Half Frames / SubminiaturesThis forum is for all half frame 35mm cameras, including the very popular Olympus Pens and their SLR cousins, the Pen F and Pen FT, as well as all smaller than half frame subminiature film cameras.
Little half-frame 35mm travel camera of 1968-77 vintage, it’s one of many versions of this body produced by Olympus for the consumer market.
The selenium powered coupled meter that drives the programmed exposure system still works, and can get a little aggressive in the shadows sometimes. But it still works!
The fixed focus lens however is only good at its closest focus of 9 ft/2.8 m. After that it gets progressively blurry, not enough to scrap the photo, but way too soft for my tastes or for making anything bigger than a 4x6 enlargement.
Back lighting check Late Sun by P F McFarland, on Flickr
I took the precaution of making sure the lens was in shade so the reading would not be negatively influenced by light from above striking the front of the meter.