Things that go "cla-lack"

Discussion in 'Modern Film Cameras' started by mike_gammill, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. I feel that this new forum is the perfect place to post photos from (and of) small electronic film cameras ranging from the Olympus XA series (also Minox and similar) all the way up to the last compact AF models (like Stylus Epic, Yashica T4, etc.)
    I really enjoy the XA-2's ability to make long automatic exposures. With ISO 400 film it's amazingly capable, especially if camera is on a steady support during long exposures.
    A few XA-2 images. And yes, the shutter makes a "cla-lack" sound during long exposures.
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  2. Here's one of a recent snow taken at night. Tripod used. Self timer activated to miminize camera movement.
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  3. One more. Managed to get some cars moving through this one.
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  4. The XA-2 was my very first camera, picked up in 1983. I quickly progressed to a Pentax MX, but the XA series remains, to me, a benchmark in compact film camera design. And, as your shots show, their lenses were peaches.
     
  5. I really like my XA, had to send it in for some work, and hopefully by the time I'm off the rig, it'll be ready. Below taken with Oly XA
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  6. XA kodak 400asa
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  7. kodak 400asa/ XA...I guess that's about enough from me...I do love the little thing. It's a lot of fun. My meter went bad and there was something wrong with the rangefinder. So, I hope all that is sorted out by now. It's a really great camera as long as you keep it's limitations in mind.
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  8. Mike Gammill [​IMG], Jan 29, 2011; 07:49 p.m.
    I feel that this new forum is the perfect place to post photos from (and of) small electronic film cameras ranging from the Olympus XA series (also Minox and similar) all the way up to the last compact AF models (like Stylus Epic, Yashica T4, etc.)
    BTW, Mike, I couldn't agree with you more...
     
  9. Great shots, E. Short. I also have the XA as well as an XA-1, XA-3, and an additional XA-2. Unbeatable for travelling
    light.
     
  10. From Hongkong to Australia 1982 Olympus XA1
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  11. A Canon scan of a faded negative
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  12. Canon Scan from a scratched and faded negative - needs retouching as well
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  13. A view inside parts of my Stewards cabin on MS "Silvretta" :)
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  14. the last one, heavy snowfall in Zurich, Switzerland 2006. I even had the rare XA macro once.
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  15. I just picked up my first XA this past summer at a flea market for a dollar. Brought it home, cleaned it up a little, and shot with it that night. It's in the rotation of users now, and just got loaded with a fresh roll. It's nice to have that little 2nd camera in the pocket when shooting with my F4s or the RB67.
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  16. Great XA shots, everyone. I have all the models except the XA-4 (has a 28mm lens with close focusing). My XA-4 eventually would only fire occasionally, even with fresh batteries. Sold it as an "as-is" product. New parts are not available so repairs are difficult. Too bad, as I considered it to be the second best of the series (only surpassed by the orginal XA).
    All models except the XA-1 and XA-2 have the very useful +1.5 EV exposure compensation switch. Of course on the XA-2 you just reset the ISO dial. Plain vanilla XA-1 only uses ISO 100 and 400 so not much room to override.
    Tip for XA-3 and XA-4 users: to override the DX iso coding cover the DX strips on cassette with tape. Then the camera's ISO settings work.
    Here's an example of an interior shot of an abandoned chemisty lab storeroom.
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