View Full Version : That's why it's an RD

10-08-2007, 14:03
At last!!! I got an RD. Didn't have to pay the usual fee (as in the bay) either ;)

It's one pretty looking camera. The size is between the SP and the RC (actually much smaller than the SP and only a tad bigger than the RC).

The meter even works pretty accurately (not that I care :) ).

I haven't managed a good shot of the camera yet, but I have written a little in my blog.

So, as usual, if you're even slightly curious, head on to here (http://zuikography.blogspot.com/2007/10/that-why-it-rd.html).

Btw, here's a teaser :D :


10-08-2007, 15:38
An interesting blog and sharp results from the RD - A tip of the hat on both.

10-08-2007, 17:03
I am stalking an RD right now, but if I weren't I'd definitely be scowling at you right now, Will. If I don't get the RD as I'm hoping, to, I will be even more jealous and I swear I will hunt you down!

Oh.... Nice pics.

10-09-2007, 07:08
Just picked up a 35RD on echo bay too. Goodness knows what condition it will be when it arrives. When it arrives!!! We have a postal strike and the seller won't send it by courier. So I have to wait for it to go into the post tomorrow, and then it could take a week or so to arrive. Vexing!
Funny how several of us are looking for similar cameras all at the same time!
So I won't let on what I have in my mind at present
- clue -
its German, but not as you imagine, and its non rangefinder fixed lens.

10-09-2007, 07:12
Lucky you mine had a short life before its shutter jammed....now I am waiting until I can afford to have it repaired. I even bought a new tobplate as it has a distinctive ding up there!
Enjoy it and post results......Reading it at first I thought you were writing of an EPSON RD 1!

10-09-2007, 07:52
Andrew: Thanks for the compliment. I hope "interesting" is a good sign :D

Earl: Hey, if you get the RD, your SP would be jealous.

Jesse: Is it a Contax RTS III?

Spider67: I hope you got it fixed, I think the RD is worth it.

10-09-2007, 12:04
Shadowfox - nowhere near the right guess.
Does have a Tessar lens though!
Like to guess again?

10-09-2007, 13:04
Ah then it's easy: A Rollei 35.

Yes? yes?

10-09-2007, 13:07
Afraid not!
And you have already used 2 of your 3 guesses!
- another clue - its green!


10-09-2007, 14:34
Shadowfox- Your link seems to have been hijacked. Or maybe I just don't get it?

10-10-2007, 08:29
Shadowfox- Your link seems to have been hijacked. Or maybe I just don't get it?
Looks ok to me. I tried it this morning.
It's the same link as the one in my signature.

Thanks for the warning.

10-10-2007, 08:31
Afraid not!
And you have already used 2 of your 3 guesses!
- another clue - its green!


Ah, then it's easy: Zeiss Ikon Werra

Did I get it this time? :D

10-10-2007, 08:32
oh boy, off to scour ebay now. NIce blog post!

10-10-2007, 09:18
Paul, many thanks! :)

10-10-2007, 09:25
Those babies are a bit pricey......

10-10-2007, 10:02
Add to that the fact that most of them from the bay has problems with oily shutter diaphragm. I consider myself lucky to get this one without a problem. Didn't pay ebay price either.

10-10-2007, 11:33
Hi Shadowfox
Got the camera range OK - you know your cameras! I'll let you know if I manage to get what I am looking for.

Back to the 35RD - you sound as if you have a good one.
I've just got a quote of 38 for a CLA which included dealing with the lube on the shutter blades. Of course P&P both ways puts up the price and then there is the dreaded tax of 17+% to be added on cost and one way post. Still doesn't strike me as being a bad price - and the firm know what they are coping with because they just did another 35RD.

10-10-2007, 12:02
Nice shot. The only problem I find with non-SLRs is judging DOF: unless you're experienced and you know what distance/lens/aperture combo will give you what results, it's pretty hit and miss, though good control of DOF in that picture without a doubt.

10-10-2007, 13:01
Jesse: Yay!

Olyman: Thank you. Actually, the 40mm lens on this camera is pretty forgiving DOF-wise, that shot is wide open f1.7 since the lighting is downright abysmal that day.