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Lens barrier design of OLYMPUS film compact cameras!



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Today we will take a look at the lens barrier design of an auto-focus film compact camera released by OLYMPUS in 1983.

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The lens barrier protects the lens when not shooting.

Slide the lower part of the lens to open the barrier.
The lower part opens using the upper part as a fulcrum.

You can get ready to shoot in this way.

Today we have a lens barrier design from OLYMPUS’ 1983 release of an auto-focus compact camera.

Lens barriers are used in regular compact cameras, but I liked this very unusual way of opening the barrier!

The design is similar to the grip and I thought it was very cool.

We will continue to introduce various discoveries of film compact cameras in the future, so please look forward to it!

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