Komamura joins the Micro Four Thirds System Standard Group

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Komamura Corporation also announced today that they are joining the  Micro Four Thirds System Standard Group. Komamura was founded in 1947 and was the original designer of the Horseman professional camera system (see corporate profile). Their current product line can be seen here. Komamura also imports photo equipment from Europe and the USA and are the exclusive distributor in Japan for the following brands:

Full press release after the break:

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

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.

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.

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  • mochapaulo

    Ouch…not bad to heard about this but what’s Horseman can help might just develop more adapter for m4/3. I am not expecting this company may go to produce her own lenses. She used to make Medium Format equipment but there is not much way to utilize the ultra large image circle from those lenses.

  • pdc

    So Canon really are beginning to look as if they are the mirrorless market hold-outs. This makes the Nikon mirrorless rumors that much juicier.

  • http://arijit.com Harry

    Its about time some fresh new Camera body manufacturers joined and produced for the m43 now, doing fine for lenses but only 2 body manufacturers so far.

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