I have had my Olympus 35RC for quite a while but have been struggling to nail any focus when shooting wide open probably due to the very dim viewfinder patch.
It was quite dim when I got the camera but my last couple of rolls have had a load of out of focus frames on images that do not have a lot of contrast or straight edges to line up in the viewfinder.
The joy of this little camera is its super sharp lens when its wide open but if you can’t guarantee focus then its a pain.
I did some searching on the web about this problem and came across a post about sticking a little black patch in the centre of the viewfinder where the focus point is to help with the contrast of the patch to assist in focussing.
This is my very own modified RC
Here is a link that I found http://rick_oleson.tripod.com/index-165.html
Anyway …. It really works, I shot a load of random stuff with a roll of Vista 200 and didn’t miss focus once.
OK not everything was shot wide open but to get 24 frames in focus has never happened before … ha ha So this is my last post for 2016 and hopefully over the weekend I will have fully caught up with my posts.
So Happy New Year to all …….
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