Monday, August 21, 2017

Analog Diary: At The Ramadan Bazaar

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Olympus Trip 35

At The Ramadan Bazaar

Olympus Trip 35
'Street photography session at the Ramadan Bazaar with the Olympus Trip 35'

The annual Ramadan Bazaar, as always, is a hive of activity where throngs of buyers size up the delights for their break of fast and the sellers equally active hawking the aromas of local delicacies.

Feast your eyes on the spread, pick your flavor of the day, back again tomorrow for another selection, forget not that this will last for only a month, and savor your thought on what the new year will bring.

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This session was shot with the Olympus Trip 35, a fully-automatic viewfinder camera made from 1968 to 1983, made popular with promotions that incorporate an advertising campaign featuring renowned British photographer David Bailey.

The Trip 35 is a four-zone focus point and shoot model with a scintillating sharp D.Zuiko 40mm 1:2.8 lens, with a solar-powered selenium light meter that adjusts the aperture of the lens when the camera is set to its 'A' mode.

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Shutter speed on the Trip 35 is 1/200th second when the camera is set to the 'A' mode, and 1/40th second when set for manual or flash mode.

A red pop-up flag locks the shutter from being fired when the camera detects insufficient lighting for the 'A' mode to get a correct exposure for the framed view.

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Apart from the straightforward four-position zone focus system, and an ISO setting from 25–400 (for the later version with the black plastic shutter button), the snapshooter camera had no other photographic controls.

Olympus Trip 35, Film box

On bright and sunny days where the aperture on the camera tends to be at 1:8 or smaller, just set the zone focus to 'Group' and you will probably get all your shots in focus.

Resource Links:
How to Shoot Black and White Street Photography
Best of Black and White Street Photography on 500px - 500px ISO

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