Olympus FTL M42 system

Discontinued

Olympus FTL

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced: Jul 1971
Mount: M42
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Mechanical
Speeds: 1 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering: Through-the-lens (TTL)
Dimensions: 140x91x53mm
Weight: 635g

Olympus FTL

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced: Jul 1971
Mount: M42
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Mechanical
Speeds: 1 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering: Through-the-lens (TTL)
Dimensions: 140x91x53mm
Weight: 635g

35mm SLR system consisting of the Olympus FTL camera with M42 screw mount and a small line of Zuiko lenses. It was announced in July 1971, but replaced by the Olympus system with OM bayonet mount already in January 1972. Thanks to a slightly modified mount, FTL provided TTL exposure metering at full aperture with Zuiko M42 lenses, and stop-down metering with other M42 lenses. According to Olympus, it was the world's first Praktica mount SLR camera with full open light measuring system.

Camera lineup

Adaptation to digital SLR cameras

For information on adapting lenses of this system to digital SLR cameras, please refer to the dedicated article.

M42 mount lens lineup

Lenses found: 6
Wide-angle prime lenses
Olympus G.Zuiko Auto-W 28mm F/3.5 for FTLmodified M42 1971 
Olympus G.Zuiko Auto-W 35mm F/2.8 for FTLmodified M42 1971 
Standard prime lenses
Olympus F.Zuiko Auto-S 50mm F/1.8 for FTLmodified M42 1971 
Olympus G.Zuiko Auto-S 50mm F/1.4 for FTLmodified M42 1971 
Medium telephoto prime lenses
Olympus E.Zuiko Auto-T 135mm F/3.5 for FTLmodified M42 1971 
Olympus E.Zuiko Auto-T 200mm F/4 for FTLmodified M42 1971 

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