Olympus Pen EES Rapid . rare camera only made for the European and US market. in a limited production of 3800
Specifications Pen EES rapid
Lens : D. zuiko 1:2.8 f=30mm 4 elements in 3 group . Angle of view 53º
Shutter : programmed auto-EE. speeds 1/30th sec and 1/250th sec from 1965.
Meter : Selenium EE metering , EV rage 8.9 –17.1 at ASA 100. ASA range 25–400.
Exposure control : Built-in automatic EE meter with under-exposure prevention.
Focusing : Single helicoids.
Distance scale : 3 pre-sets “ Close, Groups and Infinity “
Flash : flash holder with cold shoe available. X synchronisation plug provided
Filter size : 43,5mm internal, 45mm external , screw in filters available.
Size and weight : 115mmx 65m x 49mm. 390 grams.
This model was only sold on the European and US market in a production of 3800 pieces. Which makes it a rare camera. Production period 1965 introduced in response to the new film technology developed by Agfa, namely the Rapid cassette. Olympus designed several camera’s to take advantage of the 2 new film systems , Rapid cassette and the 126 . It was not a great success and Olympus discontinued the camera after 3800 pieces produced.