View Full Version : Japanese Teahouse with the Oly 35RC

05-09-2008, 20:58
These were taken at Monte Sano State Park, near Huntsville, AL.
Still a little early for scenery/lighting to be ideal, but the little Oly
did a pretty good job with the blotchy light:





Yes, that is my camera bag off to the far left in the one pic, sheesh.


05-10-2008, 02:36

Nice pictures. Like the colours and very sharp indeed. Is it manual settings or automatic?

Nice camera bag, by the way. :D

05-10-2008, 03:19
That spoils it! :p
Great pic! Wish I was there!!:D

05-10-2008, 08:18
Colin, first shot was manual, wide open at 1/30 if memory serves, and the
rest were in automatic.

Spider67, I hope to reshoot the area again, with better summer light.

Thanks for your comments, fellas. :)


05-10-2008, 08:45
nice pics

what film did you use?

05-10-2008, 09:08
Hi, it was Kodak Gold 200, cheap Wallies stuff.

Paul C. Perkins, MD
05-12-2008, 21:12
Great little camera!

jan normandale
05-12-2008, 21:17
I've had several RC's and they never fail to please. Zuiko glass is very nice. It's "a little brick" of a camera though! Kodak Gold, you can't go wrong.

05-13-2008, 13:42
Thanks, Paul and Jan, I'm very happy having two of these cams up and running.
They are a pleasure to use and easy to pack around.


05-24-2008, 22:59
I went back to the Teahouse this week and reshot some of these,
and added a bog scene that's about 70 yards from the Teahouse:





This time I used Fujicolor 400 instead of the Kodak Gold 200 and it allowed me to stop down more on some of these. Scanned the same way, 2400dpi on Epson 4490.


07-02-2008, 09:39
These look really nice. Both films look great, although different. The Kodak gives a more vintage look IMO, with the Fuji more saturated and more greens.

07-02-2008, 10:49
that Zuiko glass is very nice indeed.

07-03-2008, 07:00
Thanks for your comments, fellas, thought this was a dead thread. The 35RC is
one of my faves, about to use some Reala 100 and see what happens.

Thanks again,


07-05-2008, 12:40
I'm glad someone resurrected this thread; I must've missed it the first time around. Those are some great photos, Bill. Now that the weather is improving I need to give my 35RC some exercise.

07-06-2008, 06:00
Great, a perfect setting for a teahouse, were there lots of others photographing there?

07-06-2008, 10:44
Great shots from a truly great camera. I've got two that stay loaded almost all the time, and no matter how much I love using other cameras, the RC is one I always seem to come back to. Those really are some beautiful shots; I like the Fuji 400 better although I'm partial to that film anyway. Looking forward to your Reala shots.

07-10-2008, 19:36
Thanks again, fellas! Every time I think this thread is done, somebody dusts it off and posts!:D The Fuji 400 shots I much
prefer over the Kodak Gold 200, maybe my scanner likes it better,
dunno. I've shot Reala in a Konica T4/UC Hexanon 80-200 zoom
combo (Shadowfox got me on that binge) and am very impressed
with the small grain. Takes a little more PS adjustment to get the
colors right, maybe it won't with an RF. The Reala I bought is all
36 exposure, and reading the one thread that has film advance
problems makes me pause to use it in my Oly 35RCs. I have it
loaded in a black Yashica Electro 35GT so will see how it does
there. Another cam I'm running Reala is in a Contax RX with the
Zeiss Planar 50/1.7, but I won't talk about that. LOL

CJC, did you ever get your 120 folder running? I just got a lot
more Reala in 35 and 120, and a bunch of Neopan Acros 100
in 120, can't wait to try it in my Agfa folder!

Thanks again,


07-10-2008, 19:41
Great, a perfect setting for a teahouse, were there lots of others photographing there?

CJC, I was the only one there!

07-10-2008, 21:32
Really, really gorgeous work here, Bill. Can't say which "take" I like more, they're all good. Have you printed any of these up yet?

- Barrett

07-11-2008, 05:16
Really, really gorgeous work here, Bill. Can't say which "take" I like more, they're all good. Have you printed any of these up yet?

- Barrett

Barrett, thanks for your comments, but no, haven't printed any,
yet. My Canon Pixma isn't up to task and will be upgrading to a
nice Epson, but GAS attacks have severely interfered with that,
so far!:rolleyes: