This is the first time I get to see images from the Olympus Trip 35mm. I bought a refurbished one last summer on Etsy and started snapping photos during my short period in Montauk. This particular roll was taken throughout my road trip from New York to California.
The camera model itself was first introduced in 1967 and discontinued in 1984. The name "Trip" was intended for obvious marketing implications and meant for consumers to use on vacation and holidays. Which I found so appropriate for my trip across the country. The camera is also not battery powered so there is no need to change out batteries [especially during the 70's-80's when batteries while traveling my have not been readily available.]
Everything on it is manual excluding the auto-focus [which has its own quality and seemingly decides its own focal point.. which you can see from some of the photos.] There is no light meter so you're at the mercy of your judgement in terms of aperture, shutter speed, and exposure. I found it useful in sharpening my sense of lighting and image control.
I love that I was able to capture small glimpses of my trip. I forgot to load it up and snap a couple in the beginning of the trip [on the east coast] and actually wish I used this camera more liberally. I always forget to take it out especially since I use my DSLR so much more now. But now that I get to see the quality of photos it produces I am sure I will be using it more often than not.
If you haven't already seen images from Lola going XC in October of last year these are just a couple from her coast to coast trek.
Lola XC, revisited, October 2013.