Olympus Trip 35 Lens calibration?

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by Ian's G4, Jun 8, 2005.

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    Ian's G4 Guest

    I bought a Trip 35 from eBay for a fiver, and when it arrived, much to
    my delight, the selimiumum thingy cell works! But the aperture blades
    were stuck, so I disassembled the lens, freed it all off, put it back
    together and it all seems to work. But I didn't make a note of how far
    the outer lens (the one that rotates when you set the focal distance)
    was actually screwed in to the body.

    With the focus ring set to infinity, I screwed the lens right down, then
    loosened it off a touch, then fixed it in place.

    Anyone know if I've set it about right? The only way to really tell I
    guess is to run a film through it, but I'd like to know if I'm somewhere
    near to begin with. I can't seem to find any guides on the internet.

    Anyone any info?


    Ian's G4, Jun 8, 2005
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    Mark Dunn Guest

    If there weren't any reference marks scribed on the lens barrel, I think
    you're going to have to test. Do it at a wide aperture so that DOF doesn't
    confuse the issue and make your own scribe marks.
    Mark Dunn, Jun 11, 2005
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    Ian's G4 Guest

    Yeh, as I suspected. Although given the lack of scribe marks, and the
    small movement the lens does make, I wonder how accurate it needs to be?
    I shall test!


    Ian's G4, Jun 12, 2005
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