Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Week 131 - Olympus XA4

Olympus XA4 by pho-Tony
Olympus XA4, a photo by pho-Tony on Flickr.
The XA4 is the last of the XA series, and differs from the rest in having a 28mm lens instead of 35mm. There is also focussing down to 12 inches (30cm), though with no rangefinder, some care is needed at closer ranges. The oringal wrist strap was made exactly 12 inches long as an aid to focussing, but mine is a replacement.
I've used this camera before, but not as a "camera of the week", I've loaded it with home rolled redscale film (a Fuji ISO400 colour negative, with the meter set to ISO50 to give 3 stops compensation).

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