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35mm on a budget

A great budget introduction into the world of 35mm point and shoot photography market has to be the Olympus Trip 35. The Trip is a 35mm compact camera, manufactured by Olympus from 1967 to 1984. The "Trip" name was a reference to its intended market, those who were looking for a compact, functional camera for holidays.

Olympus Trip 35mm

So, what do you get for your money? Well, you get a wide 40mm f2.8 Zuiko lens with 4 elements in three groups. The lens is coated and stop reflections and flare which helps to increase sharpness and contrast. The viewfinder is standard Albada with parallax marks. There's a sweet little feature the trip has in the form of a red pop up indicator to show you there's too little light. There's also this tiny peephole so when you look through the viewfinder it shows your exposure and focus settings on the len. The ASA settings on the camera runs from 25 up to 400. 
For 35mm on a budget, the trip is a craker...

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What sort of money can you expect to pay?
There's a really good selection out there at the moment. Expect to pay between £20 to £30 depending on condition. I grabbed mine for £15...