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bcostin
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.)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2189/1554678668_5c431377f4.jpg

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.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2125/1574154902_9f91309b91.jpg



http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2256/1573229863_099b6ff412.jpg


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2352/1573241069_cef1ddf66f.jpg

photobizzz
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.

eric
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.

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

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

jesse1dog
10-17-2007, 02:43
Nice pictures - think its a great camera to have in a belt pouch.

eric
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".
HTH!

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

charjohncarter
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)

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

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2180/1599971815_512e3b4a38.jpg?v=0

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

Bill