View Full Version : Olympus 35 RC first roll

10-16-2007, 20:49
I've wanted a 35RC for a while, ever since reading some of the glowing reviews out there. When I saw a bargain one on the 'bay I figured I'd take a chance and buy it as a birthday gift to myself. Fortunately it works great, the lens is clean and clear (complete with an original Olympus Skylight filter), and the meter seems accurate with a hearing aid battery.

Most of my other compact RF are purely automatic, so I really like the shutter priority exposure on the 35RC. (A metered manual mode would also be nice, I guess, but when I'm out shooting with this type of camera I'm not usually in the mood for fully manual operation, anyway.)


These are some shots from my first test roll, some slightly expired Kodak B&W C41 film. Taken on a late afternoon walk at the local park.




10-16-2007, 21:24
I just purchased one on the bay myself, I actually paid a bit too much but I wanted the hood which is so hard to find and it came with the olympus close up attachement as well. I cannot see your photos as flickr is blocked on my network, but if you have time could you embed on or two in this post. I am interested to see the quailty as I have only read good things as well.

10-16-2007, 21:35
I like mine too cause its battery independent. Just learning how to use vuescan so this isn't the best. But it saves me from making a contact sheet.

10-16-2007, 21:46
How is it battery independent? Do you just use a handheld meter, or guesstimate?

10-16-2007, 21:48
I like the shot with the trees!

10-17-2007, 02:43
Nice pictures - think its a great camera to have in a belt pouch.

10-17-2007, 05:05
How is it battery independent? Do you just use a handheld meter, or guesstimate?
Practice, practice, practice :)
Sort of guesstimate. I used to work in still life studios so I took the subway in. I would walk around with my light meter to guess the exposure, and then check with the light meter. You'll get real close to reading after a while. Think in "stops", not in exposure. For example, "I think this shaded area is 1 stop darker than over that area".

10-17-2007, 05:21
wow, those are sharp, nice find!

10-17-2007, 06:35
I recently got an 35RC, and it is great. Photobizz, getting the hood is real coup. The after market ones block part of the rangefinder making focusing even harder. I found out the hard way. Here is one of my first shots:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/data/500/thumbs/90380022A875.jpg (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=70525&ppuser=8685)

10-17-2007, 06:38
Sorry, I copied that from RFF. Here is one from Flickr:


10-17-2007, 21:35
Agree, the tree shot is great, nice tones!