No. 395921 (1975-Singapore) with G.Zuiko Auto-S 1:1.4 f=50mm No 577921
Those were the days! 25 ASA Kodachrome, 1000th sec top speed and a 50mm prime lens.....
Originally presented at photokina 1972 as the M-1, designed by Yoshihisa Maitani as the smallest and lightest SLR of its time, the all-mechanical, TTL exposure camera was launched in 1973 as the OM-1 after complaints by Leica. Became the OM-1MD in 1974 to accommodate motor drive
Wind on, threaded shutter release, ASA dial, detachable hot-shoe, on-off switch, foldaway rewind lever on the top plate and speed dial around lens throat...all you had to do was think, not remember where everything was.....
Lots of changes but no more fuss....
No 623786 (1979 London) with H.Zuiko Auto-W 1:2.8 f=24mm No 106558 and Varimagni Finder
OM-4 Ti - same shape, so many innovations - one of the best ever!
Overtaken first by autofocus cameras and ultimately by Digital, the manual spot-metering OM-4Ti is now regarded as ‘one of the finest SLR’s of its generation for the serious and purist film photographer’ (Wikipedia)
No.1184085 (ca.1998-9 Singapore) with S Zuiko Auto-Zoom 28-48mm f4
Released in 2000, the robust fixed-lens (equiv.35-140mm) metal-bodied E-10 was a prosumer, metal-bodied zoom lens reflex with TTL finder and was the first true 4MP digital camera in the market
Available in 2003 as the first interchangeable-lens DSRL built 'from the ground up' as a Four Thirds System digital camera with a 5MP CCD sensor, the E-1 saw the re-introduction of the legendary Zuiko series of lenses in digital form and has to be one of the best-made cameras ever. I would never part with it. 749006150
Announced in March 2008 and advertised as the 'World's Smallest and Lightest' DSLR, the 10MP Four-Thirds System E-420 came with a new Zuiko 25mm f2.8 Pancake lens, which made it a very compact and handy casual travel unit. G21506175
2011's metal-bodied 12.3MP Pen E-P3 (B9W509650) with touchscreen and 'art filters' was the seventh iteration of the new Micro Four-Thirds System and at time of release claimed to be the world's fastest focusing camera. It's seen here with the accessory shoe-mounted VF-2 viewfinder, Lumix 14mm f2.5 lens and Gariz case
BEK 505938 OM-D E-M5/Zuiko 12mm f2
OM-D E-M5. I can't get enough of it.
Sporting a magnesium alloy body, weather sealing, a 16MP sensor, 5-axis in-body image stabilisation, tilting touchscreen and electronic viewfinder, 2011's Micro Four-Thirds OM-D E-M5 was a mirror-less tribute to the legendary OM line of film cameras and 2012's Camera of the Year. Seen here with handgrip, battery holder, 12mm f2 lens and it's sister, the E-P3
and then, in 2013.......