Maintenance Report

Olympus half size camera!


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This is my first appearance in the Maintenance Report column!

Today we will be looking at an Olympus half size camera released in 1962.

What is a half size camera?

A half-size camera is a camera that can take two shots of the same 35mm film used in film cameras.

Let us introduce you to the half size camera.

OLYMPUS PEN-D (Reference product)

It is made of steel, silver color and black color appearance.

The lens is a traditional Zuiko lens. 32mm f/1.9.

The lens is equipped with an aperture and focusing ring, just like those on SLR cameras.
The shutter speed can also be controlled with the lens.

The light receiving part of the exposure meter has a unique design.

Viewed from the top,
There is a film rewind handle, exposure meter, shutter button, and film counter.

On the bottom is a knob and handle for opening and closing the lid when replacing the film, and a tripod mount.

The rear section has a viewfinder and a film winding dial.

In this issue, we introduce an Olympus half size camera released in 1962.

Before the compact cameras released in the 1970s, there were many cameras called “half cameras” from various manufacturers.

There must have been one such camera in every family.

It is very nice to be able to take 72 pictures with 36 sheets of film!

Please look forward to more opportunities to introduce half-size cameras in the future!

Thank you for reading my column today.

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Writer Takashi Okumura