My camerapaedia: Olympus Trip

Credits: stratski

1/40th sec or 1/200th sec. The camera could also sync with flash, and had a range of aperture settings, from f2.8 to f22. In flash sync mode the shutter was set at 1/40. Apart from a simple four-position zone focus system, and an ISO setting from 25–400, the camera had no other photographic controls. The camera had a Prontor-Compur sync connector and a hot shoe. Its lens was a coated Zuiko 40mm f/2.8, with four elements in three groups.

1967 – 1984

It belonged to my mom, who gave it to me.

Ah, the Olympus Trip… My first ‘real’ camera. This one has great sentimental value for me. My mom got it round about when I was born, so the first pictures of me were probably taken with this camera. Besides the emotional value, it’s also just a very good camera. The lens is super, takes great pictures. It’s easy to use. You can either use the automatic setting or set the aperture manually. You can set the iso manually as well. When I first got it, I was totally clueless, and never used any of the manual settings. It took me years before I realised my camera would not break if I twisted those rings on the lens. One of the great thing about the Trip is that it’s a ‘real’ camera that doesn’t need any batteries. This may seem a small thing, but when you spend a lot of time far away from electricity or shops (i.e. hiking), it’s a great advantage.

I have two of these, and one faux suede camera bag.

Credits: stratski

written by stratski on 2012-07-13


  1. clickiemcpete
    clickiemcpete ·

    Such a classic! There were so many made for almost two decades that they are common and usually inexpensive. Every lomographer ought to have one of these great cameras. ;)

  2. rik041
    rik041 ·

    i love this cam

  3. schemerel
    schemerel ·

    I got one recently and it is def. one of my favorites.

  4. bz
    bz ·

    This is the first cam i got and was given to me by my girlfriend she only payed £1.50 for it. Little did i no while getting in to film cameras ( only been doing it for a month but im hooked ) this would turn out to be my fav. Could not believe the shots it takes and iv got a feeling iv only touched the surface with what it can do.