Olympus trip 35 broken meter

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  1. Hamster

    Hamster Member

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    I have a Olympus trip 35 with a broken meter. Shutter is still working and I would like to use it.

    As I understand, drug store disposable are basically single shutter speed camera with a f8 lens. Loaded with iso 400 film, and are meant to be used in good daylight. Apart from that, exposure is compensated at the printing stage where the minilab automatic machine compensate for the overexposure.

    So can I just use the trip with iso 400 film, set the aperture to around f8, and just snap away in daylight, and let the minlab do the rest?

    In otherwords, a metal re-loadable disposable with a superb tessar type lens.
     
  2. Peter Black

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    The manual shutter speeed on a Trip is 1/40 sec and that is the speed you'll get if you take it off Auto. Given a simple meter like a Weston, you can be battery-free to shoot the world at 1/40 only! And if you choose 400 iso film, you can always reduce it with an ND filter to bring it into the 1/40 range on a sunny day.
     
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    There is also a fix where you pin the shutter speed selector to allow only the 1/200 shutter speed to come into play. Then the adjustable aperture and high speed film make this a formidable street shooter, even with a dead meter.

    I would lay odds it is a pooped out selemium cell, and that the meter movement is working fine.

    I have a pair of this camera. The first one went wonky, and before I could get around to fixing it, there was it's twin at the camera show, bought for a whole $5.
     
  5. Mike Kennedy

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    What Mike Wilde said.
    I can't find the link right now but I did a similar tinkering.Easy as pie.
     
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