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    Handy little camera. I have a 16X20 hanging in a local bank made from a scan. Looks great. Don't think the lens is a problem. Bill Barber

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    Avoid XAs that are always in self timer mode or give 10 second exposures. (both caused by cracked circuit or bad IC) . John, www.zuiko.com

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    Be careful not to bang the camera against something hard. The rangefinder mechanism on the XA is delicate. I had to get mine repaired one time and the problem was a broken part. Luckily parts were still available at the time. I've always been happy with the lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueberry View Post
    I bought a used XA with flash from a camera store in the late 1980's. I really love the camera. It does tend to eat batteries, and it is battery-dependent. The flash died several years ago in that I couldn't get it to stay in the retracted position. The top broke off. I keep the flash attached to use as a small grip to help steady the camera. It has a fine lens.
    The main problem I have is that the flash button is always popped-up, thus eating the up the flash batteries. Why does it do this ?
    Flexing between the camera & flash. You can verify this for yourself by trying it.

    The Answer, take the batteries out, until I'm ready to shoot with the camera.

    Problem: The flash has a very long recycle time.

    Answer: Use Lithium AA's, which weren't even invented when the camera came out.

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    Just got one from ebay and hope it works all right because after handling a Minox 35, I found myself desperately needing for a camera this size!
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    Real photographs, created in camera, 100% organic,
    no digital additives and shit




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