Been a while since I posted on here, so let me tell you about something that happened recently whilst I was out on the street taking shots.
A gentleman walking across the other side of the street saw me and watched me take a few more shots till he decided to cross the road and come over to my side. I had also been vaguely aware of him, and was wondering whether he was one of the politically-correct brigade again, and would he be telling me that I was invading people’s privacy etc etc!
Surprisingly enough, he turned out to be a thoroughly decent guy and just wanted to ask what camera I was using.
It just so happened that I was using an Olympus Trip 35, just one of many in my collection. It was the older version with the silver shutter button. I told him all about it, as much as I knew, and he was immediately sold on the idea of having one himself, too!
And indeed, the Trip is a marvellous piece of yesteryear engineering, so simple to use, but producing pictures as good as, if not better in some cases, than top digital cameras.
The heart of the Trip is it’s simple but very very good lens….professional photographers agree that the lens is the same as the Nikon 45mm f2.8, whihc is well-known for it’s phenominal sharpness.
Easy to use? Sure! The Trip only has 2 shutter speeds, the 1/40th of a second for flash photography, and the 1/200th for AUTO mode. I normally set my camera to auto, choose an aperture that will suffice for 99% of the shots I take, and that’s it…ready to go!
Without doubt, this camera is very difficult to beat, even now, after some 35 to 40 years later. Want one? Not a problemo….I have several fully refurbished ones available, some in original finish, some with beautiful snakeskin-look coverings. Email me on harsum888 at yahoo dot com for details….or have a look at the ones I have on offer at present here.
Meanwhile, take a look at the top quality results the Olympus Trip 35 gives you!