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Steve Lane
31st July 2009, 10:45 AM
http://asia.cnet.com/crave/2009/07/31/olympus-pen-creator-yoshihisa-maitani-76-passes-away/

Hi Folks,

I came across the above link this morning and was stunned by what I read. For me, Maitani had a design philosophy that stood apart from most other camera designers. His products really were those that lent careful consideration to ergonimics, style and funtionality, and I am proud to still be using some of them. I am deeply saddened by this news, and my thoughts are with his family.

Regards, Steve.

Ian
31st July 2009, 12:13 PM
Steve, thanks for flagging this up.

I have posted a news item on FTU:

http://fourthirds-user.com/2009/07/legendary_olympus_design_guru_maitani_is_dead.php

Ian

dbutch
31st July 2009, 01:42 PM
I tink it is safe to say cameras would be different today (and not for the better) if it wasn't for Maitani - A true great in the world of design

He will be missed

Dave