This is my Olympus Trip 35, my tool of choice for the “Square Mile” assignment.
This is the Volkswagen Beetle of the camera world, simple, rugged, reliable and built in vast numbers. Mine is one of the 5-million-or-so “classic” metal-bodied Trips with the 4-element glass 40mm lens (modified Tessar design). Selenium cell meter with rather crude electro-mechanical automation is “accurate enough” in conjunction with the exposure latitude of negative film.
Selected for “Square Mile” because the brief seems to fit a snapshot approach (1500px images equate to the old 5″x3″ enprint size of machine prints) and the use of the same focal length, same film and developing should give a consistent “look” to the final images.
It is also the camera that I am using for February in my ’12 months, 12 cameras’ project.
Surprisingly, there is no entry in McKeown (I have the 2005-6 12th edition) but there is useful information on Camerapedia