Similar story here. On occasions when I don't want the immediacy of digital, I use a Trip 35 with its marvelous 42mm F/2.8 tessar..
I still have one of those from about 1980...
I give it a spin about once a year to make sure it still works ok.
Very nice Chebby! I take it you use it mainly for B&W (yellow filter on the lens). I have an Olympus 35RC that I use almost exclusively for B&W, fitted with a yellow filter. I am lead to believe that good yellow filters with the 43.5mm thread (used by the Trip and RC) are hard to get these days, so treat it like gold dust!
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Vry nice Chebby! I take it you use it a lot for B&W (yellow filter). I have an Olympus 35RC that I use almost exclusively for B&W, fitted with a yellow filter. I am lead to believe that good (43.5mm thread) yellow filters are hard to get these days - treat it like gold dust!
I don't use it for anything much any more (as I said, once or twice a year to keep it exercised).
But yes, I use the yellow filter and hood and black & white film (Ilford HP5 sent off to Ilford in Crewe for d&p and scan to CD).
Here is the filter and hood with my Trip...
(It's never needed repairing. Just had the light seals re-foamed about 10 years ago.)
Nice...those Trip camera cases are quite rare too.
Did you buy it new? It must've been NOS to still have the silver button, they changed to black plastic buttons in 1978.
About 1980 from the local branch of Boots. The first camera I bought for myself from Saturday job money. (It was in a sale IIRC so might have been clearance stock.)
Not great sounding as in audio quality or the music itself? I've yet to hear a better rendition of this piece. Kempff, Furtwangler, Abbado - none of them come even close IMO.
Well I'm not surprised, because
1. Since the album was never pressed in vinyl
2. Thus Spotify or someone transcoded it to MP3, and to my mind transcoding vinyl to MP3 cannot sound great, especially at lower bitrates.
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Take good care of it (I can see you have already). The chrome-button Trips are worth a bit more than the later versions.
I'll never sell it so it's 'worth' is not an issue.
People who decide value based on things like the colour of the shutter would never actually use a camera. (They should stick to Dinky toys and leave still useful cameras to people who might actually still want to use them.)
lol it's not worth more just because of a different-coloured shutter-button, it's because the black button marked a change in construction-standards. From that point on, models weren't built quite as well, with progressively more and more parts of the mechanism made from plastic and nylon, whereas on the 'silver button' models the same parts had been made from metal and were more durable. The various Olympus Trip Flickr enthusiasts groups are quite busy, and about 95% of forum contributors use their cameras, some of them quite extensively. It's not really a model which attracts the 'glass cabinet' brigade; it doesn't have the status yet of collectable Leicas and Rollei 35s
EDIT: here's one of my shots, Trip 35, Fuji Sensia 400
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