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Old 10-14-2005   #1
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my stealth camera is here!!

thanks to g'man, my little oly 35rc is now my daily carry cam!
(once i actually start going out again)

it is a beauty, covered in real leather and adjusted for a current battery.

i've been getting ready and have an orange filter in place with brand new hoya 43.5 hood screwed in and a nice homemade wrist strap attached to a lug.

a couple of very quick pics, next to my original oly and then standing alone.

my thanks to g'man for the time & work invested.

whadyathink?


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Old 10-14-2005   #2
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Looks like a real cracker and as g'man did the work you can be sure it will shoot like a dream Look forward to seeing some of the shots you get with it
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she's a beaut!
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Nice one, Joe! I've never seen a black RC before. Beauty!

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A real stealth beauty Joe !!!
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DAMN! Another kick-ass G'man special! Enjoy Joe, that is one awesome looking RC, but I don't know how 'stealth' it will be, anything that cool will certainly attract some attention!
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OMG that is wonderful! (Well, it's not an OM, and not an OM-G, tee hee, but you know what I mean.)

When I send my RC into gman for CLA and replacement of the filter ring, I'll have to have it stealthinated, too. It's a bit hard to tell from the pictures, but is the black paint pretty shiny? Gman, what kind of paint do you use?

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SATIN! very nice, less shine more stealth!
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Old 10-14-2005   #10
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What a beaut.

I see you own a copy of the 'Daybooks'. Great read.
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very nice! you need to get a Fisher Price sticker to put on the front.. then nobody will take you seriously if you snap a photo of them
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Looks great, Joe! Glad you posted a picture - he packed it up before I had a chance to see it.

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it's amazing how nice the leather feels too.

i never really had a strong pull to leather up any pf the p's but now i just might send away for a kit.

the pics do not do the oly justice. i need to spend some time on better ones.
it looks great!!

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Quite the stealth beauty, joe. Congratulations!
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Very nice.

G'Man--- Ever think of trying out a Black Retina IIIS??? I have spare top and bottom plates...
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Hey Joe, is that the Oly 35RC you got from me? If so you can send it back now!
Looks nice! Some red lettering to fill in the letters would look great.
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hello Joe

very classy camera , be sure to post some shots with it. It looks really really nice.
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it's the new Oly 35FP
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this is the oly i recently got for 10 bucks canandian from ? chris ?, damn, i can't remember from who!

i asked g'man for all black. normally i would agree about the red but i wanted to see what it would look like all black. i am pleased.
the lettering is actually easy to read still, but only at the right angles.
the paint job is superb, very smooth and again, i love the feel & classy look of the real leather.

and joe...i'm not really sure what to say

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yeah it was me...i'm trying to give back some good camera kharma, I'm glad it worked out so well for you. I hope you had G'man sign it...we should all pitch in and buy him an engraving kit so he can put his initials on his refurbishes somewhere...
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oh thank goodness!
i used to have a poor memory and lately it seems worse.

took me 5 minutes this afternoon to remember how to get a picture on my tv screen while playing a dvd.

kinda frustrating.

and thanks again chris for the deal - you helped to make this all possible.

i've been carrying the camera around all day - just staring at it.

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my part was the least of it all...just passing on a good deal to people who deserve it! I don't need to make any money off of my friends. My enemies on the other hand
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Quote:
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Hey Joe? I just noticed you put the thread in P&S.
The RC is a full RF.

moved it, don't know what i was thinking!!

has sue asked for any custom work on hers?

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That paint is satin black. It's not shiny. It's a paint normally used for metal outdoors. Pretty tough.
Can you use most kinds of paints for a cam? Like car paint, epoxy? Is that spray or brush?
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Very nice Oly, Joe and master G'Man !
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There are a bunch of great paints out there that could be used for cameras. For instance, there are several finishes used primarily for firearms that would be excellent for camera repaints. These finishes are very tough, protect against rust and are very thin. Several of the products come in a variety of colors, including glossy reds, blues and greens, as well as milspec olives, grays and blacks. I almost repainted a Canon P in gunmetal gray, but sold it instead.

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Thanks, Dave, dexdog. I have excess epoxy spray paint I used for my aquarium stand that I was thinking of using on a camera, but the part about sanding is scaring me off any repainting attempts now... Can't you just spray over (paint won't stick?)? How do you keep the paint off the internals and glass?

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i think dave takes the top & bottom covers off the camera.
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Ahh...Sounds a little complicated for me. Will take a while for me to have the guts to do anything to my cameras other than taking pics.
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Hehe, I think I will keep it the way it is. Was thinking of repainting an RC I got off ebay, but now I'm scared off the idea.
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it's amazing how nice the leather feels too.
Yes I know, that's why i wear leather pants in the winter.
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Yes I know, that's why i wear leather pants in the winter.
Dude, are you secretly a rock star? j/k
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well my colleagues at work did need some time to get used to the idea (and smell, in the beginning) but they are supposed to be a group of people with young mindset, always open for new
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i hope you smelled like an expensive couch and not a dead cow :-)

I am jealous, as I could never pull off the feat of leather pants even though I've always wanted to.
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Pherdinand, I think Marc J. might like to photograph you.
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Pherdinand, I think Marc J. might like to photograph you.
you nasty guy
i'm not that kind of guy! (i think but you know, never tried...)

Actually a colleague of me asked 'what's this smell of an expensive car' , LOL
I've also always wanted it, so i said what the hell and i went for it.

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Nice camera. I've got one of those, though of course not painted-up like that. Quite sharp images from F/5.6 onwards, and small enough to take anywhere. I usually have it loaded with 100/200ASA b&w
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great cameras i think.
under rated and still can be found at good prices.
plus it works without a battery if i want.

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How much does one of these run all fixed up take the new batteries? I need something since I am selling my G and getting an Xpan but I dont think i will be comfortable carrying the Xpan with me at all times. 1100 bucks is alot for a student, know what I mean....

Anyways it looks like a nice camera....Let me know a price I would be interested in fixing one up and painting it..

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