Olympus LT-1: Light and Stylish


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.

Image by John Nutall, from Wikimedia Commons

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.

written by lighthouse_keeperess on 2011-12-06 #gear #people #travel #review #olympus #small #tongue #point-and-shoot #lomography #leather #stylish #1995 #user-review #synthetic #leather-tech


  1. sidsel
    sidsel ·

    I've always liked the look of this camera, I remember some aunt of mine having one... maybe I could inherit it someday! :-)
    I really like your pictures, the third one looks beautiful!

  2. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    wow! what a cool p&s camera and the lens isn't bad at all, I like the warm tones of the pictures! great find!

  3. nicolas_noir
    nicolas_noir ·

    Great shots! Lovely little camera! I had one, but sold it

    @superlighter it basically a Olympus Mju I with a leather finish. Otherwise, it has all the same features :-)

  4. plyshbel
    plyshbel ·

    Nice review and photos!

  5. lighthouse_keeperess
    lighthouse_keeperess ·

    Thank you, guys ;)

  6. neanderthalis
    neanderthalis ·

    Fun, I did not even know about this camera. Thanks.

  7. smu
    smu ·

    Really cute cam!

  8. droogieboy
    droogieboy ·

    What a wonderful find! I hadn't even heard of this camera before. Great pics too

  9. johnnyhotcakes
    johnnyhotcakes ·

    sooo lovely. what film?!

  10. lighthouse_keeperess
    lighthouse_keeperess ·

    Thankyouthankyouthankyou :)
    @johnnyhotcakes FujiFilm Superia 400 ;)

  11. johnnyhotcakes
    johnnyhotcakes ·

    @lighthouse_keeperess, ha, my film of choice!

  12. iamtheju
    iamtheju ·

    Just ordered one of these from eBay for 10 quid. I paid more for my mju-1 so I am happy with the price. It looks so cool I ordered it before looking it up. Your photos look great and I'm looking forward to it's arrival!

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