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Olympus Trip 35 Point and Shoot


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Overall Condition: 8/10. Comes with 6 months warranty.

Serial Number: 1613984


The Trip 35 was a point and shoot model with a 40mm f2.8 lens, solar-powered selenium light meter, and just two shutter speeds. In 'A' mode, the camera operated as a Program automatic, 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,[2] the camera had no other photographic controls. The camera had a Prontor compur sync connector and a hot shoe. Its lens was a coated Zuiko 40mm f/2.8, with four elements in three groups.

The camera had an ISO range of "only" 25–400, but this was acceptable, as films faster than 400 were uncommon and not of high image quality. 25 speed allowed the use of Kodachrome, while 400 speed allowed use of Tri-X and similar fast materials under low light...Read more



    • Focus: Manual by scale, visible through viewfinder. Top scale, visible through finder, shows icons or headshot (1m/3'), twoshot (1.5m/5'), group shot (3m/10') and infinity. Bottom scale calibrated in meters and feet.
    • Lens: 40mm f/2.8 Olympus D. Zuiko. 4 elements, three group. Close Focus 2.9' (0.9m)

    • Diaphragm

      Two bladed, diamond-shaped, stopping down to  f/22.


      1/40 or 1/200, automatically selected. No bulb setting.


      Selenium cell around lens. (automatically incorporates any filter factors.)


      Program automatic (A) and fixed-aperture for flash. Note: if you chose a large aperture for flash and work in bright light, it stops down accordingly but keeps the shutter speed at 1/40. Exposure range: EV 8-1/3 (1/40 at f/2.8) to EV 17-1/6 (1/200 at f/27).

      Low Light Warning

      If exposure would go below 1/40 at f/2.8, the shutter locks and a red transparent flag rises from the bottom of the finder in A setting. (If this happens, use flash.)


      124.77mm W x 72.67mm H x 57.62mm D


      13.77 oz. (390.5g), measured, naked: no film or strap.


      None needed...

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    Comes with original Olympus zip-up bag and lens cap.

    Review by Lewis Collard:

    It's got a superb non-interchangeable 40mm f/2.8, with four elements in three groups. 40mm is a great focal length; it lets you get a bit closer (and get slightly punchier-looking images) than a 50mm, without distorting perspective like a wide-angle.

    It is sharp. Sharp sharp sharp, right out to the corners at every aperture, with no distortion. SLR lenses have to do all sorts of optical contortions because they have to have enough space from the rear of the lens to the film plane to clear the massive SLR mirror. Cute little fixed-lens cameras like this don't have this problem; they can be designed from the ground up to position the lens at the optimal distance from the focal plane. It's also why a Leica rangefinder camera with a lens costing an order of magnitude or two more than this camera is so great, too.

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    Type: Point and Shoot Camera

    Vendor: Olympus