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 1970's it was the subject of an advertising campaign that featured popular British photographer David Bailey.
The Trip 35 is 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.
This lot contains a fully working Trip 35 (including the solar-powered light meter) and has been tested with film in the past week. The camera's body is in very good condition with only very small marks (see photos) and comes with a lens cap. The lens filter ring has a minor ding (see photos) but doesn’t affect the camera’s use. The camera has been tested with the supplied Sunpak Auto 220 Electronic Flash unit and this comes with working AA batteries.
The camera has also had a brand-new hinge light seal fitted in the past week. The original wrist strap and Hama camera bag are also provided.