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Olympus Pen EE-2 Test
Old 09-22-2017   #1
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Olympus Pen EE-2 Test

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.


Olympus Pen EE-2 by P F McFarland, on Flickr

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First Frame by P F McFarland, on Flickr
Good exposure, bad focus.

Closer in looks better

Good Eats by P F McFarland, on Flickr
Spotted to get rid of white chunks, and a hair.

Passable

Peaks of Otter by P F McFarland, on Flickr
Transition from foreground to back helps with the focus issue. Spotted and cropped to 16x9.

Exposure program prefers the shadows

At Pennick’s Mill by P F McFarland, on Flickr
No corrections.

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.

There is more to see at https://flic.kr/s/aHsm8cPKNm and more to come. I did get 77 exposures from a 36 shot roll.

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