Very Early Trip 35, 6-digit serial number. 1967 original leatherette
A beautiful original Olympus Trip 35 built in 1967 - one of the first of Trip 35's manufactured.
6-digit serial number cameras are now quite rare and collectible. This one has a really early serial number of 105505 and the film pressure plate (with three fixing prongs) has a date code '7 - 12' showing it was built in December 1967.
Internally there are different screws in the lens and more heavy duty components like brass threads/cogs. The flash hot shoe has a bright chrome finish. The maximum film speed is 200 ASA whereas later models have 400 ASA. The film rewind lever has more of a recess than later models and there is a felt strip inside the film chamber, not present in later models. The focus symbols are all amber, whereas virtually all others have a red 'group' symbol.
This one is in lovely original condition with the original black leatherette and very good black paintwork. The black paint has not been touched-up. The original 'Passed' sticker is present, next to the shutter button (later cameras have the sticker next to the rewind knob). There are no dents, just some light patina and some bright marks - see photos.
We have completed a full service and cleaned inside and out, and fully tested the light meter and shutter. The red flag pops up when the light is too low. New light seals have been fitted and it is ready to use.
The 40mm Zuiko lens is lovely and clear, free from marks, scratches, dust or fungus. The viewfinder has also been cleaned and is nice and bright and clear.
The photos are of the actual camera for sale. We only get a few of these cameras each year.
A great investment.