Olympus Trip 35 – I heard everyone should have one. Mine is a very early model (1967, built before official release day), but the selenium cell is fresh as new.


  1. oliv0380
    oliv0380 ·

    Mine's really fresh too. I agree :a marvellous point and shoot everybody should have !!

  2. anttihoo
    anttihoo ·

    @oliv0380 Designed to please, built to last – and look good doing it!

  3. krummholz
    krummholz ·

    Never worry about dead batteries, as long as there is enough light it is ON. Nice sharp glass too. I love both of mine. One for color and one for BW film.

  4. anttihoo
    anttihoo ·

    @krummholz I don't know if it's a fault or a feature, but I can usually trick mine into firing even in low light (aim at the brightest spot in the scene to make the red tab drop – reframe – shoot). Great for neon-lit city scenes at night!

  5. lizkoppert
    lizkoppert ·

    That's sooo got to be my next camera. Think it'll play really well with my Pen EES-2.

  6. anttihoo
    anttihoo ·

    @lizkoppert An excellent choice! Try to find an early-ish model. Towards the end of the production run, more plastic parts were introduced, but until mid-to-late 70s, they were built like (sleek and very attractive) tractors. In the very earliest ones – like mine – the film speed selector only goes up to 200 ASA. Whether that matters is of course up to you.

  7. lizkoppert
    lizkoppert ·

    Was aiming for this one: I had heard (read online) that the later model ones had the black shutter release and (as you say) more plastic parts. Although I prefer 400asa film, some of my cameras don't get any more than 200asa, and sometimes that's all my camera shop has on hand anyway. So all good :)

  8. anttihoo
    anttihoo ·

    @lizkoppert Oh that looks good... And you might still get the full ASA range – Olympus switched to the wider scale in less than a year, I think.

  9. lizkoppert
    lizkoppert ·

    We shall find out, assuming it doesn't sell before I manage to scrape up the money to buy it :)

  10. crosschannel
    crosschannel ·

    Just dropped a film to the lab exposed with an Olympus Trip 35. As a matter of fact, it's for professionals - here's reliable evidence : ;-)

  11. anttihoo
    anttihoo ·

    @crosschannel Wow! Thanks for the link. I've heard of the ad – many Trip enthusiast remember it fondly. It was even better than I expected!

  12. crosschannel
    crosschannel ·

    My pleasure - I have already three O-Trips 35 - still hope that will make me one day a decent photographer :)

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