Trip Man

Manual Exposure Olympus Trip 35 - late version


The iconic Olympus Trip 35, expertly refurbished by Trip Man, complete with a 12 month warranty. This version has been converted for manual exposure only, for much more creative control.

The light meter and automatic exposure system have been disabled - the red flag does not pop up in the viewfinder when the light levels are too low. Instead, the apertures can be set manually for correct exposure.

The shutter speed has been set at 1/200 only. The lower shutter speed of 1/40 has been disabled and so this camera cannot be used with flash. To set the correct exposure, you can make use of an external light meter, a light meter 'App' on your mobile phone or use the traditional 'sunny 16 rule' (estimated exposure). 

The camera enables greater creativity and flexibility compared to the normal auto-only Trip 35. You are not limited to film speeds of 400ASA. You can also use filters to adjust the exposure, such as red/orange/yellow filters for B&W, or Neutral Density (ND) filters. A Polarising filter will also reduce the amount of light. These filters will enable you to select a wider aperture and thus have a shallower depth of field, isolating your subject.

An excellent way to experience 35mm photography and get creative. A good investment in a classic, iconic film camera, unique from Trip Man.

This is the later, black shutter button version, made from the mid 1970's to 1984. Fully serviced and refurbished with new leather and light seals. The camera has been cleaned inside and out with the Zuiko 40mm f2.8 lens and viewfinder being nice and clear.There may be some signs of age, no nasty dents, but just a nice 'patina'.  

Supplied with our instruction booklet, which includes an exposure table as a simple guide.

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