FS: Olympus 35RC plus...

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  1. Jon Goodman

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    Have you received your income tax refund yet? Do you expect to get one? Did you recently win large on a scratch-off lottery ticket? Or did somebody give you some money for Christmas or Valentines or Ground Hog Day and you haven't found anything fun to spend it on yet?

    Here's a very nice Olympus 35RC...I'm not the original owner, but this is one I've enjoyed for years. A few of the positives:
    The shutter speeds are fine.
    The aperture works fine, even on the automatic feature.
    Self-timer works fine.
    Lens is nice and clean.
    Meter works fine.
    Viewfinder/rangefinder is great...even in a dimly lit room, you can focus easily. Probably one of the best focusing rangefinders I've ever used.
    Focus is smooth and quick.
    I'll include a Vivitar UV-Haze filter...has a slight dent in the ring, but 43.5mm filters are not easy to locate.
    I'll include a lens cap (which works without the filter but not with it) and the hand strap.
    The camera has been completely re-sealed (including the sloped film canister retaining pad).
    And I'll include a battery adapter to let you use #675 hearing aid batteries...a $14 value just by itself. And yes, this adapter can be used in any camera that used the PX-13/PX-625 mercury batteries.

    Also there are a couple of negatives you should know about:
    At some point the camera suffered a bit of damage on one corner (I've tried to show this in one of the images). Fortunately this isn't something you notice that much.
    There are some bright marks and a slight dimple on the bottom plate.
    Overall I'd say it showed average wear.

    So, that's about all I can think of here. Many people consider this to be one of the best small rangefinders ever made. If you want one, I'd say this is a good chance for you to get one worth keeping. $70 plus actual cost of postage.

    PayPal ok for international sales but check, cash or money order for US sales, please.

    If questions, please let me know.
    Jon
     

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    Still available ... I sent a PM because I can't read very well. Sorry, Jon.
     
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  3. Jon Goodman

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    Not a problem at all, amigo. As I said, I was encouraged to hear you still had your groundhog day money. I used mine to buy a nice box of wine for my wife.
    Jon
     
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    Oh man. Very temping, but I really don't need "Another" camera. Plus, you're local to me. :sad: must refrain!
     
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    Aw, go ahead. Splurge a little bit. As Guy Lombardo and The Royal Canadians reminded us: "enjoy yourself...it's later than you think."
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    I splurge enough as it is... must... stop... buying gear... :smile:
     
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    Okay, I understand. Here's something for free. Thanks to YouTube, you don't have to buy it...5 or 6 years before this camera debuted, a friend of mine (lived up the hill from me, actually) wrote and recorded this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGD3Ov8QkN4 Hopefully at least one of your feet will be tapping by about 18 seconds into it.
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    Hey can I get a copy of that 45 instead?
     
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    Actually I believe somebody re-pressed about 4 or 500 copies of it a couple of years ago, but I have no idea how to get one. I might be talked into throwing in a 45 or two, though. Maybe something like "96 Tears" or "Needles and Pins-uh"...remember that one? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXYNHp19xok I always wondered if Sonny Bono wrote it that way or the lead singer for The Searchers tossed that extra syllable in for fun.
    Jon
     
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    The 35RC is gone. On its way a bit north of here.

    Jon