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1971

Olympus FTL M42 system

Discontinued

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 the 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

M42 mount lens lineup

Fisheye lenses
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Ultra-wide angle prime lenses
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Wide-angle prime lenses
3.5 Olympus G.Zuiko Auto-W 28mm F/3.5 for FTL [Mod. M42] ⌀49 1971 
2.8 Olympus G.Zuiko Auto-W 35mm F/2.8 for FTL [Mod. M42] ⌀49 1971 
Standard prime lenses
1.8 Olympus F.Zuiko Auto-S 50mm F/1.8 for FTL [Mod. M42] ⌀49 1971 
1.4 Olympus G.Zuiko Auto-S 50mm F/1.4 for FTL [Mod. M42] ⌀49 1971 
Short telephoto prime lenses
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Medium telephoto prime lenses
3.5 Olympus E.Zuiko Auto-T 135mm F/3.5 for FTL [Mod. M42] ⌀49 1971 
4.0 Olympus E.Zuiko Auto-T 200mm F/4 for FTL [Mod. M42] ⌀58 1971 
Super telephoto prime lenses
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Macro lenses
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Shift lenses
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Wide-angle zoom lenses
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Standard zoom lenses
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Telephoto zoom lenses
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Superzoom lenses
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