[OM] Value of one old Olympus model

Subject: [OM] Value of one old Olympus model
From: "Brian Swale" <bj@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2006 23:50:54 +1300
Hi all

Take a peep at this expired Trademe auction.


Finally went for $NZ 816 to a well known camera trader.

According to Roger Wesson's online Olympus history, the models in this 
series were made from 1948 to 1955.

I've never seen one in the flesh. This is what he wrote.  Brian

> The "35" Series can be grouped into three subseries:
> - the I/II/III/IV/V series from 1948-1955
> - the S I/S II/K series from 1955-1959
> - the LE/LC/SP/RC/EC/ECR/RD/ED series from 1966-1978.
> The Olympus 35, Model I was not only the first 35mm film model Olympus made, 
> it
> was also the very first lens shutter type 35mm camera ever to be made in 
> Japan.
> It incorporated a fixed Zuiko 40mm/F3.5 lens. The film mask had an
> unconventional size: 24x32mm instead of the usual 24x36mm. All models in this
> series were viewfinder cameras; none of them had a built-in meter.

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