Yoshihisa Maitani

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Yoshihisa Maitani (January 8, 1933 – July 30, 2009) was a designer of cameras for Olympus Corporation.

Maitani joined Olympus in 1956[1] and worked for them for 40 years. He was involved with the design of many of the company's most well-known cameras, including the Pen and the Pen F half frame cameras,[1] the OM System, the XA and later the Stylus.[2]


  1. ^ a b Goh, Leonard (July 31, 2009). "Olympus Pen creator Yoshihisa Maitani, 76, passes away". cnet asia. Retrieved 2009-07-31.
  2. ^ Maitani, Yoshihisa. "The Olympus Story – From the Olympus OM-1 to the XA Series". Olympus. Archived from the original on August 1, 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-31.

The man behind the Olympus OM camera: Yoshihisa Maitani