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Your Best Xa Photos
Old 08-05-2010   #1
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Your Best Xa Photos

Hola, compadres.

I'd love to see some of your best work with the XA. Here's my contribution to the gallery (an oddball since the camera was loaded with HIE film):

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Old 08-05-2010   #2
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I love this camera!





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Old 08-05-2010   #3
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I hope this thread gets filled with more pictures.

I picked up an XA a few months ago, wasn't impressed with the shots and almost sold it. I held onto the camera and am in the middle of another roll with it. I love the concept and capabilities, but just haven't clicked with the camera yet.
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Old 08-05-2010   #4
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XA sample images

Everything you hear about the XA is true. The lens is soft wide open, the rangefinder patch is prone to fading, and the electronics can fail unexpectedly. It's not a serious camera. No real photographers should use it.

And its awesome. Best startup time ever.













And have you met my friend the XA4?
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Old 08-05-2010   #5
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Keep 'em coming. These are awesome!
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No connection, but Missy Prince on Flickr uses the XA a lot to produce a certain landscape look. Examples: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4724310241/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4537942803/

You'll have to browse her stream and look for photos tagged as XA or contributed to the XA pool on Flickr; lately she seems to be shooting more Mamiya 645 and less XA.
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Old 08-05-2010   #9
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I don't have any...yet...
I loaded a short roll of APX 100...due to another thread on the XA I decided to give it a try...
BTW I like what I'm seeing so far...
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Old 08-06-2010   #10
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I have already sold the camera, but indeed it produces a very particular pictures:

All Kodak Ektar, taken at New Zealand:







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XA... I miss it sometimes.

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Such impressed!
Great photographs and great imaging quality, also the focusing seems to be very accurate.
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great images .
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XA is terrific when you dont have space for bigger camera, i.e. in mountains.



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So I already have the Stylus Epic, but after seeing what this thing can do here on this thread, I am ordering one in the next few days.
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Here are two that I like:





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This is a fun thread, I'm always amazed to see the variety of interesting images people can create with this camera:

Here are a couple more of my favorites:



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I realyl like the way the color looks in this image. I need to try some Ektar in my XA.
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The XA really does seem to play well with Ektar.
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'best' is subjective...
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Great shots above! My XA has been an almost constant companion for nearly 30 years, and I love it to bits...








Maggie -- I agree w/ your comment about the XA and Ektar as a good combination; I've had good results using the now-discontinued Kodak 400UC too.
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Maggie -- I agree w/ your comment about the XA and Ektar as a good combination; I've had good results using the now-discontinued Kodak 400UC too.
Your photos, especially that last one sure do seem to confirm that. Was that last photo taken in North Beach? The setting looks kind of familiar.
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Your photos, especially that last one sure do seem to confirm that. Was that last photo taken in North Beach? The setting looks kind of familiar.
Indeed it was, Maggie, on Columbus Ave., no less. Great stealthcam, the XA!
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More recently, I've been loading my XA w/ fast bw or color film and shooting at iso 800. This allows you to take advantage of the XA's stealth abilities in indoor settings...

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Indeed it was, Maggie, on Columbus Ave., no less. Great stealthcam, the XA!
w00t! That's my old neighborhood! I miss it.
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I have since sold my XA because I felt it was eating batteries. Watching my photos taken with it I feel a sudden urge to buy it back.
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Yeah, I'm feeling pangs of regret for having sold mine. I wish the VF weren't so darn tiny and the electronics so prone to failure. It had such a unique rendering.





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Oh boy, I'll have to start using mine again.
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