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lynnb
07-24-2015, 20:57
Took a walk in Sydney's Hyde Park with the XA and some HP5. A few photos attached:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/27021/U27021I1437798718.SEQ.2.jpg

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/27021/U27021I1437798717.SEQ.1.jpg

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/27021/U27021I1437798716.SEQ.0.jpg

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/27021/U27021I1437798719.SEQ.3.jpg

jmilkins
07-24-2015, 20:59
Excellent views from an excellent camera Lynn- thanks for sharing them.

lynnb
07-24-2015, 22:30
thanks John. Here's a few more:

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/414/19366528614_15944548ff_o.jpg
Strategy by lynnb (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/) on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/500/19994379161_6b286397c2_b.jpg
Pigeon to KR3 by lynnb (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/) on Flickr

Red Robin
07-25-2015, 05:03
Lynnb, Thanks many, myself included, list the XA as a faviorte leaving this little gem on the at home as we set out with a more glamoris camera & lens . Great to see your shots.

Rodchenko
09-13-2015, 03:39
I'm now getting itchy to have my XA sorted out. Great shots.

robert blu
09-13-2015, 04:46
Interesting photos, I like very much the lights and shadows play in the very first photo. A small camera, a good film, a good eye, a good recipe for good photos!
Being a "delta" user I have not experience with HP5. maybe I should give a try. Is it difficult to scan?
robert

lynnb
09-13-2015, 04:51
Robert, it dries fairly flat, although I still put it under a heavy book before scanning. It scans well.
Cheers,

farlymac
09-16-2015, 06:25
Found another one of these in a junk store with the A11 attached, half a roll of film, and in the very hard to find suede leather pouch. Shot up the rest of the roll last evening, so I hope whatever is in there comes out as good as yours, Lynn.

PF

skucera
09-16-2015, 08:40
I took my old XA out last weekend for the first time in perhaps 20 years. I just got a call from the camera store that my film is developed and ready for pick-up. It was an old roll of Kodak 400 color that sat in the camera 20 years, so I wonder what the results will be?

Scott

robert blu
09-16-2015, 09:00
... It was an old roll of Kodak 400 color that sat in the camera 20 years, so I wonder what the results will be?

Scott

Now I'm curious to see something...
robert

tbhv55
09-16-2015, 09:34
I took my old XA out last weekend for the first time in perhaps 20 years. I just got a call from the camera store that my film is developed and ready for pick-up. It was an old roll of Kodak 400 color that sat in the camera 20 years, so I wonder what the results will be?

Scott

Should be interesting - please post when available...

Bingley
09-16-2015, 09:55
Nice shots, Lynn. I'm still using the XA as my go-everywhere camera.

skucera
09-16-2015, 19:07
Should be interesting - please post when available...

The film shot and developed very well. The guy at the camera store was pleasantly surprised that the film was old, because it didn't have any age fogging at all. Neither did the roll my daughter shot in her Minolta Hi-Matic 9.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b64/sfkucera/Sahalie%20Falls/_10_0607_zpshjql05vk.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b64/sfkucera/Sahalie%20Falls/_11_0608_zps4jdihqei.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b64/sfkucera/Sahalie%20Falls/_13_0610_zpsgmzjegrt.jpg

(I wish I knew the secret to putting higher resolution pictures on this website. If anyone has a hint or procedure, please let me know.)

Scott

lynnb
09-16-2015, 22:07
They look very nice Scott! To post a higher res photo, have you tried uploading to a hosting web site like Flickr, then linking the image here? I usually re-size and save pictures at between 800 and 1024 pixels on the long side at 72dpi in Photoshop, using whatever compression level keeps the image file size under 400Kb. I think you can link higher res and larger file sizes from Flickr: the RFF software will display them at 1024px width, but allowing you to click to see the larger version.

Farlymac, looking forward to seeing your pictures!

tbhv55
09-16-2015, 23:44
The film shot and developed very well. The guy at the camera store was pleasantly surprised that the film was old, because it didn't have any age fogging at all.

...............

(I wish I knew the secret to putting higher resolution pictures on this website. If anyone has a hint or procedure, please let me know.)

Scott

Yes, the small size does make it more difficult to assess, but at this size, at least, they certainly appear to be amazingly good for film which has been lying around for 20 years - and I presume that you weren't storing the XA in a freezer...?! ;)

Hope that you can sort out the problem with posting, as it would be interesting to see these larger.

skucera
09-17-2015, 20:23
Let's see if Flickr can host a larger photo....

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/636/21503561055_846b2eea2c_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/yLcnwF)Below the falls (https://flic.kr/p/yLcnwF) by Scott Kucera (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

My daughter is silhouetted as she takes a picture with her Minolta Hi-Matic 9.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/632/21477319616_7eaec8c990_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/yHSSS5)Rainbow in the mist (https://flic.kr/p/yHSSS5) by Scott Kucera (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5827/21503560305_b2a04c1b0c_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/yLcniK)Above the falls (https://flic.kr/p/yLcniK) by Scott Kucera (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Ahah! That worked. Thanks for the tips.

Seeing these photos larger reminds me of the quaint old barrel distortion and slight vignetting that came with the extreme miniaturization of the lenses in this little camera.

Scott

farlymac
09-19-2015, 09:03
Farlymac, looking forward to seeing your pictures!

The first six which are not my exposures are at http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=151165

The second six which I took are at http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=151166

The film didn't hold up as well as Scott's, but the storage conditions were not optimal. I found the camera in the barn like section of a roadside antique store, dumped in a pile of old Kodaks and such. The film door was rusted closed, and I had to gently pry it open to get the film out. It should clean up okay, but I won't be able to use it again until I replace the seals.

PF