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« on: March 10, 2007, 04:41 »
Okay ... okay ... okay ... this isn't exactly up to date, I know but ...

Someone on another forum I belong to sang the praises of an ultra-small film camera, produced by Olympus back in the 1980s ... the XA series. He posted a link to a web site:

So out of curiosity I took a look and ...

... Hey! I bought my wife one of those, way, way back.

A quick rummage through the cupboards brought it to light and it is indeed a little beauty, so solidly made, it feels really classy.

I try to live by the maxim 'Always carry a camera', but lugging a Nikon DSLR around gets a bit tiresome.

This is so tiny it will slip into my pocket and can be used for taking photos in the most unobtrusive way. In fact, it looks like a simple point and shoot, but (with a scanner, which I've just started using to deal with my millions of trannies) I think this may give way, way superior results. Apparently it's even superior to the traditional spies camera, the Minox.

I'm just off down the shops to get some new batteries.

Anyone know anything more about these little beauties? Or got one of their own in a cupboard somewhere?

« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2007, 11:50 »
Great little camera. I used the original XA a couple of times. Much better than the Rollei 35T that I had, although that wasn't a bad camera either.


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