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Nighttime Non-Flash Photography with the Olympus Trip 35

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.

written by droogieboy

16 comments

  1. wuxiong

    wuxiong

    very nice results. I will try too...<:) Thanks for sharing ..<:)

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  2. wuxiong

    wuxiong

    very nice results. I will try too...<:) Thanks for sharing ..<:)

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  3. superlighter

    superlighter

    wow! the black and white pictures are simply amazing!

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  4. austinbeeman

    austinbeeman

    Great pictures. Glad to see a fellow "tripper"
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  5. blinghaha

    blinghaha

    Great not often a review/tipster makes me jump out of my seat to try it out. Just taken a few shots with my trip as you have, with 200iso though... Hope it still comes out with something! :/

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  6. discodrew

    discodrew

    I love my Olympus trip and your photos are really inspiring. Brilliant!

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  7. droogieboy

    droogieboy

    Thank you all for your lovely kind comments, folks! :)

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  8. cool-daddy

    cool-daddy

    The trip is the best camera for the price of all time.

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  9. kaya

    kaya

    thanks for the tipster, always wanted to explore with my trip at night.

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  10. droogieboy

    droogieboy

    One word of advice for all Night Trippers that I forgot to mention in my review - if you have any filters attached to your Trip lense , remove them for any night time shots - you get much clearer and sharper pics

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  11. rosie07

    wow those photos looks amazing!! I tried taking photos at night with my trip but mine never turns out right. The photo just turns out dark and I can only faintly make out the image.
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  12. droogieboy

    droogieboy

    I've had similar problems, rosie07. I shot 2 rolls of exactly the same Kodak B+W film with the same camera and had them developed at the same photo lab on seperate occasions. The prints from the first roll came out perfectly, but the prints from the other roll were horrible and looked underexposed. As the film and the camera were both fine, I can only blame the lab, especially as the negatives look OK. If this happens, there's nothing wrong in using a bit of post-print digital software aid to rescue your photos if the lab screwed up. You can make even the dullest looking image shine with some tweaking of the brightness and contrast controls

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  13. rosie07

    thanks for the tip!
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  14. tomsled

    tomsled

    love your photos mate, I've got one on the way from ebay and I cant bloody wait! already stocked up on ilford B+W film!
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  15. droogieboy

    droogieboy

    cheers Tomsled. have fun with your lovely new Trip

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  16. lanthus

    I really love my Olympus Trip 35! I love it so much a few years ago I started a blog for it: http://olympustrip35cult.blogspot.se/ The tip you give here for night shooting really works well, I discovered it for myself completely by accident one time. At the bottom of the first page is a photo I took with this method. :-)
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