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Exclamation Looking for the oldest Olympus camera!

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!

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Re: Looking for the oldest Olympus camera!

An interesting one Ian.

I googled and found this interesting link:


http://www.olympus-global.com/en/corc/history/camera/
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Re: Looking for the oldest Olympus camera!

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"

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Re: Looking for the oldest Olympus camera!

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
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Re: Looking for the oldest Olympus camera!

Thanks for that. John Foster (biofos.com)eventually came up with a pre-war example

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Re: Looking for the oldest Olympus camera!

..another interesting site, but only goes up to 2000:

http://zuserver2.star.ucl.ac.uk/~rwe...camhistory.htm
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