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Ian
14th May 2009, 04:23 PM
Olympus UK is looking for the owner of the oldest Olympus camera - and that could mean as far back as the 1930s.

If you think you are a possible candidate, please let me know which model you have. Olympus may like to involve you (and/or your camera) in their celebrations concerning the Micro Four Thirds launch next month!

Ian

Jonesgj
14th May 2009, 05:59 PM
An interesting one Ian.

I googled and found this interesting link:


http://www.olympus-global.com/en/corc/history/camera/

Graham_of_Rainham
15th May 2009, 08:09 AM
If they are interested, I have a the following models available :-

35 LE
35 LC
35 SP
35 RC
35 DC
35 EC
35 EC2
35 ECR
35 DC
35 ED
35 RD
Trip
XA

My oldest Roll Film unfortunatly "Went Missing" :mad:

*chr

alanj
31st October 2009, 07:50 PM
I have an Olympus 6.
Folding, can be set for 6x6 or 4.5 x 6, in original leather case.
has solid viewfinder rather than folding type, probably c 1948-1950

Ian
4th November 2009, 11:56 AM
Thanks for that. John Foster (biofos.com)eventually came up with a pre-war example :)

Ian

HGB57
8th November 2009, 12:48 PM
..another interesting site, but only goes up to 2000:

http://zuserver2.star.ucl.ac.uk/~rwesson/esif/om-sif/camhistory/camhistory.htm