Olympus XA1

The XA1, often called the ugly duckling of the XA family is a nice little snapshooter. The shutter release button is not as elegant as the ones of the other XAs; the shutter is very silent, the selenium meter in my model works well and the 4/35 fixfokus lens brings crisp pictures when shooting in good light. (The only thing I don´t like is the shutter blocking in low light!)

All pictures on Orwo NP22, expired 1989

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous4/23/2009

    I believe the XA1 is simply the Olympus Trip 35 in disguise, just houseed the clam shell and using a slightly different lens.