Yup, I've got a 35ti. Had it for a couple of years now. Best compact camera I've ever seen. 90% of the control of an SLR, but WAY smaller. And, retro user interface design is just too cool. Shot for a week in France with just this thing (probably a mistake, but needed to travel light for business). The glass is PRIMO! Color saturation is amazing. Blue skies look like you used a polarizer.
Only complaint is my error -- 28Ti may have been a better focal length. Sorta' forgot that my 35mm lens is almost never on the body, but the 28mm lives there. As Homer Simpson would say "Duh-oh!".
So, in short, "love it!". Happy to answer specific questions, if you have them.
KEH has a 28Ti in Excellent condition for $789. I paid about $500 for my 35Ti (bought new).
Sean A. Hickey Photographer - Woodworker - Kayaker - Ad Guy
Hello. I own a 35Ti and the only regret is that I didnt bought the 28Ti. I agree with Sean on his comments. This is THE camera you want to have when you need to travel light and used to a bag full of stuff. I took pictures in Mexico that didnt show any difference with pictures taken with the "tool-bag". Buy it and you will love it. I bought mine on ebay for $ 375.
Forget your shoes, but never your camera. Nikonian in South Florida.
>I'm wondering if anyone here has a 35Ti or 28Ti and would >like to comment on it? Looks like a nice camera, not a lot of >reviews about but from what I've read it a love it or hate it >camera. > >Anyone got one? .. I'd be interested in some comments
I have a 28Ti that I bought new. I really wanted to love it, but never really connected with it. It does everything as advertised, but just isn't the camera I wanted -- the one I'd carry with me everywhere and always have available. First, it's too big to pocket. I have a leather belt case, but hanging off my belt is not where I want my camera. Second, it's AF, and the shutter lag is what you'd expect from AF from that era. Third, there's no way to put a filter on the lens. If you can live with all of that, it's the camera you want. Great glass, cool design, feels solid in your hands.
Me, I'll use a small SLR (or a pocketable digital) so this sits on the shelf. If someone offers me the right price, it's sold.
Yes I have the 35Ti and I think it is a bit like Guinness – you either love it or hate it! I use mine when out trekking with a walking pole that doubles as a mono-pod, lovely camera and I for one find it just the right size, very good lens, good manual override of all settings including AF. Only two problems that would if included have made it a perfect camera and they are: no manual ASA setting (can be overcome I know but it would have been nice) no filter ring. I would like a 28Ti as well but that is probably being greedy……………!
I am a new 35ti user and have a question for existing users who might be able to help.
My 35ti has no 03 menu tier in the LCD window. It stops with the 02 options. Any subsequent button pressing just turns the camera on. I was wondering if mine is an early model (circa 1993) and this wasn't yet added. Perhaps it was added a year later retrospectively when the 28ti came out (1994). The 03 CF option switches the panoramic viewfinder frame lines on and off.
My serial number is 5006498. Anyone with a lower or similar number get the 03 custom function? Any advice? All the other 01 and 02 custom functions work okay. Thanks.