image by Romuald Swieconek (Image rights)
The late Maitani Yoshihisa (米谷美久) 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.
|OM-1 by Howard Somerville (Image rights)||XA by Martin Taylor (Image rights)||PEN F by Vagn Sloth-Madsen (Image rights)|
- The name is given in the Japanese order, with family name followed by the given name.