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Old 05-30-2019   #121
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1971 Olympus 35RC Kodak 400 Tmax with yellow filter, 250th sec @ f11. i overexposed by 1 stop which in hindsight wasn't necessary.
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I recently bought my 1971 Olympus 35RC on a whim whilst browsing Ebay one night. I probably paid too much for it (£65), but I liked its clean uncluttered lines.
The rangefinder patch was abysmal and the light seals were mush. I cleaned up the viewfinder and rangefinder window (which was unbelievably grimy), fitted new seals, a leather strap I had been saving for just the right camera and a PX625 battery adapter. Loaded with Kodak 400 Tmax I crossed my fingers and took this as my only camera on a back packing holiday.
The rangefinder patch is now pretty bright and the light meter reads about half a stop under the meter app on my phone. I don't think that's too bad for a 48 years old compact camera.
All my shots came out okay although I had been over exposing to compensate for the yellow filter I was using. In hindsight, this wasn't necessary as I now realize the camera has a TTL light meter and was compensating automatically.
After looking at the other images on this thread, I am now inspired to improve my compositions.
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They are nice cameras, aren't they? Lots of us have them or else have happy memories of when we had them.


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1971 Olympus 35RC Kodak 400 Tmax with yellow filter, 250th sec @ f11. i overexposed by 1 stop which in hindsight wasn't necessary.
Adrossan Harbour, Scotland 4/2019 by john millar, on Flickr
Welcome to the forum, and lovely photo! The 35 RC has a sharp little lens as your photo shows, and is a wonderful travel camera. Hope to see more of your contributions to the forum.
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David Hughes & Dourbalister Thanks for the welcome, I'm looking forward to participating and navigating my way around RFF
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Olympus 35 RC, Fujifilm Fujicolor 200.


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Olympus 35 RC, Fujifilm Fujicolor 200.
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The Oly 35RC + C200 is a sweet combination.. you've captured great colours here. I've just finished a roll of C200 in my 35RC. Just need to post it off to get developed now.
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Olympus 35RC, Ilford chromogenic B&W

Sorting cherries at the farmers' market. She said she hates cherries...
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Jumillar,
The one necessary accessory on a 35RC (for me anyway) is a 43.5mm to 43mm step-down filter adapter ring. They are available on eBay and are inexpensive.
The original 43.5mm filter size is a orphan, hard to fit. The 43mm size is common with lots of selection available. This is how I fitted a short, metal lens hood on my RC.
I cannot speak for all of them but my ring also does not block the meter window or affect normal meter operation.
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The Oly 35RC + C200 is a sweet combination.. you've captured great colours here. I've just finished a roll of C200 in my 35RC. Just need to post it off to get developed now.
Thank you! The Olympus 35 RC is a great, inexpensive camera, and C200 is a great, inexpensive film. I don't shoot color film too often, but when I do, I also run into the same bottleneck of sending it off for processing. Hope to see your results soon!
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Olympus 35RC, Ilford chromogenic B&W

Sorting cherries at the farmers' market. She said she hates cherries...
I like the tones in this with nice and low levels of grain.. maybe need to give this film a try
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Jumillar,
The one necessary accessory on a 35RC (for me anyway) is a 43.5mm to 43mm step-down filter adapter ring. They are available on eBay and are inexpensive.
The original 43.5mm filter size is a orphan, hard to fit. The 43mm size is common with lots of selection available. This is how I fitted a short, metal lens hood on my RC.
I cannot speak for all of them but my ring also does not block the meter window or affect normal meter operation.
interesting; i guess i just presumed the step-down ring would block the meter. i think my one necessary accessory (not quite an accessory) for me, is the PX625 battery adapter enabling me to use modern easy to find batteries.
Also i'm sure your aware easy to find Olympus Trip filters fit the 35RC. buy them used on Ebay or new in the UK from https://www.srb-photographic.co.uk/c...SAAEgIh1PD_BwE

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Thank you! The Olympus 35 RC is a great, inexpensive camera, and C200 is a great, inexpensive film. I don't shoot color film too often, but when I do, I also run into the same bottleneck of sending it off for processing. Hope to see your results soon!
Film has now been sent off, unfortunately my developers (good as they are) have a turn around time of two weeks to get my digital file sent to me (this includes 2nd class post for me sending it to them).

I presumed (wrongly) from your profile name that you were Scottish (Dour being a good Scottish word) and I was going to ask who develops your colour work, but i've just noticed you are from CA.. Oh well
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Film has now been sent off, unfortunately my developers (good as they are) have a turn around time of two weeks to get my digital file sent to me (this includes 2nd class post for me sending it to them).

I presumed (wrongly) from your profile name that you were Scottish (Dour being a good Scottish word) and I was going to ask who develops your colour work, but i've just noticed you are from CA.. Oh well
North Coast Photographic Services in Southern California did the developing and scanning for this particular roll of film. Probably not helpful for you, but perhaps others.

Dourbali is a small city in Chad, Africa. I lived there for two years while serving as a volunteer in the Peace Corps. I used to take little mini-buses to and from the capital, N'Djaména, usually a 2-3 hour journey to cover 100km. One of the mini-buses had "Dourbali Star" painted on the side, hence my username. What does "dour" mean in Scottish?
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What does "dour" mean in Scottish?
It means Sullen and severe here, which i'm sure does not describe you in the slightest
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It means Sullen and severe here, which i'm sure does not describe you in the slightest
Ah, it has the same meaning in English, though its usage here on this side of the pond is uncommon. Back on topic, here's my son looking a little dour.

Olympus 35 RC, Ilford HP5+, developed in LegacyPro L110 at 1:31 for 5.5 minutes.


