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Old 27th November 2018
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Re: Olympus 35RC

It was the first camera that I bought for myself (for about 50 quid in 1874 if memory serves) and I still think it is lovely. I don't recall having had problems with focus or the rangefinder, and I have a few lovely sharp shots on FP4. As Richard says, the meter is powered by obsolete mercury batteries - but if you don't need the meter the camera works fine in manual mode without a battery.

The lens is 42mm f/2.8 so you won't get really narrow dof except close up. It's slightly bigger brother the 35RD has a 40mm f/1.7 and will fare better in that respect but I think they are quite rare and probably correspondingly more expensive. And use the same battery.


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