Original Source Press Release:
Olympus ends OM series of 35mm cameras.|
(Friday, January 18, 2002 - 16:50 EST)
After a 30 year run, Olympus is ending production of their famous OM series of 35mm cameras.
As if we needed any further indication of the ascendancy of digital technology in photography, Olympus has today announced that they're ending production of their famous OM series of film cameras that began with the OM-1 in 1972. The OM series was much loved by its users and enjoyed great popularity for many years.
Olympus will continue to sell the OM cameras through the end of March, 2003, albeit with diminishing availability. They're committed to providing service for the products for another 10 years yet.
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Date: January 18, 2002
Re: Olympus Discontinues OM 35-mm Series of Film Cameras
Olympus will discontinue the OM series of 35-mm cameras. The company will continue to manufacture selected lenses and accessories for the OM System and they will remain on sale with limited availability until the end of March 2003.
Olympus launched the original OM-1 in 1972 and has developed and sold numerous OM System lenses and accessories. After 30 years, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find stable supplies of parts for the camera system. This has made it impossible to continue to keep the system on the market. Olympus is committed to providing excellent levels of after sales service for its products.
Body, Lens, Flash:
Olympus will maintain parts for approximately 10 years after the end of production.
Olympus will maintain parts for other accessories, but time periods differ from part to part.