The promised results of my first Olympus Trip roll! I’m really happy with the photos and with how easy it is to use the Trip. I was looking around a thrift-shop in Utrecht because I just wanted to see what kind of old camera’s they had and for which prices. I was most interested in the Olympus Trip because it was a 35 mm and I could easily tell how it worked and what was what (aperture, focus, that sort of thing). I had not heard of this camera before, and I wanted to know if the pricetag was normal, so I got out my phone and googled it (I love living in the future). Turns out, the Olympus Trip is a much loved camera that wasn’t rare and therefore perfect for what I wanted. (I’m not a collector, I want to use my cameras.) The price seemed to fit with what they usually cost, and I even found some intructions on how to quickly test whether the light-meter was still working (it was) so I knew that it was okay before I bought it.
I love that the Olympus Trip has its own light-meter, it is the one thing that still causes trouble with me and my Diana (though less so now than in the beginning, and it’s not really a problem with my Holga either). And because it’s got a f2.8 lens a lot of light can get in. I can choose the aperture or let the camera do it automatically, and the shutterspeed is always decided by the camera. The focus is not automatic, I have to choose a setting (1m, 1.5m, 3m or 5m and further). Unlike my toy cameras there is no option for double exposure (once the shutterbutton is pressed it will refuse to go again unless the film winding wheel is turned) nor a b-setting for long shutterspeeds.