View Full Version : Olympus XA - first pics

11-05-2007, 15:24
It took a while but I finally finished scanning the images from my first few rolls on the XA (I took it on a UK trip), very nice too I must say! I just seem to get along with it much better than my Bessa for some reason

Here are some of my favourites, let me know what you think!





http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2377/1698532706_eb35b21964.jpg?v=0 http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2268/1679153222_6882c59500.jpg?v=0 http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2382/1519437890_b81fb4decb.jpg?v=0 http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2127/1510245280_37484878ce.jpg?v=0 http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2035/1504188743_fe8b1a230e.jpg?v=0 http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2135/1536614341_4a00f3955a.jpg?v=0

11-05-2007, 15:39
I would say these are very nice regardless of which camera you used. Bada bing, dingadingdang!


11-06-2007, 07:51
Yah, those are very nice. Indoors and outdoors.

11-06-2007, 08:15

Nice scanning, very clean! Nice tonality and that 6-element F.Zuiko really shows off its power.


PS: What films?

11-06-2007, 14:20
thanks guys, shadowfox, I'm using a Minolta Dimage Scan Elite 5400 for the scanning, does a great job, much better than my Epson 4490 used to do.
As for film, it was nothing special, colour images were on Kodak Ultramax 400 and the black and white were on Ilford XP2 Super (expired C41)

11-06-2007, 15:14
Is that first picture the NDE tunnel, cuz I think those are all my relatives down at the far end.

Great Pics. Thanks. Ain't it great when you spend all that money on Gear, and most of the images from all that money you spent gets blown out by a little camera that doesnt even fill one hand?


11-06-2007, 15:21
I beg your pardon..... and then I saw your Bessa pics. You must be built like a tripod with great focus. I particularly liked "consumed". Some days I feel that way. Eaten by the tree!!!!

11-06-2007, 16:33
thanks kuzano, I wondered what you were talking about for a moment, actually that wasn't a bessa shot it was taken on an evil DSLR in Cambodia last year.
Bessa shots are a bit more recent.
Built like a tripod! I wouldn't have time for photographs if that were the case!

11-06-2007, 16:36
Great pics, thanks for posting.


11-06-2007, 18:04
Love your images from the XA! Makes me wanna go out and shoot with mine.

jan normandale
11-06-2007, 18:25
that camera consistently amazes new owners. Several shots in the first "RFF Book" by Gene W were taken using that camera.. it's definitely an "over achiever".

BTW Nice photography