A member of the public quizzes me over my camera!


Hi folks!

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!

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About filmcamera999

ME & MY PASSION! ok, you probably looked at the length of this "about me" page and thought, god, what's wrong with this guy!....does he have to start telling us his life story or something!!? well, youve come here now anyways, so why not hear what im like as a person, eh? ive been using film cameras for well over 30 years...my first one being the family yashicamat twin lens! over the years, ive both bought sold and collected film cameras...too many to tell the truth! in fact, ive been buying and selling cameras well before the internet came on the scene, so anything you purchase from me is backed by my self-styled moneyback promise.....if you dont like what youve bought, send it back within 14 days and you get all your money back...no arguments!! WHERE I STAND ON THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION! yes, i do use digital as well, but only as a ready-reckoner...i try and take most shots with my simple 2megapixel digicam....if the shot looks good, i pull out my film camera and shoot! i most defintely do not believe in digital manipulation of photographs....that in my eyes is not photography...its cheating! WHERE I USED TO LIVE, WHERE I AM NOW & WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO! i used to live in Ontario, Canada, but moved back to the UK a little while ago (its a long story..!)...but now i'm living in the one place i always wanted to be...Vancouver, BC..the next best thing to paradise on earth! as i work as a freelance writer as well as other things, i often find hat my work takes me to europe for short spells, so i get to travel a lot...not a blessing, as i just hate long flights! im a qualified Quality Assurance guy (you know...ISO 9000, auditing, documentation etc) ....99% of my skill-set is transferable so i can handle any admin or documentation-related roles....see you in BC! otherwise, i specialise in ISO 9000 auditing and documentation. my dream? to have my own thriving camera shop in Vancouver BC, whilst living in the mountains somewhere.....the best of both worlds!
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