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Olympus FTL - 1971
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• Olympus's first SLR

• $250 with f1.8 lens in 1971 ($1346 in 2010 dollars)

When it became clear that Kodak wasn't going to provide half-frame slide mounting, Olympus needed a full-frame SLR for the US market and the OM-1 wasn't going to be ready for a year or so. So, they came up with this entirely ordinary, but competent, interim offering.

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