Olympus Pen (The Original)

Olympus Pen (Original - Model 3)<br />
Type: Half Frame Zone Focus<br />
Lens: Olympus Zuiko 1:3.5-22 28mm<br />
Shutter: 25, 50, 100, 200 & B<br />
ASA: N/A<br />
Manufactured: 1960 <br />
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This was a lucky ebay find! An original Single Lug Olympus Pen (Model 3) made in 1960. The model 1's  were contracted out to Sanko Shoji Co. in October 1959. These can be identified by the work "flash" being written on the aperture ring. The Model 2's existed for only a few months as Olympus took over production using a mix of their new parts and Sanko Shoji's old parts. The Model 3's were the first Pens made with all Olympus parts and can be identified by their single strap lug. In December 1960 the design changed slightly again as a second strap lug was added. This final design then continued until 1964.
Olympus Pen - Original (Model 3)
TypeHalf Frame Zone Focus
Manufactured1960 - ?
BatteryN/A
Fully MechanicalYes
ShutterB, 25, 50, 100, 200
LensOlympus Zuiko 1:3.5-22 28mm
ISON/A
Fully ManualYes
Aperture PriorityNo
Shutter PriorityNo
Fully AutoNo
NotesThis was a lucky ebay find! An original Single Lug Olympus Pen (Model 3) made in 1960. The model 1's were contracted out to Sanko Shoji Co. in October 1959. These can be identified by the work "flash" being written on the aperture ring. The Model 2's existed for only a few months as Olympus took over production using a mix of their new parts and Sanko Shoji's old parts. The Model 3's were the first Pens made with all Olympus parts and can be identified by their single strap lug. In December 1960 the design changed slightly again as a second strap lug was added. This final design then continued until 1964.