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Nostalgia Nexus - early and pre-digital discussion Want to discuss the really early days of digital and even film - here is the place for you.

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Which compact?

I owned a very good Olympus compact film camera between 1992 and 1995 but cannot recall the model and try as I might, cannot find it in the list of Olympus cameras. It was an unusual hybrid model shaped like an iS series camera but did not have a pop-up flash. The flash was incorporated in the body of the camera and had a spectacular anti-redeye pre-flash. It had spot metering too. The camera body was an unsual greenish-grey colour and had 38-140mm zoom.

Can anyone think of which camera model this was?
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Re: Which compact?

Have a look at the Olympus global site, history section here: http://www.olympus-global.com/en/cor...cle/index.html

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Re: Which compact?

I noted that my first Oly camera, although not shown, does get a mention in dispatches - e-20... Which I should add, still works a treat and looks like new as does all the additional bits and bobs.
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Re: Which compact?

http://www.olympus-global.com/en/cor.../pop44_mju.jpg

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Re: Which compact?

Thanks Peterbirder, you got it. It was what in your link list is called "Olympus IZM330 Quartzdate", except that in the UK it was called Olympus AZ330 Superzoom. And I stand corrected because the zoom function was just 30-105mm and not 38-140mm as I said in my first post. Sorry for the mistake.

The reason I wanted to remember the make was because unusually for a non-TTL compact camera, this one came with 3 filters. There was a Skylight A, Macro and Soft Focus, all with a 40.5mm thread. The skylight went with the camera when I gave it away in 1995 but the other two had been carefully tucked away with my used kit pile. I found them recently in mint condition and the macro converter in particular is of very good quality. I got a 37to 40.5mm step-up ring for a few quid and am now able to use these filters with my Olympus 45mm f1.8 lens.
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Re: Which compact?

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Thanks Peterbirder, you got it. It was what in your link list is called "Olympus IZM330 Quartzdate", except that in the UK it was called Olympus AZ330 Superzoom. And I stand corrected because the zoom function was just 30-105mm and not 38-140mm as I said in my first post. Sorry for the mistake.

The reason I wanted to remember the make was because unusually for a non-TTL compact camera, this one came with 3 filters. There was a Skylight A, Macro and Soft Focus, all with a 40.5mm thread. The skylight went with the camera when I gave it away in 1995 but the other two had been carefully tucked away with my used kit pile. I found them recently in mint condition and the macro converter in particular is of very good quality. I got a 37to 40.5mm step-up ring for a few quid and am now able to use these filters with my Olympus 45mm f1.8 lens.



That description rang a bell, so, having checked one of the internet search engine thingys, I've discovered that I've got one!
I wonder if it still works...?
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