Olympus XA2

 

 

Olympus XA2

 

Another design by Yoshihisa Maitani, it was introduced in 1982 as a simplified version of the XA.  This range of very compact range finder cameras are designed around a sliding clam-shell case which acts as a cover for the lens and viewfinder when not in use.  It has a fixed Zuiko 35mm f3.5 lens capable of producing very fine results.  It is reliant on two button cells for the programmed exposure system, which can be unofficially overridden by changing the film speed setting to under or over expose.

Many professional photographers have used an XA2 as an unobtrusive way to take high quality pictures.

 

I used this camera in situations when it would be difficult to carry a SLRs.

 

 

 

Olympus XA2 Gallery

 

 

After The Sortie

 

 

 

Big Beautiful Doll

 

 

 

Gypsy Moth

 

 

 

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