Meet the latest addition to our collection of old cameras. The Olympus Trip 35. Scotts grandparents gave it to us and it originally belonged to the father of one of their close friends.
It’s a cracking little film camera. Weighty in the hand without being too heavy and well built with a satisfying shutter sound. The beauty of this camera is its simplicity. It doesn’t need batteries and the settings are minimal – enough to set the film speed and focal length. You basically point and shoot.
I shot a test film to get a feel for the camera and check it still worked. Thankfully it did! Here are a few of my favourite photos from the film roll.
This photo from St. Mary’s churchyard in Guildford is a bit creepy. Look at the light streak over that grave!
I’m looking forward to taking more photos with this beauty. Digital photos may be instant, sharp and colourful but there’s something I really like these high contrast, nostalgic looking images. Long live film!