View Full Version : my first rangefinder, the 35RC

06-05-2009, 06:32
Just got a roll developed and I'm freaking happy. Got a lot to learn about framing correctly with these things, but it's much more fun than my digital.






06-05-2009, 06:37
very cool. what film did you use?

06-05-2009, 06:37
nice photos, makes me want a beer. Enjoy the rangefinder experience!

back alley
06-05-2009, 06:42
the rc was my first good camera.
i still have it, bought brand new in about 70 or 71.
mine has the original hood and oly uv filter.

welcome to rff and the world of rangefinder cameras.


Roger Vadim
06-05-2009, 06:59
great shoots, great camera!


I love my RC - stunning lens on such a small camera - although I find it a bit too small... ;)

06-05-2009, 11:07
Hey, welcome to the club :-)

Nice pics, good Colors and Light.

07-11-2009, 18:31
Hi Folks. I recently picked up an RC at a Camera Club auction. Put a roll of Fujicolor Superia 400 through it the other day dropped it off at KMart and was amazed at just how good the results were. Colour was great, dynamic range fantastic and all sharp as a tack. I have a lot of cameras including some very good ones, but was really surprised by the output of this little wonder. Olympus certainly made some great cameras. :)

07-11-2009, 18:47
Nice work with the camera. It's definitely a different experience, and the little Olympus 35 RC is a great camera, because it has both auto exposure and full manual controls too.

hans voralberg
07-11-2009, 19:29
The one of the girl and the last photo is awesome ;)

07-15-2009, 20:17
I recently got an RC -- also my first rangefinder!

This one is a bit dirtier and worn than I'd like, but the lens looks perfect, so that's what counts. I would like to clean the rangefinder a bit, but I can't seem to figure out how to get the self-timer screw off..?? Is it a reverse thread? It seems pretty tight either way! Oh well, I might just leave it the way it is. (It's not worth sending off for a professional cleaning.)

Anyway, still working on my first roll of film. I still like the immediacy of digital, but I like the size of this camera, and still being able to keep up the quality level.

07-16-2009, 17:53
It's a great camera. Now if it only had shutter speeds down to 1sec ... sigh.

07-16-2009, 18:08
Use bulb mode! :-)

07-17-2009, 00:05
Use bulb mode! :-)

I think there should be screw-in release accessories with mechanical timer. Will not give my leg and arm for this, just remember seeing kind of that.

Sonny Boy Havidson
07-17-2009, 15:50
The "Richard" was my first rangefinder. I have got some other fixed lens one since back (Vivitar 35 ES/Revue 400 SE/Hi-Matic 7s/Canon A35F) but none of these had such a great color rendition. Devinitively a keeper.