Getting the Best From the Olympus Trip 35

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The Olympus Trip 35 is a cracking little camera that is capable of some stunning results from it's 40mm f/2.8 Zuiko lens. Here is a short guide for getting the best results from this camera.

The lens of the Olympus Trip 35 is as sharp as a pin. As good as this camera is it does have its limitation. The main limtation with this camera being the shutter, don’t get me wrong it works very well.

The shutter speed of this camera is limited to just two, which are 1/40 and 1/200s. If you have loaded a slow film like 100ASA and you are shooting in low light, the camera will default to 1/40th which can be a little slow for hand held shots. This in turn can cause a camera shake, resulting in blurred pictures. This is fine if that’s the result you are after. But if you would rather have a much sharper image, then you could use some form of rest for the camera, like a tripod, mono pod, or a beanbag.

But if you’re bag is street/candid photography, that kind of gives the game away. A better option would be to load the camera with a faster film like 400ASA. This will keep you’re Trip shooting at 1/200th longer, and will avoid blurred photographs due to camera shake. I hope you have found this useful, have fun with the Trip.

All the photographs were taken with my Olympus Trip 35. Long live film!

written by trip35snapper on 2011-12-01 in #gear #tipster

4 Comments

  1. robotmonkey1996
    robotmonkey1996 ·

    My dad had one.

  2. frantisek
    frantisek ·

    My sis got one :o))

  3. jschussler
    jschussler ·

    I got mine from my Dad :) and I use it all the time so this is a handy tip to know

  4. busyd
    busyd ·

    I have one! my O.T is my baby

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