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Olympus Trip 35

This Olympus Trip 35 is one of the bunch of old compact analogue cameras I bought yesterday at a recycle shop. Not to collect and not to shoot with (most probably don't even work), but to make macros of. Funny thing about this camera is that it doesn't need batteries to operate because it is solar-powered!!!


The Trip 35 was a 35mm compact camera, introduced in 1967 and discontinued, after a lengthy production run, in 1984. The Trip name was a reference to its intended market — people who wanted a compact, functional camera for holidays. Over ten million units were sold.


The Trip 35 was a point and shoot model, with a solar-powered selenium light meter, and just two shutter speeds. In 'A' mode, the camera operated as an automatic Program, choosing either 1/40th sec or 1/200th sec. The camera could also sync with flash, and had a range of aperture settings, from f2.8 to f22. In flash sync mode the shutter was set at 1/40. Apart from a simple four-position zone focus system, and an ISO setting from 25–400, the camera had no other photographic controls. The camera had a PC sync connector and a hot shoe. Its lens was a coated Zuiko 40mm f/2.8, with four elements in three groups.





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Taken on May 31, 2010