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Olympus Trip 35 (1968-1984)

Olympus Trip 35 (1968-1984)

Esta fotografia é do modelo que possuo

The Trip 35 is a 35mm compact camera, manufactured by Olympus. It was 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. During the 1970s it was the subject of an advertising campaign that featured popular British photographer David Bailey. Over ten million units were sold.[1]

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.

Earlier models, from the first few years of production, had a maximum ISO speed of 200.

The four-element Tessar lens, still impressive today, gave high-quality images. If used with modern film emulsions, the results can be very good.

The use of a selenium photocell to select the shutter speeds and aperture let novices use the camera as a "point & shoot", with good results obtained most of the time. And no battery was needed to power the camera, an important consideration when travelling where batteries might not be available.

The lack of more than two shutter speeds was not a problem. At 1/200 and f:22 with 400-speed film, the camera could deliver correct exposure in full sunlight, while at 1/40 and f:2.8, correct exposure could be obtained under bright fluorescent light, without a flash.

The aperture could also be adjusted to cope with sunny/dull conditions etc., so again this allowed for better results, but in low light conditions, with perhaps a smallish aperture (for long depth of field), the camera would probably set itself to the lower speed of 1/40th, so camera shake was a possibility if higher-speed film was not used.

Fonte: Wikipedia

The Olympus TRIP 35 is a full-sized compact EE camera based on the Pen EES. It first went on sale in 1968. The name reflects its suitability as a convenient camera to take on trips. The TRIP 35 became very popular as a camera that combined ease of use, reliability and a low price with superb photographic performance. It remained a best-seller for many years, and over the next 20 years over 10 million were produced.

Fonte: Olympus

This is a fully automatic exposure 35mm film camera introduced in 1968. Olympus made over 10,000,000 of them through 1988. It was, and still is, an inexpensive, lightweight camera with few adjustments.

I bought this particular sample at a thrift shop for $5 on 7/7/7 with a dented filter ring. This one's date code says it was made in 1974.

The Olympus Trip 35 operates completely without batteries. Its light meter and programmed automatic exposure system is solar powered! This makes it one of the world's most advanced cameras which provides fully automatic exposure completely without batteries or external electrical power.

Viewfinder: Standard Albada, with parallax marks. Red indication for too little light. Trick peephole to see exposure and focus settings as set on lens. The ridged window to the right of the finder window is fake, mimicking a rangefinder.

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 groups. Appears to be a front-element focusing Tessar.

Close Focus: 2.9' (0.9m).

Diaphragm: two bladed, diamond-shaped, stopping down to about f/22.

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

Cable Release: Standard socket in shutter release button.

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

Exposure: 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).

Film Speed: Third stops from ASA 25 - 400, except ASA 32.

Filter Size: 43.5mm screw in.

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.)

Flash: Hot shoe and PC terminal.

Film Advance: Thumb wheel.

Rewind: via crank and bottom release button.

Back Opening: via catch along left bottom.

Film Loading: Put leader on tooth in slot.

Size: 4.912" W x 2.861" H x 2.269" D (124.77mm W x 72.67mm H x 57.62mm D)l, measured.

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


Fonte: Ken Rockwell


Só se produziu um modelo, com duas variantes. As minhas são da variante mais antiga, uma de novembro de 1971 e outra de novembro de 1973. Ver aqui como determinar: http://www.arransalerno.com/olympus-trip-35-age-explanation/

Têm os n.ºs de série 868362 e 1474022

Fonte: Arran Salerno

Manual em inglês


Indicações para reparação

Olympus Trip 35 Illustrated Repair Instructions

Sites de referência

Arran Salerno


Ken Rockwell



The Olympus Trip 35

The Olympus Trip 35 (outro site)



Olympus Trip 35 Repair Manual 

Fotos tiradas com esta máquina

Olympus Trip 35 sample 1

Olympus Trip 35 sample 2

Olympus Trip 35 sample 3
Olympus Trip 35 sample 4

Olympus Trip 35 sample 5

Olympus Trip 35 sample 6


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