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Ah, it has the same meaning in English, though its usage here on this side of the pond is uncommon. Back on topic, here's my son looking a little dour.

Olympus 35 RC, Ilford HP5+, developed in LegacyPro L110 at 1:31 for 5.5 minutes.
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Sweet image, looks like you've got the developing down to a tee as well.
I had to change the battery on my 35RC this morning and then later on the beach the meter wasn't working with the new battery. I was playing about with it when I got home & it started working again.. hope I'm not going to have problems with it, cause it's perfect in every other respect.
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They're Gr-r-reat!

Olympus 35 RC, Fujifilm Fujicolor 200.


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24/5/19.. The grave of American pilot Billy Fiske in The Priory Church of St Mary and St Blaise, Boxgrove, England
Olympus 35RC 30th sec @ f11
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Olympus 35 RC, Fujifilm Fujicolor 200.
It seems you have a point especially when teamed up with Fujicolor
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It seems you have a point especially when teamed up with Fujicolor
Since the image featured some tigers, it was a very veiled reference to the Frosted Flakes (aka Frosties in the Commonwealth?) cereal slogan, uttered by Tony the Tiger.

But yes, the 35 RC and C200 also do make for a gr-r-reat combo!
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Since the image featured some tigers, it was a very veiled reference to the Frosted Flakes (aka Frosties in the Commonwealth?) cereal slogan, uttered by Tony the Tiger.
Lol, yes, I did make the connection. It's strange, but as a small boy I ate Frosties morning noon and night, but now I can't stand the taste.
One of the attractions for me was dipping my hand in the box and finding the plastic aircraft kits they gave away in the 70s
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Lol, yes, I did make the connection. It's strange, but as a small boy I ate Frosties morning noon and night, but now I can't stand the taste.
One of the attractions for me was dipping my hand in the box and finding the plastic aircraft kits they gave away in the 70s
Haha, now if you dip your hand in the box, all you get is Type 2 diabetes. But while we're on the topic of frosted flakes...

Olympus 35 RC, Fujicolor Industrial 100.


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Olympus 35 RC, Fujicolor Industrial 100.
Dourbalister, I've been pondering over whether to buy some of this Fujicolor Industrial. I'm impressed with this image of yours especially as it must have been subdued light during the snow storm, but in general, how are you finding it? (if you don't mind me asking)
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Awesome capture, petronius! I love the heart-shaped shadow of the hat on the ground, very appropriate for such a tender image with a parent (mother?) and child.
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Dourbalister, I've been pondering over whether to buy some of this Fujicolor Industrial. I'm impressed with this image of yours especially as it must have been subdued light during the snow storm, but in general, how are you finding it? (if you don't mind me asking)
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Sorry for missing this reply earlier, I must have missed it. To be honest, I've only shot a handful of rolls using Fujicolor Industrial 100. Looking back at my catalog, this was from the last roll I shot, taken at the beginning of 2018. For me, ISO 100 is a bit limiting for the type of shooting that I do, so I tend toward faster 400 speed film. Get it while you can, though, because it may already have been discontinued by Fujifilm. There's a thread about the Fujicolor Industrial films here on the forum, as well as a relatively new Flickr group.

That said, I was quite surprised by this film. Quite sharp with fine grain, despite being marketed as an "industrial" film. Here's one of my favorite images, which happens to be from the same roll as the snowstorm photo. It compares pretty well with a nearly identical shot I took with Ektar 100 and a Hasselblad 500 C/M.

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First post here. Love this camera.
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Sorry for missing this reply earlier, I must have missed it.
No worries dourbalistar, I've been travelling and (van) camping and as a result I have been off grid & off the internet for the last couple of days, so I wouldn't have seen your reply anyway. Many thanks for the info and the links which I enjoyed reading. The Fujicolor Industrial probably isn't the most versatile of films for use in my home country of Scotland (especially with the 35RC's widest aperture of f2.8, but I'm off to Spain in October for two months, so I think I'll go ahead and buy some, but save it for that trip..
Great photo by the way, I still like the colour rendition despite the low light.
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I recently posted this on another thread, it is true. I just take better pictures with me 35RC:

I have a large Flickr account, and when I select a camera to search MY account I find I like my Olympus 35RC photos better than any of my other cameras (or more expensive cameras). I'm not sure WHY??, but I don't think it is camera performance. I think it is the way I fit that camera. I have complaints about the 35RC; but I must have some unknown connection with it. HELP!
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I have a large Flickr account, and when I select a camera to search MY account I find I like my Olympus 35RC photos better than any of my other cameras (or more expensive cameras). I'm not sure WHY??, but I don't think it is camera performance. I think it is the way I fit that camera. I have complaints about the 35RC; but I must have some unknown connection with it. HELP!
I've only recently started shooting with a 35RC , but it has quickly elevated it's status to my go-to camera. Even if i don't take any photographs (which is frequently) it's an easy camera to carry around with you and therefore I agree with your sentiment "I think it is the way i fit that camera"

The Priory Church of St Mary and St Blaise, Boxgrove, England by john millar, on Flickr
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Jumillar, nice composition.
Thanks... I'd love to try something more taxing... like Street Photography, but my days are taken up with dog walking rather than street walking. I suppose you gotta shoot what you see though
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Looks a stunning building - I'm very fond of early mediaeval churches and as it's near to the Goodwood circuit I'll pop in next time I'm down there!
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I'm still in awe of this Fujicolor Industrial 100's ability in low light. I suppose despite the snow falling/overcast sky, there is a certain amount of reflected light from the snow that is lying adding to the brightness of what should be a dull photo from a slow lens and slow film.
Either way it's a great image and may I say you have a fine looking family. Thanks for sharing.
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