12 Pocket cameras, 12 films in 12 months, October: (Also a first look at Lomography’s new Turquoise film). One of the photography projects I set myself for 2022 was to take one photo a day with a different pocket camera for each month of the year loaded with a different film each time. I’m defining “pocket camera” as simply that, a camera that will fit in your pocket regardless of type. With 3 ratings, Excellent for a camera that would fit easily into any small pocket. “Good” for slightly larger cameras that probably won't fit in a small trouser pocket but would fit into a shirt or jacket pocket. Finally “Fair” for cameras that would need a coat pocket & can barely be defined as pocket cameras but were marketed that way when they were released.

For October I shot my trusty early 1980’s Olympus XA. Introduced in 1979 with a 6 year run it was the first and in my opinion the best of the XA series. It was the last camera designed by the legendary Olympus designer Yoshihisa Maitani. In his 40 year career at Olympus he was the chief designer of both the Pen & OM camera series. The Only XA model that's a true rangefinder I loaded it with my first roll of Lomography’s new Turquoise film. It’s an interesting film for sure, blue skies turn orange, reds turn purple and greens generally stay green.