The first was a coronet midget. The second was an Olympus Trip.
The Olympus Trip was a successful mass produced camera. It boasted a built in light meter, making taking great photos a point and shoot affair.
The great thing is, you can pick these up for about £15 on ebay.
I had yet to get round to running a roll of film through this camera, and decided it needed a spring clean, and some slight improvements before I put it to good use.
Step 1: Materials, Parts, and Tools.
- An Olympus Trip, or other vintage camera in need of a new look
- A stanley knife, Scalpel, Boxcutter, X-acto Knife, or a Sharpened flint rock.
- Plenty of new sharp blades on hand.
- Scotch tape
- Precision cross head screwdriver
- Light seal foam (or something similar that will do the job.)
- Metal rule (a must for getting a nice cut without ruining the ruler or your fingers)
- A soldering iron
- Paper to make templates (If you intend on doing this to the same camera over, some templates may be handy)