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It's Alive My RC is Alive.
Old 01-26-2007   #1
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It's Alive My RC is Alive.

Got this little RC a while ago at the Goodwill. It was missing the Speed dial and when a battery was installed nothing. A kind fellow from BC sent me a dial and screw. So I had been using it with my VC meter mounted. Looked a little funny. 3 buck camera and 100 dollar meter in the shoe. Anyway opened it up and popped out the battery case. What do you know the wire was corrorded off. A little work and some solder and it works. Me so happy.

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Very nice John, well done!

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It looks like a clean one, too.
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now I need to figure out what size the lens is for a filter and cap. Hum sounds like work.
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nope not now..........thanks Joe
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The patch is quite small but otherwise it's a great little camera. So have fun with yours.

What kind of battery do you use? (Just shooting sunny 16 atm)
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a zinc/air hearing aid battery. I use an o ring on the battery and it fits very well. Also plugged 4 of the little holes to reduce air entering and prolong the battery life.
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It always feels good to salvage camera. Post some pictures - those that I saw from 35rc were very sharp - as sharp as it gets in 135 format. I still need to shot with my 35sp something that compares (sharpness-wise) with my brother's 35rc.
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The lens is the reason I hold on to my RC. The filter ring is dented in which bothers me, though of course it doesn't affect the photos. I think the meter needs calibrating, the seals need replacing, I have a QL GIII cla that needs to be completed, and a ton of other things to do. But the RC lens ... hmmmm.
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Bin playing with the RC on and off all day. I am now sure it's working well and Just loaded a roll of film. Checked the seals and to my surprise they were in very good condition and didn't need to be replaced.
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