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[OM] PEN-EE

Subject: [OM] PEN-EE
From: sschaff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Sat, 03 Jan 1998 14:27:36 -0800 (PST)
In the process of clearing out my father's photographic estate(*), I
have come into possession of an Olympus Pen-EE (or is it Pen-ee?).  I
recall shooting a couple of rolls of film with it sometime during the
late 70's -- indeed, upon close examination I find that my second roll
has been sitting, fully exposed, in the camera since then -- but
otherwise it hasn't been used since (at least) 1965.  It's kind of
cute in a cheesy sort of way, and in pretty good shape cosmetically
(still has a nice leather case), but the meter seems to be more or
less defunct.  Thus, the shutter won't fire when the control dial is
set to a film speed (unless you set it to 200 ASA and point it
directly at a 75 watt bulb).  It does fire, however, when I set it to
any f-stop.  I have two questions, in case anyone knows this camera:

1) What is the camera doing when I choose an aperture setting?  Does 
it have a fixed shutter speed?  If so, what?

2) How do I get rid of this thing?  It's too nice to throw away, I 
doubt it's worth selling, and it's competing for shelf space with my 
socks. 

(*) Some fairly odd stuff in there.  What do I do with an Edixa 16mm 
camera, for instance?  Or a silver cigarette lighter engraved with 
"Schneider Optik Kreuznach?  I don't smoke and I'm not all that 
fond of tiny little negatives (even if the Edixa _is_ considerably 
cuter than the Olympus).

Thanks,

Steve Schaffner
sschaff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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