In this review, I will show you how the Olympus Trip 35 works great for nighttime, non-flash photography. Read about it after the jump!
Some of you may have seen my previous review here singing praises for the Olympus Trip 35. Well, back then, I had barely discovered another side of the camera: its magical ability to take great nighttime photos.
If you try taking a photo with the Olympus Trip 35 in automtic mode and there’s not enough light, you get a little red warning flag pop up in the viewfinder. To get over this, just manually turn the aperture to 2.8, and you’re ready to go. Any 400 ASA film will work, but I’ve gotten my best results with black and white films. You’re not just limited to outdoor night shots either — indoor natural light works really well too. What amazes me is the depth of field you can get from this camera with just an aperture of 2.8. Check out my picture of the closed-down HMV store taken through it’s window — the store was huge but you can make out detail all the way to the back!
So, if you don’t already own this camera, I hope my review might convince you to get one. Then, you can go out and have your own nighttime adventures with the Olympus Trip 35.