As a follow-up to my previous video, in this edition I explain my attempts to restore an Olympus Trip 35. This is in terms of cosmetic appearance as well as in terms of its operation. I try to follow a superb video to get the aperture blades to work properly. Later I choose to clean, re-skin and paint my newer purchase. I highly recommend Milly’s Cameras for any of your camera repair requirements.
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Another Olympus? Yes, but it’s a very good one. In this video, I talk about my 1968 Olympus Trip 35. My third Trip 35 and the best one yet. The story is a little complicated to cover in just one video and so I will add part 2, as soon as it is ready. In this part, I go through the camera’s operation and a little history behind it. Over 10,000,000 of these were sold between 1967 and 1984. Due to some nice little features and a pin-sharp lens, they are still popular today. I hope to restore mine and perhaps re-cover it as well, so look out for that next time.
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The musician Paul Weller once said that “the space between the notes was as important as the notes themselves”. I think the same can be applied to photography. In my image, Walk Toward the Light, there is a considerable amount of blank space; a dark shadow that is completely black and shows no details. This was a deliberate choice and hopefully, it helped convey a sense of loneliness. Despite already shooting in low light, I chose to under-expose slightly to ensure that the shadows became completely black. Hopefully, it worked and that it’s an image you like.
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