I shoot film: please recommend 35mm point-and-shoot cameras so I can be cute and vintage and portable to boot.
I own an Olympus OM-1 manual SLR that I adore. However, I find myself using it sporadically because it's sorta cumbersome to fiddle with the fully manual settings on the move. Equally, I have a light and simple digital point-and-shoot which I use for social events, but I use it to capture moments rather than for the pure enjoyment of making pictures.
My understanding of vintage cameras and their mechanisms is tenuous (and I am a very amateur photographer). I basically want to get my 35mm kick without having to carry a separate bag and spending precious holiday seconds setting aperture and shutter speed.
So... quality 35mm point-and-shoots? I considered a Trip 35
, because I've had good experience with Olympus 1970s models, but my photographer boyf recommended a rangefinder over zone-focus.
My budget is around £50. It has to be robust because it will be accompanying me on my travels. Small enough to fit in a largish handbag. The prettier the better (I must admit I was tempted by the Trip's pretty coloured leather). I probably won't be buying new lenses unless the body is very cheap, so I'd rather it included a good lens.