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.