Night Tripping with the Olympus Trip 35Posted: December 5, 2014
The Olympus Trip 35 is an automatic exposure camera, but has manual aperture settings that are meant to be used with a flash. If you set the camera on a manual aperture setting instead of the automatic “A” setting, the shutter speed is locked in at 1/40 sec. This means you can use it as a manual exposure camera if you don’t mind only having one shutter speed.
“Night Tripping” is the practice of using a Trip 35 at night with high speed film such as ISO 400 or higher, and setting the aperture wide open at f/2.8. This provides a pretty good exposure for night-time street shots.
These were shot on Kodak Tri-X 400 film. Developed and scanned by Dwayne’s Photo.
note that normally this camera won’t let let you fire it if the exposure is too low. In the ‘A’ (automatic) setting, a red thingy pops up in the viewfinder if you try to shoot and it’s underexposed, and it won’t fire the shutter. But when it’s set to an aperture setting, the light-meter is completely ignored and it will fire at 1/40sec regardless of how dark it is.
Also – my negs were pretty thin (underexposed), so this probably would have been better with ISO 800 or higher film.