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There are other cameras with the word 'Olympic' in their names: see the Olympic disambiguation page.
The Olympic is a viewfinder camera for 3×4 cm exposures on 127 film, made in about 1959 by the Italian firm Closter, presumably in reference to the upcoming Rome Olympics. The camera has a coated 56 mm lens, marked Optisches Werk Lambron on the front ring; Sylvain Halgand suggests there may not be any such German maker. The lens has aperture settings f/8, f/11 and f/16. It has an 'I' and 'B' shutter, which is synchronised for flash, with a PC socket on the lens barrel. It has a reverse-Galilean viewfinder. There is a cold shoe in the top plate). The lens has front-element focusing, scaled in feet and metres, down to 1.5 metres. The shutter release button (on the lens) is threaded for a cable release.
There are two red windows in the camera back. The back detaches completely for loading (i.e. it is not hinged).
- Olympic at Sylvain Halgand's Collection d'Appareils.
- McKeown, James M. and Joan C. McKeown's Price Guide to Antique and Classic Cameras, 12th Edition, 2005-2006. USA, Centennial Photo Service, 2004. ISBN 0-931838-40-1 (hardcover). ISBN 0-931838-41-X (softcover). p208.