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Scale Focus 35's Though not rangefinders, scale focus 35's are 1st cousins. This forum includes such popular gems as the Rollei 35's, Petri 35's, and the Olympus XA-4.

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Old 07-21-2018   #41
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I wonder if the wrist strap, which was not around my wrist, might have dangled in front of the camera and done this?

Drop your camera on the ground once and it may become unusable.
As me how I know.

Always keep your hand through the wrist strap.

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*bump*

I just ordered a Trip 35 from Trip Man in the UK. I paid a pretty penny, ($125 shipped) but I don't want any more old cameras with issues, so I think it's worth it. All my film cameras need something, at the moment, even if only light seals.

Someone here recommended I try one of these a month or so ago. I looked at the specs and the way it is put together and turned my nose up at it. Looks like a disposable camera in fancy clothes, with the thumbwheel advance and scale focusing. Later, I saw some photos from them and was blown away. They look as good as Rollei 35 Tessar photos!

I only worry about the selenium cell pooping out and wrecking it. At that point, I might be tempted to jury-rig it to stay at 1/200, and make it a manual camera.

Have you guys seen the Flickr group 'Night Trip 35'? 1300+ members! It's interesting. Be sure to read the rules before joining, as they will ban you for silly stuff, like posting band pictures.

I guess for night shots, one would go out of automatic, right to f/2.8 and maybe either shoot T-Max 3200 or push 400 film a couple stops?
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Padded case

Guys: What are you using for a smallish padded case for your Trip 35s?
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I received my Trip 35 from Trip Man (UK) today. It is a beauty! Can't wait to get 'er loaded up and shoot a test roll! I decided to invest a bit more to get a known good camera, for a change. I've got too many cameras on hand that need work.

Trip 35 from Trip Man - Front by Jeremy, on Flickr

Trip 35 from Trip Man - front/bottom by Jeremy, on Flickr

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Is anyone strong in French?

I was looking for old Olympus Trip 35 magazine ads, and could only find a couple, and neither one in English.

Here's the French one I found:


I ran a Google Translate on it, and this was the best I could come up with: (due to missing some characters that are obstructed by the wrist strap)

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if you are of those who want, at least once, to roll in a big sport cylinder, give up all hope to find the opportunity to five wheels it exists as little as the moutona five .. the firsthand like the seconds are always dear because the real specialists are neither make-up artists nor horse dealers. The twenty-six cars that we are impeccable: disassembled, lifted, revised, each of them has a minimum guarantee of six months. Compare their prices with those of the same models and you c that the difference, sometimes is far from negligible.
Can someone help me correct this?
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Here's the Spanish one:

Olympus Trip 35 by Alfredo Hantsch, on Flickr

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simplicity
OLYMPUS TRIP 35
Load the camera adjust the sensitivity of the movie, look through the viewfinder and calculate the distance using the clear symbols of the focus ring seen on it. Now press the trigger.
If the available light is adequate, a magnificent photo will appear. If the light is insufficient it does not fire, so that you save film.
No batteries, no complications. Simplicity It also has D Zuiko F2.8 / 40 mm lens, automatic shutter set to 1/40 or 1/200 sec. and manual at 1/4 sec. To synchronize the flash, double contact for flash.
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Seeing as this thread has resurfaced...

Trip hazard! by gray1720, on Flickr

The comments I made about my Trips in 2015 still hold true in 2019...oops!

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This thread has reminded me that I have a Trip that I bought in 2007, loaded with film, shot 6 images and then forgot. Don't even remember what film is in it, but it's currently set at 80 ASA. I'll take it out next weekend and see what it can do.
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As I said, a great camera, BUT like all of these 60-70 P&S cameras complicated and subject to failure. I enjoyed mine until is broke. But if you are into pain get one.

Still really good pictures when it is working:

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I just shot my first roll with it yesterday. Developed it yesterday night.

Notes:
  • I don't mind a film winding wheel instead of a lever. It's a perfectly fair compromise to save production cost. But this one is easily twice the effort of that of a disposable camera. It got harder to wind as the roll went on. My thumb was actually starting to get sore.
  • Shutter speed 1/40s in flash mode is not consistent. Sometimes, it sounded like 1/4 sec. The negatives are quite dark. I'll see if I can save them during scanning tonight.
  • I'm going to reach out to Trip Man and see what he can do for me.

Not impressed so far. Either I got a bad one, or all hype is from people who are drinking the Kool-Aid. Or, they have low standards. After the Rollei 35, this is kind of a hunk of junk.
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Yep, the negs are at least 2 stops over-exposed.

Here's the album with the pix from this test roll:

The over-exposure sins could be corrected in scanning (with my camera, which just shoots at 1.3 sec. @ f/8 instead of the usual 1/6 sec.) and software. But you can see a few shots in which nothing is sharp. Those are the shots after which I thought: "Yes, that was DEFINITELY slower than 1/40s..."

I'm working with Trip Man, the seller; seems like he's going to take care of me. Probably the next step is for him to tell me to ship it back to the UK, at a cost of $30 or something...

Ah well, I did get a couple decent shots out of it, at least.

PA091856 by Jeremy, on Flickr

PA091862 by Jeremy, on Flickr

PA091866 by Jeremy, on Flickr

I also have to admit that the lens DOES live up to its reputation!
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I'm working with Trip Man, the seller; seems like he's going to take care of me. Probably the next step is for him to tell me to ship it back to the UK, at a cost of $30 or something...

Ah well, I did get a couple decent shots out of it, at least.

I also have to admit that the lens DOES live up to its reputation!

It's a pity that your Trip has an exposure problem, but good that the supplier is working with you to put things right.

Nice shots, BTW. The first one, in particular.
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