Olympus XA

Olympus XA
Olympus XA
TypeRangefinder
Manufactured1979 - 1985
BatterySR44 / LR44
Fully MechanicalNo
Shutter10s & 1/500th
LensF2.8 - F22 35mm
ISO25 - 800
Fully ManualNo
Aperture PriorityYes
Shutter PriorityNo
Fully AutoNo
NotesThe XA was the first and by far the best of the Olympus 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. I found this camera difficult to use at first because it's so small and the shutter is so sensitive it's easy to take photos you did not mean to! That being said after shooting a few rolls with the camera it's now one of my favorites to use especially when out hiking.

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