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The Olympus Pen F Half Frame Camera System

19th March 2020

Designed by the highly regarded Maitani Yoshihisa (米谷美久) and released in 1963, the Olympus Pen F was the world’s first and only half-frame system single-lens reflex (SLR) camera. Following the release of the Pen F in 1963, came also the Pen FV in 1966, Pen FT in 1967, and the Pen F Microscope in 1969. The Pen F system was discontinued in 1972. The Olympus Pen F was a revolutionary…