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Sorry I've not been around for a while :o couple of thousand unread posts :D
Anyone here used a Trip with slide film? Is the lens and exposure system good enough? I can see from group photos on Flickr that some people have used it with slide film, but looking at low-res scanned trannies on the internet is not really much of a guidance.
Does 52 views and no reply constitute a "no"? Will I be the first :cool: ?
It depends on the condition of your Trip. If you've shot C-41 rolls with it and it came out fine, then by all means, try slide. Good chances that you'll be happy with the result.
Say, I may try this myself, haven't shot with the good ol'Trip in a while. :)
Post your results here, won't you?
I've shot slide film in mine, no problems as far as I could tell (the first one is a tad underexposed, though).
Wow Doug those are superb! Very inspiring!
Sadly I have no method of getting my negs or slides up on the PC. Shame as I do have a good few photos i'd appreciate some opinions on, but I am 'scannerless'. The price they want to scan slide-film to CD during processing here in the UK is scandalous and the last time I asked for it to be done my slides took about six weeks to be returned (I think I had a running diary of the whole regrettable affair on here at one point).
EDIT: Doug how did you approach taking the second image there? You appear to have achieved admirable front to back sharpness so presumably you didn't just put the lens on landscape? I'm guessing you had the focussing-ring probably on the red-highlighted 'group photo' position and just hoped that a small aperture would secure you a good depth of field (hyperfocal focussing?)
Wow Doug, don't remember seeing those!
That's like.. dude!
Just on the off-chance that it's not the same person starting it, here's a similar question on the Trip group on Flickr. Similar general consensus as far as I can see.
Sorry that is also me, though I asked the question on one forum before I realised there had been an answer on the other. None the less, the more opinions the better and not everyone there or here necessarily subscribes to the other, so it's a useful way of getting many opinions.
Doug - nice photos, especially the second one.
Olyman - I used one with Kodachrome back in the eighties, with the camera set to auto. No idea where the slides are now but they were certainly fine to my eye. The camera was almost new then, so your mileage may vary with what is now an old camera. No harm in trying one 24 exposure roll though. I suspect backlighting might be the main exposure problem.
Fair point about the age of the camera. I'm shortly to a acquire a really early Trip off a work-colleague who's clearing-out some unwanted items belonging to his late father. It's one of the very first Trips with both a silver button and a polished silver hotshoe. He seemingly has no interest in film-photography so is letting me have it for gratis.
There's a guy on eBay in Ireland (StreetShooters) who offers a full refurbishing-service for Trips - strips them right down to every nut & bolt and rebuilds them - but he doesn't come cheap. I think I may well send this camera to him when I get it.
I always feel less than confident about the Oly Trip35 meter system. But I have to say, at least with C-41, when I put the negatives in one of those 'print file' storage notebook pages, and I then hold them up to light they seem surprisingly consistent. Here is one that I like (C-41), and it was as you can see not an easy exposure situation:
EDIT: I wonder if she bought the tablecloth to match her apron or the other way round :D
OlyMan, probably, you know how some people are, but she was very nice.
Thanks to everyone for your kind comments!
John, If I remember correctly (it's been two or three years since I shot these), the second shot was on the landscape setting; the foreground is a bit soft if you look at the actual slide or a larger scan. It was my first 11" x 14" print, as well.
I also have to say that I got really lucky with my camera; it came to me looking and working like new, so I can see how the metering on some Trips might be off. This is the camera that started me on my obsession with scale-focus 35s.
Thanks Doug. I had read elsewhere that under the 'right' conditions (fast film, bright day) the 'group' focus-position could be employed as a 'hyperfocal' setting, where combined with the small aperture the wide DOF would give acceptable sharpness* from about 6ft to infinity. I must try that one day.
*This is obviously a relative term. One man's 'acceptable sharpness' is obviously another man's 'blurry mess'!
That sounds right to me, John. I leave mine on that setting most of the time and it seems to work out.
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