Any one remember the Olympus

The Olympus XA 

I have several of these beautiful Olympus 35 mm film range finder cameras.  The pure aesthetics and simplicity make this one of my favourite old cameras.

Designed by Yoshihisa Maitani, It was one of the smallest rangefinder cameras ever made. 

The original model, the XA, was sold from 1979 to 1985. The original XA features true rangefinder focusing, a fast 35mm f/2.8 lens, and aperture Priority and metering. Later cameras, models XA2 to XA4, featured scale focusing  instead of rangefinders. Model XA1 used a fixed-focus lens. The Olympus XA is small and light in weight, made with a protected lens for pockets.

Enjoy Mark


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