Meet the latest addition to our collection of old cameras. The Olympus Trip 35. Scotts grandparents gave it to us and I think they said 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. Digital photos may be instant, sharp and colourful but there’s something I really like these high contrast, nostalgic looking images. Long live film!