Classic half-frame camera from the brilliant mind of legendary Olympus camera designer Yoshihisa Maitani.
The camera takes two frames on one 35mm frame. That’s why it’s called a “half-frame” camera. So on a 24 exposure roll, you get 48 shots.
You might be inclined to think that this would lead to inferior quality photos as compared to a full sized 35mm shot.
However, in my experience, the quality of the Zuiko lenses for the Pen F film system were so good that you really can’t tell the difference.
Mr. Maitaini was such a brilliant, brilliant camera designer and his Pen F/FT creation lives on in the Olympus Digital Pen series of cameras.
Note: Sorry this was meant to be a short post. I will be updating this with images from the Pen film cameras in the near future. Thanks for stopping by!
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This one really looks great ! Half frame is a little bit little in terms of grany look and amount off light but still to get this amount of frames – sounds great.
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Hi Victor, half-frame is a lot of fun. I use it in conjunction with my other cameras, but not a replacement. Thanks Victor, for your comments and visit!