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Vintage Olympus Trip 35 – 35mm – with case, film and strap #film #35mm #photography

OLYMPUS TRIP 35 CAMERA – 35mm film camera – Body Number 4826617

The mechanics and lens work well and is visually in good condition.

The camera comes with a strap, (modern) case and a roll of Black and White HP5 film.

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Product Information
If you are looking for a decent point and shoot camera the point and shoot camera is a good choice. Featuring a coated Zuiko 40 mm lens, this Olympus camera allows you to capture vivid and detailed photos. Thanks to the hot shoe, the Olympus Trip 35 allows you to attach a flash. With automatically selected shutter speeds of 1/40 and 1/200, this Olympus camera allows you to photograph fast moving objects with ease. With aperture settings ranging from f/2.8 to f/22, this point and shoot camera allows you to adjust the exposure for shooting in varying light conditions.
Product Identifiers
Brand Olympus
Model Trip 35
Key Features
Camera Type Point and Shoot
Film Format 35mm
Focal Length 40 mm
Focus
Focus Manual
Miscellaneous
Additional Features Auto Exposure

The camera is nice and clean but could possibly need a service before use.

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Pentax SFXN 35mm SLR Camera Body #pentax

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This is a nice clean camera which takes K type Pentax lenses – I haven’t tested it (requires battery) but appears visually OK

  • Two auto-focus modes: single shot (focus priority) or continuous (servo)
  • Shutter speed range, from 30 seconds to 1/2000th sec and Bulb.
  • Exposure compensation
  • Auto bracketing
  • Interchangeable focusing screens
  • Built-in diopter adjustment
  • Motor drive transports at 1.8 frame/s
  • Built-in Retractable TTL-Auto Flash (RTF) with AF spot beam projector
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Pentax Spotmatic – Fully Working 35mm SLR Film Camera, Lens, Flash Shoe Mount

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Pentax Spotmatic 35mm SLR Film Camera – Working Light Meter, battery fitted, Super Takumar Lens, Flash Mount Adapter and in date Black and White Film

 
I have used this Spotmatic camera recently and it has given me some great results using colour and black and white film. The light meter works (there is a battery already fitted). The lens is the standard Super Takumar 1:2/55, number 6186891 and comes with the original lens cap. This Spotmatic camera has a timer on it.
 
Camera body number is 1088561
 
Flash Shoe Mount: Fits Pentax Spotmatic Cameras (back of camera photograph)
 
Film: Ilford HP5 plus 400 – exp date March 2016

 

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#Pentax Espio 120mi #pentax #35mm #film – Vintage film cameras

I love analogue, synths and film cameras.

These photographs were taken using a Pentax Espio 120mi, which I obtained from a charity shop for £1.50 and is an appropriate junkshop camera to take images of a low market, seaside, caravan site infested, blot on the landscape.

I have done my best to make this place look as attractive as I can…

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Westward Ho! is a ridiculous, bizarre  and unusual name for a seaside shithole

The village name comes from the title of Charles Kingsley’s novel Westward Ho! (1855) which was set in nearby Bideford. The book was a bestseller, and entrepreneurs saw the opportunity to develop tourism in the area. Which explains why a perfectly beautiful piece of coast looks like an inner city crap hole.

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Fine art photography is suppose to be created with the vision of an artist. Fine art photography is the opposite of photojournalism or holiday snapping – which provides a visual account for either news or family events. Commercial photography is used to advertise products or services.

I don’t think photography can ever be a ‘Fine Art’

These images were taken using  a Pentax SP1000 35mm camera. This camera was my father’s, who bought it from new in the 1970s. All Pentax Spotmatics (SP) use the M42 screw-thread lens mount. The lenses are focused at maximum aperture to give a bright viewfinder image for focusing, then a switch at the side stops the lens down and switches on the metering to enable the exposure to be set prior to shutter release.

I love the slightly over cooked vintage feel of these images, scratches, dust, and fibre strands -35mm film is far more fun than digital.

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I have always loved the drawings of Degas. The way he portrayed women, sensually and simply is to be admired.

In the late 1880s,  Degas also developed a passion for photography and this new skill influenced the composition of his paintings. He photographed many of his friends, often by lamplight, as in his double portrait of Renoir and Mallarmê. Other photographs, depicting dancers and nudes, which were used as source material for some of Degas’s drawings and paintings.


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Traveling with a Pentax P30 in Lanzarote

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Just got back from a week in Lanzarote with the whole family.

Tías in Lanzarote is a town and borough situated in the southwest of the island of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands, Spain. It has several great bars and restaurants, supermarkets and shops that cater for the British ex-pat community that has grown up there and is southeast of the main highway which links it to Arrecife (the island capital) which is only ten to fifteen minutes away.

The image above was taken using a Pentax SLR film camera:

The Pentax P30 uses manual focus lenses with the K-mount bayonet fitting. At about 510 grams, the camera is lightweight, with shutter speeds from 1/1000 of a second to 1 second. The automatic mode on this film camera chooses the best shutter speed and aperture setting to give the novice photographer (me) the best possible chance of taking a good photo. It also has a semi-automatic mode as well, which chooses most of the settings but allows for more creativity. There is also a totally manual setting for the brave.

Using old film stock in a Pentax P30

The beauty of using 35mm film cameras and film is not knowing what you have taken a picture of straight away – the final image is a process of design, skill and chance. The chance element is the big buzz … Continue reading ?

Images taken with a Pentax SP1000 35mm film camera

These images taken of Woolacombe were done using  a Pentax SP1000 35mm camera. This camera was my father’s, who bought it from new in the 1970s. All Pentax Spotmatics (SP) use the M42 screw-thread lens mount. The lenses are focused at maximum aperture to give a bright viewfinder image for focusing, then a switch at the side stops the lens down and switches on the metering to enable the exposure to be set prior to shutter release.

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I’m really getting into lens flare which is usually caused by a very bright light source, either affecting the image or shining into the lens, which produces a haze. I also like the slightly over cooked vintage feel of these images, scratches, dust, and fibre strands -35mm film is far more fun than digital.

Ilfracombe Harbour

The image above was taken in Ilfracombe – June 2012