Amarcord: Olympus Trip 35!

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We now know that Olympus sometimes takes inspiration from the past Olympus film cameras to create new digital cameras. That’s why I am now digging back to show you some of their popular and historical cameras. The first one we talked about was the Olympus 35 RD (article here on 43rumors). Today I quickly show you an amazing little camera with fixed lens, the Olympus Trip 35 (auctions here on eBay).

What’s so special on the Olympus Trip 35mm?
First of all that Olympus sold ten million(!) of these cameras from the ’60’s to the early ’80’s. It has a super sharp 40mm f/2.8 lens. And Olympus managed to give you Automatic Exposure while the Trip 35mm uses no battery! How is it possible? It used a solar-powered selenium light meter.
It is a very compact camera with a rangefinder. I suggest you to watch this youtube review video to get an idea of the size and superb build quality of the camera. This was the perfect holiday camera of the time but also pro photographers used like the British photographer David Bailey.
That is simply put one of the most popular Olympus camera ever made. I doubt Olympus will make a digital version of it (fixed lens and compact design). But you never know…

And because they produced so many of them you can find plenty of auctions on eBay (Click here). Or alternatively look at Slidoo eBay to slide through the results.

Lomography, Camerapedia, Robnunnphoto, Olympustrip35cult, Ken Rockwell,

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a little bit of everything…(E-M5 most voted camera of the year at DC.watch)

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Christmasy Things – SLR Magic 35mm T1.4 from Gerald Lee on Vimeo.

 

Panasonic GH3 – Review and User Experience – Part 8 at Soundimagesplus.
Hitler is unhappy about the Panasonic Lumix GH3 on youtube.
GH3 test , a file in Apple ProRes 422 – A first test low light on vimeo.
The E-M5 is the most voted and best camera of the year at DC.watch.
Olympus XZ-2 vs Nikon P7700 review at Camerahoarders.
New set of refurbished PEN cameras of all kind at Olympusmarket.
Three E-M5 lens and flash kits sold for 900 Euro on eBay UK.
Gerhard:Just shoot a video on the new FUJI X-E1 and like to post the link on 43rumors if it fits the content. I used Olympus glass on a hacked GH2. https://vimeo.com/54762320
Tennyson:I’ve done a comparison between the 60mm macro and 75mm for general shooting: pattayadays.com
Jackson:Thought you might like this. According to this item, OM-Ds were used in making the latest Mad Max movie! http://if.com.au/2012/12/17/article/Mad-Max-Fury-Road-completes-principal-photography/RDSOIKXNKS.html

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Amazon: It’s Panasonic Lighnting deal day! GF3,GF5,G5,GX1 discounts.

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Santa Claus offers you a last chance to grab one of the four(!) Panasonic Lightning deals at Amazon (Click here to see them all). Looks like Panasonic wants to clear all the GF/G/GX camera stock they still have left :)

I can hear my European readers crying. So here are some Panasonic deals:
GF3 can be found for a low price on eBay (via Slidoo). For example the normal 14-42mm kit version for 270 Euro on eBay UK (Click here) and the 14-42mm X kit for $429 on eBay IT (Click here).
GF5 on eBay (via Slidoo). Black Kit with 14-42mm lens for 419 at eBay FR (Click here). X kit for 549 at eBay DE (Click here).

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More info about the High End Olympus cameras. It is an OMD?

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Quesabesde (translation here) modified some of their info. Instead of saying that the High End camera is compatible with MFT and FT lenses they now say “a camera that can take advantage of the full FT lens potential“.

But at the same time DSLRmagazine claims to know more about the camera. These are the main aspects of the new High End camera that is likely going to be a new kind of OMD cameras:
– The camera will have some very advanced new features
– The EVF will be “spectacular”
– It is NOT a modular camera
– It has a native MFT mount and uses a special adapter for the FT lenses
– It will be more expensive than the current Olympus E-M5 – The camera size will be in between the E-M5 and the E-5.

I will let you guess what these new advanced features and viewfinder system are…

 

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