Wallpapers of Olypnpus Cameras in 70 Years (Vol.1) 76 Pics
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History of Olympus Cameras : 1936-1970
Olympus established a tradition of quality manufacturing with the development of its microscope. Olympus continued this tradition through the development of camera lenses, starting in 1934. Two years later the Zuiko lens was born. Zuiko lenses were used in the Semi-Olympus and the Olympus-Six, as well as in the Olympus Reflex 2-lens reflex camera. With these cameras, Olympus laid the foundations of its future role as a camera manufacturer.
Olympus Chrome Six I
Olympus Chrome Six IIIA
Olympus Chrome Six RIIA
Olympus Flex I
Olympus 35mm Cameras
In 1948, Olympus introduced the Olympus 35I, the first 35mm camera released on the Japanese domestic market. However, the market for 35mm cameras was still in its formative stages, and for some time Olympus also sold medium-format and twin-lens reflex cameras, such as the Chrome Six and Flex, in addition to the 35I. Eventually 35mm cameras became the dominant products in the market. Olympus expanded the potential of 35mm cameras by introducing a number of innovations, including wide-lens cameras, cameras with built-in exposure meters, and exchangeable lens cameras.
Olympus 35 I
Olympus 35 S-3.5
Olympus Wide Super
Olympus Pen Series
By using the half-frame format, Olympus was able to reduce both the weight and size of the Olympus Pen. It featured a simple rear-winding mechanism, a D-Zuiko lens for superior photographic quality, and an attractive design that also made the camera extremely easy to use. The Pen was a compact mix of innovative ideas that triggered the half-frame camera boom of the 1960s and 1970s. Cumulative sales of Pen Series cameras exceeded 17 million units. The highly original concepts embodied in the Pen Series would eventually lead to the creation of the legendary Pen F Series half-frame single-lens system.
After the introduction of electrical exposure meters, Olympus began to study ways to incorporate EE (electric eye, now known as "AE") functions into its cameras. This work led to the creation the Olympus Auto Eye, the world's first genuine EE camera. EE functions continued to evolve, and subsequent advances included program AE, auto flashmatic and CdS meters.
Olympus Auto Eye
Olympus TRIP 35