Olympus FTL M42

35mm SLR system • Discontinued

35mm SLR system consisting of the Olympus FTL camera with the M42 screw mount and a small line of Zuiko lenses. It was announced in July 1971, but replaced by the Olympus system with the OM bayonet mount already in January 1972.

Thanks to a slightly modified mount, the 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 list

M42 mount lens list

Completeness of lens lineup
    Enthusiast photography
    Professional photography

    No dedicated lenses for architectural photography with perspective correction, professional macrophotography.

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