Olympus Ace

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The Ace is a 35mm coupled-rangefinder camera, introduced by Olympus in 1958. It has interchangeable lenses. Its finder has projected frames and parallax correction. The combination of a leaf shutter and interchangeable lenses resulted in a limited range of lenses: just four were designed for the Ace:

  • Standard Zuiko 45mm f:2.8
  • Wide angle Zuiko 35mm f:2.8
  • Tele Zuiko 80mm f:4
  • Tele Zuiko 80mm f:5.6

Olympus Ace-E

Introduced in 1959, the Ace-E has the same body with the addition of an uncoupled selenium meter. Its production lasted until 1961. It was also sold as the Sears Tower 19.

The Olympus Ace and Ace-E are normally found in chrome finish, but a black version was also made.[1]


  1. Ace-E in black finish, sold at the fifth Westlicht Photographica Auction, on 29 May 2004.


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Semi | Semi II | Six | Chrome Six | Flex | Standard | 35 | Ace | Pen | Pen F | FTL | OM-1/2/3/4 | OM-10/20/30/40 | Trip | µ (mju:) | XA