Olympus Pen EES

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    Manufactured from 1962 to 1968 by Olympus Optical Co. in Japan. As a half-frame, it took 72 “portrait” images on a 36 exposure roll of 35mm film. It was an improved version of their EE model. It had a selenium cell controlled automatic exposure mode for either 200 or 160 ASA film, or you could set the shutter speed or you could set the aperture for X-sync flash pictures—all with the same ring around the camera lens! It featured a shutter lockout—if the cell didn’t detect enough light for the setting selected, the shutter would not fire. It had a 30mm f/2.8 lens with zone focusing. And to make it easier to load the camera, the entire back and bottom of the camera was removed to change film.

    See also: www.olympus.co.jp/en/corc/history/camera/pen.cfm?ote=1

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    1. LucisPictor 81 months ago | reply

      The PEN was a very nice piece of cam technology!

    2. ScudMonkey 75 months ago | reply

      Nice, an early forerunner to the Trip, I guess?

      I've just got hold of a Pen FT (I guess the SLR version of this) from 1968. Great little camera.

    3. [Sies] 68 months ago | reply

      i have one :D

    4. Caramel ('.') [deleted] 68 months ago | reply

      es como de las peliculas xD
      me agrada

    5. songglod 65 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Camera porn, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    6. furstyferret81 52 months ago | reply

      Do you know how to remove the selenium 'eye'? I got the lens off but i carnt figure out how the 'eye' comes away?

    7. Capt Kodak 52 months ago | reply

      Sorry--I try my best to not take these things apart. [grin] But usually the selenium cells where glued to a metal or plastic base plate. You may have to sacrifice it to get it off...

    8. Cheng Lita 38 months ago | reply

      I was wondering if this one still available to buy.

    9. Capt Kodak 38 months ago | reply

      If you asking about mine, specifically, it's not for sale. The Olympus Pen film cameras are no longer made, but they were very popular--and plentiful--and it's usually easy to find a working on Ebay or a similar online auction site. Olympus has "updated" the trade name, though--the new digital Pen cameras are very nice and designed to invoke the nostalgia of using the old film camera...

    10. houstonryan 29 months ago | reply

      I just bought one for $2.99 USD at a thrift store..excited to try it out...

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