Monday, September 14, 2009

Olympus: Pen F

When: 1963
Why: First 35mm half-frame SLR camera.

Compact camera with SLR features and interchangeable lenses? Here it is. This was a successful model and it was followed by Pen FT and Pen FV. Accepts a wide range of prime and zoom lenses from 20mm to 800mm.


Craig said...

I like your collection of historical cameras, but your date for the Olympus Pen F is way off. By 1981 the entire Pen line had been dead for years. The Pen F was actually introduced in the mid-1960s.

ciao said...

Yep, you are right, mistyped it :)