Not sure where to post this so I've placed the announcement here:
A genius. He'll be in our OM's and Pens
Rest in peace.
As a long time OM, XA, and Pen cameras user.
This is a sad realization.
Sayonara, Mr. Maitani.
I remember the day I met him at Olympus camera Corp. when it was in Woodbury NY. He didn't speak a word of english but was happy to etch his name into the back of my OM-2. John
<A moment of silence for a giant in SLR history>
Indeed. This is very sad news. His legacy of designing some of the best 35mm cameras ever will truly live on forever.
Rest in peace Mr. Maitani.
My condolences to Maitani San's family a giant in the camera business has passed.
"Life moves pretty fast, if you don't stop and look around once and a while, you might just miss it."