1st October 2018
Picture No 31
My Mother-in-law has very kindly given me her late husband’s old film camera, it’s an Olympus Pen F made, which was made between 1963 and 1966. Unfortunately, I couldn’t use straight away because the shutter was sticking, so off it went for repair. It’s now back and working fine, so it’s ready for me to put some film thought the camera to test it. The camera is half frame camera and has two very unusual features;
- A half-frame camera produces twice the number of pictures on a roll of 35mm film, which means that the 36 exposure roll of film that I have turns now into 72 exposures!
- It has a rotary focal-plane shutter instead of a vertical shutter that is more commonly used on film SLR’s.
So I now need to find something to photograph 72 times !.
p.s I couldn’t see the moon last night so unfortunately no replacement picture for yesterday’s clouds.