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February 7, 2011

Jos. Schneider Optische Werke GmbH and Komamura Corporation
join the Micro Four Thirds System Standard Group

Micro Four Thirds

Olympus Imaging Corp. (President : Masaharu Okubo) and Panasonic Corporation jointly announced the Micro Four Thirds System standard in 2008 and have since been working together to promote the standard. Now we are pleased to announce that Jos. Schneider Optische Werke GmbH of Germany and Komamura Corporation of Japan have recently joined the standard and committed to develop interchangeable lenses and accessories compliant with the Micro Four Thirds System Standard.

For more than 90 years, Jos. Schneider Optische Werke GmbH has been offering a wide line of high-quality interchangeable lenses under the Schneider Kreuznach brand. Komamura Corporation, a company known for its excellent development capabilities, is a leading provider of camera accessories under the popular Horseman brand. Now, both Schneider Kreuznach lenses and Horseman accessories will be available for cameras compliant with the Micro Four Thirds System standard, leading to a much more diverse product line and further increasing the potential of this advanced digital imaging system.

As the company responsible for initiating both the Four Thirds System and Micro Four Thirds System standards, Olympus Imaging Corp. will continue to develop and enhance the product lineup for both standards to meet the diverse needs of our customers.

Jos. Schneider Optische Werke GmbH

A long-established German lens manufacturer founded in 1913 by Joseph Schneider. It produces high-class lenses for professionals in various fields, as well as a variety of optical products for industrial and medical use.

Jos. Schneider Optische Werke GmbH Website

Komamura Corporation

A Japanese camera manufacturer / imaging company founded in 1933 as Komamura Brothers & Co. It develops multiple imaging-associated products including battery systems, color management systems and filters as well as professional-oriented cameras and lenses.

Komamura Corporation Website

The outlines of the standards can be checked at the Four Thirds website

Four Thirds Web Site : "Benefits of Micro Four Thirds"

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