Call me greedy but in just a couple of months I now have four vintage Olympus PENs: an original PEN, a PEN S, a PEN W and a PEN EE.

The PEN W came to my attention by accident, when I bought an Ricoh Auto Half E off a local bloke who was disposing of his dead father’s camera collection. I spotted it among the pile of old cameras and went back to purchase it after a few weeks of researching it online.

The other PENs all came from Ebay, and arrived pretty much at the same time last week. The PEN EE has a problem with the aperture and meter. I don’t feel optimistic about it (when a selenium cell is dead it’s pretty much useless), so the EE might just be cannibalized for parts, since the various PEN models share many components. The PEN S and PEN have minor mechanical niggles but nothing my friendly camera technician can’t handle. They go in for CLA some time next week.

Here are some results from my three test rolls.

Olympus PEN (original)

Olympus PEN

Olympus PEN

Olympus PEN

Olympus PEN S

Olympus PEN S

Olympus PEN S

Olympus PEN S

Olympus PEN W

Olympus PEN W

Olympus PEN W

Olympus PEN W

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