Today I went to the camera shop and picked up my Olympus 35 RD, fresh from a CLA. RD stands for Rangefinder Deluxe. This camera packs a bright view finder and range finder combination, as well a light meter and a sexual 40mm F1.7 Zuiko lens.
This camera sits neatly between the Olympus 35 SP and RC in terms of size, and is also smaller than the flagship Olympus OM-1 SLR. Like most of the vintage Olympus line ups, this camera takes the old mercury batteries.
I am looking forward to putting a roll of film through this camera, as it is a particular special little beast. The lens is meant to be sharp and contrasty, and the rangefinder is nice and bright when I look through it. This camera is the second Olympus 35 rangefinder I have owned (the first being the 35RC), and is a camera I have had my eyes on for a while.
It is the 23rd December, so it is unlikely that this camera will see much action on the London streets until January, however I may put a colour film through it over Christmas.
Keep your eyes peeled for some hardcore rangefinder action - Sly.