Hi All! I scored another rangefinder for .99 US on e-bay.
It was listed for parts only. Amazing what a rubbing with an old ink eraser and a fresh battery will do! Now I'll have to take the top cover off because a previous owner left a battery in the flash, and it's corroded all over the place At least I got the meter and shutter functioning again.
My first Canon was the FTbn which my son gave me in 1975. I used it for 10 years until I purchased the T90 - still my all time favourite camera. I used it till 2005 when I went digital. I now have 13 SLR's, 3 RF's, 1 point and shoot and a battery of lenses and accessories and now a Canon coffee mug. One might get the impression that I like Canon.
Last Edit: Feb 28, 2012 21:07:16 GMT -5 by mickeyobe
I have had an A35F for a few years. Shutter speed only goes down to 1/60, so it isn't very good for low light without the flash. The flash is also coupled to the focus, so it locks the camera if your subject is out of the flash range. I knocked mine out of focus when I removed the lens to clean the shutter. Now I need to figure out how to collimate the lens without a B setting. I think I may have to remove the shutter blades and reassemble the lens to set focus, then take it back apart and put the shutter back in, then put it all back together without messing it up. Does any one have a better idea?
I am pretty sure the lens is out of focus, as I know I moved it during disassembly. I should have scribed the rings first so I could get them back in the same orientation. I haven't shot any film yet, since I am sure it won't be in focus.
Inexpensive cameras is exactly why the A35F isn't a high priority, I have too many others waiting to test.