The Olympus LT-1 is a point-and-shoot camera with a unique synthetic leather exterior. It was launched in 1994. The LT-1 features a 35 mm/F3.5 AF lens and has an ISO range of 50 to 3200. This camera was available in four colors: brown, burgundy, black, and green.
I found my Olympus LT-1 in Reykjavik’s flea market. It cost me €6. It was so cute and cheap that I even didn’t bother to check if it’s working. The girl who was selling it seemed really nice so I trusted her. And it was the right thing to do. My little beauty just needed one 123 battery and it worked (and still works) perfectly.
Olympus LT-1 is super light and it has a tongue-shaped synthetic leather flap, which protects camera’s lens while it is not in use. It looks stylish and more like a wallet or a tiny clutch than a camera. These are the reasons why LT-1 got its place in my heart immediately The Olympus LT-1 has a built-in auto-flash with several modes, Quartzdate function, and self-timer. Well, I don’t use any of this. Maybe I use flash once in a while. And by the way, LT stands for “leather tech” in reference to its stylish leather exterior.
Usually, when I travel, I take 3 or 4 cameras with me and LT-1 is one of them. Here are some shots I took with the LT-1.
This article was written by Community member lighthouse_keeperess.