Pen-F Pics / by Philip Krayna

My venerable 1969 Olympus Pen-F

My venerable 1969 Olympus Pen-F

Shooting a vintage Japanese film camera is not about misplaced nostalgia for the good old days. While I love the possibilities and precision of modern digital technology, cameras like my half-frame Olympus Pen-F come with the constraints of manual settings and a limited number of shots on a film roll. This camera has helped me to be a more deliberate and discerning photographer and this camera encourages me to slow down, stop, and think before I shoot.