Hollywood Hills garage sale find

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    compur No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Olympus Pen FT (35mm half-frame interchangeable lens SLR) with 40mm
    f/1.4 lens. Very nice condition. Everything works. Very collectible.

    Seller seemed ashamed to ask $20 for it (like it was too much).

    I said, "OK, what the heck." :D
     
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    Schweeet!!!

    Ya' gotta love a great yard sale deal. Kind of an interesting shutter release button those things had. Crazy question, but you might just be the guy to ask: is there a mail-in type lab someplace in the US that can mount half-frame slides in either paper or plastic mounts?
     
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    compur No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I don't know of one that advertises that service. You'd have to ask. Maybe
    Dwaynes or dr5, etc.
     
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    Years ago I could buy the self sealing odd sized slide mounts. I still have some for the Minox negs. Perhaps there is a supply out somewhere...
     
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    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    And this is an incredible find! Does everyone realize how they managed to 'squeeze' that mirror box in such a tiny camera so it's an SLR? Quite amazing!
     
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    What a little jewel!

    I know nothing about half frame 35mm cameras. Does this mean that the 40mm lens is equivalent to a longer focal length in full frame, analogous to the "crop factor" of most digital camera sensors?
     
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    compur No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    It's really only longer than normal by a few millimeters. Like using a 55mm
    instead of a 50mm on a full frame 35mm camera.

    Olympus made lenses from 20mm to 800mm plus a couple of zooms for the
    Pen SLR series. Some are quite rare, especially the 800mm --only 36 of them
    were made.
     
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    There's a great pool of drool on the floor thanks to that beautiful picture. I love olympus, especially the original pen series.
     

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