“Q” is for Quickmatic

“Q” is for the Olympus Quickmatic, a camera for 126 cartridge film.

While Kodak had the Instamatic, Olympus responded with the Quickmatic.

We have two Quickmatics in our collection.

Two Quickmatic cameras, the EES (left) and the EEM (right)
Two Quickmatic cameras, the EES (left) and the EEM (right)

Both Quickmatic here were manufactured in 1967. The EES has a hot shoe for the flash.

The Olympus Quickmatic EES.
The Olympus Quickmatic EES.

The Quickmatic EEM lacks the hot shoe. Both cameras employ zone focusing, rather than a coupled rangefinder or through-the-lens focusing.

Olympus Quickmatic EEM.
Olympus Quickmatic EEM.

 

Reference: McKeown’s Price Guide to Antique and Classic Cameras, 12th edition, ISBN 0-931838-40-1

The other cameras featured in this A to Z Challenge are linked on this page.

Published by paleololigo

Scientist (Paleontology, Geochemistry, Geology); Writer (Speculative and Science Fiction, plus technical and non-technical Science); Mom to great boy on the Autism spectrum; possessor of too many hobbies.

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