Olympus XA4 images: John Agoncillo

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  1. darinwc

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    See this link:
    John Agoncillo

    I was very impressed by the olympus XA4 images.
    John does use other cameras and those images are on his blog as well.
    But this just goes to show how even a zone-focus camera can produce wonderful images in the hands of a good artist.
     
  2. Ken Nadvornick

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    I especially enjoyed "Sunday Morning Walk" on Baker Beach. That's where St. Ansel was born and raised, if I remember his autobiography correctly. It's also where he broke his nose during the Great Earthquake of 1906. I had always assumed that area was carpeted with condos by now.

    Very engaging images. Wish my XA could make photos like those... :wink:

    Ken
     
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    Pretty cool, good find. Thanks.
     
  4. darinwc

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    And for those who have not visited the gallery, the XA4 photos are not fuzzy. They are nice and sharp. Most have a limited plane of focus so it is apparent that he is actively using the scale focus.
     
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    Besides my Nikon F5, my greatest photos have been made with the XA. I love the qualities of the lens, and the camera as a whole.
     
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    Oh I just saw this. Thanks everyone for the kind words. My XA4 is one of my favorite cameras and I wouldn't want to be without it. Always in my pocket wherever I go.
     
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    what really cool is if you play the music on the shot of the street musician you can actually hear the photographer advancing the film on his XA.
     
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    Haha Eric I didn't even notice that when I first listened to it. Thanks for pointing it out.
     
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    theres music?
     
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    Yeah in one of my photos I embedded a sound recording from the street musician. In the recording you can hear the XA4 shutter fire and my winding the film. :smile:

    http://www.alapan.com/blog/?p=1587
     
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    I enjoyed those pictures!

    Jeff
     
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    Oh, now I remember why I own an XA and XA-2. Beautiful, crisp, and best of all, stealth.
    Now I am going to get new seals on my XA and start using it again, oh yah, my XA-2 as well.

    Rick