OLYMPUS PEN EE-2
1962 -  Half frame 35mm.

Original price was $50 way back when. The "EE" stands for "electric eye." We were nuts about electric eyes back then.  I remember the electric eye that would open the door at the supermarket. The door would go "bong" when it opened.

My Uncle Eddie had an electric eye on the dashboard of his Oldsmobile. It dimmed your headlights if it saw a car coming toward you at night. It didn't make any noise, though.

My father had a Pontiac. You had to dim the headlights by stepping on a big old switch to the left of the clutch. It was a real manly switch.

There was an Indian Chief (Native American)  on the hood. His head lit up when the lights were on

 Now dimmer switches are on the steering column.  They're part of the windshield wiper/washer/directional light switch. That switch costs a lot of money if you need to replace it.

Speaking of old cars: Why does AM radio reception suck nowadays ?























You can set your film speed and let the electric eye do all the figgerin'. The shutter won't open if there isn't enough light.




Pick a lens opening for flash. The camera has a fixed shutter speed of 1/60.



Wow !! 72 exposures on a roll of film. A cheapskates dream. If you load the camera in the dark you can squeeze out 73 I'll bet. I think my digital camera can fit about eleven million exposures on its little whatever-card. The ability to take lots of pictures causes people to take lots of pictures. This is usually a bad thing. I like to use 12 exposure rolls in my 35mm cameras. 




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