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First Shots with an Olympus 35RC (Hey, it's a serious compact, right!?)

Discussion in 'Color' started by matthewm, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. matthewm

    matthewm SC Regular

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    Jun 23, 2011
    Sumter/Charleston, SC
    Matthew Morse
    Okay, okay. I know it isn't digital (are non-digital posts even allowed here?), but I just got an Olympus 35RC in the mail today and ran a quick 12 exposure roll of 200 speed (rated at 160) film through it. I'm really impressed with it so far. It's such a tiny little camera. I can just see that it'll be going everywhere with me. The perfect little RF companion. A few photos are below. Nothing super amazing, but I love the way this lens renders. Really surprising for such a small, inexpensive package. Now, if we could just get Olympus to recreate this exact camera with AF and a full-frame sensor in there I'd snap one up in a minute! :)

    If you care to read my rambling thoughts about it they're on my blog here.

    Here you go! (These are just drug-store scans. No edits other than cropping and auto-levels in PS.)

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    Jenna and the Boys

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    Grapevines and Toolshed

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    My wife, Jenna, with her Ultra Wide and Slim
     
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  2. dixeyk

    dixeyk Guest

    Awesome!
     
  3. Penny

    Penny SC Veteran

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    Aug 26, 2010
    Outside Liverpool Uk
    I had one of these little darlings years ago and loved it...well done you getting hold of one now.
     
  4. matthewm

    matthewm SC Regular

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    Jun 23, 2011
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    Matthew Morse
    Thanks!
     
  5. matthewm

    matthewm SC Regular

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    Jun 23, 2011
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    Matthew Morse
    Thank you! I always wanted one, but never was quite sure about them. My only regret is not getting one sooner... :D
     
  6. nice

    Looks like a fun time, nice start going old school
     
  7. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    Mate thanks for sharing.

    I reckon we need a little more analogue stuff posted on here....especially as our faithfulness to gear is plastic enough as it is :blush: - so there's more than a handful of us that will be tempted to grab one to compliment all our other gear. Also there are a few good analogue shooters already on here that would love to express themselves - or come out of the closet - as the case may be . I had the RC's bigger brother - the Oly SP35 myself - she was a beauty!!!!

    Great shots. What have you got loaded in it? Love the colour and grain structure - especially as seen in the Jenna pointing Viv shot.
     
  8. matthewm

    matthewm SC Regular

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    Jun 23, 2011
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    Matthew Morse
    Thanks so much!! I wish more people would "come out of the closet" and show us some film stuff. :)
    The film is just some cheap 200 speed film I got off of eBay. I ended up with about 150 rolls of it for around $30 or so. Not bad for cheap film I guess. :)


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  9. matthewm

    matthewm SC Regular

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    Jun 23, 2011
    Sumter/Charleston, SC
    Matthew Morse
    Thanks!!


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  10. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
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  11. matthewm

    matthewm SC Regular

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    Jun 23, 2011
    Sumter/Charleston, SC
    Matthew Morse
    Hey Thanks! You guys are all so nice over here. I've been lurking around here for a while but haven't posted anything until just recently. I should have been here sooner!! :)
     
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  12. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
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    You're very much the gentleman, and we're awfully glad to have you, Matthew.
     
  13. ifyouseekyle

    ifyouseekyle New to SC

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    Jul 2, 2011
    Matthew,

    Great shots and congrats on the new purchase, the 35RC is a great little camera. My favorite little Olympus is the Trip35. It is a very unassuming camera that takes great shots:


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  14. DownUnderDog

    DownUnderDog SC Regular

    MatthewM,
    some 35 years ago I was selling cameras, and the 35RC was my favourite, however the easiest camera to sell was the Trip35. I never owned a 35RC, but now wish I had one.
    Enjoy it. Hey here in Australia its hard to get a 12 ex film. In fact its hard to get film at all.
    Cheers
    DUD