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    Purchase help!

    I just got a flyer from KEH, and there is a Olympus XA for $72!
    Now, I am debating whether to get the XA or a EL-Nikkor enlarger lens(my current lens is a Beselar, which is not as good as the EL-Nikkor.

    The reason for this: I already have a Stylus epic, which is pretty much the auto version of the XA.

    What is your opinion?
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    I would get the enlarger lens. Why would you want two of the same camera?

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    The XA is quieter, and has manual control. I think the enlarger lens would benefit my photo quality more.
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    I'd go with the enlarger lens-as you said it should improve your print quality. It's all too easy to fall into the trap of too many cameras.

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    It's all too easy to fall into the trap of too many cameras.

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    Blow enlarger lenses!
    Gun for the XA. The optic is superb for this impressive camera of a distant era.
    But then I also agree with Anscojohn. Unless, of course, you're starting a collection...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Markok765 View Post
    I just got a flyer from KEH, and there is a Olympus XA for $72!
    Now, I am debating whether to get the XA or a EL-Nikkor enlarger lens(my current lens is a Beselar, which is not as good as the EL-Nikkor.

    The reason for this: I already have a Stylus epic, which is pretty much the auto version of the XA.

    What is your opinion?
    I think you would do better with a Yashica TLR! Kiku

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    Save the money and try something else in the future. Unless you're a camera collector, it's not really a good idea to keep buying different cameras at this point. Rather spend the money for a backup of your favorite one or for the repair when needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anscojohn View Post
    It's all too easy to fall into the trap of too many cameras.
    It was a trap?





    Steve.
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    Go for the SA. Years ago my first "student" enlarger came with a 50mm Beselar lens and a year or two later I bought an El-Nikor 50mm lens, thinking that I'd notice the difference.

    I didn't. Not to say that you won't, but at 8"x10" enlargements from 35mm, I couldn't see any difference at all.

    Mike

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