Olympus Pen F camera
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The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

Olympus Pen F Camera
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
Science Museum Group Collection

Olympus Pen F camera, no. 241125. C1964Back-bodied single lens reflex camera for half frame 18mmx24mm 35mm film. F.Zuiko Auto-S lens F:38mm f/1.8 No 334348; bayonet interchangeable mount. focal plane shutter 1-1/500 sec. Delayed action. Through-lens metering; needle visible in finder. In ERC with lens cap. Overall: 68 mm x 135 mm x 60 mm. With case.

Olympus Pen F camera , made in Japan, 1963-1966.

Fitted with C1964Back-bodied single lens reflex camera for half frame 18mmx24mm 35mm film. F.Zuiko Auto-S lens F:38mm f/1.8 No 334348; bayonet interchangeable mount. Focal plane shutter 1-1/500 sec. Delayed action. Through-lens metering; needle visible in finder. In ERC with lens cap.

The Olympus Pen F was the first half-frame system SLR camera, and was also the first to have a rotary titanium shutter. Total sales of the Pen series were over 17 million. Half frame meant that the camera used a 18 x 24mm portrait format, and produced double the amount of pictures as 36 x 24mm format. These features combined to make the Pen series cameras compact and light.

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Collection:
Kodak Collection
Object Number:
1990-5036/6555
Materials:
plastic (unidentified), metal (unknown), glass and enamel
Measurements:
overall: 68 mm x 135 mm x 60 mm,
type:
single lens reflex camera and 35mm camera
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

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Olympus Pen F camera

Olympus Pen F camera

Olympus Pen F camera, no. 241125. C1964Back-bodied single lens reflex camera for half frame 18mmx24mm 35mm film. F.Zuiko Auto-S lens F:38mm f/1.8 No 334348; bayonet interchangeable mount. focal plane shutter 1-1/500 sec. Delayed action. Through-lens metering; needle visible in finder. In ERC with lens cap. Overall: 68 mm x 135 mm x 60 mm.


Olympus Pen F camera , made in Japan, 1963-1966.

Fitted with C1964Back-bodied single lens reflex camera for half frame 18mmx24mm 35mm film. F.Zuiko Auto-S lens F:38mm f/1.8 No 334348; bayonet interchangeable mount. Focal plane shutter 1-1/500 sec. Delayed action. Through-lens metering; needle visible in finder. In ERC with lens cap.

The Olympus Pen F was the first half-frame system SLR camera, and was also the first to have a rotary titanium shutter. Total sales of the Pen series were over 17 million. Half frame meant that the camera used a 18 x 24mm portrait format, and produced double the amount of pictures as 36 x 24mm format. These features combined to make the Pen series cameras compact and light.

Measurements:
overall: 68 mm x 135 mm x 60 mm,
Materials:
plastic (unidentified) , metal (unknown) , glass and enamel
Object Number:
1990-5036/6555/1
type:
single lens reflex camera and 35mm camera
Case for Olympus Pen F camera

Case for Olympus Pen F camera

Case for Olympus Pen F camera, no. 241125.


Olympus Pen F camera , made in Japan, 1963-1966.

Fitted with C1964Back-bodied single lens reflex camera for half frame 18mmx24mm 35mm film. F.Zuiko Auto-S lens F:38mm f/1.8 No 334348; bayonet interchangeable mount. Focal plane shutter 1-1/500 sec. Delayed action. Through-lens metering; needle visible in finder. In ERC with lens cap.

The Olympus Pen F was the first half-frame system SLR camera, and was also the first to have a rotary titanium shutter. Total sales of the Pen series were over 17 million. Half frame meant that the camera used a 18 x 24mm portrait format, and produced double the amount of pictures as 36 x 24mm format. These features combined to make the Pen series cameras compact and light.

Materials:
leather and metal (unknown)
Object Number:
1990-5036/6555/2
type:
case