Tuesday, 19 April 2011

The Gothic Pen F

The Pen F is a half-frame single lens reflex camera introduced in 1963 by Olympus. It is designed by the highly respected and quite famous engineer Maitani Yoshihisa, who also has created the Olympus Pen point-and-shoot series, as well as the OM-1 and the Olympus XA. The original model is easily recognized by its big gothic letter F engraved to the right on the front plate and on the lensdop. (Source Camerapedia) Strange association by the japanese designers, gothic refers actually more to gangsta'rap or gothic music, maybe they did this to have a clear alternative to the Nikon (normal font) F-series.

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