[rollei_list] Re: Rollei 35 Classic and Olympus Stylus

Richard, press BOTH the flash button and the timer button simultaneously.  
You'll see a dot inside a rectangle appear in the LCD on the back when in spot 
focus/meter mode.  The 2 "night" flash modes seem to disable spot mode.  It 
works in any other flash mode, however, including flash off.
 
The camera defaults back to non-spot mode every time it powers-down and it 
defaults to flash "on" too....
 
Virtually every shot is focussed where I want it when I use spot mode.  
 
Point where you want to focus, push shutter button halfway down until you get 
the green LED in the viewfinder, then while still holding the button half down, 
recompose and shoot.
 
Jeff
 
 > > How is this done again? I forget.....> > > On 9/27/07, Jeff Kelley 
 > > <thocker@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:> >> > Richard, ALWAYS force the EPIC STYLUS 
 > > into spot focus/metering and you will> > have MUCH better luck.> >> > 
 > > Jeff> >> >> > > Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 11:52:49 -0700> From: 
 > > rich815@xxxxxxxxx> To:> > rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Subject: 
 > > [rollei_list] Re: Rollei 35 Classic and> > Olympus Stylus> > I've owned 2 
 > > or 3 of these Epic's through the years and> > liked them> well-enough 
 > > until I began to know the other options in small> > compact> P&S cameras. 
 > > In comparison to something like a Contax T2 or even> > the> Olympus XA I 
 > > found the Epic to not be as sharp nor did I like the>> > character of the 
 > > lens so much in the photos I shot. I also had way> too many> > AF misses, 
 > > flare and sometimes under-exposed shots.> > I now much prefer> > either my 
 > > T2, or one of the Rollei 35's or the XA.> > This review I think> > shows 
 > > some of the same issues:> > http://members.aol.com/dcolucci/epic.htm>> > > 
 > > For the money a good buy for sure, but I was just too dissatified with>> > 
 > > the results too often and now it sits on a shelf, or I let my 5-year> old> 
 > > > use it.> > Richard S.> San Francisco> > See my Commute Photo Blog!>> > 
 > > http://shootingonthefly.blogspot.com/> My Flickr Page>> > 
 > > http://www.flickr.com/photos/rich8155/> > > > > > On 9/27/07, Jerry 
 > > Friedman> > <tinycameraco@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:> > I hate to mention this 
 > > because I have no> > first hand> > experience. But, a great many people 
 > > swear by the first> >> > Olympus Stylus which had a 35mm f/2.8 lens and 
 > > autofocus.> > And it was> > (is?) available for about $80 new. Many of 
 > > the> > acounts i have read> > claimed that it was a wonderful and> > cheap 
 > > take-along and far better than> > anything else> > available. And, at $80 
 > > new..........> >> > Regards, Jerry>> > >> >> > --- Jan Decher 
 > > <Jan.Decher@xxxxxxx> wrote:> >> > > Has anyone used> > one of the newer 
 > > Rollei 35 Classic? I> > > really prefer> > > the placement> > of the hot 
 > > shoe on the top and also like> > > the re-> > > designed flash> > that 
 > > came with the classic kit. A gray> > > ("platinum")> > > one just went> > 
 > > for about $650 on EBAY with BIN. Not sure> > > if they ever> > > come> > 
 > > cheaper.> > >> > > Wished F&H would decide to make a "run of the mill"> > 
 > > >> > version again in> > > the $400-600 range. I am sure there would be 
 > > good> > >> > outlets for it,> > > like the posh Bauhaus-inspired 
 > > "Manufactum" warehouse> > in> > > Germany:> > > 
 > > http://www.manufactum.de/Suchergebnis.2033.0.html> > >> > Manufactum also 
 > > used to sell a late re-incarnation of the> > > spring-> > >> > wound Robot 
 > > camera (which could be a real contender for> > > the Rollei 35.>> > > >> > 
 > > > Jan> > >> > >> > > On 27 Sep 2007, at 02:31, FreeLists Mailing List> > 
 > > Manager> > > wrote:> > > >> ..., than> > > >> a cheap aux rangefinder on 
 > > the> > hot shoe (hung upside> > > down!) will get> > > >> you where you 
 > > need to be.> > The focus travel from 3 feet> > > to infinity on> > > >> 
 > > the XA is about an> > inch and the focus patch is about> > > as 
 > > precise...> > > >>> > > >> I> > traded my user 35S for a beautiful German 
 > > many years> > > ago, and> > > >>> > speaking as a shooter rather than a 
 > > collector/fondler,> > > I'm sorry I> > >> > >> did. The Sonnar on that 
 > > camera is really very> > > exceptional...> > > >>> > Eric Goldstein> > >> 
 > > > >> >> >> >> >> > 
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