The film camera bug has hit me pretty hard. I’ve been using one of my Olympus Trip 35 cameras (see above taken last weekend) and have purchased an Olympus Stylus Epic DLX from someone on eBay. The new one is it’s way and should be here next week.
You can read up on the Olympus Stylus Epic here and for here is a copy of Popular Photograhy’s review here. The DLX version is the same but adds Quartz date and a panoramic mode. This model was introduced in 1997 and like many older cameras is available on eBay.
I’m getting this one because it’s compact, opens wide (f/2.8), and has a reputation for taking sharp photos. It’s also weather resistant (splash proof) and is fully automatic.
Unlike the Trip 35, it’s very electrical and has no manual features. It should be perfect for the kids to use and I’ll give it a try as a walk about camera for street photography.
Ellie Harrison says:
Hello, I have a copy of the manual for this Olympus Stylus Epic DLX – full 132 page instruction manual in:
I found it in an old drawer when cleaning up and was going to put on eBay. Let me know if you’re interested, Ellie
November 26, 2011 — 7:50 am
Jan Dembowski says:
Much thanks, but I’ve already located and posted scans of the manual here.
And when I purchased via eBay another Olynpus Stylus Zoom for my son, the manual that came it was almost identical to the scanned version.
The Olympus Stylus Epic DLX is a great camera and I would definitely recommend that you post that manual on eBay. Someone will get it quickly I’m sure.
November 26, 2011 — 8:05 am