This is the newest addition to my small collection of cameras. I picked it up on ebay for only $20! Say hello to the Olympus 35ED. This is a compact rangefinder and while it's fully automatic, I still love it. Sometimes you just want to shoot and not have to think.
nice- it still looks to be in pretty good shape too . I've been looking at getting one of those also- i like the control it offers. sadly though... they're pretty expensive anymore, and i just can't justify spending that much. i already have like 5 rangefinders, and if i bought another i'm sure my girlfriend would kill me haha. she already tells me i have a problem...
I know what u mean lol collecting does become a habit
I started my collection richardldixon.deviantart.com/a… with the film cameras i used to use and a box of old cameras i had given after that i just picked them up cheap at markets and on e-bay got loads of them now ..
I try to collect strange ones the 1960's plastic cameras look so good even if they were not the best cameras optically
yeah, some of those ones are really cool looking. but, a lot of them use harder to find film . i only buy cameras i can use at an affordable cost- so, i mainly stick to 35mm film cameras. i do have a lubitel 166b though, it uses the 120 film... but i like it.
I used to have a Lubital 166b .. I bought it new for £12 about 1980 it was terrible the film never went onto the spols straight the thing wasnt light tight either i sent it back and got my money returned bought this for £55 not long after (Second hand) richardldixon.deviantart.com/a… much better camera I used it for quite a few years took this with it richardldixon.deviantart.com/a… and all the other Square photos in my India folder richardldixon.deviantart.com/g…
nice! i just got the lubitel as more of a "fun time" camera. i just wanted an inexpensive camera to see what medium format film is about. if i feel like it's worth looking into, i'll probably save up and get one of the hasselblad 500 series cameras. the results they put out are gallery quality, and they seem to be well worth the money(and won't leave me completely broke haha.) i know it's a totally different camera- but, it would be nice. i would only go that route though if i were going to get serious with it.
I typed the model in wrong should have been 35 RC
Nice camera-great picture! I'm envious-in the UK Olympus rangefinders usually cost three times that.......