Olympus PEN-F Half Frame Photos (35mm Diptych + Triptych Photography) +YouTube!
A sample of my Olympus Pen-F half frame photos including 35mm film diptych and triptych photography.
Olympus PEN F – Thoughts
To recap the Olympus PEN-F Camera is a 1960s 35mm half frame SLR camera. I bought the Pen F last month and i’ve now had time to shoot a few rolls of film in it. I must say i’m more impressed with the resulting images than I thought I would be. Half frame is certainly not half as good. I enjoy the size of the Pen F, the stylish sleek look, the vertical framing, the close focusing of an SLR (verses say a Leica rangefinder) and the fact I can get 72 shots on a 36 exposure roll of 35mm film.
Diptych Photography (+Portraits) – Olympus PEN F
I found I enjoy shooting the Olympus Pen F by taking photos in pairs (diptych) the most. My Epson V800 scanner recognised each pair of photos as one photo and then I just process the negative scans together and share as one image. Here are a few examples of my diptych photography attempts:
Triptych Photography – PEN F
I’ve also tried a triptych photography by taking a series of three photos together:
Olympus PEN F – Detail and Resolution
Despite taking most photos in pairs I am still very impressed at the resolution and detail captured in a single frame. Here are some more Olympus Pen F film Flickr photos. I found if I used super fine grain film such as E6 Fuji Provia 100 F or Ilford Pan F 50 B&W film the resolution is pretty amazing for the small negative size!
More Diptych Portraits – in Colour
Olympus Pen F Flash Photography Portraits
Here are a series of portraits making use of the Olympus Pen F flash sync speed of 1/500 using off camera flash.