Lockdown has meant I have returned to old habits to keep myself occupied. Just before the current state of affairs I was given this camera, along with others, by a man in a pub saying, “Here you go, you like film cameras, I don’t need these.” I think anyway. I really should label them then I won’t have to make up wild stories.
Wherever it came from it was clean looking and, as I had to finish some slide film before the chemicals went off, I decided to put half the remainder of a film in it.
Originally produced in 1996 it is a basic point and shoot camera. The shutter speed is fixed at 1/100th and a fixed aperture of f6.3, so not a camera for all kinds of weather or conditions. The flash is totally automatic, no turning it off. In fact the only thing you have any control over is a self timer. I love the original trip, but anything else made by Olympus and labelled trip…is usually a waste of money, a camera sold by name alone.
How was this one? Well it was simple to use and the massive viewfinder made it easy to frame shots. Due to the lockdown I just took a few shots in my garden.
Excuse the selfie of boredom. The film obviously had issues, but the shots are also a bit meh. None are really sharp and any that are slightly in shadow are underexposed. I don’t recommend buying this camera, but if a man in a pub gives you one for free…go for it.
Thank goodness the E6 chemicals are finished, now to try C41 at home and hope I have better results.