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Camera Review of the Week

After what seemed like too long ago, we're bringing back the Camera Review of the Week to acknowledge the insights and first impressions of our community members on various analogue cameras out there. Let's get started with a review on a classic Olympus shooter!

Photo by Latente reproduced here under the creative commons license.

While he was certainly not the first to provide insights about this world-famous analogue camera, adam_g2000 ’s review on the Olympus Trip 35 is certainly worth checking out! He is generous enough to give fellow analogue lovers an encouraging tip: “A world famous classic, selling millions of units worldwide. This means plenty are available in thrift stores, op-shops and across the internet.” That should push us to give a more thorough search for this camera!

What makes the Trip 35 worth including in a lomographer’s arsenal? According to our featured snapshooter, the zone-focus camera, which is a lot like the LC-A, captures “accurate and more lifelike” photos that come close to those taken with a “far more expensive SLR.” Well, don’t his photos bear testament to this, and tell a lot about the potential of this Olympus shooter with a cult status!

Now, we wouldn’t want to reveal too much details, so go ahead and check out adam_g2000’s full review!

Congratulations, adam_g2000, for bagging this week’s Camera Review of the Week!

The next snapshooter who will bag the next Camera Review of the Week distinction could be you! Submit your camera review and wow us with your beautiful photos and helpful insights. In case yours isn’t on the list, feel free to let me know!

written by plasticpopsicle


  1. kapena90

    I recently got one and I'm obsessed! It shoots so beautifully with slide film! There's also a close up filter which you can find on ebay occasionally for pretty cheap
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  2. I enjoyed very much your article o n the Olympus Trip 35. I am the owner of a Yashica Electro 35 and I can relate to the pictures that you posted and the previous commentary about using slide film. My camera fell into disrepair and I sent it to a camera maker for overhaul, perhaps in an attempt to bring back the memories that I took with this camera. Short of a time machine. I look forward to see ore pictures from your camera and your good eye for snapshots. Perhaps a Cartier-Bresson in the making!

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  3. Mari-Xouana H Flou

    For some strange reason, Olympus seems ta have equipped their affordable 35mm cameras of the 60's and 70's with superb quality optics, better than needed for their price range. Be it a Trip, or an RC, or even my favorite Olympus 35SP (with a 7(!) elements in 5 groups f/1.7 lens), the Zuiko optics are really sharp and contrasty, and withstood the test of time! These cameras are real bargains with a special character!
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