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 at Photokina 1970, 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

35mm film SLR cameras with the M42 mount (1):

M42 mount lens list

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