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schow
01-21-2007, 09:59
Hi Folks,
I love shooting with the XA, and about 25-40% of the time I find shots on rolls that just boggle me in terms of focusing and sharpness. I started to wonder if the issue was me and my abilities or something mechanical. So, one morning after a night of drinking at my house, I decided to take a few test pics while cleaning last night's victims. Here they are for you all to see.

I'm not sure what conclusions there are, but I do know a CLA wouldn't be a bad idea...also, a culprit might be the focusing patch which is pretty faded and kind of difficult even with the whole black tape trick.

The pics were taken with rebranded Walgreens (agfa?), asa 400, f5.6. I just scanned them in...

0.85 meters, focus on Goldschlager:
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/138/364242131_28a2941da3.jpg

1 meter focus on the Duchesse De Bourgogne (brown bottle):
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/106/364242136_e97c9cf781.jpg


1.5 meters on Jose and Frank:
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/176/364242138_2237364678.jpg

3 meters on bare foot, grey goose, and jose:
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/139/364242143_84a66c2538.jpg


Infinity:
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/168/364242146_4cc1a1abf0.jpg

Any thoughts? I can post bigger pics if you want.


Sherm

clintock
01-21-2007, 10:42
Yeah, I've got a thought- I wish I was 26 again!

and seeing that outside pic with the leaves on the trees, I sometimes miss living down south..

They all look as good as they can at that resolution too me.. Have you cleaned the rf window as best you can with windex and a q-tip? Sometimes that helps more than you'd think at getting the rf patch to look good again.

Trius
01-21-2007, 13:51
I'm with Clint; after drinking I can't even FIND my XA...

Those look great, and the colours are wonderful.

schow
01-21-2007, 14:02
thanks guys.
I am satisified with the xa, and I think I'll send it over to www.zuiko.com for a CLA. Never hurts, and I hear those guys are some of the best.

As far as drinking goes, we destroyed the goldschlager, barefoot, greygoose w/martinis or cape cods, and half the jose. Yep, 4 people.

good times.

Sherm

Abbazz
01-21-2007, 18:34
As far as drinking goes, we destroyed the goldschlager, barefoot, greygoose w/martinis or cape cods, and half the jose. Yep, 4 people.

May I suggest that this might account for some focusing inaccuracy :D

Cheers,

Abbazz