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    In love with Olympus XA :)

    Hi mate,


    Im nothin new to film photography and already exposed myself since roughly 10 years with my beloved Minolta X-700. About 2-3 years ago im tryin to go digital with Canon but somehow it didnt feel the same (got good result but feel different).


    Somehow recently I stole myself an Olympus XA (brought for just under 80$ is that a real bargain??) in perfect condition, never used and sealed away on its box. Well then my journey begin and........................


    Its truly amazing. I love it so much.


    Anw is there any recognizable troubles with this little beauty? Would any of you felt the same with this camera? Is there any suggestion on something else I might fell in love with? Feel free to share it mate

    (shots taken in Agfa CT-Precisa)

    I share few of em and the rest comin in to in Instagram lately before I put up my website again ( instagram.com/yudiandra.y/ )

    Cheers mate!
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    Seems to have a lot of falloff at the edges. Is that wide-open? The second image looks like what one sees with a slow shutter curtain, but, of course, the AX has a leaf shutter. So I have no explanation.

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    On these days I don't walk without XA.

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    wide open at /2.8 mate. yea i noticed it too but i think its normal tho. it seems normal rite

    @baachitraka

    well it seems that i wont go anywhere without it too from now on, small and compact fit perfectly anywhere
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    I think the light falloff is the nature of the beast when wide open:
    https://flic.kr/p/rYQWW9

    I was lucky to get mine for the price of nothing. I responded to a Craigslist ad for a "non-working Olympus clamshell camera - free" (I'm paraphrasing). I've had it over five years now and still don't know what's non-working about it. They're good little cameras. I've recently rediscovered mine -- the rangefinder focusing is not as useless as I initially thought.

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    @bvy

    Yes it is indeed! love it mate. Consider urself a lucky one then to own your lovely so-called non working clamshell. Thanks for sharing the love man, indeed it is pleasing to hear those good words around abt the XA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yudiandra View Post
    Hi mate,


    Im nothin new to film photography and already exposed myself since roughly 10 years with my beloved Minolta X-700. About 2-3 years ago im tryin to go digital with Canon but somehow it didnt feel the same (got good result but feel different).


    Somehow recently I stole myself an Olympus XA (brought for just under 80$ is that a real bargain??) in perfect condition, never used and sealed away on its box. Well then my journey begin and........................


    Its truly amazing. I love it so much.


    Anw is there any recognizable troubles with this little beauty? Would any of you felt the same with this camera? Is there any suggestion on something else I might fell in love with? Feel free to share it mate

    (shots taken in Agfa CT-Precisa)

    I share few of em and the rest comin in to in Instagram lately before I put up my website again ( instagram.com/yudiandra.y/ )

    Cheers mate!
    If yours is really in perfect condition then it's great. I had a new one bought in 79 and it was great. I sold it because flash support is not good and I kept taking picture of my finger. Recently I tried to find a good condition XA and I found those that the indicating meter doesn't work. Faded out range finder patch and meter indication and actual shutter speed mismatch.

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    Looking at your photographs I don't know but my taste isn't for grainy, low details and blue images.

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    the XA was a real game changer when it came out both for design and abilities -- I have found several in thrift stores and yard sales, so didn't have to pay what the market demands, and did manager to wear out the little plastic gears in one. Still a great street-shooter, superb quality.

    i suspect your second image looks darker on one side because yu have the sun just outside the frame on the right side. I've never had a problem with them vignetting.

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    I like the images - it reminds me of Ektachrome.

    Yes, the XA is just amazing.

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