The late Maitani Yoshihisa (米谷美久)[1] was a famous designer working for Olympus from the 1950s. He was born in 1933 and passed away July 30th 2009. He designed the original half frame Pen model, the Pen F half frame SLR, the OM 35mm SLR system and the XA ultra compact 35mm camera.

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Maitani's fan page and OM history links no longer work.
  1. The name is given in the Japanese order, with family name followed by the given name.

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