Olympus-35 LC (1967)

This is an Olympus-35 LC, a 35mm rangefinder camera made by Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. from 1967 to 1969.  The LC is the predecessor to the very successful Olympus 35 SP, sharing that model’s body and 7-element lens, but without auto exposure or the dual spot/averaging metering system of the …

Olympus Pen F (1963)

This is an Olympus Pen F, a single lens reflex camera that shoots 18mm x 24mm half-frame on regular 35mm film.  The Pen F is part of the Olympus Pen series of half-frame cameras first introduced in 1959.  The Pen F, like the original Pen was designed by Maitani Yoshihisa …

Olympus Trip 35 (1967)

This is an Olympus Trip 35, a 35mm scale focus camera made by Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. between the years 1967 and 1984.  The Trip was an extremely popular compact camera and is credited as one of the first truly successful point and shoot cameras, ushering in a new age …

Olympus OM-4 (1983)

This is an Olympus OM-4, a 35mm single lens reflex camera produced by Olympus Optical Company of Japan between the years 1983 to 1987.  It was the successor to the Olympus OM-2N, and was the most advanced in the Olympus OM-series dating back to the original model from 1972.  The …

Olympus Pen EE-S (1962)

This is an Olympus Pen EE-S, a 35mm half frame camera made by Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. between the years of 1962 and 1966.  As with all cameras from Olympus’s Pen series, these are compact half frame cameras that shoot 18x24mm “half frame” images on normal 35mm film.  The EE …

Olympus XA2 (1980)

What is it? This is an Olympus XA2 scale focus point and shoot 35mm camera made by Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. between the years of 1980 and 1986.  It was a simpler and less expensive version of the Olympus XA camera released a year earlier.  The entire XA series was very …

Olympus OM-2 MD (1975)

This is an Olympus OM-2, a 35mm Single Lens Reflex camera made by the Olympus Corporation from 1975 – 1984.  The MD in the name means it has the Motor Drive provision on the bottom plate.  The OM-2 was the follow up to the extremely successful OM-1 from 1973.  It …