Olympus trip - A Whimsical and sturdy guy found at a magical place

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A few months ago my dad took me to an analog camera fair where I found this little fella. The camera fair was an adventure by itself. The average visitor was a gray haired man and fifty years or older. So I myself : a nineteen year old blond girl with not much experience, felt a little out of place when we first came in.

Here are some pictures from my first roll. As you can see I still have to learn a lot according to photography but I am definitely not unsatisfied about the results.

But by the look of this big hall filled with old camera’s, my heart made a little jump and I did not care anymore.

I wandered around, listened to some sellers stories about their stuff and most of all; drooling over so much amazing things! What was great was that most of the people on the fair where collectors, and very passionate about analog photography, they where more then willing to tell me anything about any camera I wanted to know about. Some of the camera’s where really cool ; like a beautiful old-school big wooden camera from the twenties and a 3d camera!

One seller asked me why I was at the fair, he wondered what a young person like me was doing between al this ‘old fashioned and dusty stuff’ (his words, not mine!). So I told him about my Holga, lomography, and how I had just discovered my new love for analog photography. I also told him That I was a real rookie, so I was looking for something good, but not too fancy. He said: ‘Then I have just the right thing for you’ and held up the olympus trip 35. ‘For three euro’s it is your’s!’ So a few seconds later I was owning three euro’s less, but had a new and cool looking camera in my hand, along with three expired film rolls that the guy gave me for free. Great deal!

Also the camera itself is pretty easy to use, it is just a point and shoot model. What is a good thing is that the camera is so robust, It feels so different then my Holga. When I have my Holga in my bag I am always worried about because I have the habit of being kinda rough and thoughtless with it, with the Trip I feel less worried.

written by lucide on 2011-04-13 #gear #review #olympus-trip-35 #user-review

5 Comments

  1. mattcharnock
    mattcharnock ·

    the olympus trip rocks! FACT!

  2. yeknom02
    yeknom02 ·

    Ugh, you got one for €3? I hate you. Just kidding - I'm sure you will get some fantastic shots out of it in no time!

  3. explorette
    explorette ·

    its a great camera! picked one up the other week in fantastic condition with the sky light lens. takes some good pictures, thats for sure!

  4. gelagoo
    gelagoo ·

    Camera fairs are cool. Lots of old stuff, including expired films!

  5. lucide
    lucide ·

    Yeah, it was the first time I was at a camera fair, but definitely not the last one!

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