Christopher J Osborne

Olympus Trip 35

The Olympus Trip 35 was introduced as a full-frame alternative to Olympus’ popular Pen series of half-frame compacts in 1967. It remained part of Olympus' range right up until 1984 giving it a truly amazing shelf life of 17 years (beating the 15 years of the OM1!). It was a very simple camera with totally mechanical operation, fully automatic exposure, simple zone focusing, and a selenium cell light meter that meant it needed no batteries at all… perfect for the carefree holiday snapshot market it was aimed at.