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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 5:40 pm    Post subject: that pocket rangefinder with manual Reply with quote

Hi there,
I am looking for a small camera to have with me and that would make me look like an "amateur"
I would be shooting film at iso 1600 and apart of the auto mode a manuual mode (or EC dial) would be nice to have.

I would like to thank you for your help
Regards
Alex


PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Canon Canonet QL17/GIII


Olympus 35 RD


Olympus 35 SP


Compact option: Olympus 35 RC



I like my little Yashica 35 CC but it has no EC- or shutter dial.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Olympus 35SP every time, it's wonderful. Great lens, spot metering and Olympus quality. Like 1


PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks guys for the replies.
What about shutter sound? Being discrete is also needed. The biggest drawback with all these lovely cameras is that they do not feature exposure compensation (useful for high contrast scenes)
Alex


PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another choice could be the fine, old Minolta Hi-Matic 7s, equipped with an excellent exposure metering system and a very fine, Rokkor lens; the shutter is silent.

E.L.


PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Elmar Lang wrote:
Another choice could be the fine, old Minolta Hi-Matic 7s, equipped with an excellent exposure metering system and a very fine, Rokkor lens; the shutter is silent


+1. It's also available branded as "Revue 400SE": Click here to see on Ebay


PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1 for Minolta Hi-Matic 7s which can be used auto and set to fully manual : exposure, shutter speed.
Lens is Rokkor 45mm f:1.8.
Shutter speeds go from B to 1/500.


Also the Konica Auto S2 which can be set to auto and to fully manual. Very nice to use and very silent.
Lens : Hexanon 45mm f:1.8
Shutter speeds from B to 1/500.


PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tb_a wrote:
+1. It's also available branded as "Revue 400SE": Click here to see on Ebay


That Revue 400SE (just like the Vivitar 35ES and Konica Auto S3) is a look alike Minolta 7S-II;
the Minolta 7s (see picture of Olivier) is the very nice older and bigger one.


PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

there are many small rfs, choice is subjective. the smallest of all is the contax t--thats objective. it is fully front pocket pocketable--if you can fit a deck of cards you can fit this camera. it has a lovely zeiss lens. its full manual.


PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alaios wrote:
The biggest drawback with all these lovely cameras is that they do not feature exposure compensation (useful for high contrast scenes)


you just have to calculate it yourself - meter first right and adjust shutter +1 or -1 etc

Olympus RC 35 guide suggests you change ASA but I wouldn't - because you usually forget to set it back Smile



PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Minolfan wrote:
tb_a wrote:
+1. It's also available branded as "Revue 400SE": Click here to see on Ebay


That Revue 400SE (just like the Vivitar 35ES and Konica Auto S3) is a look alike Minolta 7S-II;
the Minolta 7s (see picture of Olivier) is the very nice older and bigger one.


You are right. I mixed it up with the 2nd version.
However, it's nevertheless my recommendation; i.e. 7S II or 400SE. Wink
I own the Revue variant.


PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tb_a wrote:
However, it's nevertheless my recommendation; i.e. 7S II or 400SE. Wink
I own the Revue variant.

It is a good recommandation for sure.
I happen to have the Vivitar and the Konica variants.