Olympus-Pen EM camera, 1965-1966

Made:
1965-1966 in Japan
maker:
Olympus Optical Company Limited

Olympus-Pen EM camera. The Pen EM, produced from 1965 to 1966, is a motorized Pen model. It has a Olympus f Zuiko 35mm f/2 lens, and a CdS exposure meter allowing automatic or manual exposure. Half-frame 35mm camera 24x18mm. F. Zuiko lens F35mm f2. Copal Elec shutter. Auto; set aperture, meter sets shutter. Electric motor window. No 111328. ERC. With leather wrist strap on the Canon attachment. Overall: 82 mm x 130 mm x 52 mm.

This camera was the first Japanese camera to have an electrically driven motor drive and rewind.

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
1990-5036/5006
Materials:
glass, metal (unknown), plastic (unidentified)
type:
35mm camera
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (form)
  • miniature camera
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

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