Olympus Trip 35 : The Most Classic and Trusty Camera


Almost fully automatic classic camera that can stun your brain with its sharp pictures. With it you can take very well exposed snaps and can manage with a fixed focus lens as well.

I accidentally found this camera (Olympus Trip 35) at 2nd hand camera shop and the price was very attractive. My friend also strongly recommended me to try this classic camera, so I bought it without hesitation.

The Trip is extremely simple to use. It has an auto-exposure system to control the lens aperture. You have only to set the right film speed and make sure that the adjuster is set to A, then you only simply focus the camera, and shoot!

The only thing that I don’t like it is that there is no shutter B mode. Anyway I tried shooting in low light condition but the result wasn’t really impressive.

If you want to use flash, after finish fitting the flash in the hot shoe you need to set the aperture ring to the correct f-stop. And don’t forget to move the aperture ring back to the “A” setting before using the camera again without the flash.

I think the result is great, in some ways better than the best digital cameras for street shot.
—→ Just set it to A, focus and shoot!!!!

written by phiphu on 2010-09-12 #gear #review #camera #old #olympus #olympus-trip-35 #user-review


  1. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    this nice camera can also thake some stunning night shots, simply load it with an 800iso film, turn the aperture ring to f2.8 shutter time in this case it's a fixed 1/40 sec.and it became a fab city night lights shooter and also perfect to immortalize your fave Idols where on stage! I've use it to shoot a live gig and it works very nice also with a 400 iso!

  2. wallflowersforjane
    wallflowersforjane ·

    nice review. i have been lemming this camera for a very very long time!

  3. phiphu
    phiphu ·

    @superlighter I will try some night shot soon and thanks for your suggestion. :))
    @wallflowersforjane Thank you for your nice comment. :))

  4. stitch
    stitch ·

    nice piece, i should have kept my Olympus 35.

  5. mingky
    mingky ·

    Cool to see the review here. I got mine about 20 years ago when I needed a cheap camera to bring with me on military service (wasn't going to ris my SLR :) ). I wanted to get a cheap plastic throw away camera but the shop owner advised me to get this camera instead. It was just a little more expensive. And it has proven itself to be a great camera! And it's interesting to see how many are still around. If you want one, you will find one easily. I even ran into one in China. Though it was bricked into a wall. 8-O

  6. orange-sunkiss
    orange-sunkiss ·

    Hey! May I know where u get that camera and the price you bought it for?:)

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