Olympus Pen F

5 frames with the original Olympus Pen – by Graham Spinks

The original Olympus Pen is a design icon.  It is small, elegant, lovely to hold and shoot and has a fantastic 28mm lens.  It is an early masterpiece from the designer Maitani Yoshihisa who was later to create other revolutionary camera designs including the OM-1 and the XA.  When the Pen was released in Japan in 1959 it was an instant success and paved the way for the development of a series of half-frame Pen variants during the 1960s and beyond. 

5 frames with an Olympus Pen F – By Tobias Eriksson

This camera kit is an amalgamation of two SLR systems. I really like the half-frame format, for its economy of film use and the grain, particularly with b&w film. I am also a happy owner of two tank-sized SLR:s with m42 mount and lenses for them. What could be better than to use the only tiny SLR out there mounted with my great lenses?

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