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    How about posting Olympus XA Images here?....

    I just got one to use as my "Bring with me everywhere" camera, so, I can get that "Once-In-A-Lifetime" capture

    It seems to be good example in operation and can't wait to get back the 1st few rolls back.

    It sits perfectly in the palm of my right hand ready for a "Fuji Moment"
    I can take an image and wind the film with one hand..

    The RF is great, but I just set it to f/16 and 8' for 4' - INF DOF with the 35mm f/2.8 lens..

    Please post your XA images here if you like.

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    Sure! these are all from a 1998 trip I took with my friend Helen; which you can read about here:

    http://www.mediawench.com/opals/







    Helen took this one:

    That'd be me.













    I just put some Ektar in my XA and took it out for a walk. Expect more later in the week or so...

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    Re: How about posting Olympus XA Images here?....

    Looking Great Maggie
    Those night shots are cool... Used a tripod I'd imagine... A gorilla?
    I was thinking about trying Ektar also... Is the latitude pretty good?
    I knew you had that great little RF.
    Be sure to post a few Ektar captures when you can, and maybe some advice on getting the most from the film with the XA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M5-Guy View Post
    Looking Great Maggie
    Those night shots are cool... Used a tripod I'd imagine... A gorilla?
    I was thinking about trying Ektar also... Is the latitude pretty good?
    I knew you had that great little RF.
    Be sure to post a few Ektar captures when you can, and maybe some advice on getting the most from the film with the XA.
    Thanks!

    Nope, no tripod. I probably found something to set the XA on, like a car roof or parking barricade, IIRC.

    Ektar seems to be a bit fussy, almost like slide film. I've been shooting it in my M2 and M4-P with mixed, but mostly good, results. I put a roll of it in my F3 and the XA, to see how a metered camera would handle it. I'll post the results here and in the non-Leica thread, after I finish the rolls.

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    Olympus XA on APX400










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    Those are really nice!!

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    Re: How about posting Olympus XA Images here?....

    Drazin
    Fav are 2 and 5. But all are good captures...Seem like you like using the XA at hip level too....
    Really nice tones...
    Does well in back-light too
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    I've been taken photo's while driving
    Not a safe thing to do.... But with all the expressway construction going on, I just had to get some captures of heavy equipment at work...
    I'll post a few in a week or so... I send my film to Blue Moon in Portland OR.
    May be blurry... Don't know yet. but, it be a good thing, right?

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    It's such a great little camera!





    PS This is my first post, but I've been lurking for a while

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    Re: How about posting Olympus XA Images here?....

    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickT View Post
    It's such a great little camera!





    PS This is my first post, but I've been lurking for a while
    Great 1st post
    Welcome to the forum.

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    Re: How about posting Olympus XA Images here?....

    Had it not been for this thread, I would have never looked this little camera up. Now I just won an auction on eBay for one of these little puppies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tokengirl View Post
    Had it not been for this thread, I would have never looked this little camera up. Now I just won an auction on eBay for one of these little puppies.
    Congrats!!!

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    The postman arrived Friday with my new-to-me XA. Took it out downtown this morning loaded with a roll of HP5+ to test it out. It's a keeper. I had forgotten how handy it is to shoot in aperture priority mode (which is the only way this camera works). Makes me desire an M7. But this little XA will do for now.












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    Since I haven't scanned my XA shots yet, how about some XA-3?
    Zone focus, 35mm 3.5 Zuiko lens.

    Taken at the U2 360 Tour this summer.
    Fuji Superia 1600

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    Re: How about posting Olympus XA Images here?....

    Maggie and Claire, These photos are all fantastic.
    OlliL, I can't see your photos.

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    Cindy, thank you for the info.
    For me it works, but the Hoster is another side, so I uploaded it to flickr:


    The audience
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    My Flickr

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    Re: How about posting Olympus XA Images here?....

    OlliL, This one worked. The venue is amazing. Keep them coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cindy Flood View Post
    Maggie and Claire, These photos are all fantastic.
    OlliL, I can't see your photos.
    Thank you, Cindy!

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    Re: How about posting Olympus XA Images here?....

    Stunning

    Quote Originally Posted by tokengirl View Post
    The postman arrived Friday with my new-to-me XA. Took it out downtown this morning loaded with a roll of HP5+ to test it out. It's a keeper. I had forgotten how handy it is to shoot in aperture priority mode (which is the only way this camera works). Makes me desire an M7. But this little XA will do for now.












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    Re: How about posting Olympus XA Images here?....

    Another one from the XA/ Ektar 100 combo, from a few days later:


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    The Ektar is good in this little camera, the colors are very nice.

    People laugh when I pull out this little camera, but I don't care. It's a real gem. I just finished up a roll of HP5, just need to soup it up sometime this week.

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    It's a fantastic camera and a real delight to use. Sturdy little buggers, too. At least mine has been.

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    Re: How about posting Olympus XA Images here?....

    Maggie, Your processing of the Ektar is really nice. I really like the last one and the one of your Mom and Dad speaking to the children.
    Is that the Konica that your Dad is "wearing"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cindy Flood View Post
    Maggie, Your processing of the Ektar is really nice. I really like the last one and the one of your Mom and Dad speaking to the children.
    Is that the Konica that your Dad is "wearing"?
    Thank you, Cindy!

    Dad's got his Lumix superzoom in that photo. The Konicas are shelf queens here lately. Which is a shame, because I think dad would do better with his familiar old rig than the gee-whiz digicam.

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    I finally developed the roll of film I've had in the XA for about three weeks now. These two images were next to each other on the strip, and I thought they looked like they belonged together (I did not shoot it that way intentionally).


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    Re: How about posting Olympus XA Images here?....

    There are so many great images here.....
    Keep them coming..

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    Re: How about posting Olympus XA Images here?....

    I've got an XA around here somewhere. Here's one from my XA, not sure what film:


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    I put my first roll (FujiColor Superior Xtra 400) through my recently purchased Olympus XA. Purchased from a second hand camera market for $35 AUD with the flash! What a great little camera and great lens. Any tips and preferred film advice would be much appreciated. Would love to try some B+W after seeing results above. Cheers.


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    Amin, that image of the boy pursuing the pigeon is a cracker. Perfect capture! And I like the shadow under the bird too...nice touch.

    Out of curiosity, can you manually change the iso setting on the XA? I guess that would be the only way that you could bracket exposures with this camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tribal-warrior View Post
    ...Out of curiosity, can you manually change the iso setting on the XA? I guess that would be the only way that you could bracket exposures with this camera.
    I can answer that.

    Yes, the iso is manually adjusted. There is also a +1.5 ev 'backlight compensation' switch which I always forget to utilize.

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    Re: How about posting Olympus XA Images here?....

    This month i bought XA + XA2 + XA3...
    Almost the whole family XA's.
    I hadn't time already to use them, but i know the fame of quality they have.
    When i use it i come back here with photos.
    Meanwhile let me say that all pictures here are very good.

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