Dating old cameras
for example; N1Y = November 1971 Of course the TRIP 35 was manufactured between 19, so if you are unsure if you have a 1968 or 1978 model, the chrome shutter button is the earlier and the black the later. Mine has a pretty low serial number and the chrome shutter button, so I assumed it was a very early model, but didn't know for sure. ARZIVENKO, i think you will find yours are 64-april 1976...
This information is from my observations/research and personal experience. So I just checked the pressure plate, and it has a Japanese character at the beginning, then an 8, then a 9. 88- aug 1978Unfortunately, i haven't discovered how to tell which factory or even the factory locations, so if anyone can help out with this it would be appreciated. I have several trips myself, the earliest being april 1972.
This camera is in great cosmetic condition, especially for a 40-year-old (according to the manufacturer's markings underneath the pressure plate inside the film compartment it was made in 1967, making it one of the first produced.
See 18.104.22.168/groups/olympustrip35/discuss/72157594537718... for details)one,mate )i think you have more like 1977 model This camera is in great cosmetic condition, especially for a 40-year-old (according to the manufacturer's markings underneath the pressure plate inside the film compartment it was made in 1967, making it one of the first produced. nice one,mate ) i think you have more like 1977 model Yay.
The code consists of 3 characters: 1st Japanese character or letter (in later models) signifying the assembly plant. I have several trips myself, the earliest being april 1972.
2nd number representing the last digit of the year of assembly (e.g. 3rd number or letter representing the month of assembly, 1-9 for Jan-Sep, X, Y, Z for Oct-Dec. Maybe we should find out if anyone has an earlier version than POSTEDNOTES .
In the first place the serial number stamped in the body is not a seven digit number; it is a six digit number: #150813. But the stamping on the door plate is simply this: 8--(7)I should interpret: it is the numeral 8 followed by a long dash then a seven inside a complete circle. I just got Trip Number 2, purchased from an auction house in New Mexico, in the mail. New Trip owner here, number one just arrived in the mail. After a four year absence from shooting film, I'm back and keen to get going! Second Trip (I couldn't help myself) coming in a few days, will check that out when it gets here.
The only way to tell is to open the film compartment and carefully remove the pressure plate on the back of the door (this is quite easy.Have run a roll through the first one, pretty damn impressed with it, to be honest, although coming from a DSLR and going to 400 speed film was a bit of a shock - the 6x4's look great but when you zoom in, damn it's grainy!!And number two has finally arrived - chrome button, N82, so Feb 68. ok so i have read through all of this and still don't understand my trip has a chrome shutter button and i took the pressure plate out and it is (japanese symbol) 1 X i know the X is october but i still don't know what year any1 help?It has a metal shutter button - does that mean it's a July 1967 model?Should I be putting this on e Bay or hanging onto it ...