Quote Originally Posted by L Gebhardt View Post
I second the idea of getting an XA. I carry that when I want something small that still shoots film. Excellent quality lens, good meter and easy rangefinder focusing. I have both an OM1 and an F100 (plus way too many other cameras), but all the SLRs have the same issue of not being pocketable. The weight isn't the issue if you only take one or two lenses, but the bulk is. And non of the systems are really that different as far as bulk goes. You still need a dedicated camera bag, they still hang the same way over your neck or shoulder with a lens that sticks out. Something like the XA is pocketable and doesn't get in the way at all. When I carry the XA I have more issues with a couple of extra rolls of film than the camera.

Quoted Y. Maitani
"The OM was conceived as an SLR that could be used to photograph anything from outer space to bacteria, but there are situations in which you can't use an OM. For example, you can't go to a wedding as the guest of honor and carry an OM over the shoulder of your tuxedo.

If you don't have a camera, you can't take photographs. I had realized that even if a camera could shoot everything from outer space to bacteria, users couldn't take any pictures if they didn't have the camera with them. In fact this was something that had been bothering me for many years. "

And so he made the XA.