35 LC (circa 1967) is good solid full size range finder camera with a
sharp and fast f1.7 42 mm lens. It has an easy to use metering system,
just press the button at the back/top to turn on the metering and adjust
the shutter speed and/or the aperture to align the needle in-between the
two marks in the window on the top plate or in the viewfinder. It sounds
complicated but simple once you get used to it.
Lots of fun!
Firstly the focusing didn't work, removed the top and cover of range finder
section, the angled mirror didn't turn when the focus ring was moved.
Under the range finder section there's a pin size rod that comes through
the body casing to push on the underside of the angled mirror (to turn
it) when the focus ring on the lens is turned, this rod was stuck. I wiped
it a few times with lighter fluid to clean it up and that did the trick,
then applied a tiny bit of oil to it, fixed.
Next the metering was intermittent seemed like a loose contact somewhere.
Under the top at the front of the camera there's a small board with a
resistor and a load of wires soldered to it, I found by pressing lightly
on a certain section of the board the meter worked fine. Turned out to
be just one wire was not contacting properly, just re-soldered it.
mm f1.7, 7 elements in 5 groups.
X, 1 sec - 1/500 sec
CdS exposure meter. Powered by 1.3v mercury battery. (Which are unavailable
now I use a silver 1.5v).
camera is set (by changing shutter speed and or aperture) to correct exposure
is when needle is centered between two indicators either in viewfinder
or on camera top plate.
Film speed index: ASA
10 - 800.
frame viewfinder with automatic parallax correction, Double image superimposing
coupled range finder. Has correct exposure marks at top, align needle
between the marks for correct exposure.
Flash Synchronization: PC
socket and hot shoe.
Self timer: Built
in on lens barrel.
Film Loading: Standard
multi-slotted take-up spool.
Film Winding: Single
operation 128 degree winding lever type.
138 mm x H 81 mm x D 70 mm.
at bondi junction!