Considered by many experts and enthusiasts as the 35 mm version of the equally famous Olympus Pen camera, the Olympus Trip 35 remains a collector’s camera, the quintessential compact camera for high-quality photos. Find out more about this analogue wonder in this episode of the Lomopedia column!
Launched by Olympus in 1967, the Trip 35 is a compact 35 mm camera designed and sold especially for travellers who want something handy and functional during their holidays.
The Olympus Trip 35 has become famous for its automatic exposure system (which depends on a solar-powered selenium light meter), for the ‘zone’ focusing and for its extremely clear 40 mm f/2.8 Zuiko lens. It does not require batteries, which makes it an excellent choice for those who do not have the opportunity to buy them while travelling.
Although the Trip 35 only has one ISO range from 25 to 400 - and two speeds (1/40 sec and 1/200 sec), this has never been a problem. Films below ISO 400 were rare at the time and did not produce quality photos, while the two speeds were sufficient to allow the Trip 35 to expose correctly even in full sun or with fluorescent lights without the need for flash.
Although its production was discontinued in 1984, the Trip 35 is still today a coveted and popular compact camera for its ability to capture quality photos and for its accuracy.
Format: 24 × 36 mm
Lens: D. Zuiko F2.8, f~40 mm (three in 4 elements)
Shutter: programmed system Automatic: 1/40 sec or 1/200 sec. Manual: 1/40 sec X sync
Frame counter: progressive
Winding: crank with a button
Focus: 4-zone system with distance scale (metres and feet)
Light meter: automatic exposure
Exposure values: EV 8–EV 17 (ASA 100)
Sensitivity setting: ASA 25–400
Lens size: 43.5 mm (screw mount)
Accessory shoe: wireless contact flash
Dimensions and weight: 4 1/2 (width) x 2 3/4 (height) x 2 1/4 (depth) inches, 14 1/2 oz
Viewfinder: bright frame with parallax correction and zone indication
Film loading: facilitated
Film advance: with wheel
- Trip 35
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