Maitani Yoshihisa

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The late Maitani Yoshihisa (米谷美久)[1] was a famous designer working for Olympus from the 1950s. He was born in 1933 and passed away July 30th 2009. He designed the original half frame Pen model, the Pen F half frame SLR, the OM 35mm SLR system and the XA ultra compact 35mm camera.


  1. The name is given in the Japanese order, with family name followed by the given name.