Olympus Tower 35-S RF 35mm Camera w 4.8 cm f/2.8 E.Zuiko Lens MiNTY ! but for...
You are considering this gorgeous Olympus Tower 35-S 35mm RF Rangefinder camera with its E.Zuiko 4.8cm f/2.8 lens and clip-on Exposure Meter. I'm going to stop short of calling this example pristine but it is darn close. It is almost certainly in better shape than the one you have now. There are absolutely no dents or dings and no trace of paint wear. This example is spectacular in this regard. But there is an issue. I am unable to trip the shutter. I can advance (the film) and wind up the shutter but when I press the shutter button, nothing happens. It could be an easy fix but I will let the next owner make the call to service it. Aside from that, this RF camera is nice. The focus action is silky-smooth. Remarkable since it hasn't been lubricated since it was made in the late 1950s! The VF View Finder is bright and clear. And although the process of advancing the film and cocking the shutter isn't working as it should, the feel, the action is sweet. Super-precise. As far as I can tell, the lens is in great shape. If you are able to get the shutter working correctly, I'm certain this camera will make great pictures (with your guidance, of course!). Very nice.
Using mostly metal in its construction, this camera really "feels the part". Rock-solid and a pleasure to hold and use. Similar examples have been selling for $99+ over at the dark side. I'm asking just $79 for this collection worthy example. The original leather case is also included. It's in pretty good shape too.
I found the following at Camerawiki:
Olympus 35-S II
Marketed in 1957, the Olympus 35-S II provided a bright-frame finder. It is recognizable for its three windows on the front. Three different lenses were available : E. Zuiko 2.8/48, G. Zuiko 2.0/42 and G. Zuiko 1.8/42. It is equipped with a Seikosha MXL shutter, with LVS values.
Many of these cameras have been sold in the USA by Sears & Roebuck under the brand Tower.
Please have a good look at the picture(s) for cosmetic condition details.
This item would be the perfect gift for the shutterbug in your family!
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