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Olympus Trip AF 30
Member Name: indigojade
Olympus Trip AF 30
Date: 09/10/00, updated on 21/11/00 (271 review reads)
Advantages: affordable, comapct
Disadvantages: easy to use loads of film
i bought this camera for the trip of a lifetime, when i went travelling in india.
It was the best i could afford at the time costing £70. It is reasonably small and compact and takes a universal 35mm film found pretty cheaply almost anywhere.
It is what i tend to call a Phd camera (push here dummy) as i am not very technically minded, i wanted a camera that was easy to set up and just point and shoot.
The camera has a good sized lens cover that just slides away and is easy to operate, although you do have to be careful about putting it into pockets and bags as it can slide back and waste the batteries.
Once the lens cover is opened, the flash will be automatically be activated if it is needed. When looking through the view finder a red light can be seen flashing to tell you that the flash is not yet ready. When this light turns green you can take you picture.
A slight depression of the large easy to find button on the top of the camera, sets the focus and a full depression takes the picture.
It is a very robust camera and never failed me once when abroad despite the rigourous conditions it was put through.
The prints themselves were excellant (apart from the ones with half a thumb in the way) and my camera didnt seem to suffer the problems with humidity like my friends seem to have done, ie foggy pictures, a great all rounder that is still going strong after 4 years.
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