy. If I can figure out a place to get it fixed, then I'll have two (I sense a collection beginning, and my wife cringing) ... I feel like a glutton.

Andrew

taffer
11-28-2004, 11:49
Andrew, you said it, the Oly is packed and I'll head to the post office tomorrow morning. It will came with a case, somewhat used, but functional :)

BUT after getting the spn I bet you'll start looking for a black one ;)

Oscar

g0tr00t
11-28-2004, 12:54
Originally posted by taffer
Andrew, you said it, the Oly is packed and I'll head to the post office tomorrow morning. It will came with a case, somewhat used, but functional :)

BUT after getting the spn I bet you'll start looking for a black one ;)

Oscar

I have 2 SPN and I now what a black one. Why is that????:bang:

back alley
11-28-2004, 13:54
it's part of the disease...