Friday, July 30, 2010

Victor's new baby!

Hello Lanthus,

Attached is a portrait of my newly acquired Trip 35. I've only run one roll through so far but based on those images, I believe it's going to be well-suited to street photography. With that in mind, I posed it atop my copy of HCB's Photographer monograph. I hope the pic is suitable for your most excellent Trip 35 Cult page. Here's the link to my blog



Congratulations Victor, it looks like a beauty! Hope to see some pics from it soon.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Green Chair

Olympus Trip 35 and very expired but frozen for years Kodak Ektachrome 64, scanned on a CanonScan 5600F, cropped on the left a bit in the GIMP.

Fish and Chips

Olympus Trip 35 and very expired but frozen for years Kodak Ektachrome 64, scanned on a CanoScan 5600F, edited in the GIMP.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Contribution from John!

Saw your blog, mine is at

You asked for photos.  This was taken in Mons in Belgium a year or so ago with my Trip on FP4 film, not long after lunch and I think it was around September time.


There are a lot of people who like to use the Trip 35 for street photography because it is small, quick to use "shooting from the hip" and is very quiet! Nice photo John, really a worthy show-piece of what the Olympus Trip 35 can do!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Sharp, Sharp, Sharp!

The Zuiko 40mm f2.8 lens on the Trip is just incredible! If Olympus would make a digital version of the Trip 35 today, complete with 40mm f2.8 lens, and with a full frame sensor they would make a killing! I would look at maybe buying one, price permitting. And why can't they? The lens covers standard 35mm film, so it's just the internals that would take some figuring out! Simple huh!? Man, I should work for Olympus...

What the Olympus Trip 35 was really intended for!

I like to think of the Olympus Trip 35 as the VW Beetle of the camera world, it really was intended to be the "every man's" camera. And it was a great success of course, I mean wow, 10 000 000 sold! That must be some kind of a record, even by today's standards! The target user was your average family person who needed a cheap reliable camera to record the everyday life of his or her kids, grand-kids husband, wife, granny, etc. In that spirit I recently took my beauty of a Trip on an outing with my grand-kids and just snapped a few memories:

I am happy to report that it performed as intended, just like the VW Beetle it was easy and reliable! Just like the Beetle it became a legend because everybody loved them and bought them by their millions. Heck, they even both came with heaps of preloaded character! If the VW Beetle was voted the car of the century ten years ago, then why can't the Trip 35 be declared the camera of the decade for the 1900's? It's got my vote!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Alans Trip

I was sent this pic by someone called Alan, you can see more of his work here: Thanks for the contribution Alan!

Alan said: Hi Photophile, about the Olympus Trip 35, I humbly submit this recent picture of mine. (I confess I did not take it with a Trip).  Yours faithfully, ~ALAN

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Upmarket Dwelling

Taken on Ilford XP2 Super 400 C41 process B&W film. Scanned on a CanoScan 5600F. Edited with the GIMP.