The Olympus Trip 35 turns 50

14 March 2017

SIG: Analogue

Michael Pritchard FRPS interviewed as the Olympus Trip 35 celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

“I the in the UK the TV advertising campaign that featured David Bailey and a host of British actors in the 1970s has a lot to do with it,” says Dr Michael Pritchard, the director-general of the Royal Photographic Society, who wrote the book A History of Photography in 50 Cameras. “The ads are still fondly remembered by a generation who grew up at that time and the tag line “David Bailey? Who’s he?” has entered the language even if a generation doesn’t know it’s origins.






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John Curgenven
15 March 2017

Congratulations to Olympus. I had one, it was a great camera and now I've just ordered a PEN-F.

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