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Old 02-04-2019   #2561
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Old 02-06-2019   #2564
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Mike--beautiful!! How old is that camera and lens? Not familiar to me...but then--a lot of Oly stuff isn't!
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Mike--beautiful!! How old is that camera and lens? Not familiar to me...but then--a lot of Oly stuff isn't!
Maybe I can give a little information. I am a little familiar with this camera - but there is not much written about it. The slightly odd thing about it is that it had an M42 mount. I think it was Olympus' first full frame 35mm SLR (the half frame Pen preceded it) and was certainly released before the OM series. I was recently offered one of these 50mm lenses in M42 but never took it up (I have tooooooo many lenses and now have to be highly selective.) I also saw a copy of this camera for sale about 20 years ago and considered buying it then though I did not, but that was the first and last one I have ever seen. To me the camera looks pretty much like Canon's offerings of that era and there might be some substance to this as there is information available that it was a design bought from another maker as a stop gap measure till the OM series became available.

I came on this quote from the OM designer Maitani: "Actually, the FTL is not a design of Olympus. It is bought from another company to fill the production vacuum between the Pen and OM cameras. The OM camera was released in 1972 after five years of design, research and improvement. All the lenses are of the latest design. They are completely different from the FTL lenses and also the Pen lenses.”
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I remember when the FTL came out, and it was only in production for one or two years.


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Mike--beautiful!! How old is that camera and lens? Not familiar to me...but then--a lot of Oly stuff isn't!
It was produced in 1972.
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Maybe I can give a little information. I am a little familiar with this camera - but there is not much written about it. The slightly odd thing about it is that it had an M42 mount. I think it was Olympus' first full frame 35mm SLR (the half frame Pen preceded it) and was certainly released before the OM series. I was recently offered one of these 50mm lenses in M42 but never took it up (I have tooooooo many lenses and now have to be highly selective.) I also saw a copy of this camera for sale about 20 years ago and considered buying it then though I did not, but that was the first and last one I have ever seen. To me the camera looks pretty much like Canon's offerings of that era and there might be some substance to this as there is information available that it was a design bought from another maker as a stop gap measure till the OM series became available.

I came on this quote from the OM designer Maitani: "Actually, the FTL is not a design of Olympus. It is bought from another company to fill the production vacuum between the Pen and OM cameras. The OM camera was released in 1972 after five years of design, research and improvement. All the lenses are of the latest design. They are completely different from the FTL lenses and also the Pen lenses.”
The most likely sources for the camera are Cosina or Chinon, although claims have also been made for Mamiya and Yashica. The lens is fantastic.
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A few weeks ago.. the MX and recently a mint 50/1.4 to go with it.
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Nikon F with Nikkor S-Auto 50/1.4 by Mike Novak, on Flickr


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Mentor Compur-Reflex Model 310 - 1929
Zeiss Tessar 10.5 cm f3.5

One of my favorite vintage SLR cameras to shoot with.
Perfect 6x9 images via the 120 6x9 roll-film back.



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Mentor Compur Reflex Model 310 - 1929
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Fuji GX680 Finder on Plaubel Makiflex Standard by Nokton48, on Flickr


Fuji GX680 Porro Finder on 1962 Plaubel Makiflex Standard. 180mm Petzval Lens about F3.0-3.5
Finder is attached to the camera with four thin strips of Gorilla Tape. LOL
1990s Modern Meets the Sixties. Lens dates to mid 1800s.
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early Pentx SLRs

what a very beautiful thread!

early Pentax SLRs
Asahiflex IIa with Takumar 2.4/58


Asahiflex IIa with Takumar 2.4/58
by andreas, on Flickr, taken with preset Macro Takumar f4/50mm on Pentax K-x


Pentax AP with Takumar f2 58mm


Pentax AP with Takumar f2 58mm by andreas, on Flickr, taken with preset Macro Takumar f4/50mm on Pentax K-x


Pentax SV with Super Takumar f1.4/50mm


Pentax SV by andreas, on Flickr, taken with Super Takumar f2.8/105mm on Pentax *istDs


Asahiflex IIa with Takumar 2.4/58, Pentax AP with Takumar f2 58mm, Pentax SV with Auto Takumar f1.8/55mm


early Pentax SLRs
by andreas, on Flickr, taken with preset Macro Takumar f4/50mm on Pentax K-x



early Pentax SLRs by andreas, on Flickr, taken with preset Macro Takumar f4/50mm on Pentax K-x
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A very satisfying combo!

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OK Mike--I've been counting--and--you're now over 1000!! :-) Nice collection...thanks for posting.
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And BTW, Mike---pix of the cameras are excellent! Keep 'em coming...
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Revueflex 5005 (Chinon CE-II, without AE lock function); quite unique prism housing;-)
The lens is the Chinon 55mm/1,4.
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With a combination of good timing, good luck, and patience, I was finally able to put together a set that I have wanted for a long time.

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Very nice set of Nikons, Schuter!


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A few weeks ago.. the MX and recently a mint 50/1.4 to go with it.
One of the cleanest black MX’s I’ve seen!
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Keeping the EXA mini-theme going, here is an Exa 500 with a menagerie of zebras.


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The Leica 35 Elmarit III is as sharp as they come--no USM needed in post . Just got the F1 back from Ken Oikawa. The FL 35mm f/2.5 is no slouch either.

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