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chubasco
04-26-2008, 19:14
I haven't posted in awhile, and these shots are taken downtown
Huntsville, and one of my cat on the messy enclosed back porch.
I now have two 35RCs up and running.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y156/Zardoz17/olh4.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y156/Zardoz17/olh3.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y156/Zardoz17/olh2.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y156/Zardoz17/olc2.jpg

Film is cheap Arista 400 and scanned at 2400dpi on Epson 4490.

Bill

bmattock
04-26-2008, 19:25
Very nice. I see what appears to be hints of flare on the alley shot. I take it you had the f-stop opened up a bit? I was fortunate enough to have obtained a lens hood for mine, you might want to consider one as well, if that is indeed flare. And your cat looks more than a little like my late, lamented pet. The first shot is just stunning!

chubasco
04-26-2008, 19:50
Hi Bill,
Thanks for your comments. Yes, I'm thinking that is flare in the one
shot and I do have a rubber hood, too, but didn't bring it along that
day. I took another cam that I CLA'd myself the Agfa Isolette 4.5,
and it is a master at flare:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y156/Zardoz17/hb1.jpg

I can take this pic down if it's a party foul posting non-Olympus shots, here. The Oly alley shot
was in "A" mode. I might've gotten better results with manual settings.

Bill

bmattock
04-26-2008, 20:00
Wow! Now that Agfa shot has some FLARE!

Oly made a special hood for the RC, it has a nice little cutout to keep it from blocking the viewfinder, I know the rubber 'toilet plunger' style can block the viewfinder unless you dock it with a pair of scissors or something.

My thought on your f-stop was just that sometimes closing down the aperture will help cure that sort of flare a bit. It certainly isn't distracting, I'm just used to looking for it in my own shots.

chubasco
04-26-2008, 20:14
Thanks for the info about the rubber hood, I installed it on one my
35RCs when it arrived to make sure it was 43.5mm fit, then removed it. Like to see a pic sometime of the genuine OEM hood.

Yeah, I'm thinking stopped-down in manual mode might well have
yielded a better outcome on that shot.

Thanks again,

Bill

bmattock
04-26-2008, 20:23
Thanks for the info about the rubber hood, I installed it on one my
35RCs when it arrived to make sure it was 43.5mm fit, then removed it. Like to see a pic sometime of the genuine OEM hood.

Yeah, I'm thinking stopped-down in manual mode might well have
yielded a better outcome on that shot.

Thanks again,

Bill

Here's someone in the UK selling the very item. I gather they are somewhat hard to find, but on the other hand, when they do come up, they don't cost a fortune, since few are looking for them.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Olympus-35ED-35EC-2-35ECR-35RC-RC-genuine-lens-hood_W0QQitemZ250228347408QQihZ015QQcategoryZ78999 QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262

chubasco
04-26-2008, 20:31
OK, it is like the hood on my Yashica Electro 35. Will be getting this tout de suite! Thanks!

Bill

ColinW
04-27-2008, 07:27
Or you can try this well known site:

http://www.tripman.co.uk/70131/info.php?p=6&pno=0&pid=1094139&cat=&ack=9&search=&sought=

chubasco
04-28-2008, 13:18
Colin, thanks for the link, I bookmarked it, but went ahead and got the hood
from the ebay vendor Bill Mattock cited.

Bill

sockdaddy
04-28-2008, 13:57
hey, my mom has a cat that looks just like yours. is it a Maine Coon?

chubasco
04-28-2008, 14:22
hey, my mom has a cat that looks just like yours. is it a Maine Coon?

It sure is! Best (and largest!) breed there is, my opinion!:D